INSTAX 2017 no.8

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour
Well, I really ran out of steam on the Instax after using it non-stop for a while! The shots below I took in late July and early September, and I haven’t really picked it up since. I think as my stockpile of film started to get smaller I took the camera out less, and the sublime gratification of developing my own black and white film at home made the instant film, and its picture quality, less attractive.
I’ll get back into it, maybe trying some black and white instant film will help me but until then, this is it.
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©Jennifer Schussler

INSTAX 2017 no.7

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour
There’s a film in one of my cameras waiting to be developed with photos I know will not come out very well. So I decided to go with my trusty Instax to re-take some photos so I wouldn’t be as disappointed on missing those interesting views completely.
Some advice – never go into Bank station on the weekend to get to the District line. It was hot and I spent 10 minutes winding through the station to find that particular corridor closed. So back out again only to walk for two minutes to Cannon Street #londonerproblems.
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©Jennifer Schussler

INSTAX 2017 no.6

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour
Another weekend, another aimless wander. This time I was a bit more successful and took many more photos than expected. I wandered around the City of London, to revisit some places I had seen on my lunch breaks and just to see what else would take my fancy. I went from Euston through to Smithfield Market and down to St Paul’s. I stopped for about an hour in the lovely garden on the site of Christchurch Greyfriars Church and was joined by a strange little bird.
I find the city on the weekend to be quiet and peaceful (if you avoid the touristy areas) and it gives you more time to stop and consider what is around you as during the week there is just too much going on around you.
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©Jennifer Schussler

INSTAX 2017 no.5

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour
On sunny weekends when I have nothing planned I force myself to go out and take photos, even if I don’t really feel inspired. Below are some that resulted from a very, very, VERY long walk through London. I got off the train at Waterloo, wandered down the river, up through Pimlico and around Victoria, all the way along to Gloucester Road.
The checkerboard blocks of flats are one of my favourite things to see in the Pimlico area, they are just so strange and mixed in with only Victorian mansion flats.
Finally, my little Monstera Obliqua is going great guns and just keeps growing, I;m so proud of it (and happy that I haven’t killed it yet).
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©Jennifer Schussler

TRIPS – Brighton 2017

CAMERA: Holga 120 CFN, Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
FILM: Kodak Portra 400, Instax Mini colour film
Brighton was one of those places that people talked about all the time and is super easy to get to from London, yet it took me over 3.5 years of living here to actually get down there. I took a Friday off work which promised to be gloriously warm and sunny and hopped on the train with my cameras in tow. I wasn’t overwhelmed with the desire to take photos but it might have been because I was just so damn hot! It was a lovely place to visit but I might try going in winter because it was too hot (this coming from an Australian!).
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©Jennifer Schussler

INSTAX 2017 no.4

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour
The Barbican Estate has slowly become one of my favourite places in London during the past 3 years I have lived here. At first I found it rather offensive to the eye and thought that because it was called an ‘estate’ meant it wasn’t a very nice place. But when I discovered the conservatory after a visit to the Art Gallery I began to be seduced. Then I went on one of the architecture tours and was totally enamoured. Every detail about the entire estate was so well thought through by the architects, it’s now my life’s goal to live there. In the meantime, I just visit frequently. I’ve taken many photos there, but went back again with my Instax for a few more.
THere’s also two shots where I tried to make shaped frames to make double exposures with, very much still a work in progress.
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INSTAX 2017 no.2

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour
Sun glorious sun! Oh how the sun makes London so beautiful. I took myself and my camera to Greenwich because it had been a few years since I had last been, and I had a wonderful time playing with the double exposure function. It is one of the two main reasons I paid the higher price for this camera, the other being the rechargeable battery.
I think the double exposures below are some of my favourites, especially the dome/tree and the corner of the building floating in the blue expanse of sky.
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©Jennifer Schussler

INSTAX 2017 no. 1

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour
I bought my Instax Mini camera as a birthday present for myself in 2013 but haven’t really explored it’s capabilities properly. Having found a fairly stable source of affordable film I decided to stock up on 100 shots and take it out just to test what I can do with it. Here are the photos from that first outing.
Main thing that I learnt: set mode to double exposure BEFORE you put tape over half of the lens!
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©Jennifer Schussler