Portfolio: Instant Photography

Updated 3/26/19

As a largely self-taught photographer, I feel free to experiment, as I am not weighed down by tradition or obligation to a particular school of photography.  When I learned of the rebirth of instant camera technology, I jumped at the chance to experiment with one.  In 2018, I purchased a FujiFilm Instax SQ10 camera, a square format hybrid digital camera.

Complete with an LCD on the back to review images, the ability to addd filters or crop before printing, a microSD card slot and the option to print instantly, the SQ10 is like two cameras in one.

Of course, the images, either printed from the camera, or downloaded/printed via traditional means, lack the sophistication and clarity of photographs today.  But isn’t that the fun bit?  Nostalgia meets up-to-the-minute technology!

Here are the favorites from my first year of experimenting with an instant camera.

below: pictures of pictures: photographs of instant prints, subject is Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

Instant camera double exposure, Flatbush Avenue


An accidentally ghostly image taken in low light, no flash.

and of course, it is good for party portraits too!



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