I began creating photographs for this book on March 17, 2020, the day the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live, went into quarantine. The last photograph was made on May 22, 2021; a lot had changed. I used a Polaroid 250 Land Camera for the black and white photos. The film, Fuji Instant FP-3000B, a peel-apart pack film, was preserved in my refrigerator for years, waiting for the right moment.
The prints are tiny, 3.25" x 4.25", and they have white borders like traditional darkroom prints. The film also creates a paper negative, which I preserved. In contrast to the handheld Polaroid camera, the color photographs were made formally, with a medium format camera on a tripod.
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