How’s that for click-bait? My Instax Square has a light leak. I think it’s because the back, where you put the film and then close, doesn’t sit flat. It produces a ghostly purple line that I kind of like. But there’s a chance it could go right through someone’s face. Let’s say I’m out walking, and I bump into the famed Sasquatch. I take out my Instax, fire off a shot, and there’s a line right thru the furry fella. So long fame and fortune. Not cool.
My friend Valerie lent me her fancy Taylor Swift Square model to compare to verify that I haven’t just had a run of really bad luck with film. Confirmed. I’ll be a little sad to give this one back. So far nobody has spotted that it’s a T Swift camera, so I’m quick to point it out. Yea, just out taking some photos with the T Swift camera, no big deal.
Instax film isn’t cheap. It’s that razor blade model. Inexpensive cameras are the hook. I promised myself that I would only use the Instax for photos of people. Well, I couldn’t resist taking some urban shots today around Capitol Hill. It was a beautiful day. Soon we’ll all be quarantined or avoiding one another, so it felt good to be out and about.
I’m including an unrelated photo of Olmstead, a new Capitol Hill bar/restaurant. They’ve done a great job with the place. Posting it here because I don’t know what else to do with it.