A Year in an Instant


“A Year in an Instant” is a diary made of instant photos documenting the first 365 days of a newcomer in Japan.

Between the 29th of September of 2015 and the 28th September of 2016, I will capture an instant photo and describe the every day occurrences while living in Japan. Up until day 64 the camera used for this diary was a Fujifilm Instax 300 Wide and from that day onwards all photos were taken with a Lomo’Instant Wide. Both these cameras use Fujifilm’s Instax Wide Film (86 by 108mm).

This project was funded using the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter thanks to the help of 80 backers.

To get in touch, please email me at nuno@nunocoelhosantos.com or use the address:

Nuno Coelho Santos
Hi City Takadanobaba #311
1-3-6 Shimo-ochiai
Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 161-0033

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All the content for “A Year in an Instant” is produced by and copyright 2015–2016 by Nuno Coelho Santos.

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