Photography Show Touts Work by Lana Del Rey’s Sister, Demi Moore’s Daughter
It’s ostensibly a celebration of instant photography, but from the looks of the roster, it’s also a party in the name of nepotism. This weekend only, the Hoxton Gallery in London is holding “8×8,” a show with just eight photos from eight “instant photographers” who used Impossible‘s Instant Lab Universal for their creations—the Berlin-based Impossible saved instant photography from extinction a few years ago after Polaroid announced their plans to stop producing film for the classic cameras. And almost half of the artists in the show happen to be famous (or just related to someone who is).
The roster of instant photographers includes Chuck Grant, sister to singer (and Klaus Biesenbach pal) Lana Del Rey; Scout Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis; and Alison Mosshart of the indie rock band the Kills. They join photographers Kate Bellm, Paulina Surys, Elegia, Andrew Millar, and Oliver Blohm.
i-D reports that Grant’s photo is a sexy portrait of her sister with her trademark pouty lips and hoop earrings, while Willis will use the opportunity to further her work on the “Free The Nipple” campaign, a feminist movement based in the U.S. aimed at getting Instagram to allow images of women’s nipples and other body parts to be shown on the social media service, free of censorship. Her sexually charged contributions include one image of two women lying on the floor with their legs intertwined.
Impossible Project is currently the only company that manufactures and sells film for classic Polaroid cameras and its Instant Lab closes “the gap between analog and digital photography” (per their website) by allowing users to transform their digital images into Polaroids with a smartphone hook-up to a special printer, providing every hipster the ability to transcend basic Instagram filters and achieve that lo-fi quality in real life—with the ease of an iPhone tap, of course.
8×8 will be in display at Hoxton Gallery in London from February 20–22, 2015.
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