The first time I approached instant photography was at the beginning of the 2000 years. Being born in the seventies I had certainly owned a polaroid during my adolescence, like many of my peers, but in truth I had never fully understood the expressive possibilities and consequently I had never contemplated using this type of photographic medium as an expression artistic.
At the time I was already developing and printing in black and white from around 10 years, but I was looking for something different, more artistic, that would allow me to create something unique. It was during this research that I came across the books of Kathleen T. Carr on the manipulations and transfers of emulsion and I was inspired to buy my first (and even only hour) land camera sx-70. At the time, Time-zero films were still available, which lent themselves to the manipulations of emulsions that reminded me so much of watercolor painting. For image and emulsion transfers I bought a Vivitar Polaroid, which allowed me to print from a slide on a Polaroid peel-apart film.
The idyll of that period between me and my Polaroids, however, was destined to end when the Polaroid announced the suspension of production of all its films. So I put my sx-70 and my Vivitar in cellophane and I almost forgot about it. But in 2017 the Impossible Project he tried just the impossible, trying to recover the production of instant films, which however had to be produced in a different way from those that preceded them, offering different possibilities regarding the techniques that had fascinated me. But it didn't matter to me at that moment ... the important thing was that I could finally throw away that cellophane!