I enjoy putting together a Polaroid Roundup with no theme and seeing the direction that your submissions take. For my April roundup I could see everything I associate with the beginning of spring. In Ina Echternach’s Enjoy the Silence (a title that is also a favorite song of mine) and Ioana Taut’s Blue Landscape I could still feel the cold dark days of winter taking their last breaths. In Patrick Ryan’s Badlands and Phillippe Galanopoulos’s Queen of Hearts I can see the warmth breaking through, I just love those intense reds in Queen of Hearts especially. Alex Phommahasay has me already looking forward to summer with Soft Tides, I really wish I was there walking along the beach he captured. The chemical marks in Soft Tides almost seem to mimic the tide washing away on the beach; it’s always exciting when instant film accidents add to a shot like that so perfectly.
Thank you all again for your fantastic submissions, I can’t put these together without you, and I love seeing your work.
Every week the FSC features an article with a Curated Photostream that is open to all. You may only submit one (1) photo and it *must* be a jpeg file and no larger than 20 MB. Please title the file "Title_Camera_Film_YourName.jpg" so that we may properly credit you if your photo is selected. Remember to check our Submit page to see all currently open photostreams.
Next week will be curated by Ruby Berry and there will be no theme. You may submit your image here.
The May Polaroid Roundup will be curated by Keith Mendenhall. The theme is two parts: 1) INTEGRAL FILM ONLY (eg Polaroid, Impossible Project, Polaroid Originals) and 2) OUTRAGEOUS COLOR -- be it purposeful or by mistake, manipulated, expired, or straight from the camera, bright or not. Images should be submitted by April 27. You may submit your image here.
Abigail Crone is a Polaroid photographer from Pennsylvania. She’s almost always wandering down a city street or through a nearby forest with a camera hanging around her neck. You can see more of her work here or follow her on Instagram.