my affection became desire last night as my new friend and neighbor, david saracino, brought over a backpack full of his instant photography toys. one after the other, one sx-70, two sx-70s, three sx-70s...what?! then he busted out a polaroid 340 and a 690 with the SONAR based autofocus and i had to manually push my trap closed with my index finger. thanks david for feeding the fire. go ahead toss another log on. and he did, by showing me polanoid.
so it's been decided. the hunt shall begin for the metal and leather made sx-70. the film for these gems, well, that shit ain't cheap. i'm going to have to start a piggy bank for film money. the sx-70 will be my "special occasions" camera. it will travel to europe with me. it will take portraits of old men in scarves and pretty ladies in heels and over-sized sunglasses. it will take shots of abandoned bicycles in alleyways and half eaten baguettes beside bottles of wine. it will take more than one treasured moment, and capture it in an instant.