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Day 58/183: Polaroids

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At the weekend, Keiki expressed an interest in using a film camera. I think this might be because of one of the Miyazaki films we’ve watched recently. I showed him an array of the film cameras I have tucked away, and he picked out the Polaroid Impulse. As I haven’t used it in six or seven years, it didn’t have any film in it,. The packs only last about twelve months, so I would have had to get some new ones anyway. I didn’t want to order off Amazon as sellers there don’t seem to have any scruples about flogging expired film. I wasn’t entirely prepared for the sticker shock. I got some from Jessops, who didn’t have any colour film in stock, but did have black-and-white at £18 for a pack of eight. It focuses the mind wonderfully when you know that every time you press the shutter release, it costs £2.25.

Once I got over that, the film arrived in two days and I checked the manufacture date: October 2019. Phew. I loaded up the Impulse and instructed the children to work out two photos that they wanted to take outside in the garden.

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Keiki wanted his creeper lego toy, which is about four inches tall, to look as if he’d just climbed a mountain.

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Humuhumu wanted a nice portrait of the two of them holding their favourite teddies (hers: Happy Face the llama, his: Creepery the Minecraft creeper) whilst sitting on the wooden bench in our garden. Just as I pressed the shutter release, a butterfly flitted past and Keiki couldn’t help leaping up and pointing at it.

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Humuhumu’s second idea was for them to peek out of the windows in her little tent. This turned out as planned.

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Keiki’s second idea was for the two of them to look out of the playhouse door with their teddies.

I cropped the images just to the photos themselves, because I find them rather haunting to look at in isolation.

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Creepery.

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“Butterfly!”

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Peeking.

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Playhouse.



We’re saving the other four shots for a walk up the canal. I’ve also promised to rustle up some colour film, but possibly they’ll have to earn it through chores, as this could become a very expensive hobby otherwise.

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