For anyone in the Chicago area I am having a show of my Polaroid Project photos. It will include many from this blog plus many more new ones. Come take a look. Friday May 14th Weegees Lounge 3659 West Armitage Chicago, IL 6pm to 9pm.
Polaroid slaps their name on a Fuji Fujix Mini 7 and calls it a new camera. I love Polaroid but if you can't make it yourself screw you. Buy the Fuji. They also make a larger Fuji Fujix with a bigger pic. Check it out at Fuji's website.
I love the skyline of Chicago, something about looking at it from a far, it is just a calming landscape. Maybe because we don't have any mountains around here so for me I get peace looking at the steel and glass monoliths. These are two images showing the skyline at night and day; my personal favourite is night.
Some Polaroids shot with my Square shooter with either type 88 or 89. Type 88 being 80 ISO and 89 being 100 ISO. The Square shooter I have is supposed to work with the Type 88 but does fine with the faster film as well. All processing times are approximately for type 88 are 60 seconds and Type 89 are 90 seconds.
Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field. The peel apart wasn't that clean obviously.
Again a bad pull I believe the rollers where gooped up.
The leaning tower of Pisa? Nope just a nice facsimile located outside a YMCA on Touhy Ave. in Niles, IL. I think it was originally a pizza place that put it up.
The front of a building on Racine in Chicago, Monsters live there.
In the last week or so a lot has happened in the Polaroid world. The Impossible Project and the current owner of Polaroid have agreed to collaborate, and the Project will be making film for Polaroid while Polaroid comes out with reissues of some classic cameras. It appears that they are only developing the integral form factor (the kind that shoots out of the front of the camera) and not the peel-apart types like my favorite type 88 or the classic 669. So we will only be able to shake it and not peel it. If you want to shoot instant film today I suggest the Fuji Film Instax line of instant film cameras. I just got one from B&H and will have a review shortly. Check it out in the meantime. They have 2 different sizes, one small and one wider and slightly shorter than a traditional Polaroid 600 picture.
P.S. I have also been shooting a ton and have a lot of new pictures to fix up and post.