Instant photography was the 1970s’ equivalent of today’s image sharing on social media, being at the cutting edge of its field.
I find it both fascinating and exciting to jump back in time and utilise this iconic technique to represent outstanding examples of contemporary architecture, design and infrastructures that I encounter during my urban explorations. The result is an unusual contrast between modern architectural subjects and the retro colours and styles that the camera delivers.
I use my fully automatic Polaroid SX-70 – the folding camera that, in 1972, made truly instant photography possible for the first time. No digital editing or colour correction has been applied to the images in this project.