Writing – Photos – Travel – Crafts

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Vermont State Fair

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Rutland, VT

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RIP Black and White polaroid film

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Shipyard. Seward, AK

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Ethan Davis. Burlington, WA

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Mark Hegarty. Portland, OR

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Circa 2001

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Cow skull lawn ornament

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Roadway Not Maintained

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Summer in the City

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Protesting democracy

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Times Square

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42nd Street

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Actually, I’m not even sure this one was taken in New York

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Washington coast

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Haystack rock, Canon Beach, OR

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Oregon coast

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In college, armed with my dad’s corporate card and the knowledge anything purchased at B & H was a tax deduction, I became obsessed with Polaroids. Back then, digital cameras had such lag and poor quality, my need for instant gratification was much more satisfied with the grainy, smelly, little magic squares. I probably spent thousands of dollars on film, and shot everything from party photos to action shots with them. I’ve been going through old photos a lot lately, mainly trying to track down shots of every state, and I keep getting frustrated as my college years seem to be gone forever. Then I remembered the over stuffed manila envelope collecting dust in a drawer. So I’ve decided to satisfy my blogging a.d.d. and start yet another series, this time, Polaroids.

These shots were taken in Bellingham, WA at a spot I would go to every time I noticed a nice sunset. Needless to say, I have a lot of pictures of it. Last time I was in Bellingham I went back to this old pier to find it had completely collapsed, so I guess that would make these somewhat historical as well. Follow the jump for more. (more…)