|Polaroid made by Lance King|
OK, Mr. Peabody. Let's hop into the Wayback Machine with Sherman and go back in time to one of my favorite decades: the 1960s. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. (I'm also fond of the 1850s.)
|Lance with his Polaroid Land Camera|
Note: One guy holding a hawk, the other a 50-year-old camera, great conversation starters.
I soon learned that yes, Mr. Peabody, you can still buy Fuji film packs for the wondrous picture-taking machine invented by Edwin Land in 1948. Essentially, it's a camera with built-in darkroom.
Digital photography may have it's advantages—heck, I took this photo of Lance with my cell phone—but with a Polaroid, you wait a minute and peal back the paper and BAM, you have a print in your hand, slowly drying like a newly hatched chicken.
Oh, what fun!
Go here for a look at some of his other photos: Lance King.