Instant Works by Michael Behlen


An image of Behlen's will be shown at "The Decisive Light", a group exhibition of international Polaroid artists hosted by Polaroid Of The Day at Projekteria Art Gallery in Barcelona, Spain from September 1st to October 8th, 2017! The opening of the exhibition will be on September 1st at 7:00pm where you will be able to meet and greet some of the photographers who are participating in the show. In the evening, the celebration will be followed by an after-party at La Federica in El Poble-sec. Throughout the month long exhibition there will be numerous special events related to the Polaroid world including: an instant photography workshop for beginners, a double exposure workshop with SX-70 cameras with French photographer Marjolaine Vuarnesson, and a workshop on large format instant photography by photographer Efrén Razkin. Click here for all the details!



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 month of May 2017. 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.