When I lived in New York and studied economics, I developed a very strong passion for photography.
I never used to go anywhere without my HOLGA doing colorful double exposures of our crazy nights out. In general I consider myself a creator and a collector so documenting the world around me has always very much been in my nature. This is one of the many reasons why I love Instagram by the way.
I appreciated the authenticity of the HOLGA camera and the fact that I actually had to go and develop the film. Each time I actually received the developed fotos of a roll of film the results were a huge surprise.
So it wasn’t long until I acquired a Fuji Instax Polaroid camera and carried it around town with me. Even though it’s a modern camera it’s still huge, bulky and heavy. So bringing it on trips, nights out – or anywhere else for that matter – really is a huge commitment. But the satisfaction of using it is definitely worth it every time. I tend to describe it as ‘instant gratification’. In the digitalized world we live in there is something so satisfying about seeing something beautiful, wanting to capture it, pushing a button and then holding a little piece of art in your hands just seconds after!
When I moved to Italy and began studying fashion design I let my photography passions be for a little while. It was almost like I needed a creative outlet as a business student and chose photography as my medium. So when I began studying fashion design I didn’t need that extra outlet anymore and was happy to fuel all my creativity into my fashion studies.
Luckily recently I have started to dedicate myself to taking polaroids again. So I took it upon me to bring the bulky, heavy polaroid cam to Sydney with me and here are some of the results!
I was just about to take a photo of just the view myself, when suddenly I found a better subject. Blue Mountains.
Blue Mountains National Park. Me. Waterfall.
Blue Mountains National Park. Waterfall.
How beautiful is this labrador! He was diving for stones (yes stones, I’m talking like a ROCK!) in the north end of Bondi Beach with his proud owner throwing this huge rock out for him repeatedly!
Real Waves. Me. Bondi Beach.