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 :)
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
We’ve invented an Instant Mini Back for the Lomo’Instant Square so that you can shoot on two different instant film formats. With double the features, it’s double the fun! Available on Kickstarter now.
Although photography became a part of his life recently, Stefano Gardel's photographs captivated us from the very start. His work can be described as mysterious and surreal, and will definitely leave you speechless.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares the results of her very unscientific comparison between two fast films, Cinestill 800T and Fuji 800.
Instant photography is on the rise for 2017, so for those who haven't made the jump yet, or beginners of instant film, here are some common mistakes when taking up instant photography and a few reminders, tips on how to avoid them.
Happy new year from the Lomography team! We're excited to announce our very first Lomo'instant Automat workshop, as well as an LC-A+ workshop & a rare Lomography camera Q&A. Book your space now and start the new year in analogue.
The middle of the 20th century was the perfect era to be a film photographer from different industries. We found this old documentary film from Kodak on looking for a photographic career from the likeliest to the unlikeliest of areas.
Sotto//Forma is an artistic project which combines istant photography with drawing: the instant snaps become a way for exploring space and expand our imagination. Let's get to know this project together with its Italian ideators: the photographer Paolo Belletti and the designer Ariel De Boni.