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, 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.
rachel and i have bumped into a number of brick walls as far as sponsors go.
any ideas?


  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!

  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.

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

  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.

  5. I would like to eat that washing.

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