Everyone who knows me, knows that I love the Polaroid instant camera. I've been taking instant photos since my early teens. But my fascination with Polaroid really took off sometime in the late 90s with the purchase of my first Polaroid i-zone. That was the birth of the FlirtCam. I spent the next six or seven years hanging out at night clubs and taking i-zone pictures of late night revelers. I gave most of those away, but I still have hundreds, maybe even thousands of postage-sized photos from those fantastic nights.
Even now, some of my best friends are people I met through the FlirtCam, taking their i-zone photo and handing it to them. And it wasn't just the i-zone. After it was discontinued I pressed forward with the Mio and the Polaroid 600.
A Polaroid picture can do more to make a friend than just about anything I know. So you can imagine my sadness when Polaroid discontinued all instant film production a couple of years ago.
But now, I'm celebrating the return of the FlirtCam. I just received my new Polaroid 300. So look out ladies and gentlemen (mostly gentlemen), because the FlirtCam is back. And I'm looking to make some new friends.
Here's a picture of just a few of the i-zone cameras I own (including some customized face plates).
And here is my brand new Polaroid 300. As is tradition, the first photo is a self portrait.