Two Polaroids

When I was going through the loose photos in our archive recently, looking for stock for our new Ebay shop, I came across these two early Polaroids. They were taken with a Polaroid Land Camera 95, a series produced between 1948 and 1961. I pored over them, transfixed. When viewing any anonymous family photograph, I always feels privileged, and have the sensation that I am privy to an intimate moment I was never supposed to know. With instant photographs, this feeling is heightened. I was holding in my hand the very object handed round the table on that night, from one partygoer to the next. Then it was passed to me, the latecomer to the party.

Nigel Martin Shephard

Published by The Family Museum

We are an archival project about amateur family photography, based in London and set up by filmmaker Nigel Shephard and editor Rachael Moloney.

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