Instant Memories

Polaroid of Polaroid Camera

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
Charley’s Angels
Shag carpet

Music was recorded on vinyl, cassette, and 8-track formats.
We only had three TV channels.
People tuned into AM radio.

Pong
Rubik’s cube
Pocket calculators

And our original Polaroid instant camera.

Things were much simpler then.

Fun.

My dad

A Polariod Photo Of My Dad At EPOC Center Florida 70s

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.

Instant memories

making and taking photos
quickly
easy

living in the moment
planning the shot

composition
color
light

everything is just right
click the button

whirling motors
blank black canvas
crisp white frame

curiosity
anticipation
chemical fascination
slowly developing
in your hand

magically appearing for the first time
before your eyes

a single moment in time
an instant memory
one of a kind

Polaroid

Watching perfect moments come to life imperfectly (1).

Andy Warhol

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

Be square

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 photo original format, SX-70, 600 and i-Type film

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. 🙂

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