The Last Polaroids

When Fuji discontinued FP-3000B back in 2013 I felt a sense of loss. I thought Fuji’s black and white instant peel apart film was fantastic, and I hadn’t shot anywhere near as much as I wanted to. I was sure that the sole remaining pack film, FP-100C, would soon go the same way. And even though I’m never really excited by colour film, I bought a couple of packs. Sure enough, Fuji announced it discontinuation in 2016. My Polaroid 103 had become a vintage doorstop.

Last weekend I found the camera at the back of my cupboard and realised it still had three shots left. But this film had expired in 2015. If it was regular film I’d have no concerns at all. But pack film? With its arcane and sticky chemical gel? I didn’t expect to get usable photos.

Clearly I was wrong. Looking at these three shots I feel that sense of loss all over again. And my Polaroid now really is a doorstop.

Polaroid Land Model 103 / Expired Fuji FP-100C

Rosie in the jungle. Well, by the apple tree actually

Expired Fuji FP-100C

Ella lurking in the bushes

Expired Fuji FP-100C

Come on Daisy, keep awake…we’ve only got one shot at this….stay with me old girl…

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Sigh

Expired Fuji FP-100C

Fifty One

November means my birthday, and as always my birthday means a trip to Herefordshire to spend it with my Mum. 51 this year. I really never saw that coming.
Camera: Fujifilm X100T

Next door neighbour Barbara’s house

Hereford Cathedral