29-year-old Columbia-based film photographer Scott Southall is a familiar face on Shooting Film. He joined with us in several film photography projects before and now coming back to share some amazing shots with us.
“This set of Polaroids is from an anime convention held April 1-3 in Columbia called Nashicon. This is my second year attending, but one of my first ever events using my new Polaroid SLR 680. At the same time that I'm starting to get comfortable taking cosplay photos, trying to capture people embodying their favorite characters, I'm also trying to get a feel for how Impossible Project film works in this new camera. I've been shooting with a Polaroid SX-70 for 4 years, so there has been a lot of trial and error as I adjust.
While I've watched a good deal of anime in my lifetime, it's always a humbling experience to go to an anime convention and not be able to recognize half of the costumes I see. Japanese anime and manga has such an overwhelming variety of options for your viewing/reading pleasure that you will never have time for it all. There is always something for everyone though, and you get to observe everyone's unique tastes and find something new to enjoy yourself when you attend these events.”
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