Enclosed is a Polaroid photo taken of me in my boss’ office in June 1949. It was one of the earliest photos made with that camera. Note: The color of the Polaroid still had to be adjusted to black and white.— Edward Shorkey, Naples
Maybe you still use it now and then. Or perhaps it’s gathering dust on some shelf in the garage or waiting in a box, ready for your next yard sale. Your Polaroid. Brownies and Instamatics were fine, but no other camera gave the shooter the immediacy, the intimacy and the elation of reproducing life in their hand.