Love at First Sight

I mentioned that I had ordered some expired Polaroid 600 film from an EBay seller. I had seen the gorgeous colours that others were getting with the film — colours that The Impossible Project hasn’t yet been able to achieve with their reengineered film — and I had to try it for myself. My first shot is above and I can say that I am deeply, madly in love.

I have two more packs of this film and I intend to use them in California while I am there for Camp Shuttersisters and my subsequent coastal road trip.  This film isn’t perfect. Any supply is by now expired so there are no guarantees. The colours though. They are magic. They make me smile.

I must have more of this film.

Can you blame me?

Even though the prices are obscene?

Now, the colours in these photos are enough to earn my undying love but this film brought me the magic moment, sitting in a pumpkin patch with my 5 year old niece watching her portrait materialize before our eyes.


About Debra Cowie

Debra is a photographer and visual storyteller based in Ottawa, Canada. She is an explorer at heart, whose passion for photography was born in travel and has been carried with her to more than 30 countries so far. Debra is also an avid cook and baker and much of her current work focuses on food styling and photography in her serendipitously beautifully lit kitchen. She has flirted with Polaroid and 35mm film photography but her true love is her DSLR (aka "Boyfriend Mark").
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2 Responses to Love at First Sight

  1. Love that expired 600. I have some, too, and Camp seems the perfect place to use it!

  2. Rhianne says:

    Can’t blame you at all, I wish I had some now though – I’ve tried the impossible project ones but they’ve already faded, boo. I love your photos.

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