Welcome back to 8 Exposures, our popular instant film Q&A series! This week, we’re happy to bring you Agafia Polynchuk…
1) What kind of Polaroid camera(s) do you use?
My one and only beloved is my SX-70. It’s a little crazy, like me. It loves to mess with me – sometimes it starts shooting dozens of pictures without my permission! It always plays tricks on me when I’m trying to decide to turn the L / D control to the darker or lighter side, if the room is dark. It doesn’t have a name, but I love it.
2) Why do you like instant photography?
Simply because it is magic.
3) What is your earliest memory of instant film?
There are a lot of polaroid pictures taken by my parents on in my photo album. I was about 4, I remember that I was putting ripe apricots into a blue bucket, standing on the roof of the shed surrounded by thousands of wasps. I wasn’t too interested in photography at that time.
4) What’s your favorite Impossible film type?
My absolute favorite was PX 600 + Black Frame. Daylight, black, white, and of course, grey – in my opinion, these guys make a great combination. If I decide I want all the colours of the rainbow, I’ll paint them in myself. This film is perfect for it. Some water, paper, aquarelle, PX 600 Lift … and voilà!Read all