| Nov 14, 11:00 AM
Hello friends, and welcome back to Viewfinder, our ongoing series chronicling interesting projects that incorporate Impossible film. This week we’re happy to bring you a look back at New York Fashion Week through the beautiful photos of Bryant Eslava…
New York Fashion Week is filled with glamour, celebrities, expensive clothing and much more. This season (Spring 2013) I decided to add to my digital/film gear by using Impossible Project film.
It was an interesting experience because when I’d approach anyone they would automatically give me their full attention and say “Woah, I haven’t seen one of those cameras in a long time” (I was shooting with a Polaroid SLR 680) and then I would ask them for a portrait.
It was also very competitive backstage…it’s filled with over 30 photographers whose lives depend on getting “that shot”. A couple times I would get yelled at or pushed out of the way by these photographers because they didn’t see me with a giant SLR and wouldn’t take me seriously but at least it got the attention of designers, celebrities and models when I brought out the camera.
Most of the time I would get asked “They still make Polaroid film?” and my response would be, “No, it’s Impossible Project film” then I would describe to them how the film worked and gave them a little bio of Impossible Project. Overall it was a great experience, I loved the analog feel instead of constantly looking at a screen and re-shooting an image. I would definitely love to continue shooting Impossible Project film for future seasons.
In some photos you’ll recognize people like, David Karp (Creator/CEO of Tumblr.com), Nanette Lepore (Fashion Designer) Michael Kors (Fashion Designer) Marvin Scott Jarrett (Founder of Nylon Magazine) and much more!
Thanks to Bryant for sharing these excellent photos! To see more of his work, please visit http://bryanteslava.com.