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!