Monday, August 21, 2006

no for an answer




adopting a homely, but working, near-giveaway polaroid camera from a local recycling centre is all well and good, but keeping it fed - with its expensive appetite - is another matter entirely. i was delighted, it follows, to discover unsaleable.com, a nice little austrian online shop with a wealth of new and expired instant film, and accessories.
they are friendly, and fast, and charge realistic shipping fees, and i have been pleased with all my purchases, so approaching them, a few months back, with a request to sponsor the europephotobloggers' amsterdam meetup in september with a few small items, seemed a excellent idea.
at the time.
i was totally unprepared, i will admit, for the curt, condescending - indeed, sarcastic - answer that i received, and surprised by the short-sightedness of it, too. i had rather expected, perhaps na├»evely, that they would astutely realise the possibilities of supporting an event involving photographers from two continents, and with a projected audience of thousands of enthusiasts.
i will still buy from them - their product is excellent, as is their service - but dismay, and disappointment, will niggle.
i'm like that.
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rachel and i have bumped into a number of brick walls as far as sponsors go.
any ideas?

6 comments:

  1. Haha, great homely photo. I'm afraid I cannot help you as far as ideas for sponors go, it seems to be very difficult today. But I wish you the best of luck with your hunt!

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  2. Nice Polaroid image Lynn! Is that your backyard?
    I've been itching to get into shooting polaroid again. Even had an interesting dream regarding that medium. Perhaps it's a sign.
    Not sure who to approach for sponsors but if the little guy's aren't cooperative then go for the big guns like Nikon, Canon, or even Kodak.

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  3. testing. I haven't been able to comment here for a while (I kept receiving a error message).

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  4. Aah...much better!
    Sorry no ideas, yet, but I love the polaroid look and its *homey* tones and hues. I feel at home with this image.

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  5. I would like to eat that washing.

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  6. I like the picture. Things missing can be so interesting...

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