In 2017, the 80th anniversary of Edwin Land's establishment of Polaroid Corp, the Impossible Project acquired the Polaroid brand and intellectual property and launched Polaroid Originals with a new camera and i-type film. It's been an incredible year and a dream come true for so many of us.
For my instant round-up this month I wanted a no-theme, no holds barred, instant-worshipping Extravaganza of all things Impossible and Polaroid, and my goodness, that is what we have!
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted so much brilliance, and now please feast your eyes on the instantly delicious curated stream for November
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.
Please note that we will be changing how we announce and handle submissions in a few weeks. Essentially, each curator will announce the theme for their next curation rather than the next week. We will be adding a Submissions Page to the site so that readers can see all the information and links to submit in one place.
My next curation will be December 4 and it will be the first of my new column and not just limited to instant films. For this first piece, I want to go to the heart of my photography with an investigation into multiple exposures. I deeply love shooting doubles and multiples. Nothing makes me happier, but nothing breaks my heart more either. It can fall flat. It can go wrong. And then sometimes you can find you've spoken with the angels.
Please consider shooting something new for the stream, in any format and on any film, and please feel free to post a collaborative multiple that you shot with another film photographer, but please could it be something unplanned?
Photography is a craft, and a skill, no doubt about it, but it is also an art, and in art we also open ourselves to chance, to magic, and to the intervention of the Other.
So I would like to give you a space to invite the Gods into your process, and to report back with your ONE favourite or most interesting image please. You may submit your image here.
Next Month's Instant Roundup will be curated by Abigail Crone and the there is no theme.
You may submit your image here.
Lucy Wainwright lives in Derbyshire in the UK with ALL the cameras & you can see a selection of her work in Instagram: @thelucywainwright