I was traveling to Lindsborg, Kansas to see the "Wild Dala" horses. I had packed a number of cameras including a DSLR, a Polaroid Impulse AF camera, and two SX-70 cameras (one has been acting up, so I had a backup). In addition, I had some SX-70 flashbars, and a few packs of Impossible Film, PX 680 and PX 70. I have a previous post that goes into more detail on the Dala horses. This post is to share a little analog instant love for the Salvador Dala. I'm on the learning curve with Impossible Film and improving but intend to take a more artistic approach. I've done emulsion lifts and manipulations with Polaroid film but not with Impossible film yet. That too is in the works. These scans were made using the Impossible Scan Adapter.
The Salvador Dala is one of the Dala horses in Lindsborg, Kansas, "Little Sweden USA". I spent a lot of time photographing this dala horse with each camera. This image was taken with the Polaroid Impulse AF camera using Impossible PX 680 film.
This image was also taken with the Polaroid Impulse AF camera using Impossible PX 680 film.
This image was taken with the Polaroid SX-70 camera using Impossible PX 70 film and a flashbar.
This image was also taken with the Polaroid SX-70 camera using Impossible PX 70 film and a flashbar.
I enjoy using the SX-70 camera but I'm starting to like another camera a little better, the Polaroid Spectra system camera which I didn't have on this trip. It doesn't have the coolness or the retro look of the SX-70 but it does have a few more features. When I found it, it had mold on the faux leather so I removed it and cleaned the camera. I used it for awhile after that and was impressed with the images, and now that I've got some real leather, I'm looking forward to giving it a new look.