newest addition to the family
Today I was walking around the streets of Union Square when I decided to walk into Urban Outfitters. I have a Holga camera and thought that I’d buy some more film for it, which Urban O conveniently sells at the front of the store. However, as I was about to purchase the film, I noticed a shelf full of cameras called Fuji Instax Instant Camera. Intrigued, I picked up a box and inspected it. Though the Polaroid camera has gone the way of the dinosaur, the Fuji Instax is a new form of instant photography. Though the photographs are about half the size of a Polaroid’s, I’m glad to see that instant photography is not altogether gone. Sure, digital cameras can capture clear and amazing snapshots that can be doctored to look hyper-real, but sometimes it’s nice to have an instant memory. I believe that instant photos are more arts-and-craftsy anyways, and these photos are the perfect scrapbook-size. Anyways, after some deliberation, I bought the camera and two packs of film (forgoing the film for my Holga… I’ll get it another time).
On my way home via the MUNI, I read over the instructions and discovered that this camera is incredibly easy to use. Instead of loading film by hooking a reel in with tiny slots, you load a film pack in by just sliding it into the back of the camera. Though I haven’t found an opportunity to use it yet (I just bought it this morning and I’ve had a busy day and there are only 10 pictures to a pack of film so I don’t want to waste them) I’m excited to use my new camera tomorrow! ❤