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The $9.99 Polaroid Failure Project

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The .99 Polaroid Failure Project

The Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Sometimes failure can be a good thing. Sometimes the accidental can be refreshing. Sometimes not planning can create surprising results. Last week I bought a Polaroid OneStep SX-70 camera for $9.99 at a thrift store in Joshua Tree, California. I planned on shooting a great 8-photograph series in the Mojave Desert. I inserted my Impossible Project color film and then chaos ensued. All 8-photographs exposed themselves and ejected from the faulty camera in 12 seconds. The shutter was apparently stuck and $23.49 worth of film flew out of the Polaroid as I screamed WTF and wildly swung the camera around while pointing it out the window. My preparations on subject, exposure, composition, focus, lighting and framing were null and void and all I had were 8 shots taken automatically in 12 seconds by a screaming lunatic holding a click crazy camera. You know what…I really love them. Here are the photographs in chronological order as they came out of the camera: The 8 Prematurely Ejected Photographs The takeaway I learned is ALWAYS test your Polaroid camera with an empty film pack as the battery inside is the power source for the camera. Test your Polaroid with a used film pack [embedded content] You can learn more about the iconic Polaroid SX-70 here and if you have an old Polaroid that needs some repairs or customization then check out 2ndshotsx70 Until next time… Vashi Nedomansky @vashikooRead more at: The .99 Polaroid Failure Project is a full service video production company offering a complete end-to-end range of services from strategy, scripting, production, filming, post production, editing, screening, to video promotion, syndication, advertising and results-driven marketing. Our team has decades of experience in all areas of video, whether you are creating a simple explainer video, to training videos, eLearning, animation or full feature moviemaking.

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