I'm sure you've noticed that I'm something of a shutterbug. I almost always have a camera on me, sometimes two or even three. I have a large Canon DSLR, a tiny Sony Cybershot, a 40-year-old Yashica SLR which belonged to my mom, a Diana and a Holga (both of which shoot lomographic film), and a Polaroid 600-series. I love each camera for different reasons, but my favourite, hands-down, is the Polaroid.
I got into Polaroid photography knowing that the company had announced that it would no longer be making instamatic film and that the end was near, but I just couldn't help myself. I love the instant aspect of it, I love watching the film as it develops in my hand, and I adore how fleeting it is. Polaroid film isn't cheap (especially now), so if you take a crummy photo, that's a few dollars wasted. However, if you get a good one, oh, but it feels wonderful. It's like you've someone beat the odds, triumphed over the gods. It is for me, anyway. The only place currently making film for my type of camera is The Impossible Project, and I've been eager to try it out. My mom was kind enough to send me a couple of packs for my birthday, so I got the opportunity much sooner than I thought!
I thought I'd finished with the last of my color film, but there was still some left in the camera, and as much as I was dying to check out the new film, I couldn't bring myself to waste the old.
Tamar. It was so strange to be in a town with any sort of nightlife! We'd gone to see a concert, but were unsure whether it was worth the $10 cover change, so we sat on a bench listening to it for awhile. Across the street was the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, all lit up. The shot came out dark, but I find it a bit enchanting. The Greenbrier's playing The Seafarer right now, which I saw in London and adored. If you're in the area, there are one or two dates left!
All in all, the weekend has been wonderful and so is this film! Expect many more polaroids in the future!