It’s Monday, and time for another Artist Spotlight! If you are new to the blog, this is our weekly post that features people producing awesome work with instant film. Today, we are featuring a young chap from Union City, California who makes up 1/3 of the Snap It See It team.
Justin Molina has been with the the blog from the beginning. Soon after Francisco and I had chatted about starting Snap It See It, he told me of his friend Justin and thought he’d be a good fit. Heading up our Instagram account and monitoring Flickr, Justin is the man responsible for bringing you weekly inspiration in the form of our Featured Friday post.
You can see more of his work and follow along with him as he shops for classic vinyl and attends concerts for bands you’ve never heard of at the following links.
A little about yourself. Where you are from and what you do
Instant film is more of a compliment to my vision rather than something that is a separate entity in my work. Portraits are what I love to do most. For some reason, I don’t work too well with color on roll film and I’d rather work in black and white. With instant film, namely Impossible’s stuff, it’s the exact opposite. I love working with color on instant film. The film captures it so vividly, and although sometimes not very accurately, it’s very appealing gives the color palette i love to work with that is hard for me to get with roll film. So when shooting instant I tend to pay more attention to vivid and appealing colors more than i would otherwise.
Any Personal projects we should know about?
None at the moment. I’m a bit late to the party, but I’ve been into uploading my work to tumblr recently. All of the stuff I shoot and that I feel is good enough gets uploaded to my tumblr, whether it’s roll film, instant film, or even iPhone shots. Other than that, nothing too exciting. Check out my tumblr though: coneyallen.tumblr.com
What other photographers do you look up too?