Don’t Forget Polaroid

01Jun08

219 // June 01, 2008

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Alright. By show of hands, how many of you knew that Polaroid is slowly phasing out production of instant film products by February of 2009? When I heard the news, I thought , “Oh, crap! I gotta get my hands on one pronto!” and thus received one from The Parents that they didn’t use anymore. Knowing it works, I just have to get some 600 film.

Since acquiring this camera, I’ve perused some websites such as SavePolaroid.com and especially other Polaroid photographers such as MyPolaroidBlog and a photographer on Flickr, Adamwithoutanyhands. As “retro” and obsolete as Polaroid seems to be, these people really make it look cool.

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As luck would have it, guess what one of the cameras I received from the sweet old man was — that’s right, a Polaroid camera, complete with the owner’s manual.

Rai on Flickr has a set of Polaroid pictures that are taken with this exact camera — check ’em out.

Oh, and if you happen to have a Polaroid camera laying around in the attic — don’t trash it. Find some film and have some fun. Please. I can’t wait.

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