You are probably right. I have returned to visit places that seemed huge to me as a kid. They don’t look so big to me anymore.
As noted by others, many of the applications that used Polaroid products back when it was the only game in town are now performed faster/cheaper/easier with digital-based technology. Analog Polaroid film is now an artist’s material.
That elderly man was probably 46.
I must have been six years old when an elderly gentleman up the block from me showed me his new Polaroid camera and took a picture of me with it. After all the trips to a local photo finisher with my father, I was captivated with this new invention.
So, I guess there are enough people in the world with fond memories of the Polaroid system to continue to support it.
I remember with the early Poloroids watching the pictures develop and the way that they smelled.
Just ten years ago I was using a cheap model in my store. It was a great way to have a picture of a customer’s fireplace clipped to their paperwork.
Now with digitals I don’t have a need for them.
I had several Polaroids when I was a kid. I loved them! Cool to see that they are revived! I think I still have one, the Polaroid Land that was made of metal and had a fold out bellows with the lens. It helped that my grandmother had a camera store in the 1950’s and early 60’s, I had a number of cameras of all kinds.
Even though I’m not a Polaroid user I think this is a very cool story[/url] about people who refuse to give up.
My younger daughter has occasionally expressed an interest in getting a Polaroid or similar instant camera, and now that film’s available we might have to look into it.
My dad was a big Polaroid fan starting in the early 60s.
Polaroid lives on
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