Feature Post: Portraits by Paul Lindeboom

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Today we bring you a great feature – the work of Paul Lindeboom, from the Netherlands. Paul’s work really grabbed our attention during ‘RoidWeek a few weeks ago – we were really captivated by his portrait work. Paul has been shooting instant film for some time now and has beautiful images to share.

Paul shared with us his experience with shooting Polaroid and Impossible film. He even shared with us some of his favorite instant film photographers (and what he admires about them).  Read on below to find out a bit more about Paul, and be sure to check out the gallery below and his feed by clicking on any of the links provided here! Thanks, Paul for sharing your great work!

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I live in Alkmaar, the Netherlands. A little town famous for cheese, some 40 km north of Amsterdam.
I started with Polaroid as a teenager in the early eighties and only took pictures with a plastic box type 600 camera. I still have the Polaroids from that era. In that period, I also shot 35mm with a Canon SLR.
After digital photography was introduced i left film altogether until The Impossible Project started making film again. I then bought a pack of First Flush PX680 for that same plastic 600 camera and started googling about Polaroid. Only then did I find out about the SX70! I had never known there were SLR’s produced by Polaroid.
 
I bought my first SX70 off dutch eBay around 2012 and since that time have bought a lot more, sort of collecting them. I now work with a first issue SX70,two SX70’s Alpha, an ivory white Model 2 and 3 SLR680’s. Also, the Big Shot camera (Love to dance The Big Shot Shuffle) and the Portrait Camera.
For pack film I use the 250 Land Camera & most recently, I bought a Polaroid 600SE which I mostly use for portraits.
I like making portraits of my friends,daughter and wife – this is probably my main subject.
I think instant photography has more magic to it than digital because of the imperfection…like a vinyl record that has more feeling than a CD…also because of the fact that you never know how the photo will turn out, and that is exciting.
As with 600 or Time Zero, seeing the film develop right in your hands is something I hope The Impossible Project will sometime soon succeed in.
Some of the instant photographers I admire are:
 
The humour of Toby Hancock
The surrealism of Andrew Millar and Ben Innocent
The silent modesty of Ina Echternach and Kumiko Sekiguchi
Carmen de Vos
Joep Gottemaker
Andrew Bartram
Meredith Wilson

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