A Year In Analog: A 365 Instant Photo Project
I want to explore and embrace the sometimes forgotten world of analog through a year long journey in instant photography. Join me!
This is a love letter to the Analog Age. The age of imperfection, surprise, ingenuity and creativity before the glitz and glamour of today's digital world. My goal is to capture 2013 in beautiful, dreamy, vignetted analog, armed with nothing but my Diana F+, Instant Back, Fuji Instax Mini film and a sense of adventure.
I embarked on my manifesto on January 1, 2013 with a sense of whimsy and wonder at the thought of taking on such a task. The idea of capturing the year on instant film seemed magical to me, and it didn't take me long to realize I had overlooked other important aspects of the project; such as batteries, back up equipment and all that film... (I used over 60 shots before the end of January alone)!
With the right tools in hand I am confident that the 365 photography project will evolve into something even bigger than I had imagined. I want the world to stop and smell the roses by looking through the lens of a film camera. Already the project has brought me to new places, I've met new people and tried new things in order to capture them all on instant film. I am ready to see where else this analog adventure takes me and who or what I may meet along the way. Each step of the process I'm learning more about photography and sharing this knowledge and experience on my blog gothcupcake.wordpress.com, in order to teach and share with the community. In addition, by using digital technology to convey an analog project, I'm bridging the gap between the analog world of yesterday and digital world of today, inspiring a happy marriage of the two instead of a disconnect.
I want you to join me in this adventure. Sign your name on this love letter to analog, adventure with me, learn with me, and inspire others to take similar journeys of their own--even if it just means digging out their 35mm for old times sake.
Risks and challenges
The 365 project relies heavily on access to a computer to keep updates on the blog constant, a digital camera or scanner to share the instant images with the on-line community, and a working camera, instant back attachment, batteries and Fuji Instax film to take the photos. All are necessary to the nature of the project and the ability to take others on the journey with me. The project funding will cover backup camera equipment and film. As backups for sharing the content I do have, as a last resort, a smart phone (which will also come in handy during travel, as it can also be used to update the blog) that can be used to take pictures of the instant photos to upload to the blog. I also have a public library not far from my home and friends and relatives ready and willing to let me use their equipment if need be.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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