Hello everyone, and welcome back to 8 Exposures, our popular instant film Q&A series! This entry focuses on Wisconsin photographer Jon Syverson…
1) What kind of Polaroid camera(s) do you use?
The most used in my collection would have to be the Polaroid Spectra SE and the Polaroid Land Camera 150.
*2) Why do you like instant photography???
It sometimes resembles a far away place, or another time, something other than the sterility of other forms of imaging.
Instant photography is of course one of the last truly magical things, I believe. I am still captivated and left in awe, quite frankly, of all of the different types and ages of instant films that are available for use to this day. I wish some of the oldest of the Polaroid films were still available, or that I could time travel, whatever.
I also really like instant photography because it requires you to have greater knowledge of film scanning, which was something I used to do for years on the job. Although, come to think of it, I had never attempted taping a Polaroid to a drum scanner.Read all