| Sep 1, 10:00 AM
Hello, friends! Welcome back to 8 Exposures, our popular instant film Q&A series. This week, we present to you South Carolina photographer Brian Green…
1) What kind of Polaroid camera(s) do you use?
What I usually have on me at a basic shoot are two Mamiya RB67s with Polaroid pack film backs: one with a 180mm lens and one a 90mm, a Polaroid Colorpack, and an SX-70 Sonar. I have around 30 cameras in my collection but those are my main ones that get used daily.
2) Why do you like instant photography?
The instant aspect of course; I am a person who likes to put work out as it’s created so waiting on developing film would slow that down a little. Also in my opinion nothing comes close to the colors and feel the instant film gives.
3) What is your earliest memory of instant film?
My mom has always been artistic, from painting, to wood work to photography so she introduced me to it at an early age and it has always had a soft spot in my heart some of the only photos I have of my father are on Polaroid 600 film.
4) What’s your favorite Impossible film type?
My favorite is PX 70 Color Shade, but I have not seen any film from Impossible that I could say that I dislike. I am looking forward to the 8×10 film as well.
5) What are your favorite subjects to photograph?
Though I try not to limit myself I always seem to gravitate towards the nude body and rural landscape and in most cases a combination of the two put together.
6) Tell us about a project you’re working on.
At the moment I have been busy at work taking apart little SX-70 cameras working on building an SX-70 backpack for my Mamiya. I pretty much have most of my concept figured out and will begin cutting parts for it this week.
7) Who are your favorite photographers, instant or otherwise?
Another blessing would be the internet always finding new people on a daily basis so there would be a lot to name but some photographers whose work I really enjoy would have to be J.Caldwell, Mitchell Davis and Megan Kathleen. So many others of course but I browse through those people’s work regularly.
8) If you could take a photo of anyone or anything what would it be?
I have always wanted to travel to Iceland and shoot so that and a combination of the locals there naked on hillsides would pretty much make a trip there complete in my book.
I am currently based out of South Carolina but i am always traveling so who knows where i will end up next. Hopefully in a camper on the open road and a suitcase full of film.
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