Friday, July 23, 2010

Labor of Love

"The film comes out of the BOTTOM of the camera. I always feel I am delivering a baby or praying to a cameragod because I pull the film out on my knees. The pod end comes out first."

Elsa Dorfman describing the birth of a Polaroid

Elsa Dorfman in her Cambridge studio

I stumbled on a great radio interview with Dorfman yesterday while driving back from the Cape. You can hear it here starting around 32:05. She uses one of the six 20 x 24 Polaroid cameras remaining in the world. Truly old school.

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