On the Streets: Another short walk with Taylor Swift
My friend Valerie is an excellent photographer, and she loves instant film. Pre-COVID she picked up a Taylor Swift Instax Square camera. I have a normal Instax Square. It has a light leak. We swapped for a week, a week that then turned into quarenternity.
I need to get this camera back to her. First I need to use the T Swift film in it. I dig the black borders. I wish they didn’t look like I scanned them in a pile of dust, though.
I keep making stupid photography mistakes. I think the Instax Square has a landscape function, not for orientation but for distance. I had the camera on automatic. I’m not sure if changing the setting would have yielded stronger images. I’ll go back out today and experiment. Anyone else find that their socially-distanced brains just aren’t keeping up? I think I know a remedy, and I’m long overdue…