Instant photography: An old-school medium with many young fans

Multidisciplinary artist Noreen Loh shows how to remove the emulsion layer from a Polaroid photo and transfer it to a different surface. This technique is known as an emulsion lift.
A photo taken with a Modified Polaroid Land 180 camera, shot at Geylang Serai during Hari Raya.
A photo taken with a Modified Polaroid Land 180 camera, shot at Geylang Serai during Hari Raya. PHOTO: DAMIAN WITH SANDRA
Some photographers enjoy experimenting with artistic techniques when using instant cameras. This photo was taken using the double exposure technique, which involves superimposing two or more exposures to create a single image.
Some photographers enjoy experimenting with artistic techniques when using instant cameras. This photo was taken using the double exposure technique, which involves superimposing two or more exposures to create a single image. PHOTO: DAMIAN WITH SANDRA
A poster featuring instant photos that document the milestones in the lives of Angie and David Sim's children.
A poster featuring instant photos that document the milestones in the lives of Angie and David Sim's children.PHOTO: ANGIE AND DAVID SIM

SINGAPORE - People of a certain vintage will recall the magic of using a Polaroid camera for the first time: snapping a photo and watching it develop within seconds.

"It was special," recalls retiree Betty Tang, 67, who took Polaroid photos of her children in the 1980s and has held on to a couple of these discoloured photos.

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