I went for a walk last Sunday and took an instax that doesn’t belong to me. I’ve thought a lot about how an image emerges using instant film. coupling it with the timelapse function on my phone.
There is something comforting about being able to control things even in a small way right now.
I often see people fighting about digital and analogue, it’s a depressing and pointless hill to slug it out over. Without the ability to digitize our hand made chemical pictures, precious few of us who make photographic objects would have our work seen or enjoyed. So the question is moot.
Without the timelapse function on my pixel 4a these little films would not exist. Without instant film, these films would not exist. The mutual interdependence of digital and analogue processes in my practice is unavoidable.
That’s the way I like it.