I received an email a few weeks ago from Heather Howard. Heather is the manager of The FIND Lab, and usually an email from her means my credit card has just been charged. This email though was filled with bright and colorful images of Coney Island taken on instant film. As the weather is getting colder here, these sunny images made me miss the warm weather even more. Summer cant get here soon enough!
“The following is a series I shot at Coney Island when I lived in New York a couple of years ago, so it’s a bit old, but it is very tender to my heart. I was doing an internship with a fashion photographer at the time and decided one day to take a solo trip to Coney Island. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I decided to shoot on Polaroid because there was so much color and I loved how the weird colors of the amusement park came out on Polaroids. It is all shot on an sx-70 with Polaroid 600 film (which isn’t being made anymore). While I was on Coney Island shooting, probably 25+ people stopped me to ask what kind of camera I was shooting with and couldn’t believe polaroids were even in existence anymore. I bet you hear that all the time when you’re shooting. It’s so funny how people are so transfixed with polaroids. Because they truly are amazing!”
Please take a moment to check out more of Heather’s work at the following links.
Thanks again to Heather for sending these images our way. If you have a series of shots you would like us to feature on the blog, drop us a line. firstname.lastname@example.org