So here’s something: I like Polaroid cameras.
And even more, I love Polaroid pictures.
Somehow I have found myself doing extensive research on Polaroid at uni. It’s so interesting!! The whole story about the demise of the company, yet the resurgence of this type of image makes me giggle and wink at whoever is nearby. Hmm. Not really. Not sure why…
Despite the INCREDIBLE EXPENSE involved in buying Polaroid film (it works out to be like $4 a picture) and the fact that it is in no way reliable (giant defects being common, and photos slowly degrading until they are useless)… I love the feel of the chunky camera in my hands. I love the sound it makes as the flash goes off and a perfect white-framed image slides out. I love holding the developed picture in my hands. The image is also an item, which makes it so much more special.
Cheers to this obsolete art!