The Photographic Journal

Kelsey x The Impossible Project

Essay 163 • Jun 30th 2017

I hung out with my friend Kelsey and her daughter, Harley, on a Friday afternoon- taking photos, eating fruit, and listening to Creedance Cleerwater Revival (because it makes Harley dance). I shot with the new black & pink duochrome film from The Impossible Project on a Polaroid Impulse camera, and the nostalgic feel of the film felt perfect for a Friday where we never had to keep an eye on the time- the only thing we had to worry about was getting watermelon juice on our polaroids.

Thanks to The Impossible Project for providing the film for this shoot!


Kate Sweeney

Kate Sweeney (b. 1987 in Columbus, Ohio) is TPJ’s Photographer-In-Residence. Kate is a self-taught photographer whose work has been featured online in Feature Shoot, Dazed Magazine, Refinery29, and The Huffington Post, as well as in magazines such as Austere, Clear Nude, Babefest, and Latent Image. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, where she continues to make work that focuses on the human form, abstraction, and color.

Model: Kelsey Dean

(Film provided by The Impossible Project)


Check out all of Kate’s TPJ photo essays:

Alayna at the Farm

Frances in the Field

Pink Ladies



A Sunday in Ridgewood

Kate x Vans Vision Walk

A Butterfly Underwater

A Night in Nashville





A Day at the Inn

In This Place

Kelsey x The Impossible Project

Butch & Femme

Color Therapy

24 Hours in Catalina, Part Two

24 Hours in Catalina, Part One





Kelsey x The Impossible Project

We Took the Cake