{Golden} Oh Take Me Back to the Start

Consider this a pre-cursor to a more extensive blog, wherein Mallory and I took a few of my cameras for a jaunt downtown. The ones I’m sharing with you today were taken with the first pack of film I used in the Polaroid Sun 660 Autofocus I just acquired.  The film was the Gold Edition of the Impossible Project‘s PX 680 Color Shade. I wish my scanner could convey the sheen of the gold frames on the photos. It’s really lovely. As each photo developed, getting better as the minutes passed, Mallory and I were unable to take our eyes off them! I’d put the photos away, and Mallory would ask me to bring them out so she could see them again. Or I’d pull them out of my camera bag and say, “Look! They’re perfect!” There’s a reason instant photography has the hearts of so many people out there. It truly feels like a little bit of magic at work.

Since we were listening to Coldplay throughout the afternoon and evening, we thought it’d be fitting to post some of that band’s lyrics along with these photos. Maybe when I get the other photos we took yesterday developed (viva film!) ,I’ll be inspired to pair them with more Coldplay lyrics. Until then…

Come up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry
You don’t know how lovely you are
I had to find you, tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions
Oh, let’s go back to the start
Running in circles, coming up tails
Heads on a science apart

Nobody said it was easy
It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh, take me back to the start

I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

But tell me you love me, come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tails
Coming back as we are

Nobody said it was easy
Oh, it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I’m going back to the start

Polaroid Sun 660 AF • PX680 Color Shade, Gold Edition

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