Instant Works by Michael Behlen


Two of Behlen's Polaroid images will be shown at the Film Shooter's Collective's NSEW exhibition at Kranzberg Arts Center Incubator in St. Louis, MO August 5th to 27th, 2016 in conjunction with the release of The Film Shooter's Collective's new Book NSEW Volume III.

A selection Behlen's images from his series "Drought City" was featured in the Hashtag Photography Magazine's 17th issue on August 8th, 2016. Check it out on Issuu now!



Michael Behlen is a photography enthusiast from Fresno, CA. He works in finance and spends his free time shooting instant film and seeing live music, usually a combination of the two. He has self- published two Polaroid photobooks--“Searching for Stillness, Vol. 1” and “I Was a Pioneer,” literally a boxed set of his instant film work. He recently had work shown at Tête de L'Art Association's Group ExPolaroid Exhibition, "Polaroid Is Not Dead" at Hôtel Pasteur à Rennes in France during the months of April and May 2016. He has been published, been interviewed, and been reviewed in a quantity of magazines and online publications, from” F-Stop” and “The Impossible Project Magazine” to “The Film Shooter’s Collective.” He loves the magic sensuality of instant film: its saturated, surreal colors; the unpredictability of the medium; it’s addictive qualities as you watch it develop. Behlen is the Publisher of PRYME Editions. He is a member of The Film Shooters Collective and the Pay It Forward Collective.