Artist Spotlight: Patrick Winfield

Patrick Winfield

Patrick Winfield

Welcome back to another Artist Spotlight. This week we bring to you Patrick Winfield. The first work I saw of Patricks were his composites. I was truly amazed with these and contacted him immediately to be featured. His work has been featured in Urban Outfitters, Juxtapoz Magazine and Dazed Digital to name a few. He also holds workshops at the Impossible Projects New York showroom.

Check out more of his work at the following links.







• A little about yourself. Where you are from and what you do.

I live in Brooklyn, NY. I am a creative director for an Internet marketing company. I push pixels on the screen, atoms on the page. I write a lot. Read even more. I play around with music. I am a student of the martial arts and yoga. I get outside whenever I can. I am marrying the woman of my dreams this year. Life is good.


(1) How did you get into instant photography?

I was admiring the scratching and etching techniques that a friend was doing with emulsion on the prints and negatives. Coming from a paint and collage state, I dove right in and experimented. I have been playing around and having fun ever since.

(2) What is your favorite camera used for instant photography?

The SX70 and the Macro 5 SLR.

(3) What instant camera have you not shot with, but would love to try?

The 20×24.

 4) What’s your favorite Impossible film or pack film type?


(5) How have you incorporated instant film into your regular workflow?

Yes and no. It all starts with an idea. If the idea is best expressed with the medium of film, then I might go with instant photos. Lately my ideas are being created through music loops, ukulele’s, and the short story.

 (6) How would you describe your voice or vision with instant photography? (does it differ from your other work?)

My voice is always changing. It is all about having fun with whatever it is I am doing- or, simply, I wouldn’t do it. If I am getting too repetitive then the work gets boring. So I try and push myself to stay in that flow of being challenged and playing.

(7) Any personal projects we should know about?

My Tumblr blogs are always changing and being updated.

(8) What other photographers do you look up too?

So many. If I started naming names I would find a new photographer tomorrow and want them on the list. The internet is pretty ridiculous when it comes to talented photographers.

(9) What advice would you give to someone just getting into instant photography?

Do what you love and have fun experimenting with every idea you have. Ask questions and take criticism. Don’t give a F@*^!

(10) Where does most of your inspiration come from? Do you seek it out or wait till it finds you?

Everything. I stay open to new ideas and let inspiration come from anything and everywhere.

To quote George Castanza, ” Everybody’s doing something, we’ll do nothing” Nothing can be inspiring too.


  1. I absolutely LOVE Patrick’s answer to question number nine. Amen!

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