I thank my lucky stars everyday for the Impossible Project. For those of you who may not know, the Impossible Project is a company who saved the last surviving Polaroid film production plant and has since 2008 been creating new instant films for our old Polaroid cameras.
I own two SX-70 Polaroid cameras, one of which I purchased this year at Cleveland's own Aperture Photography & Variety Store. Shooting analog slows me down in the best possible way, from opening the camera, to composition, to finally excitedly pressing the shutter, not to mention the special reward of the sound of a yet dim photograph exiting through the rollers and into my finger tips. It's tactile, exciting, and a heaping helping of trial and error. Here are a few of my favorites from the last month or so.