Monday, 19 January 2009

Old School...

I've been wanting my own Polaroid camera for a while now and thanks to the inspiration of fellow bloggers who share their beautifully framed, hauntingly grained instant camera images online, I was finally pushed over the edge to get out and source one. First stop - eBay!

I won this Polaroid 636 Instant Camera today and I can't wait to get it in the mail - time to step into Wonder Years mode and start taking some old school photos.

5 things I love about Polaroid photos...

1) The subtle afternoon light that seems to swathe itself across every subject in the image.

2) Their retro sentimental feel.

3) Their ability to instantly transport me back to my childhood.

4) They make everyone smile - bring a polaroid camera out and you can see the memories flood into the mind, and surface on the faces of those old enough to remember the real instant cameras.

5) The excited anticipation of gathering around the still drying film as it morphs from a cloudy blank canvas into images of a moment captured in time.

6 comments:

Ming the Merciless said...

I remember reading somewhere that Polaroid stopped making the film cards. So stock up when you see them.

LJ said...

Can't wait to see some of your pictures! You're completely right, I used to love waiting around for the image to reveal itself :)

Lauren K said...

I absolutely adore Polaroid cameras. I've had mine for a few years and have never tired of it.

coco said...

I want one too. They take lovely pictures.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

were all going back to old school i'm tired fo this technologie!

a pretty pill said...

you know...i need to bust mine out. i haven't used it in years. thanks for the nudge.