In a digital world there is something still rather enjoyable about a tangible photograph. A memory or a moment you can hold in your hands.
As a lifelong collector of photographs and amateur photography enthusiast I have boxes upon boxes of photos. Sadly though my collective tendencies dwindled over the last 5-7 years as everything was caught and captured on digital cameras or my phone.
However, that longing for the photograph still remains and after owning a polaroid as a child I was still keen for that instant photo opportunity.
I got my Instax mini 90 a couple of years ago and it’s on of my favourite cameras.
Sometimes the photos don’t work so well and it can be terribly frustrating. But there’s a romance in the unknowing of taking an instant photo. A romance harking back to a time of film where we snapped away and hoped for the best. Where experience was tangible and evident before your eyes.
In a world where Instagram stars take 70 selfies before picking the perfect one to pile filter after filter on, I find solace in the imperfections of an instant photo.
This is my favourite instant camera, it’s the Instax Mini 90 from Fujifilm. It produces mini rectangle shaped instant photos and has loads of extra features including double exposure, party mode and more. It’s rad.