New Suburban Photomat

Chris Grismer

New Suburban Photomat explores how creative destruction—an economic theory referring to the process of transformation and radical innovation—has transformed the industry of photographic printing. Instant-print stores have adapted to more specialized printing processes by creating personalized, tactile instant heirlooms. Grismer presents an exploration of these new processes: a thousand keychains are put together to form a large portrait, printed blankets become modern tapestries, and mugs with images stack to form new experimental portraits.