Friday, May 30, 2008

Memorial Day with The Kid and a Polaroid 600SE

As someone who used to spend every single day in a darkroom with a true love for the smell of fixer, it took me a VERY long time to transition to digital, and I love it, I REALLY love it. It's great for collaboration with art directors, clients get to see final results as I'm shooting, I don't have to wait 24 hours to see proof sheets, no more getting scans made of every single shot I like, and the list goes on and on and on. I had left film behind, and I never thought I would look back.... Until this past Memorial Day. My Cousin Elon (a fellow photographer who I know has been secretly skeptical of my new found commitment to digital) put a Polaroid 600SE in my hand as soon as I walked in his door and offered up as much Polaroid as I'd like to shoot one of my favorite subjects (Elon and Bryn's two year old kid, aka my little cousin). As soon as I ripped open that first Polaroid, it all came rushing back. I love digital, but I do still love film and Polaroid too. Thanks Elon!