In An Instant: Angel At Brookwood Cemetery

My idea of a good time is walking round a cemetery and hanging out with dead people. Handy, as I live near the UK’s largest cemetery, and I’m not great at small talk.

Brookwood Cemetery / Polaroid SX-70 Sonar / Polaroid Originals SX-70 Color Film

Read here my first attempt at using the reformulated Polaroid Originals instant film in my Polaroid SX-70 Sonar

7 comments on “In An Instant: Angel At Brookwood Cemetery

  1. Very nice! I can’t seem to get my SX-70’s to take a decent picture even after expensive service. Next time you find yourself in the Boston area I would recommend a visit to Mount Auburn Cemetery, really lovely!

    1. Thanks Jon. Is your problem with the film or the camera? I’m on my second pack of the Polaroid Originals film now, and it seems to be absolutely crucial to immediately put the print somewhere dark and warm. Now the weather’s colder here, I’ve had a couple of shots I’m not happy with. However, this one I popped in my inside coat pocket to keep it dark and toasty, and it developed nicely with good contrast.

      TBH, it’s not likely I’ll get to Boston, but I do have a little list of places of interest, and I’ve added Mount Auburn to it just in case!

  2. There are very few cemeteries in Korea, but the hills are dotted with individual graves or family burial sites. I also like being ‘amongst the dead’ because they are in quiet places and don’t expect any conversation.

      1. I had a look-around on the Internet and it seems you buy little plots of land suitable for graves. I also came across a news story about a land owner who is trying to force a family to remove a grave that’s illegally been on his land for twenty years. Maybe some of the graves on the hills behind my apartment are on purchased land and maybe some were set up by people who figured no one is checking.

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