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Glass Cactus Souvenirs

Glass Cactus Souvenirs

Instant Polaroid of an Abandoned Cabin

Instant Polaroid of an Abandoned Cabin
A few weeks ago I found an original Polaroid SX-70 in a Catholic thrift store and my heart was overjoyed. The problem is, Polaroid stopped making film for the SX-70 a long time ago. About five years ago they stopped production of all instant film. Luckily the Impossible Project came along and now they are producing the film. Although it’s pricey, I think it’s worth it’s weight in gold. This sepia shot was taken on PX 600 Silver Shade instant film from Impossible. Here’s their website: .

Old Navajo Couple

Old Navajo Couple
The way of life on the reservation isn’t easy at all. Yesterday, when I left Southern Utah and went down there, I wondered what it meant to see this plastered on an unfinished abandoned house on the Navajo Reservation? It seems like life is tough enough that some dreams never survive. I cannot help but think colonialism is all to blame for all the hardship and oppression that I see in these Indian communities. As an outsider, a non-indigenous person, I can see the heartache but also a strong will to survive and continue…