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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Check out these funky ‘through the viewfinder’ images…


This grin-inducing photograph was shot by Tracy from HeyHarriet using the ‘through the viewfinder’ (TtV) method.

TtV is defined as taking a picture of any subject through the viewfinder of any camera with another camera. In this case, Tracy has used her Canon digital and an old twin lens reflex Argus 75.

The process results in a square formatted photo with the characteristic black border and little unique details like specks, blurry edges and other inconsistencies that contribute to a soft image with a vintage aesthetic – which I love!

Here are some more of Tracy’s atmospheric TtV images…

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Don’t think – just shoot!

I love lomography, and my little blue, all-plastic, medium format Diana camera, because the philosophy here is all about having fun, discarding inhibitions, breaking with conventions and, of course, making great pictures.

Lomography can be a revelation and reshape your ideas about photography. No rule-of-thirds or looking-through-the-viewfinder restrictions here!

The lomography mantra is simple… don’t think – just shoot! Shoot whatever catches your eye, engages you, astounds you, excites you.

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