I once had a chance encounter with Robert Frank in a Cheticamp diner. As a photographer this was both surreal and inspiring. I asked him about his camera to break the ice as I had not seen any like it before. He was using a Fuji Instax 210. He explained that it was an instant camera, similar to a Polaroid. He told me the film was easy to find and the results you could get were of high quality.
This was an insane coincidence and a pretty great thrill. Shortly thereafter I got myself one of these Instax cameras. It’s a nice change of pace from shooting digital. You have 10 exposures per cartridge so you can find yourself getting pretty choosy about when to take that photo.
In closing, this is one of the funnest cameras out there and inspired me to create a blog dedicated to it. This experiment with instant film will meander from streets to shorelines and anywhere in between so feel free to chat me up especially if you have some Instax-y things to share.