How to Make a Polaroid Film 600 years ago, photographer captures life as it really was, the photographer tells us
When Emily Bronson was 15 years old, she didn’t have the money to buy a film camera, and she started making pictures of the things that people did.
She made a film called Polaroid 600.
She sold it at a flea market for $2.50, and when the first Polaroids were released in 1979, the film still had the name Polaroid.
Now, with a camera that can record and share your most intimate moments, the original Polaroids are available for purchase on Amazon for about $600.
The story behind the film’s name has become a fascinating story of art and photography, and the photographer has published a new book, Polaroid: 600 Years of Photography, that documents the history of the film.
We caught up with Bronson and asked her about how she came to create Polaroid, what she learned from making it, and why she loves the process so much.
First, how did you get into photography?
When I was 14, I bought a Polaroids 600 film camera.
I didn’t think much of it at the time.
But then I saw an article about how the first 600 were made, and I thought, “Oh, that’s cool.”
And I started making film of everything.
So I had all these little Polaroids on the kitchen table, and that’s how I started getting into film.
It was very much a hobby.
I was really interested in the subject matter.
I just started doing things that I had done before.
It wasn’t a passion project or anything like that.
It just seemed like a fun thing to do.
It was a little weird because I had a camera and a little pocket camera, but I didn