Sunday, September 30, 2012

the summer of polaroid


Late summer, in technicolor.  (2012).  Edmonton, Canada.  Camera: Polaroid Spectra Pro.  Film: Polaroid Image (expired 2009).

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It's the last Friday of summer, and I skip the office early to catch the university train and meet Sarah for lunch. 

"Food truck!" Sarah exclaims, almost squealing.

Before long, we're park benched underneath the campus canopy of lemon-lime elms, thrilled with our artery-clogging lunch of bacon perogy soft pretzels and peanut butter, chocolate, and cinnamon mini-donuts.  Sarah smiles.  I unfold my Polaroid, and snap a picture.

This, is happy.

In a summer which started with palpable uncertainty, I guess maybe this was unexpected.  But in an instant life where nothing should be taken for granted, I've learned that it's best to keep these rare, true colour moments and remember them for everything that they are.  And, just maybe, somewhere, it really is forever summer.

More starfish and waffles to come.


Happy about mini-donuts! :) (2012). University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


Chicago night skyline.  (2012).  Chicago, Illinois.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


Three corners of architecture with the Sears (Willis) Tower on the right.  (2012).  Chicago, Illinois.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


Two mammals agree: Hungry Hungry Hippos is the best game ever. (2012).  Edmonton, Canada.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


Klaxon Howl. (2012). Toronto, Canada. Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


Blinded by the sun! (2012).  Edmonton, Canada.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


M-Maybe, by Roy Lichtenstein.  Probably my favourite work of Pop Art.  (2012).  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


Boo!  (2012).  Edmonton, Canada.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


The Chicago Cubs vs. the St. Louis Cardinals on a Friday afternoon.  Cubs star shortstop, Starlin Castro, is at bat.  (2012).  Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


Drinking Coke from a glass bottle, nothing beats the real thing.  (2012).  Edmonton, Canada.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


Reading room.  (2012).  Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Illinois.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo. 


The Polaroid girls.  (2012).  Edmonton, Canada.  Camera: Polaroid Spectra Pro.  Film: Polaroid Image (expired 2009).

2 comments:

  1. The Man in the Yellow Hat10 October, 2012 07:03

    more food truck please....

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  2. If only I could get one cute girl, let alone three, to hang on happily one of the Polaroid images (from expired 2009 stock instant package yet), for me, it would be enough to make my day. You are indeed one amazing and lucky dingobear.

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