BIO

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Hello, my name is Mila. I'm a polaroid artist and shoot with vintage Polaroid cameras. 
 

My photography journey started when I was a child and was working on b&w prints with my father in our home darkroom. Unfortunately, it didn't last long. Later as a teen, I was shooting a 35 mm point-and-shoot camera but lost it at some point. My interest in film photography never really went away, so I picked up the camera again in 2007, first taking pictures on a 35 mm camera, then exploring other alternative photography and moving to medium format.

Sometime in 2011 I discovered peel-apart polaroid and fell in love. Since then it's been my main medium. I feel like it creates another dimension. I love the unpredictable result, the color shifts, and how it works in different light and temperatures. I love that polaroid offers so many possibilities to create. 

Through my visual language I want to show or give a feeling of connection and belonging to this incredible planet.

Exhibitions

Hidden (solo exhibition)
Helsinki, Finland

JANUARY 3  -  31, 2020

POLAroid NOW!
Genoa, Italy

SEPTEMBER  5 - 12,  2020

2nd Annual The Art of Instant Photography                         
Orlando, FL, USA  


JANUARY 1 - 23, 2021

POLAPINK
Bologna, Italy

MARCH  7 - APRIL 4  2020 (CANCELED)

ISO 600
Bologna, Italy 


OCTOBER 9 - 23, 2020

Instant Cologne'21
Cologne, Germany

AUGUST 27  -  29, 2021

Online Exhibitions

Publications

OPTIKO journal vol.2

OCTOBER 2020  

POLAZINE book


2021 (coming soon)

Online Publications

Instagram Roundup - July 2018

by Shoot It With Film


JULY 2018

Fall Polaroid Week Roundup

Film Shooters Collective


DECEMBER 2019

Instant Film Photography
a gallery curated by Flickr


OCTOBER 2020

The photographic story of Mila Maes
Instant Photographers 


DECEMBER 2020

Polaroid Week - Spring 2021: Our Top 20 Favorites!

by Analog Forever Magazine
APRIL 2021

Spring 2020 Polaroid Week Roundup

Film Shooters Collective


JUNE 2020

Curated Photostream

by Film Shooters Collective
JUNE 2021

IN BETWEEN Polaroid Fine Art Series 

Film Photography Features by Shoot It With Film
JULY 2021

WETLANDS 
Spectaculum Magazine

NOVEMBER 2021

For commissions, projects,  collaborations or other, please, contact me.