| Dec 29, 11:00 AM
Welcome back to 8 Exposures, our popular instant film Q&A series. This week, we’re happy to bring you Andrew Twyman…
1) What kind of Polaroid camera(s) do you use?
For now I just own a Polaroid SLR 680
2) Why do you like instant photography?
Instant film is pure and it’s honest. It tells you everything happening in the moment. You are given a real gift to hold onto and share in that moment that you are experiencing and that will carry with you for the rest of your life.
3) What is your earliest memory of instant film?
4 or 5 years ago or so I remember I was just about to get into it and Polaroid stopped production. when I found it came back, I bought a camera as soon as I could.
4) What’s your favorite Impossible film type?
6) Tell us about a project you’re working on.
Right now I am about to take a month break from my studio job and head out to California. I plan to see Tod Brillant and work with him on some of his projects. For my upcoming project, I will be documenting a 10-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat and I will be also taking one, so I am very excited!
7) Who are your favorite photographers, instant or otherwise?
Ansel Adams, Tod Brillant, Adam Custins, Andrew Miller, just to name a few.
8) If you could take a photo of anyone or anything what would it be?
I would love to use an 8 × 10 Polaroid camera and get 8×10 Impossible film shots of my favorite artists including Aaron Embry, then my grandmother, my best friend Andrew King, and a self portrait. Other than that, I would love to be a photographer for the Burning Man Festival and be able to capture more of Grizzly Bear.
Andy Twyman is 24 and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied film in college, but has been shooting for most of the past decade. He has yet to fire off a single digital shot. At 22, he realized college wasn’t for him and he took a chance to follow the epic musical adventure known as the Railroad Revival Tour. As a friend of Revival Tour headliner, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, he traveled the country off and on documenting the band’s tours. During this time he met Tod Brilliant one of the “Time Zero” documentary photographers who reintroduced him to Polaroid cameras and Impossible Project’s gorgeous film. At the conclusion of his photo-adventuring with numerous bands and personalities, he started work at a photography studio in the Boston area. He bought a Polaroid camera recently and is beyond happy to be involved with the The Impossible Project now and into the future. He is happy to report that he already has Polaroids of Mumford and Sons, Grizzly Bear, and his all time favorite artist, Aaron Embry in only 4 months of owning his new Polaroid camera.