I gather with thousands of instant photographers online during #roidweek2016, a community that has been around since 2006. We post two photographs a day on Flickr. You can check out all the 2016 submissions here.
Edwin Land founded Polaroid and invented instant cameras in 1948. As a hobby about five years ago, I started shooting with my Polaroid. I just love it. “Instant photography”, or Polaroid photography, is magical because every photograph is really different from everyone else’s. As a little girl I had the white Swinger camera and to this day have images taken at my parties, from age 13. I wish I still had that camera!
Here are my recent ‘Roid photographs and a few of my favorites from other years thrown in. I’m using a Polaroid SX70, circa 1972.
If you have an old camera up in your attic or buy one at a flea market, put in a roll of film and see how the vintage version feels to you.
And, the camera that does it all.
All photographs are taken by me, unless I have noted otherwise in the caption. I am using my Polaroid SX70.
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