I recently bought a Taschen book on Polaroids. It was a great reminder about the greatness that an imperfect polaroid can be.
We sold our house! This marks an end of an era. This house could be considered Studio Espinoza 4.0 and with each new studio space I learn and create a space that works better than the last.
Since I bought the Mamiya RZ67 in November I have enjoyed shooting both film and polaroid pack film. The quality of a 6×7 negative is impressive and keeps me motivated to shoot with the Mamiya. The instant gratification of shooting polaroid film is mostly novel but everyone seems to love the tangible and magical process of instant film. It’s also quite a bit cheaper than 120 film.
It’s been about ten years since I’ve shot film. The last time was during a surf trip to Costa Rica where I used an underwater 35mm camera. I have to admit I was anxious. I wanted to see the difference between my 5D Mark III files and the Mamiya. Since I’d never used the Mamiya I wasn’t sure what I would see as a result. Up to this point I had burned through a pack of polaroid film with horrible results. I was afraid the film would look the same.