Kathy Akey

Today, New York-based artist Kathy Akey takes us on a remarkable adventure in Svalbard, Norway, a recent journey that allowed her to fulfill a childhood dream of polar expedition. Through an invitation to get onboard The Arctic Circle residency program, she and her companions – a team consisting of both artists and scientists – spent…

Our Top Stories of 2015

With 2015 soon coming to a close, we can’t help but look back at how amazing, productive, and inspiring this year has been for us at Whattaroll. We’ve been fortunate to discover some of the most visually compelling film photos by a myriad of artists from around the world, and even more thrilled that we…

Taylor Ponto

“Instax cameras are taken as toys and I’m here to disagree about that,” shared São Paulo-based photographer Taylor Ponto with us during a chat a couple of months ago. Knowing all too well how Instax cameras are marketed as “fun” and “stylish,” we can see how they are often mistaken as playthings instead of tools…

The Holga Doesn’t Have to Be Dead

A candy-colored Holga 120 CFN started it all for me. Just a few weeks ago, the film photography world was rattled by the news of the Holga camera’s passing. According to the announcement of US distributor Freestyle Photographic, the Holga factory has ceased operations and production for the cameras and its accessories. As the iconic…

Black and Light

Observant and self-assured in nature, today’s wonderful photographs are presented by film photographer Brighton Kilgore of Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Shooting with a Polaroid Sun 600 LMS camera and some Impossible Project instant film packs, he plays with light and shadows to capture his urban surroundings and weave them into a confidently and bold narrative…

Kahren Sabater, New York City

“To see it in a different way,” Canada-based photographer Kahren Sabater simply answered when we asked her why she decided to capture New York City in double exposures. Perhaps, this is something we’ve all wanted to experiment with — for those who haven’t yet — for some travel photos, precisely for the same reason as…

Hugo Pereira

Experimental and otherworldly in nature, today’s extraordinary roll comes courtesy of the talented Hugo Pereira of Marinha Grande, Portugal! Shot using his trusty Lomo Lubitel 166 and a roll of Fujichrome Velvia 50 film, his photos show how he expertly rendered the movement and energy of a night at the carnival into a river of…

NOPO Cameras

At Whattaroll HQ we are always on the lookout for new and innovative efforts in the field of film photography. Recently, we came across an exciting little project based in Madrid, Spain. Spearheaded by photographer and researcher Antonio Cañadas, NOPO promises to bring us back to the origins of photography with its beautifully hand-crafted pinhole…

Brooke of the Canyon

Today’s wonderfully elegant photo series is by film photographer and darkroom printmaker Nora Lowinsky, who was born in San Francisco but raised in New York City. Heavily inspired by the California landscape from where she currently resides, she battles stereotypes and predetermined notions of feminine beauty by delivering a refreshingly confident collection filled with understanding,…