In a time where digital pictures are consumed and thrown away by the million every minutes, I wanted to slow down a bit and create something tangible again, that would last more than the mere seconds Instagram or Facebook deign to grant it.
I chose to work in the "polaroid" format, using Fujifilm Instax, a very interesting media to explore, as it somehow feels like a middle ground between traditional film photography and digital camera.
The INSTANT X series is generally displayed either as triptychs or as singles, in small 3D-printed frames that add elements of design or elements of story to the main photograph. Each picture may be taken in a different location or at the same place, at different dates or the same day, but they can be displayed together in any chosen order and then create stories, a sort of photographic cadavre exquis.
Finally, the additional architectures on the film are drawn by hand with Posca pens. Just like the 3D-printed frames, they are an essential part of the narration, a character on its on right, that question the reality in which each picture was taken.
The INSTANT X Series
Fujifilm Instax SQ, 3D printed structure.