Why Polaroid? Why?
I’m sure most of the planet has heard that Polaroid will soon be discontinuing their instant film. Yes, I know that’s crazy talk! It’s kind of like Disney discontinuing Mickey Mouse or Kellogg’s quitting production of Frosted Flakes.
Polaroid sure has stirred up the internet with their bombshell announcement and some instant film fans have taken it upon themselves to start a Save Polaroid campaign! Savepolaroid.com is bringing awareness of how important Polaroid instant film has been thru the years and that it still can be important even in the digital era. Already flooded with hits from all over the world this new popular site hopes to convince another company to take up the flag and produce instant film.
In conjunction with the site they’ve also created the Save Polaroid flickr group. Go to these sites and support the cause.
Today, I felt like I needed to dust off the old Polaroid and go instant photo snapping and that’s just what I did. It had been several years since I used it and it was like seeing an old friend again. I love hearing that zzztt sound once you push the button and it still give me a thrill watching the image magically appear!
All of these Polaroids were all taken today - Now everyone grab those Polaroids out of the closet, go get some film before it’s gone and snap some photos. They may be the last Polaroids you’ll ever take. Let’s hope not!!!