At Blurb, we’re not just engineers, art directors, copywriters, developers, and operations managers, we’re also photographers. And naturally, we love our cameras: modern, antique, digital, analog, SLR, DSLR, box, bellows, range finder, and point-and-shoot. In this weekly blog series we’re showing off the cameras we use and talking about why we like them.
Camera: Polaroid OneStep SX-70
This is my Rainbow Polaroid, or technically the Polaroid OneStep SX-70. I got him, and a couple of packs of film, from The Impossible Project. The Impossible Project manufactures instant film for polaroids and in their words “prevents more than 300 million perfectly functioning cameras from becoming obsolete and thus changes the world of photography.” Admittedly, I have not mastered the art of taking photos with this guy. So far my pictures are like strange captures of ghosts under-the-sea. But in the meantime, the camera itself has a high enough kitsch factor that I enjoy him just for his pretty face.
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