Edwin Land introduced the first Polaroid camera in 1948 and unleashed an interest in instant photography that continues to this day. I became an avid Polaroid photographer after first using an SX-70 camera. Raising kids and teaching made it more difficult to spend long hours in the darkroom, so the ability to keep working instantly was attractive. I was often shooting still life at home and found being able to manipulate the layered SX-70 film an added attraction. The layers of backing, emulsion, and plastic covering allowed the film to be stitched on, pushed around with a knitting needle, and otherwise mutilated. The instant feedback was gratifying plus Polaroid had a program of replacing film if one wasn’t satisfied with an image. The program resulted in many photographers having a source of free film for long periods. I so enjoyed making hundreds of these small square treasures.