Well, would you look at that?! A post about hipster cameras and camera paraphernalia, and it didn’t come from me. This baby is all Gabie, but I have some camera related things in my back pocket too. Be certain of this: this is not the last Candid Camera collection to be featured here.
Happy shooting. Happy Wednesday, folks.
Well, 2011 is done, and so is the first year of Instax-A-Day. I did it! 365 days, 1 instax a day, no do overs. (And no minimal cheating!) It’s really an interesting thing to take a picture a day. I remember something specific about every single one of the photos—sometimes where we were, sometimes exactly what we were doing, and almost always what emotion I was trying to document. I think I’m going to keep the project going (though it is expensive), but this year there won’t be a specific theme. I’m looking forward to taking pictures of something else, frankly. Should the project fall by the wayside, I will definitely come back to it for the same year of duckling’s life. It’s a good year to document day-by-day.
Anyway, Happy New Year. And for your viewing pleasure—the whole of Instax-A-Day for 2011.
Music: When My Boy Walks Down the Street & Absolutely Cuckoo by The Magnetic Fields
Turn up your sound, sit back, and enjoy the dance and light show. Yeah, we’re #LATFH like that.
We all know I don’t know how to travel light when it comes to cameras. Luckily, I have friends who are just as crazy as I am. Fortunately, Mr. S is a carried baby, because boy did that stroller come in handy when we went to the CNE on a photo trip with Ryan and Calla last year.
C’moooooonnnn, summer–our click click click click cameras are waiting.
Is it February yet? No? Oh good. So that means I can still post all the 2010 retrospectives and New Year plans without guilt, right? Right?
I’m not making any resolutions for this year, but I have begun a new (rather ambitious, I think) project for 2011. I present to you: INSTAX-A-DAY. Enjoy.
As promised ages ago, here are pictures of my Dad’s hipster cool upcycled book shelves—made from bricks, cinder blocks and wooden planks. Sorry, these really were the best photos of them. Though I guess a picture of me busting a move isn’t so bad until you find out that as a kid, I thought I was psychic because I could “predict” when the next drum beat was coming in pop songs on the radio. Yes, I am the perfect mixture of my dad (musical) and my mom (level of musicality ends at being able to tell when the band is playing and when it is not).
From what I can gather Impossible Project is currently selling their new black & white film for SX-70 cameras, and will introduce colour film sometime in the summer. At some point, they will also be making 600 film. Meanwhile, they have a bunch of carefully stored and tested original film for sale as well, packed in limited edition modern sleeves, designed by Paul Giambarba.
I cannot stop browsing the site. AND WANT TO BUY EVERYTHING.
I’m most fascinated by the manipulable film. If you think capturing a fleeting moment is hard with regular film, just imagine the possibilities with this:
SX-70 FadeToBlack is an experimental film made from expired time-zero chemicals. These expired chemicals lend the film a constantly mutating color palette, without manipulation the film will turn totally black after 24 hours.