Rafael Mesa – Instax Girls

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We really like analogue photographs! The contrasty colours, the pale light… Photographer Rafael Mesa from Venezuela has taken snapshot-like photos with an Instax wide camera that you can see in this post!

“I started the project ‘Instax Girls’ 2 years ago. Honest, pure, real and beautiful girls of all types in glorious instant film.”

Rafael Mesa

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A photo from his series ‘Girls on 35’. Taken with an analog film camera.

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It’s almost as if your Instax camera takes photos alone.

You only have to release the shutter at the right moment.

Then there will be a long croon and you pull

a past moment of your life out of the camera.

You have immortalize this moment in a way.

And you can hold it in your hand and view this picture whenever you want.

Polaroid-photography is like a play.

And you never want to stop it.


Deine Instax Kamera macht Bilder fast von alleine.

Du musst nur im richtigen Moment auf dem Auslöser drücken.

Dann gibt es einen langes Summen und du ziehst
ein kleines Bisschen von deinem Leben aus dem Gerät.

Du hast dieses Bisschen quasi verewigt.
Und du kannst es in deiner Hand halten und betrachten, wann immer du willst.

Polaroid- Fotografie ist wie ein Spiel.
Und es ist schwer damit aufzuhören.


All photos by Rafael Mesa ☆ IG: @rafaelmesaphoto

Text by Zebra


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