I first experimented with Polaroids when I was 15-years-old, when I won my first instant camera and 10 packs of film on eBay for $100. Everday I'd take a batch of photos, and nothing made me happier than going through them the next day, reliving memories of friends, boys, clouds, boys, graduation, and more boys; it was instant nostalgia.
Since moving to San Francisco, I've used my Polaroid a couple times (not surprising, guys are still a theme in my photographs; check out my dude fridge), but my camera is now broken and my remaining film has expired. How on earth am I to long and lust over this beautiful city? Well, here comes PolaroidSF to save the day.
PolaroidSF is a photography project that has a special place in its heart for San Francisco. Once a day, PolaroidSF posts a new photo taken with said camera a day, of something special within this 7x7 radius. This Friday, PolaroidSF is kicking off the second run of its photography exhibit, "A Year in Polaroids." In anticipation, I've sifted through the group's blog and gathered a couple of my favorite shots within the last year.
San Francisco, will you be my Valentine? - February 14th 2012
Ryan Lim of The Creak - May 9th 2012
Untitled - May 19th 2012
The Language of Birds in North Beach - May 29th 2012
Road Trip: Marin Headlands - June 5th 2012
Pet Cemetery - July 28th 2012
Indeed, this is a magical city where lone tuba players roam the streets... - August 2nd 2012
“Thanks. Can I take your picture?”
“Only if I can do something weird.”
“Well, you already have a dog on your shoulder.”
“Hold on… it gets better.” - August 9th 2012
Community Outreach: MicahTron - August 15th 2012
Lucero serving up bacon-wrapped hot dogs on Mission Street - September 2nd 2012
Check out the rest of the Polaroids this Friday at the PolaroidSF exhibition. Better yet, if you want in on the fun, go to our Urban Photo Safari at the end of this month, where you'll get your own Polaroid camera, expert photo advice from Photobooth, and a private photo tour of the Conservatory of Flowers!