My grandparents were fans of this film. I remember growing up and watching in fascination as the pictures developed before my eyes. I have only a few Polaroids in my collection of photographs. One was taken when I was nine or ten. I was standing in front of my grandfather's small plane. Another is a picture of my younger brother taken one winter. He was dressed up like a snowman for some reason or another. I am not sure how old he was or where the picture was taken. Another was taken during the one of the summers during my high school years. I would guess probably 1999 or 2000. My friend and I are sitting side by side and I am holding a baby kangaroo. There is a twin picture where she is holding the kangaroo. I also got some body art done. I do not know if I ever got pictures of those. They were done on my forearms. One was I tiger. I think the other may have been a dragon. They were both really neat looking and lasted for days.
Needless to say, I was rather saddened earlier this year when I learned Polaroid would stop making their famous film, despite protests of fans. I wonder how many people are stockpiling on the film. I also wonder how many people fondly remember projects or family trips.
I was fascinated by the mention of Tacey Williams taking a Polaroid picture every day for a year. I have heard of people doing this in the past. I even knew a woman who was planning on doing such a project and making a scrapbook of those memories for her deployed husband. I have even considered doing such a project with the smaller of my digital cameras. So, to know that others have done it is interesting. Tacey Williams is even trying to get a book of her pictures published. I might buy such a book.