I had a Polaroid camera about ten years ago and I really miss it. The film was pretty expensive (I think I remember that it cost about $10 for ten pictures), but it was well worth it. While I was doing my undergraduate degree in Anthropology in Connecticut, I went on tour with two punk bands during the summer of my senior year. This was fieldwork for my honors thesis in ethnomusicology. I always explain to people who ask that I was much more of Cameron Crowe's character in Almost Famous, than Penny Lane's. One of the band members had a polaroid camera with him to document the band's travels around the States, and I came across a group of those pictures recently. I got such a kick out of seeing them, a good ten years later. Although... don't even get me started on my sartorial choices back then...
Of course, I took this "polaroid" today. There are a few software programs that allow you to transform digital photographs into a poloroid-style shot. Is it the same thing? Well, no, not at all...but it has made me quite nostalgic, nevertheless.
The program that I used here is Toycamera Analogcolor. If you're a blogger, you probably already know about it. It's easy and quite cheap!