Eric is the proud owner of five polaroid cameras, two of which we have used to document many of our adventures for over a year now. There is something special about the analog process that has been lost in the days of digital. With film you only have one chance to capture that moment in time and forever freeze it, with polaroid this process is doubly more special in that there is and will always be only polaroid image. Every single shot is unique and no two are the same...nor should they be. Some of the film we use is expired, but we like the surprises that come along with that! Here is a small collection of our favorites from the past year:
Cesme, Turkey, Summer 2009
Ghostly Feet Romance
GA+E, expired film
In the past 2 years, the world of analog photography has changed. In 2008, Polaroid officially stopped production of its film and forced all the photographers of the world to duke it out tooth and nail style on the streets for the last few packs of unexpired film. This momentous event caused an uproar in the photography community. Most people didn't realize how prevalent polaroids were in culture, media, artwork - general everyday life - until it was gone.
Then a group of scientists, investors and photographers formed a company called the Impossible Project. They set out to do what they described as the impossible, to not only bring back polaroid film, but to reinvent it. Their recently released first pack of film was greatly anticipated and has been well-received.