Until now, I just saw that someone made a film about the last year Polaroid film was produced, we're talking about 2008, my interest for Polaroid photography began to be more serious in 2005-2006, so in a way I came late to the party, yet I got to enjoy part of it. And it's not that I got famous or anything, but at least here on DA, some seemed to like my work, in fact they liked more my Polaroid stuff than my later 35mm stuff, it wasn't the same neither for them nor for me, but I accepted it, I moved on, I guess it was sort of easy for me to do so because photography is not my main activity.
But now that I knew about this film, I came to realize that for many photographers Polaroid was their life, the end of Polaroid film was no joke, yet they had to deal with it somehow, so I had this epiphany, the Polaroid era, was, in a way, like the 80's metal era, something worked so well for so long until suddenly something else came along, things changed so fast that it was difficult to assimilate, and in this analogy of mine I was, well, Slaughter, minus the commercial success, that is.
Why do I share this vain little thought with you, do I find it funny or witty? not really, it's just that if someone may get it, that person is you my dear reader, that's why. Plus DA was once for me a great party of endless sharing and interaction, regardless of the Polaroid thing, things have changed here for me.
It's not that I'm thinking of leaving DA (please let's just avoid the usual controversy about it) but I have to re-think my relation with this site, what DA is for me now, I guess I should start by knowing were I stand in the real world and were I want to go, oh boy.
Have a nice period of time.
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