It’s not Geeting’s first analog instant rodeo either. His parents had a Polaroid camera when he was a kid: “I couldn’t believe a camera could provide instant results, it seemed too good to be true,” he reflects. “In an age where everything seems to be created digitally, film photography is having a real renaissance in an attempt to reconnect with tangibility. The new OneStep+ camera seems like a perfect marriage of the two — controlled digitally but printed physically. I think it really speaks to creatives’ needs right now.”
His choice to create surreal still-lives, racing against the Self Timer mode countdown for a chaotic but dynamic project, goes hand-in-hand with his feelings on how his photograph work expands and changes over time. “My creative process is constantly shifting and adapting to my environment,” he says. “I’m not so much interested in photography’s ability to capture reality, but rather how it transforms and abstracts it’s subject matter. I am using the world around me to make fantasy photographs.”
Interestingly, when he talks about the aspects of life that inspire him, he echoes certain sentiments expressed by Dapperton — especially when it comes to New York City. “Most of my inspiration comes from taking walks, paying attention, and taking cues from the universe,” he says. “What you see on the street in New York City is often stranger than what your mind dreams up.” To wit, he has an upcoming book called Neighborhood Stroll which chronicles his walks around his home neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, over the course of three years.