Well, after a short stay in Customs, Camera 3 of our 600 On A 600 project finally made it into the hands of Fernada Montoro.
To give you a quick refresher, Camera 3 is the Polaroid 600 that will travel the globe from South America thru Europe and Asia and on to Australia. After leaving the US, the camera traveled to Uruguay, South America. Fernada only had the camera for a short time, but she did some pretty cool stuf before sending it on. Please show Fernanda some internet love by visiting her at the following links. She has some amazing work that will inspire you to get out and shoot!
I was very happy to be the first photographer to use the camera in South America. However, that also put a lot of pressure on me, as the camera trip from the US took much longer than we expected and then to get it out of customs was not easy. So once I laid my hands on the camera I knew I had to be fast. I had to shoot my 8 exposures in a day or two maximum.
I shoot almost exclusively with Polaroid cameras, but I have to admit it was my first time with a Polaroid OneStep. I downloaded the camera manual and read about the experiences of previous participants with it. I learned, for example, that by holding down a little sub-shutter the camera fires without using flash. I also learnt, and this I did by previous experience, that if I am not familiar enough with a camera I shouldn’t experiment much. And that I had to shoot outdoors, to be able to have ample natural light.
So I unboxed the camera, loaded it with PX 680 Color protection, my favorite Impossible film, and went for long walks around my neighbourhood and nearby areas.
Here I present a Vine video of the unboxing, the eight photos I shot, and a short video I made that shows the developing process of the last image. To record this I used a device I specially created for Chronicle books’ ‘Instant love. How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids’.
I have to say I really enjoyed the 600ona600 challenge. Using a camera I haven’t tried before, being limited to 8 exposures and having to share all of them with the world. Now I am looking forward to seeing what other photographers do with it!
We’d like to thank Fernanda again for being a part of this cameras amazing journey. Also, thanks again to The Impossible Project for helping us make this whole project happen. Please check out their shop for cameras and film to make your own instant memories.