So, found a new book.
I love instant photography.
This is the story of Polaroid's humble beginnings in Edwin Land's garage, the creation of a pop-culture phenomenon and the unfortunate eventual collapse as a company. The overview that I read claims that this is the company after which Steve Jobs modeled Apple, so I am curious.
After asking several relatives and friends if they owned an original Polaroid still in working condition and coming up empty handed, I purchased one at an antique store about a year ago. Finding film is difficult as it has long gone out of production. However, there is a company called The Impossible Project, which has devoted itself to recreating the instant photography experience. I was able to purchase a package of their film (8 photos for $32) which was quickly used up and never replaced. Still, the curiosity and intrigue still lie within me.
So, I am off to soak in a warm bathtub and learn of this cutting edge company...