I recently dug up an old Polaroid camera long forgotten. Not one of the trendy interesting old ones, just a boring looking old gray one from who knows when. I figured since the film for it was not going tobe made any more that I should shoot a bit with it and I also thought it would work well for something I wanted to do with Polaroids so I went and found somewhere that still had a few rolls sitting on its shelf and bought 4 rolls of it. Damn this stuff is expensive! Fifteen Dollars for 10 photos seems a bit steep to me at least.

I flew through the first ten just getting an idea of how the camera handled and after thinking up interesting ways of combating the automatic flash which apparently can not be turned off I got a few nice shots out of it. I can see why this way of shooting has become trendy again, Its like an instant darkroom and to see the image appear there in front of you is a nice feeling really. This and the not quite perfect exposures and focus can lead to happy accidents.

So you may or may not see a few Polaroid photos pop up here or in my flickr stream in the coming weeks as I shoot through the remaining 30 or so photos I have left to take. Heres to nostalgia…


  1. Andrea - April 9, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I am a fan of your work and love your desktops! A friend of mine ( and I always check to see what new ones you might have up so we can be the first to have it on our computer. Thanks for the awesome site, photos, and work you do. I am new at photography and you inspire me to get out there and keep taking pictures!

  2. john - April 9, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Hi Andrea! I love hearing from people that enjoy my photographs so thanks for leaving a comment. I appreciate you coming to the site often although I wish I could update it more often. I should have some new ones up next week unless I somehow magically have some time among my busy busy weekend. Im also happy to hear that these photos manage to pass on some inspiration to others.

    Feel free to write any time..

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