Emily Moya is a UK based photographer who used to be part of the Lomography France team. We lent her the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass, which she took out on a shoot with fashion designer Emilie Arnoux to capture the summer blooms.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
Hello! I am a British photographer based in Staffordshire. I got into photography as a teenager with resolutely digital intentions. It wasn’t until I studied photography at university that I discovered the amazing world of analogue photography, from 35mm to large format. I began to focus on manipulating photographic processes to produce surprising results, whether shooting on unusual film types or mixing up the chemistry in the darkroom. I now work full-time as a photographer specializing in portraits and people.
How did you first discover Lomography?
My cousin gave me my first Lomography camera as a gift - the Diana F+ with a roll of redscale film. That was back in 2011! My favorite Lomo film is the Lomochrome Purple for its crazy retro color effects. I love pairing this with the Lubitel 166+.
How did you get on shooting with the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass?
Firstly, this camera looks awesome. I love the boxy shape. I love the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass because there are so many features you can control. I normally shoot with Manual settings so being able to manipulate as many settings as possible on an instant camera is a bonus for me! My favorite features are the MX button for multiple exposures and the remote control lens cap – these are incredibly cool! Being able to use Fujifilm Instax film is super practical as it is so easy to buy. Many of the old Polaroid film types are either expensive or difficult to get hold of. I love that Fuji has brought out the black and white Monochrome film too giving more variety.
What did you choose to shoot?
I chose to shoot some creative portraits of Fashion designer (and friend) Emilie Arnoux. I love her quirky style and confidence in front of the camera. Most of my portraits are of women, and I never fail to be inspired by strong, creative women.
What’s the appeal of instant film?
Millennials stereotypically don’t like waiting; we notoriously want everything to be instant.
What’s coming up in 2017?
2017 seems to be flying by far too quickly! I hope to keep creating personal work, stay inspired, and stay analogue!
To see more of Emily's work, please visit www.emilymoya.co.uk.