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8 Frames: Dualities by Noah Zyla

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I first saw a Polaroid camera in the summer of 1983, when my father’s friend, who had emigrated to Austria in the late 1970s, returned to visit my parents in Czechoslovakia. He had with him a Polaroid camera, and he used it to snap a photograph of my mother. That very iconic square photograph appeared from the front of the camera and developed immediately in our hands. Years later, in 2014, I found that very same photograph of my mother. She was wearing a miniskirt and she was stepping elegantly from a car. After so many years, I still remembered that astounding feeling of holding a fast-developing photographic print in my hand.  I had found that photograph at a time...

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8 Frames: Analogue Travelogue by Julia Beyer

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Photography was always something that I liked to do and people kept telling me that I had talent. But as I was quite preoccupied with making music in my spare time (I sing in the dreampop band Chandeen), my focus just lied elsewhere. It took me until 2014 to discover my love for instant film and since then I keep shooting Impossible or expired Polaroid film passionately. It actually was surprisingly liberating compared to making music as I didn’t have to discuss things with anyone and just could do my thing, without compromises. I began with simple photos, rather snapshots, that I took during walks, motivating me to go out and explore the places around me - something that I haven’t really done before but...

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8 Frames: A Sunday Bike Ride in the Dutch Countryside by Rachele Krivichi

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The Dutch countryside is nothing grandiose like the rolling plains of America, but it has its own unique charms and treasures. On a Sunday bike ride near Enschede a few weeks ago I discovered a green, lightly forested world filled with tiny homes that look like they belong to elves, signs in the lively Dutch language that still baffles me everyday, wildlife grazing on the side of the road, and small plants and flowers I cannot name but appreciate nonetheless. The bike is the most popular form of transportation in the Netherlands, and when I find myself off the beaten path and in the countryside, I can see why the Dutch like it so much. This small country is perfect...

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8 Frames: Neon Oblivion (NYC) by Piero Böttger

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Few months ago I visited New York City for the first time. And it's definitely my favorite city! From the moment I arrived, I felt I belonged there, I don't know, Just had a feeling of "arriving home." During these days I waited many afternoons alongside the river for the sunset. The lights in the sky faded away while many others started to shine all over the city.   After that, the New York nights began. I turned on my camera, got immersed on the colors of the streets, and captured these lights on Polaroids...                   Written by: Piero Böttger Photographs by: Piero Böttger Film Type Used: Impossible Project Color Film Camera Type Used: Polaroid 600...

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8 Frames: Rara Avis by Gareth Weston

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In the face of this, communal living, inter-dependency and shared ambition is arguably becoming undermined and inhibited through isolating technology and cultural preferences and a historical and growingly entrenched shift towards independent success and personal focus. At a time in which connection and change appears more tangible and achievable than ever, a variety of factors are creating more fractured cohorts of shared beliefs and ideals bringing the burning desire for companionship ever to the fore. Rara Avis focuses upon a range of individuals who have identified a personal sense of cultural segregation, of a passionate longing for the pursuit of core beliefs in the face of a divided international community in which exists the juxtaposition of the increasing pressure to present...

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8 Frames: Ride Along by Daniela Grünwald

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From my earliest memories I can always recall being captivated by images, regardless of the medium: paintings, drawings, or photographs. An image is powerful because it conveys meaning like a universal language — needing no words, and at times capturing the mundane that goes unseen and unappreciated in our day-to-day lives. As a media designer, I quickly became enthralled in touch-ups and image processing. I would spend all sorts of time editing, trying to make my images look like an authentic Polaroid print. Until one day a friend mentioned that I might just want to try shooting on instant film, and so it began! I love playing with light and shadows, composing, and finding unexpected effects within the medium of...

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8 Frames From Asheville, North Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee

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One of the things that I love about film is the unpredictability of how it might develop. I have the ability to frame a photograph exactly how I want it, to adjust the light, and press the shutter. After that, it's all out of my hands.  When a photograph develops funky, or doesn't quite come out looking right it's always little heartbreaking.  When a photograph comes out exactly the way you saw it through the view finder or even better, it's an exhilarating moment.  I've gone through a fair amount of instant film this year. Experiencing the highs of beautiful colours and contrast and the lows of broken battery charges and half developed blurs. These specific photographs are from a pack...

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8 Frames From Coney Island

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I have always admired those who can shoot through a pack of film in a day. Since I can remember I have been the person to save important things, even from a young age. [I would be that 5 year old that just got a book of dinosaur stickers, but instead of sticking them on every surface possible I would keep them in their book to make sure they are used at just the right time someday. If only I would have known that the right time to use them was then, but what do 5 year olds know anyways, right?] Once Polaroid stopped production of their instant film I became a small time film hoarder, stashing everything I had left,...

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