No. 495

8 Exposures...with Kat White

Patrick Tobin, | Jul 9, 12:00 PM

G’day from Impossible, and welcome back to 8 Exposures! This week, we’re happy to bring you one of our favorite Aussies, graphic designer/photographer Kat White

1) What kind of Polaroid camera(s) do you use?

My favourite two cameras are my Automatic 180 and my SX-70 Original.

2) Why do you like instant photography?

The characteristics of expired film, and the fact that it’s permanent and tangible.

I love seeing the reaction of passersby, in awe of a seemingly old camera still getting used. And even better when someone stops you to tell you they had a camera just like it!

I also love how passionate the instant/polaroid community is. About the cameras, the film, and always willing to share and collaborate their tips.

3) What is your earliest memory of instant film?

Receiving a Polaroid iZone camera as a gift, then a One600, and it just grew from there.

4) What’s your favorite Impossible film type?

My favorites are PX 70 and PX 100. I never had the pleasure of experiencing Polaroid black and white film, so the PX 100 is a rare treat!

5) What are your favorite subjects to photograph?

Nature, landscapes, architecture and geometry. Whether it’s close-ups or just taking in the entire surroundings, I love everything that nature has to offer. I also find myself drawn to angles and lines. Architecture definitely gives me plenty of inspiration too.

6) Tell us about a project you’re working on.

I tend to find myself drawn to nature, but have a strong connection with design and typography. For years I’ve been planning on creating a series around the alphabet.

7) Who are your favorite photographers, instant or otherwise?

Dan Ryan, The Gentleman Amateur, the lovely Emilie Lefellic, His & Hers, fellow Australians Amanda Mason and Dan Klaas, and too many more to mention.

8) If you could take a photo of anyone or anything what would it be?

A local polaroider in every city I visit. So far I’ve met Emilie in Paris, Keico in Yokohama, Teresa in Auckland, not to mention all the peeps in Melbourne!

Thanks to Kat for taking part in 8 Exposures! To see more of her photography, please visit her Flickr photostream.
To purchase her book on Blurb, click HERE

Kat also has an iPhone App featuring her instant photography, which can be found HERE

Follow her on Twitter at @katwhite_

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