While Cleaning Up the Office, I Am Reminded of How Much I Miss Polaroid

While Cleaning Up the Office, I Am Reminded of How Much I Miss Polaroid

Yeah, it happens.

Once in a while I have to break down to clean the office. I find it is a great way to procrastinate from doing something that is not ready yet. Creative block – no problem… dig through the cabinets. Heh.

This time I found my little box of Polaroids. One of a kind images that have been in there since the 80’s. (No, I never throw photographs away… not in my DNA.)

I had a few different Polaroid cameras, as well as Polaroid backs for my Nikon, Mamiya, and 4×5 cameras.

My favorite film was the Polaroid 55P/N. It delivered a beautiful negative as well as a black and white print that was also super high quality.

And of course I shot a lot of B&W and color Polaroid in the camera backs. Think of it as old-guy chimping.

But one of the cameras I had so much fun with was the “Swinger”. A small, flash built in camera with a plastic lens, this thing would spit out a shot in an instant and develop right in front of your eyes in about a minute.

Colors were all over the place. Sharpness could not be of any interest to you if you shot this camera. It was a mess if you looked at it as a technical issue.

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