Eid Mubarak!

Alhamdulillah, Allah blessed us with another Ramadan. May He accept our fasts, our charity, and our worship, and bless us with many more Ramadans to come, Ameen.

For Ramadan this year, I shot (at least) one Polaroid per day in an attempt to shoot through some of my aging (but refrigerated) Polaroid Originals stock, some of which was close to a year old. I had an idea to push one polaroid per day for the next 30 days as a sort of homage, but instead, here’s all 45 in a clump. Enjoy!

The oldest packs (1 Black & White and 2 Color of both iType and 600, both Polaroid Originals, dated 7/2017) had a yellow-red cast to at least the first 4 frames, and most were yellow throughout. I dialed this back in the b/w ones, but mostly left it in the color. I hoped this was due to age or the fact that I stored them horizontally for about 5 months, but the yellow cast remains in the film I bought in November and stored vertically for 6 months. So I suspect the refrigeration or general age has something to do with it.

tl;dr: I need to shoot more Polaroid more often, and stop leaving this stuff to age in the fridge. It’s not wine and doesn’t like to be aged.

You may notice a couple of series in there, some repetition. I live a fairly dull, predictable life, so my choice of subjects is somewhat limited. Still, I’m somewhat happy with a few of them, and see some things I may want to pursue, and Alhamdulillah.

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