I gave my boys Mini Instax cameras knowing full well at some point I’d want to use them myself. That was two years ago and now is the time. I’m taking on the 100 Day Project for the third year in a row. Check #the100dayproject to see more creativity than you can imagine. Projects range from illustration to sewing to writing to yoga to photography. My first two attempts didn’t go very far, mostly because I chose to do yoga-related projects. The yoga parts were great but I didn’t dig taking photos of myself doing yoga so both times I petered out by the 1/3 mark. The funny thing is that I’ve successfully done two 365 photo projects!
My project this year is 100 Days of Instax Mini photos and it is my first foray into the world of instant film. By a pure stroke of beginner’s luck, I loved my very first shot. Subsequent days haven’t gone quite as easily. I’m trying to limit myself to 3 takes. The project has already shifted from simple photos on black or white to backgrounds that might help tell the story. I hadn’t anticipated this shift but I like it.
I’m learning a ton about the Mini 9 but I’ll save my learnings for a later post, maybe when I’m done (if I’m done) with the 100. Here is my first week of images — follow along on Instagram at @tarawanders #tarainstapix.
A group of lovely and talented photographers post seven(ish) photos on the seventh of the month — next up is Renee Stengel, do hop on over to see the underwater(!!!) beauty she’s been making.