I've been considering why I like #polaroidoriginals papers in comparison to the Fuji Instax. One reason is due to the imperfections that come with the film. These are the qualities that I consider for a photograph. Imperfections give the photo character. And if I ever want a photograph without imperfections, I'd go digital.
Same idea but this time taken on B&W i-Type film. For the black background, we simply stepped outside the kitchen : it's pitch black with a distinct lack of light pollution in the Brittany countryside.
New Polaroid OneStep 2! This is my final attempt at trying to enjoy Polaroid photography, and I think it's off to a good start. I just couldn't get Polaroid Originals film to work properly in my vintage Polaroid camera, but this seems to be much more consistent and reliable so far, probably because the new film behaves rather differently to the old, and this camera is closely optimised to it. It's not like Instax at all. Looking forward to trying it out in the days to come.
I have, for a long time, been convinced that the type of camera can change the relationship between the photographer and subject so presenting a beautiful wood and brass view camera is going to evoke a different response to raising a black plastic brick of a modern DSLR to one’s eye. And then, of course, there’s a Polaroid. There was an event to launch a renovated traditional bread oven in the neighbouring village. I always try to remember to leave home with a camera and this time, voted for the One Step +. I walked in with it slung round my neck and immediately had a crowd round me. Its vintage, clicky-whirryness, physicality is endearing, and it must be the ultimate ice-breaking, conversation-starting, friend maker. Hosaena was delighted to have her portrait taken and I was able to give her the photo, taking away my copy thanks to the One Step + Scanner, except that I managed to catch the reflection of my fingers, oops. [Stuart]