Sunday, 1 April 2012

Shake it like a Polaroid picture





My vintage camera family gained another member this week, a Polaroid Instant 1000 Land Camera. If I'm totally honest the appeal with this one is all about the shape, the colour and the rainbow stripe - I decided it was worth the risk of it ending up as a gorgeous paperweight if it didn't work! It came with a pack of expired film so I got giddy about the effects that might be created using it until I figured out this particular Polaroid model is powered by batteries in each pack of film - rookie mistake, of course film a decade or two old would have a flat battery. I'd come across The Impossible Project a while ago and been really impressed by the work they had done bringing back the production of Polaroid-compatible film after it was discontinued by Polaroid themselves in 2008, a little checking up later I discovered that their PX-70 films would work, brilliant! The only downside; at £17.00 per pack it'll cost a mint each time I fancy getting snappy but that's the price of retro beauty I suppose!

There have been a few more finds over the past couple of days, but I thought this little lovely deserved her own post ♥ 

Hope you're all having a good weekend! 



24 comments:

  1. What a wonderful retro find and I bet you can't wait to hear that first click and whirr when your inaugural image is captured and released.

    Happy day!

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  2. It's perfection! I have a polaroid from the 2000's and you don't need a battery with the film thankfully! I have expired film and it gives a cool darker image. xx

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  3. So much GREEN ENVY right now.....its MARVELOUS!!!!

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  4. She's a beauty! I have a polaroid somewhere, like Em's it's from the late 90s/early 00's - I must dig it out, they're such fun.

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  5. I'm so jealous of your find really hope you share your first batch of polaroids. The white and rainbow stripe is so cool!

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  6. It looks fab! What's the going rate for Polaroid cameras like this at the car boot (just in case I spy one)?

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  7. I have found a polaroid today!!!:-)

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  8. That camera sure is a beauty and of course a great addition to your vintage camera family. The rainbow stripes are very retro and the camera itself looks in such good condition for it's age. I know very little about cameras myself, but have always admired the art and those who collect/use them xxx

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  9. p.s Couldn't have thought of a better title for this post :) How I remember that OutKast tune!

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  10. The polaroid prints my American cousin gave me in the sixties deteriorated badly, but of course these days you can scan them immediately!

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  11. This is very cool, eek at the price of film! Scarlett x

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  12. Such an iconic design. I always wanted a Polaroid as a child, you just had to buy this, so glad you did. £17 for film is steep, but some spend that on coffee and fags, so it's all relative!

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  13. I love polaroids - the excitement of watching them develop before your eyes! Love the new banner.

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  14. Aw, what a cutie to add to your rather impressive collection. Shame about the price of the film but JUST LOOK AT THAT RAINBOW STRIPE! Beauty.

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  15. What a great little find! That is a shame the film is costly, but I am sure it will be worth it to have real retro-ish photo's though :) Happy Camera Snapping...
    Magie

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  16. I love polaroids! My husband has a really cool old polaroid camera, but film is just so expensive! I have a newer version which is fun, but it's not quite the same.

    x Jasmine

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  17. I have always wanted a polaroid camera but the price of film has always turned me off a little bit! They really do take the coolest photos though! enjoy.

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  18. ooh what a nice find :) I have a second hand polaroid camera too but haven't got round to buying film for that very reason, so pricey!! Looking forward to seeing the results though! xx

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  19. Hi Jem, congratulations you were a runner up in my giveaway and I have an Ambi Pur plug in to send to you - drop me an email (should be on the reply to this comment) with your address and I'll get it on it's way to you!

    Victoria xx

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  20. Polaroid cameras are the best! The rainbow stripe just makes it too good too pass.. :)

    x

    Marielle

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  21. i so want a polaroid camera! vintage one for decorative or the working one would be great too! love it! thanks for the info as well! xx susan

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