Sunday, 19 August 2012

All over for another year

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

Well, Roid week is over for another year. Every year previously I've watched people participate in 'Roid week, and every year I've felt inspired by their creativity and felt inspired to create my own images using instant film. But it's only really been for the past six months that I've truly embraced instant photography, I started with my polaroid 600 landcamera, and one pack of Impossible Project film to eventually getting my SX-70 (now my most favourite camera) to shooting a pack a week (almost) of Impossible Project film. So imagine my excitement when I finally got to participate in 'Roid week, I excitedly uploaded my images every day (apart from one day when I was too ill), I commented and favourited images faster than my computer could keep up, flickr was a sea of gorgeous colours and tones, it was as though everyones imaginations, dreams and memories exploded into images, they were dreamy, mind blowing, and totally inspiring. I loved sharing my first 'Roid week with a few of my flickr friends who were also experiencing it for the first time, Deirdre for example had some of the most beautiful shots I had seen all week, and to top it off she's still knocking them out of the park. It's so nice to see a type of photography that I'm so passionate about to be shared and embraced throughout flickr, it was truly the most amazing week. Thank you to the founders * cate * & gardengal for making a wonderful week on flickr, and thank you to The IMPOSSIBLE Project for making the film that I and so many others love so much.

Now on with the rest of my photos from the week....

And two that didn't make it into the week...

And my favourites from the week.....

1. London, April 30th, 2012, 2. Q is for Queechy Lake, 3. friday!, 4. Polaroid SX-70 Sonar and PX-70 COOL film, 5. reflection, 6. ., 7. ROID WEEK, FAREWELL..., 8. Roid Week: Day 5, 9. Untitled, 10. Untitled, 11. thursday**, 12. Untitled, 13. Rodeo Horse, 14. Untitled, 15. held, 16. Roid Week: Day 4, 17. Feral Pete & Gang, 18. Untitled, 19. Polaroid Week - Day 5, 20. Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?, 21. Untitled, 22. I capture the [sand]castle., 23. ‎"The journey is my home.", 24. Untitled, 25. Full Moon Over Downtown, 26. and now for something completely different..., 27. Untitled, 28. mystic docks, 29. Big Ben, 30. Roid Week: Day 3, 31. in lieu of absent muse and honor of roid week, scanned archived polaroids: jd, 32. glas, 33. olivia, 34. Untitled, 35. Light drip., 36. Roid Week: Day 3


  1. This would have been a gorgeous post even if you hadn't mentioned me. I am blushing! Thank you! Your photos are inspiring. I love the deep colors you are getting out of this film, and I love those two that didn't make it into polaroid week. Please do share them on flickr so I can fave them there! So glad you were feeling well enough to participate, for the most part.

    1. Thanks, Deirdre, I love the tones of The Impossible Project film, they just get better and better. :)

  2. These are so spectacular polaroid shots! I'm glad to have come across your blog because what you post is great! :)