"What is hip?" (and an unexpected new Fuji in da house)
I'm constantly reminded of this legendary (42 years and counting!) Tower of Power song (and, by the way, Rocco Prestia rules!). In relation to things photographic, that is.
Because I'm going to give another excuse to my friends to point out I'm trying too hard to be hip. Never mind, I've been called a hipster before, as far as photographic gear goes (though I couldn't be mistaken for a hipster even by someone as blind as a bat).
So, ok, photographic fads abound. But on the other hand, with fashions coming and going, and considerable numbers of people embracing them, there is also the chance of trying out something new, and using it creatively. All that, without breaking the bank or committing too much.
Having seen the cover photo, you'll probably know I'm talking instant film cameras, and this huge chunk of a camera, in particular, seen here hanging on for dear life: the Fuji Instax Wide 300.
To be honest, this is not mine; it was for an assignment and will be returned. In due time. Probably. At some point.
Because I decided to do a project with it. And because it reminded me what great fun polaroid-type photography had been when I was a kid. And, hip or not, if it makes you smile and want to make things happen, then it's worth it. No excuses.
More to come, soon enough.