INSTAX 2017 no.3

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour
Some weekends I go out with friends and others are spent alone, but I always try and go out to see something new or to revisit an old favourite.
The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a wonderful part of London that I will work my way out to once or twice a year. I went with my good pal Jevgenija, said hello to the walrus, met a new bee friend and I tried out some double exposures. We also went on a picnic in Hyde Park on the first sunny & hot day of British Summer.
I also went to see the Cerith Wyn Evans installation at Tate Britain which is neon Instagram heaven, but I preferred to try out a double exposure on film.
The second last photo is of a doorway/courtyard in Inner Temple, a lovely hidden gem in the heart of the city that is only a stones throw from my office so I like to visit at lunchtime. The architecture in this small space is beautiful and you can play spot the pegasus & lamb depending on which side of Temple you explore.
Lastly, it’s the house plant greenhouse at Clifton Nurseries. I love going here even though it’s nowhere near where I live, they just have a great selection of house plants and have been around since 1851!
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©Jennifer Schussler

PROJECT – Portraits of Culture

This project was shot on a single roll of film, which was where the idea really grew from. I love the physicality of film, and this film travelled with me around London to capture the facades of 36 cultural institutions and galleries. Some are more familiar than others, and I ended the project with a commercial gallery as a juxtaposition to the many charitable organisations that define London’s cultural landscape.

Taken with my Olympus Trip 35 on Agfa Vista 400 film

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I had a lurking anxiety during the process of shooting this single roll of film that I had not wound on enough at the beginning, and that the first shot would not come out. After my “last” shot I went to the National Gallery again and tried the shutter button. Here is the final 37th shot.

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National Gallery • National Portrait Gallery
London Transport Museum • British Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum • Natural History Museum
Science Museum • Tate Britain
Imperial War Museum Lambeth • Design Museum Shad Thames
The Photographers’ Gallery • Richmond Museum
The Courtauld Gallery • Tate Modern
Museum of London • Guildhall Art Gallery
Bank of England Museum • Sir John Soane’s Museum
Hungarian Museum • Wellcome Collection
The Wallace Collection • Whitechapel Gallery
The Geffrye Museum • V&A Museum of Childhood
Serpentine Gallery • Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Royal Academy of Arts • Institute of Contemporary Art
Household Cavalry Museum • IWM Churchill War Rooms
The Queen’s Gallery • The Foundling Museum
The Jewish Museum • Barbican Centre (Art Gallery)
Fashion and Textile Museum • White Cube Bermondsey
National Gallery

©Jennifer Schussler