I have this film camera... it's called the Mamiya RB-67 Pro. I call it The Beast. Seriously. It weighs almost 6 lbs with the lens & back attached. I bought it because it was cheap, and I was dying to try medium format film, but I also bought it because it came with a Polaroid back- and if I was dying to try MF, then I was practically in the ground about shooting instant film! Instants have become rather trendy again, which to me, is a great thing, because it means you can still purchase instant film!
For me, instants means a slice of life- a little taste of what is a much bigger thing. You don't shoot a roll- you shoot a frame. And in that frame is a tiny essence. I've recently started shooting 3 or 4 instants during weddings- to give to the couple. They aren't meant to replace the professional photos we take throughout the day, but rather to give them something to take away- to treasure instantly.
Anyway, this is me- with The Beast:
See what I mean? That sucker is huge! But I love it- and I really love working with it. So here is more of what I've captured in the last few months, just grabbing it occasionally, and making some instant magic-