I'm aware that I may sound backward. Nine years ago when I bought my first digital camera, I swore I'd never go back. I haven't shot a roll of film since.
Now I'm obsessed with it. Going digital has made me lazy. I can't even imagine taking a roll of film and nailing a photoshoot with it. Yet, I used to do it all the time.
So I've been shopping around for film cameras. But I don't want just any film camera. I want one that makes my photos look like bad vacation photos from 1963.
I'm obsessed with my camera phone because I love that it can take little snapshots. But I still spend a lot of time post-processing them so they look like they were taken on a leaky little camera. Now? I just want the leaky little camera.
I'm not switching back permanently. I like to think different cameras are like paintbrushes and paint. You pick the tool that helps you best say what you want to say.
I don't know what started all of this. Maybe I'm just nostalgic. Even when it comes to cameras. Oh well, like the poet says, "Going far means returning."
**These photos were taken 10 years ago with a disposable Polaroid camera.