A fashion icon...The Polaroid.
(Helmut newton, world gem flash 1997)
Every now and then a little something comes along that really rocks my world. Today I found out that this has happened...
As an MUA polaroid cameras have a special place in my heart. Before digital cameras (can you imagine?!) a polaroid camera was an on-set staple in the make-up department, we used them to snap a quick continuity shot of our actors in situ. This was always the perfect way to take a continuity shot as you instantly had a visual reference for the scene you were currently filming.
This is a combination of instant print and digital and I am in love! On my recent trip to NYC I decided to tote around my FUJI Instax Mini instead of my SLR (Nikon D3000) and I was able capture the city in a whole new light in a way that only an instant print can.
I don't think this little camera will replace a compact digital in my set bag for work, but it is certainly going to be a welcome addition to any social occasion as it feels like an exciting new generation of an old classic.
What do you shoot on?