Do you wish you could turn time forward or back? Do you crave vintage and/or preserving delayed gratification in a time when instant gratification surrounds you? Have you ever thought about the irony of purchasing a phone case with a 35mm film photograph as the design for your 21st century phone? Even if you didn't up until this point, you're thinking about it now! Let's get anachronistic.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Originally born in Belgrade, Serbia, Tamara Masa (@timeilluminated on Instagram) is a film photographer currently based in Toronto, Canada. Tamara began her journey as a film photographer when she discovered her late grandfather's 35mm film cameras in September 2020 and ever since then she has been trying to capture moments in modern time through her grandfather's lenses. She has been featured in the Scarborough Arts 2020 'Big Art Book' as well as the Gallery 1265 'Telepathy' exhibition, and seeks to tamper with time to find beauty in the madness that this 21st century brings.
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH: This customized case was taken using a (1963) 35mm Agfa Paramat film camera using ISO 200 PAN (Ilford) film. The camera in the actual photograph is a Kodak Retina IIa (1958). "Turn Back Time" references that our backs are literally turned away from yesterday, continuously moving forward, while also alluding to the desire to turn back the clock to a time when film cameras were the norm. As humans, we are primarily either thinking about what we could have done different in the past or what we are planning to do in the future. We forget to live in the present moment. Cheers to more patience, more film development and illuminating the better times. Here's to carrying the illuminated times in our back pockets and to keeping film photography alive.
"Time is a constant in history as well as a variable to be used for manipulation of that constant, and I think it is best tampered with through film photographs." - Tamara Masa
This is a white-edged TPE case made for ultimate protection against everyday wear and tear. This clear case features a slim form. It’s shock-absorbing, scratch-resistant, and lightweight enough to always keep it looking good. Since the case was created with the intention of having the most authentic film photograph look and feel, please avoid wiping the back of the phone case with alcohol or other substances to preserve the photograph.
.: Slim form and lightweight
.: Shock absorbing
.: Precise cut outs for connectivity
.: Supports wireless charging
These cases are unique and therefore there are limited quantities for each design. For that exact reason, there is no refund or exchange. With that being said, each piece is checked and quality controlled by me and I guarantee that you will be happy with the design while also supporting a local artist!