“This past Thanksgiving I did a little experiment involving my boyfriend’s family: I brought a gaggle of instant cameras to the festivities. Seeing as he’s the love of my life, I wanted to bond more with his relatives. I wasn’t sure that everyone would be into this idea of mine, but I thought it just might work. Either that or they’d be dreading the next holiday where I would be in attendance. Guess what? It worked!” (via An Instant Tradition | BH inDepth)
“Having just one automatic camera is quite liberating, after shooting mostly large format this year, just focus and shoot. The Polaroid is a robust metal bodied camera, with very few moving parts or electronics it was actually perfect on the beach, with no worry about bits of sand or salt making any impact on the camera. The Fuji gives lovely saturated and contrasty images which together with the slight vignetting from the glass lens makes for very classic looking images. I found the best way to handle the images was to leave them unpeeled until the evening back at the hotel, as the Fuji film is self terminating this has no adverse effect and prevents sand sticking to wet prints.” (via Polaroid Automatic Land Camera…On Vacation! | Film Photography Project)
“Part of the same retro trend as apps like Hipstamatic, the instant camera continues to make a comeback.” (via Five Big Trends in Photography 2011 » IMSO - Insights for Image Users. From Image Source.)
Polaroid SX-70 advert (by flickrfabio)
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