I can't believe they've stopped production on Polaroid film. I know this is old news but honestly, it's like they've cancelled Christmas - i am having such a love affair with my SX-70 at the moment. This morning, when i should have been getting on with my terryfyingly long to-do list, i was out the door straight after breakfast, to walk through the falling leaves and golden sunshine in Victoria Park. The only people about were the joggers, the dog walkers and me, pointing her cameras at random sections of undergrowth. As well as the Polaroid, i had my new baby hanging around my neck, and let me tell you, Hasselblads are not light! My neck and shoulders are still aching this evening, but my god it was worth it. The two most heavenly sounds in the world are the satisfying clunk of the Hassy's shutter, and the click-whirrrrr of the SX-70.
It's been Fall Roid Week 2008 over on Flickr this week and there have been some fabulous images posted to the group pool. Some favourites:
And do check out these links for some more pola-lovin':
A Home for Alice
Heather Champ's Polaroid 366
Filmmaker Jamie Livingston snapped a Polaroid every day for 18 years, right up until the day he died - the online archive is here, and you can read more about Jamie and his incredible project here.