FujiFilm got all the Bangalore bloggers together for a zestful evening to showcase their Instax 7s Instant Camera. It was a fun evening with the bloggers-turned-friends and cocktails. FujiFilm India was kind enough to let us experience the camera with unlimited photo sheets to understand how a polaroid works. We ran around like children at a park, clicking pictures of each other. Most of us are familiar with Instax Mini8 which comes in stunning colours and was a sensation among the teenagers. To me, the Instax camera sounds like a great idea for gifting someone who loves taking pictures.
I love clicking pictures and love the concept of Polaroid. Polaroid is a synonym for memory-in-your-pocket. No matter what happens, some memories never fade and can never be replaced. One of my childhood memories would be of the street side hawker who sold “Aloo Kabli” outside our school campus in Durgapur. My mom would only give me 5 Rs a day as pocket money (it was a lot for a girl in a small town), which would be spent on a tiny bowl of “Aloo Kabli” from the hawker outside the campus for 2 Rs. For people who are not familiar with the term Aloo Kabli, it is similar to aloo chat but more delicious. It’s made of perfectly sliced aloo, tamarind, rock salt, spices and onion. No one could make it as good as the hawker outside my school. Good old days! This also reminds of an Elvis Presley song from the 70’s which we grew up listening to.
“Memories pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine
Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,
Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilight trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you
Memories pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories sweetened thru the ages just like wine,
Memories, memories, sweet memories.”
The first time I got my Instax mini8, I was out of my mind with it. Not only was it purple in colour but also made a perfect prop for Tumblr style pictures on my feed. The pictures that are close to my heart are always kept close to me in my wallet. It might sound a bit clichéd but I sometimes take it out from wallet to see the picture and it does make me smile. One of them is a picture of my latest family trip to Masinagudi and Ooty. My aunt came to India after a really long time and we made she travelled with us to places close to Bangalore. That was a super adventurous trip that I had planned and Fujifilm Instax helped me capture the moment. Another picture that I always carry with me is the time when I and my friend travelled to Benaras for the new year. We found peace in this place called Benaras among thousands and thousands of local and tourist crowd. That’s Benaras for you, my friends! I made sure we capture it on my Instax camera before we left the oldest city of India. Last but not the least is the picture of my friend who is also the photographer for most of my blog posts – Mr Saikat (Kslenscape). He not only understand my amateurish posing skills but also tolerates this unfriendly poser early in the morning. Without him, my Instagram feed or blog posts wouldn’t be picture perfect. I clicked that picture while he was photographing me for a blog post. I love these memories that make me smile, no matter what is going in my life right now.
Photography – Kslenscapes
Outfit Details –
Top – VeroModa
Skirt – Forever21
Heels – Westside
Collect beautiful moments because we always remember them. What is your favourite memory from your school days? Let me know in the comments down below!