Occasionally, I'll go through "photographers' block," where I can't stand looking at any images I create. Shooting for my university's newspaper and a local newspaper in Baltimore, photography has become more of a chore than a passion...
Thankfully, I have friends -- in particular one who is willing to have her photo taken, and another who is on the same wavelength as me when it comes to geeking about photography.
My photography friend had the Photo Department's studio rented out for the night, and offered me to noodle around with him to film his art project.
Afterwards, I called our lovely subject over the phone to meet us in the studio and we started shooting away.
Knowing that studio lighting would be present, I had to lug my Graflex Crown Graphic view camera. In addition to the Polaroid back, the pair makes a fun studio treat.
I really enjoy shooting film; hand me a roll of 120 and camera with a waist level viewfinder anyday. However, the problem with film for me is that I can't find the motivation (or money) to get the emulsion developed. In addition, my enthusiasm to scan film is on the same level or lower.
That's what's nice about instant film -- it takes all the weight and foresight of photography that traditional roll film requires, but you can see the results semi-instantly.
Honestly, I needed this night. I haven't enjoyed photography in so long. It's also nice that I came out with some sweet photographs as well.