This is the third edition of our new blog series titled "Issue Inspiration". Our aim is to give instant film artists and readers examples and motivation for our current call-for-artwork. For Issue #4, our focus is "Combining Instant Images: Diptychs, Triptychs, and Collage". Today's inspiration comes from Ina Echternach! Remember that the deadline to submit work for Issue #4 is April 15th, 2015. Visit our submissions page for more details!
Ina Echternach, born in 1970, lives and works in the nature park Siebengebirge, located in the heart of Europe. You may remember some of her work from Issue 1: Instant Revolution where we featured some of her triptychs of the outdoors. Today, we have the privilege of sharing with you a part of her series, "Mind the Gap". This series was shot on the Impossible Instant Lab and Impossible Project Pioneer Color 600 Film (Gen2) and is apart of her contribution for the 12x12 project.
"A simple subway ride home—boring and exciting at the same time!" - Ina Echternach
Mind the Gap was created in the subway stations of Bonn, Germany, which were built in the 1970s. The ascetics of this vintage subway system provided a perfect setting for Ina to explore and rediscover a place stuck between time and space. Ina's series was inspired by the words of Vanessa Winship, "Take a route you're familiar with but have never photographed along and photograph someone or something every 100 or so steps." Make sure to check out the more of Ina's work on her website!
"I'm going to go home. Everything is going to be normal again. Boring again. Wonderful again.”
- Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere