Spring Polaroid Week started this year on Sunday March 16th and lasted until Friday March 21st. In what is the 11th anniversary of this celebration of instant film on Flickr, 481 group members submitted a total of 2,400 instant photographs (at the time of this post)! We watched the action unfold and have chosen 20 of our absolute favorites! There are still thousands of amazing instant photographs to go see on the Flickr Group Pool! Please go check it out!

A Short description from Roid Week’s Group Pool:

“We started POLAROID WEEK in 2006 to celebrate instant film. We also started it as a project – to see what new and interesting things we could do with instant film; and to challenge ourselves to produce some really great work.”


Michael Behlen is a photography enthusiast from Fresno, CA. He works in finance and spends his free time shooting instant film and seeing live music, usually a combination of the two. He is the founder of PRYME Editions. Connect with Michael Behlen on his Website and on Instagram!

Photographer: Andrea Buzzichelli's Series “YOU ARE TEMPORARY”

Andrea Buzzichelli began photographing in the 1990s. Since that time he has worked on numerous photographic projects. His is a personal search and does not pretend to recount anything beyond that which he observes. Many of his shots are individual and do not easily lend themselves to falling into traditional categories or portfolio groupings. He sees photography as a potent antidepressant and he cannot live without it. Mostly involved in fine art photography, in recent years he has developed a strong interest in professional photography , specializing in fashion and advertising photography. His work has been exhibited in Italy and abroad, in cities including Florence , Milan, London New York, and Saint Petersburg. He has most recently exhibited as a member of the "Collettivo Synapsee" (www.collettivosynapsee.it) which has created and produced a series of exhibitions on show throughout Italy.

Andrea's series “YOU ARE TEMPORARY” takes us to where nature predominates, where the passage of time is almost absent, marked by the eternal alternation of seasons, man has two choices; to feel as part of the whole and let himself go with the flow of infinity, or to feel himself even more overpowered by the precariousness of being a thinking being and sensing the painful fascination of his own interior rhythm, which renders him almost extraneous to the magnificent and inexorable harmony of nature. My aim may be ambitious, but in my images, I would like for the viewer to be able to perceive the incalculable distance between the grandiose spectacle of nature and the reverent beat of a human heart in contemplation. The use of the Polaroid offers a "rhythm" that escapes time as we understand it and this escape is inevitable. Connect with Andrea on his Website!