March 20, 2015

THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT | BW GENERATION 2.0 CAMPAIGN










 


NEW BW GEN 2.0 CAMPAIGN

FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT

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PHOTOGRAPHY: OLIVER BLOHM

MODEL CAMPAIGN PICTURE: EVA @ VIVA

MAKE UP / HAIR CAMPAIGN PICTURE: TIMO BLOOM

HEADPIECE CAMPAIGN PICTURE: RB JEWELS

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MODEL 2: ISABELLE @ MODEL MANAGEMENT

MAKE UP / HAIR 2: AENNIKIN

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February 27, 2015

IMPOSSIBLE | 8x8 INTERVIEWS OLIVER BLOHM


IMPOSSIBLE 8x8 INTERVIEWS OLIVER BLOHM

AT THE HOXTON GALLERY IN LONDON

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Impossible has selected eight artists from the USA, and Europe challenging them to create eight pictures using the Instant Lab with any of Impossible’s Color or B&W 600 or SX-70 films. 


Oliver Blohm (DE): Berlin-based fashion and portrait photographer Blohm has pushed the technical durability of Impossible film to the limit. A previous show of his focused on instant images that had been microwaved, and partly melted or burned.   

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBYtXg4KfaI


"8x8" EXHIBITION AT THE HOXTON GALLERY IN LONDON















"8x8" EXHIBITION AT THE HOXTON GALLERY IN LONDON

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It has been already one week, but I'm still impressed by all the exciting moments from London with all that amazing people and this great group of artists. 


8 x 8 – showcased eight works each from eight well known and distinctive instant photographers   


Featuring 8 works each from:

Alison Mosshart (US) (The Kills)
Scout Willis (US) (Artist and daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore)
Chuck Grant (US)
Kate Bellm (UK)
Paulina Surys (POL)
Elegia (UK)
Andrew Millar (UK)
Oliver Blohm (GER) 
 

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February 12, 2015

IMPOSSIBLE | IMPOSSIBLE PRESENT 8x8 - A SHOW FEATURING ALISON MOSSHART AND MORE



8x8 EXHIBITION AT THE HOXTON GALLERY IN LONDON

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Impossible introduce a new generation of instant photographers and the new Instant Lab Universal with a free 3 day exhibition at London’s Hoxton Gallery from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd February. 


8 x 8 – showcases eight works each from eight well known and distinctive instant photographers  


Featuring 8 works each from:

Alison Mosshart (US) (The Kills)
Scout Willis (US) (Artist and daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore)
Chuck Grant (US)
Kate Bellm (UK)
Paulina Surys (POL)
Elegia (UK)
Andrew Millar (UK)
Oliver Blohm (GER)
 


To celebrate the launch of its latest product, the Instant Lab Universal, which transforms digital images on Apple iOS or Android smart phones and tablets into classic Polaroid-type instant photos, Impossible is proud to announce 8 x 8, an exhibition of eight works each from eight distinctive instant photographers. Impossible has selected the eight artists from the USA, and Europe and challenged them to create eight pictures using the Instant Lab with any of Impossible’s color or b&w 600 or SX-70 films. The artists that have been invited by Impossible to contribute their work to the limited, three-day exhibition at The Hoxton Gallery in London are: Alison Mosshart (US): One half of famed band The Kills, Mosshart has been shooting Polaroid-type film since she was a child. Her eight pieces focus on her diaristic observations of road trips and her home in LA.  


Scout Willis (US): Artist and daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Willis found fame as the most public activist of the U.S.-based feminist campaign, ‘Free The Nipple’. She explores intimacy and youthful sexuality in her eight images.

Chuck Grant (US): Grant describes her sister, singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey, as her muse. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and Complex.

Kate Bellm (UK): Nomadic fashion photographer Bellm’s work celebrates the youth and sexual freedom. Using rich colours, her eight works span the globe, from Tokyo and New Zealand to her home in Deià, Spain.

Paulina Surys (POL): Sury’s work involves the physical manipulation and collage of analogue instant photographs. The baroque, almost mythical nature of her work derives from her formal training as a fine art painter.

Elegia (UK): The Scottish-born, self-taught photographer focuses on the female body, often in unflinching self-portraits. She also plays with the unpredictable nature of Impossible film.

Andrew Millar (UK): Birmingham-born Millar has developed a style that is a haunting mix of reality and fantasy. His eight pieces feature, among other things, tiger-headed women and menacing sharks.

Oliver Blohm (DE): Berlin-based fashion and portrait photographer Blohm has pushed the technical durability of Impossible film to the limit. A previous show of his focused on instant images that had been microwaved, and partly melted or burned.  


The idea of 8 x 8 was inspired by the fact that each pack of Impossible film has just eight photos. Impossible has always taken an innovative approach to analog photography, exerting an influence on visual culture that is greater than the relatively small size of the company and successfully shifting popular taste from the virtual to the visceral with a wide range of color and b&w films for Polaroid SX-70, 600 and Image-Spectra cameras, large-format 8×10, and its own-branded hardware, notably the Instant Lab Universal. 8 x 8 takes place at The Hoxton Gallery, London E2 and is open to the public from 20th February for just three days.  


The Hoxton Gallery, The Arch, 9 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd February 12pm – 7pm   

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December 21, 2014

ARTISTAS SEAN UNIDOS | LA VIE EN ROSE









LA VIE EN ROSE

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PHOTO: OLIVER BLOHM

MAKE UP: TIMO BLOOM

MODEL: DEBORAH WALICE @ SEEDS

PHOTO ASSISTENT: CARO OLBERTZ

published on Artistas Sean Unidos

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http://www.artistasseanunidos.com.ar/la-vie-en-rose/


December 14, 2014

60HZ & CARLSBERG | KLENK TO HEAVEN COLLAGE




KLENK TO HEAVEN COLLAGE

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Collage for Carlsberg and the 60HZ Club in Berlin. 


November 14, 2014

IMPOSSIBLE | "RARE METALS" COLOR 600 GOLD AND SILVER ROUND FRAME


"RARE METALS" COLOR 600 GOLD AND SILVER ROUND FRAME

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Experimental photographer Oliver Blohm was the first to test out the film, “The new frames are very interesting for me, especially because they’re suspending our usual expectations and regulations surrounding what a typical image should look like. They offer an alternative approach, another way to compose the images and an exciting “new” point of view. 


In the early years of photography, photographers would apply the emulsions by hand on the carrier plate and touched the images at the corners, which lead to uneven and dirty areas. To hide this, they would then set the pictures within round or oval-shaped frames so that only the neatest part was visible. As well as generating this vintage feeling of old images, it’s an unusual frame which is building up tension in a different way. We are used to seeing pictures in rectangles or squares and get used to it. The round frame is a really cool eye catcher in our image dominated world.  


For me as a photographer the most important advantage is to play with the form, which is forced on the picture by the frame. I tried to focus on the middle and imagine where the circle could be. With this round frame design, the frame has a larger surface area than in other Impossible frame editions—generating another value of color and adding to the experience of the final images.   

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