At some point in the near future, I will have a new toy.
It will look like this:
Except I’ll be dressed better when I’m using it, obviously.
Thanks to the marvelous Travis, I will soon be the owner of an original SX-70 Polaroid camera. I had been musing on Twitter about purchasing the new Polaroid 300, which is adorable and comes in RED but is expensive and only makes photos that are the size of a business card. (ew.) And musing on Twitter led to Travis offering me his original! Because Travis is THE BEST!
So soon soon soon I will have this awesome new toy to play with.
Film is an issue, since Polaroid stopped making real Polaroids like last year (two years ago? I forget) and therefore they don’t make film anymore either. So the only supplier is the The Impossible Project, which took over an old Polaroid factory and recreated the process. (Check out their story, they’re cool.) However, it’s hella expensive and ships from like Mars or somewhere (or Holland). So I’ll be starting slow.
But I am SUPER excited.
Stay tuned for updates on the SX-70 learning process (because uh yeah I’ve never used one before) and pictures I take if a) I can figure out how to work the camera and b) I can figure out how to scan them.
NEW TOY FTW