Yet very different from Polaroid chemicals, Fuji Instax still leave a space for manipulation.
Sometimes we get the really cool pics with more or less expected results. But sometimes it goes the wrong way. For example, the Instax paper is stuck inside the Instant Back and then pulled out with the other paper, sometimes the result is overexposed, sometimes the chemicals that trigger the development process are not rolled evenly (usually it happens when the sheet is rolled out of the back), sometimes we can develop it in the fridge (to get cold colors) or holding it in front of the yellow or other trippy light (to get warm colors) or just heating it a bit when developing. All those unconventional attempts leads to really surprising and (sometimes) interesting results.
Herein attached some irregular results rolled out of my instant back – have fun watching, would be fun if you could share some of yours – I am sure you have a few in your pocket :)
This talented Chicago-based artist and a freelance photographer amazed us with her work from the very start. Clarissa Bonet is inspired by the structures of the city, their impact on the body and she enjoys exploring aspects of the urban space in different contexts.
Instant film photographer Elisabeth Gatterburg shies away from the typical splashes of the Warholian palette in instant photography and opts for a more classic, refined aesthetic found in vintage magazines and catalog using the Lomo'Instant Wide and the Fujifilm Monochrome Instax Wide Film.
Daniel Arnold may just be one of the most important names in contemporary street photography. Known for his raw takes on New York City life, he leaves no detail glamorized and allows himself to get into their personal space -- a task only for the fearless shooters in the concrete jungle.
Portrait photographer Brock Sanders has always been interested in film photography since a very young age. He experimented with the Diana F+, and speaks of the way using a different camera and ratio changed the shooting process + tips for new photographers.
Colors mean differently for all walks of life. For this week we have coquelicot, a bright red named from the wild corn poppy. Lomography tries to understand the meaning of each complex color found in the gradient and what it means for most of us photographers.
They say it's a small world, but our critter friends beg to differ. From an ant's point of view, the world is vast and overwhelming. Lomography's Fisheye No. 2 mimics this unique angle for a fresher photographic perspective.
Raymond Chin is a fashion and portrait photographer from Hong Kong. In this digital age, he still chooses to work solely on film, lending a nostalgic, poetic quality to his enigmatic images. We're proud to welcome him as one of our TEN AND ONE Awards Judges for this year.
Russell Darling tested out the Lomo'Instant Square camera on his two actor friends Michael Hanratty and Hector Moss. He took inspiration from 1970’s instant photos shot by Andy Warhol, and created a series of characters and ambiguous situations for the camera.
This Texas-born photographer just recently moved to Athens. His inspiring work amazed us from the very first moment because you can feel that Arguello shares a real passion for photography. He is always on the road and enjoys exploring the unknown.