I don’t know why I held off getting an Instax for so long. Probably because Urban Outfitters sold them. But, I use Fuji film for my Polaroid 210 and love it, so my husband got me an Instax 210 for my birthday. Antrorse, and a dry Sunday afternoon, gave me a chance to try it out.
I’m just loving the tones of these and the surprising focus up close. I tried a double exposure hack, first taking a dark photo, up close.
Then, exposing a second time from a distance. Ignore the strange overlay of the double exposure and imagine the possibilities with me.
Some were too light, others too dark, etc. Plus, I enlisted my husband’s help, and that’s hard to communicate. I never got it right, unless you’re looking for hidden images of the Virgin Mary in knitwear. If that’s the case, see below, a little to the left and floating above three ghostly buttons. Otherwise, it needs work.
But, the camera has a lot of potential. It doesn’t feel as precious as a vintage land camera. If I take it to the desert on vacation and get dust in it, I won’t die. Also, I don’t have to count to 90-Mississippi and peel apart each shot, hiking on as they dry in mine and my family members’ hands. My children will be grateful for that.
I bet Shannon had no idea the significance one could find in her design, huh?