Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A few years ago when we still lived in our home in the desert of southern New Mexico I bought several old polaroid cameras for about a buck each at the local Goodwill. My purpose was to use pieces of the mirrors in the cameras to restore the small reflex viewers in some of my old cameras. I think that, at the time, the Polaroid Corporation was about to go belly-up, and film packs were being offered at somewhat reduced prices. So, I picked up a pack and shot it around the house. I wasn't comfortable with the inexactitude of the process of making photos with the simple cameras, and the price was still too high. Looking at the images now, though, I rather like them and wish I could have talked myself into doing a few more.