Growing up in the ’70s
Polaroids remind me of my childhood.
The best time to be alive.
An age of innocence and an incredible time of progress.
We played outside all day and into the night until our parents yelled for us to come home for dinner.
Watching Happy Days
Music was recorded on vinyl, cassette, and 8-track formats.
We only had three TV channels.
People tuned into AM radio.
And our original Polaroid instant camera.
Things were much simpler then.
This Polaroid photo (Spectra/Image film) was taken at Epcot Theme Park, Walt Disney World Resort, sometime in the late seventies. It’s the only picture of my father, George Theodore Moroschan (1944-1988), that I have.
making and taking photos
living in the moment
planning the shot
everything is just right
click the button
blank black canvas
crisp white frame
in your hand
magically appearing for the first time
before your eyes
a single moment in time
an instant memory
one of a kind
Watching perfect moments come to life imperfectly (1).
There’s something about the camera that makes the person look just right.
Andy Warhol – artist, film director, producer and one of my virtual mentors
I’m visually attracted to and inspired by the format of Polaroid i-Type film.
That’s why I’ve decided to display most of the images on my website in this format.
Polaroid i-Type film measures exactly 3.108 × 3.024 inches (photo area) and 4.233 x 3.483 inches (total area).
It’s a pop culture icon. 🙂
SHARING IS CARING!