Once There Was Fuji FP-100C: Instant Photography of Sussex

Instant photography has experienced a resurgence in popularity among young people in recent years. While digital photography dominates the mainstream, many young people have rediscovered instant film’s charm and unique qualities. The tangible nature of the medium, the unpredictability of results, and the nostalgia associated with it have all contributed to its appeal. Below is some instant photography of East Sussex taken with Fuji FP-100C instant colour film. I took the pictures in 2016 the year Fuji discontinued this popular peel-apart film.

Fuji FP-100C Instant Photography

In particular, brands like Polaroid and Fujifilm have revitalized the instant film market by introducing new instant cameras and film formats. These products often come in vibrant colours and retro designs, targeting younger demographics seeking a tangible and creative photography experience.

Furthermore, the rise of social media platforms like Instagram has played a significant role in the renewed interest in instant photography. Many young people enjoy the physicality of instant prints and the ability to share them in a digital format simultaneously, combining the best of both worlds.

Fuji FP-100C Instant Photography Bexhill

With that, here are a few popular places in East Sussex to shoot instant photography for a nostalgic look.

Fuji FP-100C: Instant Photography of Beachy Head

This stunning chalk headland offers incredible views of the sea and surrounding landscape. It’s a popular spot for landscape photographers with plenty of opportunities for creative compositions.

Fuji FP-100C Instant Photography Bexhill

Fuji FP-100C: Instant Photography of Birling Gap

Another beautiful spot along the East Sussex coastline, Birling Gap features towering cliffs and a pebble beach. It’s a great place to capture dramatic seascapes and the changing colours of the sky during sunrise or sunset.

Fuji FP-100C Instant Photography Birling Gap

Fuji FP-100C: Instant Photography of Hastings Old Town

Hastings’ charming old town is full of architecture, narrow streets, and boutique shops. It’s a great place to wander and explore the town’s history and culture.

Fuji FP-100C Instant Photography Hastings
Fuji FP-100C Instant Photography Hastings Old Town Shops

Fuji FP-100C: Instant Photography of the De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion is an iconic building in Bexhill. It is a design masterpiece and is considered one of the most significant modernist buildings in the UK. Moreover, it now serves as a cultural centre and hosts events, exhibitions, and performances.

Fuji FP-100C Instant Photography of De La Warr Pavilion

Fuji FP-100C: Instant Photography of Bexhill Beach

Bexhill’s pebble beach is popular with swimmers and those wanting to sunbathe or relax. It’s a great place to enjoy the seaside atmosphere and take in the views of the English Channel.

De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill

Finally, while digital photography remains dominant, instant photography has carved out a niche and continues to be popular among young people today. Besides, shoot instant film while you can since most analogue film is getting increasingly difficult for stockists to source.

So have fun and enjoy the process of capturing beautiful places in East Sussex on instant film.

Here are some more Fuji FP-100C instant photography pictures of East Sussex I took in 2016.

Where

Hastings, Bexhill, Beachy Head & Birling Gap, East Sussex, UK.

When

Summer 2016.

What

Mamiya Universal Press medium format rangefinder camera with SEKOR 100mm f/3.5 lens and Fuji FP-100C instant colour film.

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