Instant/Surf: The Polaroid Photography Of Matt Smith
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Cornwall is, and has a history of being, home to some incredibly creative people; from the artistic hubs of St Ives and Newlyn in the 19th and 20th centuries through to the present day, creativity in many mediums both develops here and is drawn here. Some people pursue their creative endeavours full tie, whilst others enjoy them as a past time that sits alongside their working lives and other hobbies. Our friend Matt Smith falls into that later category. Matt lives in St Agnes, just over the hill from us. He has a regular job, he surfs, and he has a passion for polaroid photography that often sees him taking photos before or after a surf at a local beach with one of his incredibly interesting instant cameras. In a world of instant digital photography, where people snap phone photos of the waves before or after a surf to share on social media, we wanted to shine a spotlight on Matt’s interpretation of instant surf photography and celebrate some of his beautiful images.