oh hello, polaroid

i’m beginning to feel like a camera hoarder here. sunday, at the monthly antique faire, i added a new baby to the family. a polaroid 450. i took a chance on it as it had no batteries and testing on site was not possible (and that’s how i got the asking price down by 50%). once at home, i learned that the batteries it requires are uhm, sort of hard to find and rather expensive ($9 for one?!). nothing a different type of battery and some duct tape couldn’t fix 10 minutes later. and then i let it sit, while waiting for some fuji film to be delivered (i love amazon prime!). film came today. today was the worst day with the kids, they both were fuss butts, mostly attached to me… or fighting with each other over every single toy. distracted (and tired/sleep deprived) as i was, i loaded the film… wrong. and that’s how i burned the first two frames – first one came out half blank. second one completely blank. and here is #3, #4 and #5. third shot shows some light leak. at some point i had to open the back, to fix the film and thought all of it would go to waste but there was no harm in trying to shoot, and that’s why #3 doesn’t make much sense.

he was trying to take a picture with his grandfather’s little Minox… by smashing the lens onto his eye.

pulling up to give little sister a kiss.

i think it’s safe to say that a love fair has began with this new camera.

polaroid 450, fp 3000b

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  • Anne | August 8, 2012 | Reply

    It was definitely a great investment. I love these shots!

    I found your blog through Azzari’s if I’m not mistaken and I’m so glad I clicked through. Your work is beautiful! So hi, nice to meet you!

  • Azzari | August 8, 2012 | Reply

    You will love it! These captures are beautiful.

  • AmiP | August 26, 2012 | Reply

    Absolutely beautiful.

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