Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Nicky Wire @ Rough Trade East, London

Just a quick entry this evening before bed! I went to hear Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers talk about his new book; Death of a Polaroid, tonight at Rough Trade East. It was really quite lovely and civilised including a free (tiny) glass of white wine and a chair, which was much needed after a day at work. He interested me as he made a point of saying he is not a photographer but I am not so sure. When do you actually become one? It made me realise just how much I love using instant film and just how much I miss the original Polaroid. I love my fuji instax, the picture quality is better, however it just doesn't have that iconic shape the Polaroid had. I still have my Polaroid, which has one photo left to take. I can't bare to use that last one...to experience the death of my camera.
The book does look beautiful and I would love to publish a book like that one day...

He is Nicky being interviewed:

Nicky Wire @ Rough Trade East 16th November 2011

I queued up and asked Nicky to take a self portrait with my fuji instax wide 210...results:

Nicky Wire self portrait

Terrifying? Nahhh!
Night x

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