instant-film

Fannin Street, Houston, Oct. 12, 2017

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Fursuiting & traditional photography

As I grew up in the 90s as a child, I enjoyed taking photos with a Polaroid camera. Back then smartphones and apps like Instagram didn’t exist. But it was fun carrying those Polaroid camera around while taking pictures.

For the past few years now I’ve collected Polaroid cameras. I mostly get them at garage sales.  Because buying those cameras at garage sales are much cheaper than buying them online.

Anyways so about a few days ago I bought instant film from amazon. The film is made by a company called and “Possible” or “The Impossible Project.” Which they are from the Netherlands. By the time the packages arrived at my mailbox. I brought them into the house and opened them up. I found two packs of instant films in the package. So I grab the instant film and put it in the refrigerator. I know it’s weird. But I had to follow the instructions on the manual. It because I want the photos to turn out good. After 40 minutes later. I put the film in the camera.

By the time my mom arrived at home, I asked her to take a picture of me in fursuit with the Polaroid camera. She took 3 photos of me. We had to wait 30 minutes for the photos to fully develop. Back in the old days it took 5 to 10 minutes for a pics to fully develop. I know it’s weird. After 30 minutes later. The photos turned out pretty well then I expected. Then I took a selfie just for the heck of it. Cause hey, Why not? I mean Sometimes you gotta have fun in life. I even took pics of plushy Al as well. But it didn’t turn out well. After that I ran out of film. It sucks that the instant film can only take up to 8 photos. But that’s about it. Plus instant film stock is expensive. Color film cost $23.49 plus shipping.  I know some people would be like “Oh it’s not that expensive.” But when you buy two film stock or more, than yeah it’s expensive. In general Traditional film is expensive nowadays. That’s why everyone goes digital. But still I do enjoy traditional photography as a hobby. Cause I haven’t done this stuff in a while. When I go to a Fur-Con in the future, I was thinking about bringing a Polaroid camera to the con. Because I want to take some cool photos on instant film. But I’ll still share them scan them and post them on social media.