BIO

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Details

My photography journey started when I was a child and was making b&w prints with my father in our home darkroom. Later as a teen, I was shooting a 35 mm point-and-shoot camera. I lost it sometime in 2005, but the interest in film photography never went away. I picked up the camera again in 2007, first taking pictures on 35 mm, then 120 mm, and finally finding the medium that made my heart beat faster and the world spin slower - Polaroid. It's been 10 years now, but I still feel the same every time I see the image the first time after it's developed.

Exhibitions

Hidden (solo exhibition)
Helsinki, Finland

JANUARY 3  - JANUARY 31 - 2020

Instant Art Works Cologne
Cologne, Germany

MAY 22  - MAY 31 - 2020 (postponed)

POLAroid NOW!
Genoa, Italy

SEPTEMBER  5 - SEPTEMBER 12 - 2020

ISO 600
Bologna, Italy 


OCTOBER 9 - OCTOBER 23 - 2020

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


JANUARY 1 - JANUARY 23 - 2021

Online Exhibitions

Publications

OPTIKO journal vol.2

OCTOBER 2020  

Online Publications

Instagram Roundup - July 2018

by Shoot It With Film


JULY 2018

Fall Polaroid Week Roundup

Film Shooters Collective


DECEMBER 2019

Spring 2020 Polaroid Week Roundup

Film Shooters Collective


JUNE 2020

Curated Photostream

by Film Shooters Collective
June 2021

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

IN BETWEEN Polaroid Fine Art Series 

Film Photography Features by Shoot It With Film
July 2021

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