I always make a point of looking at the cameras in thrift shops, even though finding anything worthwhile is rare (I did get a Polaroid SX-70 in a Goodwill once). I found a Fuji Instax 100 camera in a thrift shop the other day. It was $6 and it had half an expired film pack in it still. I thought I'd try it out.
The camera is pretty large and definitely not as cute as the Instax Mini. It's not even as cute as the Instax 210, which isn't even cute. It has a flash button that doesn't seem to do anything (the camera seems to decide for you whether or not it will use flash), but as far as instant cameras go, I'm pretty pleased! I love the wide size of the film, and I sure do love that the film is available locally.
Geoff snapped this picture of me this morning. I had pulled out a favourite wool shawl of mine. I'm making a sullen face because it's actually really hot today (notice the messy hair -- who can be bothered to wrangle hair when the air is soupy?) and I can't wear it. It's pretty, though -- it looks just like this scarf.
(I wrote the title for this post after getting this song by The Auteurs stuck in my head on my morning bike ride.)
Jane Flanagan: Thank you! Oh, and thanks for the tip! I'll try to find some. Black and white has a special sort of majesty to it, I think!
Jen: Oh, that's so exciting! And yes, I sure do love the great older cities. Even Buffalo is a great place to visit because there are some gorgeous old buildings there, reminders of a former glory.
Neon Relish: Thank you! I keep thinking about how they were taken from the ground and titled funny. Central Camera was amazing! We happened to stop by while we were waiting to go to the airport, wandering around with our suitcases.
tanvi @ now craving, casey, erin, Sarah: Thank you!
niki: Oh, for sure. I really hope film never goes away! I'm glad you like the pictures.
sunshine by sara: Thank you! Oh, that's too bad. I'm sure the same would happen to me if I ever tried working in a dark room myself!
Megan: Aw man, down with allergies, for real.
Stephanie: Oh yes, I love them. Thank you!