Stefanie Schneider’s work with expired Polaroid film

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Stefanie Schneider lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin.

Stefanie’s scintillating situations take place in the American West. Situated on the verge of an elusive super-reality, her photographic sequences provide the ambience for loosely woven story lines and a cast of phantasmic characters. She works with the largely uncontrollable chemical mutations of expired Polaroid film stock.

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Instant and forever – surreal Polaroid art by Wendy Bevan

This is a selection of images from Inventory: 10 Polaroid Years, an exhibition featuring London photographer Wendy Bevan’s archive, currently on show at The Cob Gallery, London.

Wendy Bevan is known for her surreal aesthetic, and a tender, sympathetic portrayal of the feminine form, working exclusively in Polaroid film.

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What’s not to love about Polaroid photography?

ⓒ 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,

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

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