I’ve taken a few more Polaroids.
I’ve really been enjoying the amount of time it takes to take one picture.
This one, above, I stood in the parking lot for about five minutes waiting for the right combination of light, pedestrians and vehicles.
When each release of the shutter costs about four dollars, you pause a bit before pressing the button.
There’s no taking 200 photos and hoping one will look good. You take your time and wait for just that moment.
Which is one of the things I loved about photography when I first took it up, long before the digital era.
And when everything comes together and your patience is rewarded, the results are immensely satisfying!
You can come see my Polaroids in person, if you’d like, on Friday April 5th in the evening (6 to 11pm). I’ll be part of a group show of photographers who have all been shooting with gear that isn’t digital.
All of the photos will have that je ne sais quoi of a photographer who is really taking the time to think before pressing the button.