The Quintessential Quasi-Intellectual

Getting a Polaroid 100 to Work

Added on by Pauline Shypula.

A long while ago, a relative of mine gave me two vintage Polaroid Cameras that he had purchased for me at a flea market. We didn't know if they worked and had no idea how to test them out, so I just displayed them on my shelf. The first was a Polaroid 800, and the second, a Polaroid 100 (since you're probably pretty astute, you already know how the rest of this post is going to go, but I'll continue regardless). After finding the work of Bastiank on Flickr, I realized that someone is still producing film for certain Polaroid cameras (other than The Impossible Project). After some research, I found that the camera I have sitting on my shelf could work. The other, the 800, took roll film, which is no longer in production and the sheer mechanics of loading the film were beyond me. I opened up my 100 to find it dusty and containing really old and thus very expired film. I didn't stick around to play with the expired film since it smelled so bad. I found the battery within old and crumbling. After getting a replacement battery, I purchased some new FUJIFILM FP-100C and enlisted my boyfriend to be my model / test subject.

I added the hipster font to go with my hipster blogger-photo of my hipster camera.

I added the hipster font to go with my hipster blogger-photo of my hipster camera.

The sunset outside my house. (A little dusty from my scanner)

The sunset outside my house. (A little dusty from my scanner)

I messed up the first shot, but it was cool in an eerie way, so here it is.

I messed up the first shot, but it was cool in an eerie way, so here it is.

The successful shot.

The successful shot.

I also found that I had one exposure left in my Polaroid Impulse camera, which takes Polaroid 600 film. The one in my camera was obviously expired, but I decided to give it a go. The results:

Pretty nifty! It looks like I'll put off getting new film from the Impossible Project and try to scoop up some mildly affordable Polaroid film from eBay while I can.

Pretty nifty! It looks like I'll put off getting new film from the Impossible Project and try to scoop up some mildly affordable Polaroid film from eBay while I can.

Model: My boyfriend, comedian extraordinaire. You can find his blog here. Not only is he handsome, but he's also very funny.

Film

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Got some rolls back

Sun King Brewery - Indianapolis, IN (apparently someone was sleeping in there. Whoops)

Sun King Brewery - Indianapolis, IN (apparently someone was sleeping in there. Whoops)

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Evanston, IL

Evanston, IL

Pre-Michigan Film Dump

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Before I left, I dropped off a good load of film off. Here are the ones that weren't completely screwed up.

As Bob Ross would say, "We don't make mistakes, we make happy accidents"

Upstate NY - 35mm film in Olympus OM-G (OM-20)

Upstate NY - 35mm film in Olympus OM-G (OM-20)

Upstate NY - 35mm film in Olympus OM-G (OM-20)

Upstate NY - 35mm film in Olympus OM-G (OM-20)

Upstate NY - 120 film in Diana F+

Upstate NY - 120 film in Diana F+

Upstate NY - 120 film in Diana f+

Upstate NY - 120 film in Diana f+

Upstate NY - 120 film in Diana F+

Upstate NY - 120 film in Diana F+

Quechee, VT - 120 film in Diana F+

Quechee, VT - 120 film in Diana F+

Quechee, VT - 120 film in Lubitel 166B

Quechee, VT - 120 film in Lubitel 166B

Hanover, NH - 120 film in Diana F+

Hanover, NH - 120 film in Diana F+

Hanover, NH - 120 film in Diana F+

Hanover, NH - 120 film in Diana F+

Unknown location - cropped 120 film in Diana F+

Unknown location - cropped 120 film in Diana F+

Burlington, VT - 120 film in Diana F+

Burlington, VT - 120 film in Diana F+

Burlington, VT - cropped 120 film in Diana F+

Burlington, VT - cropped 120 film in Diana F+

Freddy - 120 film in Lubitel 166B

Freddy - 120 film in Lubitel 166B

Far Hills, NJ - 35mm film in Olympus OM-G (OM-20)

Far Hills, NJ - 35mm film in Olympus OM-G (OM-20)

Upstate NY - 120 film in Diana F+

Upstate NY - 120 film in Diana F+

Some proper photos from my vacation

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I did take my SLR with me to Michigan as well.

I'd like to also plug the restaurant Legs Inn in Cross Village, MI. A curious place that serves Polish food amidst Native American decorative influences and the only place I have been able to acquire Polish beer in the Midwest (I'm sure Chicago would be a place to go, but it's so far away). Anyway, if you're ever in the area, it's well worth the stop.

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Wave runner wipe out

Wave runner wipe out

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On the way back home.

On the way back home.

Some rest stop - IN

Some rest stop - IN

Some rest stop - IN

Some rest stop - IN

Vacation: From the iPhone

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Some iPhone photos from my vacation in Michigan that I like.

I was fortunate enough to travel with my SO and his family to Harbor Springs, MI for a week. The bottom photos were taken at Pond Hill Farm. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend that you stop by. Their food is excellent and the beer that they started brewing is even better. You can purchase their signature sauces and dressings as well as other locally grown items in the shop.

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs, MI

Pond Hill Farm - Harbor Springs, MI

Pond Hill Farm - Harbor Springs, MI

Rabbits

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I was hanging out at home and brooding by the computer when I spotted a rabbit not too far from my window. Then, I saw another. I saw them play hide and seek. At one point, one rabbit hid in the bushes while I photographed the other looking for his buddy. I missed the action shot when the rabbit leapt out of the bushes and scared my rabbit so much so that he flew in the air and I missed the shot. But here they are playing

Here is the rabbit who was looking for the rabbit in hiding

Here is the rabbit who was looking for the rabbit in hiding

Waiting

Waiting

They found each other (my favorite one)

They found each other (my favorite one)

And here is a rabbit in contemplation. You can tell because the photograph is black and white.

And here is a rabbit in contemplation. You can tell because the photograph is black and white.

I forgot some

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I had saved and deleted a few photos that I had wanted to share:

Lou's Diner - Hanover, NH

Lou's Diner - Hanover, NH

Dog walker - NYC

Dog walker - NYC

Walker - NYC

Walker - NYC

Dad's haircut - NYC

Dad's haircut - NYC

NJ Transit

NJ Transit

Rest Area - NY

Rest Area - NY

I was really fixated on this toilet. Rest area - NY

I was really fixated on this toilet.
Rest area - NY

Trash 1 - NYC

Trash 1 - NYC

Trash 2 - NYC A trash can filled with pornographic DVDs.

Trash 2 - NYC
A trash can filled with pornographic DVDs.