ⓒ Emilie Lefellic
I love Polaroid photography. Besides the convenience it provides, instant analogue photography is fun! In just a matter of seconds, images start to magically appear before your very eyes – now that’s instant gratification!
But perhaps the strongest appeal of all is the dreamy, retro, nostalgic feel of Polaroid photographs, their mysterious emotional weight, their inherent unpredictability, the distinctive mood generated by their intrinsic colour shifts, vignetting and artifacts.
With these evocative qualities in mind, I was delighted recently to stumble across the work of Emilie Lefellic, an English language teacher born and based in France, thanks to Diana Eftaiha’s fab blog, thedphoto.com.
Of her work, Emilie says:
Basically, I think anything can become fascinating when captured on Polaroid film because Polaroid film takes every subject into another dimension: that of nostalgia, of dreams, of memory – maybe of the unconscious. What you shoot on Polaroid film just doesn’t look ordinary or ‘real’ anymore, and that’s what fascinates me.
Here are some more of Emilie’s gorgeous images for your viewing pleasure…