Tales of Santa might seem a bit dated, especially when Saint Valentine is on his way, but what the heck?
I got two packs of Polaroid film as a gift from Stephen. Yes, I know you are thinking, ‘Didn’t Polaroid go bankrupt?’ It did, but right before they went under and destroyed one of the last factories that manufactured the film, a group of investors got together and purchased the factory in Enschede (NL). The name of the group: The Impossible Project. It was their mission to keep analog instant film alive in the age of the digital over-share.
I visited their store located in New York City’s SOHO neighborhood. Armed with my SX-70 Camera (which must have been the iPhone of its day) I got a tutorial of how their film works and left with a box of color and black and white film and a flash bar.
How did it work? Not every shot was a success. I pulled my camera out during a party and got lots of questions and quickly turned into an Impossible sales person. Pictures seem to work best with lots of natural day light (see the christmas tree above). Would I get more film? I’m counting the days for Santa (or Saint Valentine) to visit again.