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I'm Not Allowed to Talk

I'm Not Allowed to Talk

When we passed this guard on Whitehall a few German students were debating wether it was OK to take a picture of him or not.

Trouble is, even if you walk up and ask him, he’s not allowed to give you an answer. But hey, it was either be dressed up and be muttered at by trouists or go to Afghanistan I gues…

Shot on my Golden Polaroid SX 70, using Impossible PX 600.

Flowers on PX 680

Flowers on PX 680

I had received another newsletter from The Impossible Project telling me that a brand new material has been launced only hours ago. Interestingly hundreds of pictures had already been shot with it… these marketing shenanigans never seize to amaze me.

A few days later I put my order in for a couple of packets and started shooting my first pictures. I remember how incredibly disappointed I was when I saw the early PX 70 material so I was cautious.

However, PX 680 looks GREAT – just like the very first colour pictures used to look, or the first colour films. Do you remember Britain at War in Colour? That’s the feeling you get.

I shot this on my Polaroid 600 Extreme.

Der Lagerist, ca 1971

Der Lagerist, ca 1971

Martin at The Photographer’s Gallery Bookshop” is a star: we had a great chat in their temporary space (William Road, near Warren Street) about all things Polaroid, Lomography, WordPress, Miami Beach and Japanese digital gadgets with weird names – and most of it in German.

Since cameras and books aren’t currently presented on proper display shelves, the temporary layout reminds me of an old convenience store with a great atmosphere.

Once I had stocked up on goodies I wanted to take a picture with my Golden SX70 – but since the light was dim I could only guess the framing whie the camera rested on a few books.

A few minutes later we looked at the outcome and were so in love with it: pure nostaliga! Martin came up with this very cool title: “Der Lagerist”, which translates into “The Clerk” or “He who looks after the warehouse”.

Thanks Martin!

Dave Lee, aka The Gippo

Dave Lee, aka The Gippo

Dave was about to start his night shift, having just moved into an old farm hosue a couple of weeks before.

He came to work slightly shattered, more than usual I must add. He told us that the fridge in the butcher shop downstairs broke and he had to help clear away a few dead bodies covered in maggots. Excellent…

Note to self: choose your accomodation carefully, no matter where in the world you are or what your circumstances may be.

Chinese Aquarium

Chinese Aquarium

It was late afternoon at the London Aquarium, and for some reason they had put up a blow-up Chinaman. Intrigueing!

Andy said to me, “This could well be 1947 if it wasn’t for the Chinese blow-up doll”. Very true indeed!

The grey frame of the PX 600 is subtle, yet I find it brings out the contrasts of the picture out a bit nicer than the bright white frame.

Shot on my Golden Polaroid SX 70, using Impossible PX 600.