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Desperate times call for...desperately fake measures.

This is a collection of photographs made with the ShakeItPhoto"Instant Photo" replicator for the iPhone. When Polaroid stopped manufacturing its instant film, I started using the application after I tore through what film I had left on hand (and through the film I could afford to buy)...and an addiction was born.

The gratification of the physical print may be gone...but the punchy color, the distortion, and the immediacy of the moment is still there.

More images can be seen online at DIG FOR FIRE:

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About the Author

Trevor Messersmith
tm8080 New York, New York, USA

Trevor Messersmith is a New York-based photographer and graphic designer. He started the company 80east Design in 2002 to consolidate his interests in design, photography, and digital media.

Trevor earned a B.A. from Bard College in Photography where he studied with Stephen Shore, Larry Fink, and Anne Turyn. He also studied art and design at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard University.

Trevor's artwork has been exhibited at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the California Museum of Photography, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, the 1650 Gallery (Los Angeles), the Brooklyn Art Library, GLAAD's annual juried OUTAuction (2004-09),,, and in other online galleries.

More of Trevor's work can be seen at

Publish Date  July 12, 2010

Dimensions  Small Square  100 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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Oremualdo says

Nice out of time concept Trevor

posted at 03:25am Aug 16 PST


elliemarp says

cool concept

posted at 06:25pm Jul 13 PST


carlycram says


posted at 05:07pm Jul 13 PST


Roniriver says

Your book looks very cool

posted at 06:35am Jul 12 PST

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