Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Color of Polaroid

It's happened. I've been bitten by the Polaroid bug and am positively smitten with this photographic medium. Though I'm not presently shooting my own film, I have started a little collection of old Polaroid snapshots. The palette of colors and atmosphere created in these old photos is really quite special and I can see why this is currently the medium of choice for many who are more into the creative (rather than technical) side of photography. One of my favorite photographers is Alicia Bock and she has a great Polaroid set here on flickr, if you'd like to take a peak. And here are a few of the snapshots from my collection (I was very happy to pick up this large album full of photos from Oregon for just a few dollars at an estate sale!):