Jessica López is a photographer and photo editor raised on the Canary Islands, Spain and based in Berlin since 2008. She studied Photo Editing (Bildredaktion) at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie and since then she has been working as photo editor for Rolling Stone Germany, VICE, Musikexpress, ME.Style and ME. Movies magazine. Since 2015 she is the Photography Manager of The Impossible Project.
Joep Gottemaker (Netherlands)
Joep Gottemaker is from the Netherlands. In his day job he works with the elderly, but his big passion is Polaroid photography. He started with a purchasing his first Polaroid, a One Step 600, from a thrift store back in 2006. He bought his first pack of film with his father and was amazed by the almost magical development that happened right in front of his eyes. The "magic" of the print is still special to him. When he got his first folding SX-70 he started shooting close-ups of flowers and nature, which is his true passion now. I secretly call him the master of flowers ;) He likes to explore the family flower garden and arrange the colorful pictures afterwards to stunning collages.Joep was devastated when he learned that Polaroid was shutting down the production of instant film back in 2008. But then luckily "The Impossible Project" came to save the day. They took over the production facility in the Netherlands, which is close to where he lives. That's how he became friends with a lot of the people that now work at the factory. He now hopes that instant film will be around forever and even more people will be hooked up with this just wonderful analog medium.
Bastian Kalous (Germany)
Bastian Kalous is from Freyung, Germany, where he lives with his wife, daughter and his dog Schoki. He's working as a nurse at day and is shooting large-format Polaroids during his free time. He is famous for his wonderful, dreamy nature pictures mostly shot on expired film. He often makes himself a part of the captures of his favourite picture hunting ground: The Bavarian Forest National Park. His work is not limited to just Germany. For instance he recently traveled Norway with his family and shared wonderful and unique landscape photos on his Flickr.
Gesine Hagmann-Görlich (Germany)
Born in Germany - Gesine Hagmann-Görlich lives since 2001 with her daughter and her husband in Vienna. At the beginning, photography was "just" a passion, but it became more and more a tool for her work. Gesine worked more than twelve years in the real estate sector and has specialized in the photography of buildings and living spaces at private homes. In May 2015 she founded the Good Morning Vienna – The Breakfast Guide. Also the starting point for her food photography - who could resist when presented with all those delicious breakfasts.
Kathi Kamleitner (Austria)
Kathi is from Vienna and is now for the second year a member of the Sofortbild-Safari jury. She's an independent travel blogger and photographer studying "Film and Media" at the University of Glasgow. She frequently explores the Scottish Highlands on her hikes as well as the Glasgow Mural Trail, documenting the Graffiti and Street-Art scene of her temporary home-town. Since 2013 she's a writer for the international women's travel magazine Travelettes. Beginning in March she's contributing more time to her own blog, Watch Me See, where she shares stories about Scotland and other nordic European countries. Every step is well documented with pictures. Analog, digital or Polaroid, she prefers a healthy mix.
Patrick J. Clarke (USA)
Patrick J. Clarke has been using IMPOSSIBLE film since Silver Shade PX600 First Flush, has shot Instant photography professionally for clients including Levi's and IMPRINT Projects and has had his work featured in the IMPOSSIBLE gallery in New York City . He is the author of King of The Lab: Instant Lab Tips & Tricks, and is the creator and host of The Instant Photo Show, a podcast about instant photography and the people who love it.
Marco Christian Krenn (Austria)
Marco Christian Krenn (mck-photography) from Austria is working as a freelance photographer since 2007. He started out covering concerts in the Vienna area but soon got very interested in portrait photography. He's an instant-photography veteran who shoots mostly on peel-apart film. Due to his work at Supersense he's able to operate the world's largest Polaroid camera (a 20x24”).