I’ve been trying out various Instax Mini film themes and seeing which ones I like and also seeing if they are worth the extra cost per photo for the last few months. Since it was Halloween last month I made sure to pick up some Halloween Instax Mini film to try out. This film was available in North America until it was recently discontinued, so I had to pick mine up on Ebay (at a cost very similar to what B&H was selling it originaly). IT’S AMAZING btw – let me say that before I forget. I’m really sad I didn’t pick it up before it was discontinued as it’s one of the best designs I’ve tried so far. I’m definitely going to try and pick up another pack or two from Ebay and horde in my fridge until next year. Sadly this year I had a very mellow and low key Halloween for myself so I mostly took photos around my house on Halloween and a few of my Halloween cranes that I left around the Plateau. I think it’s more suited to a party with friends but I still enjoy the shots I managed to get and I tried out the Instax’s flash option which I haven’t tried much before. Below I’ve included some of the shots so you can see the film designs. It’s really cute and I really wish they’d offer more variety in film here in North America. My advice if you find Instax film you like don’t be afraid of buying on Ebay, I haven’t had an issue yet from various sellers. Also store the film in your fridge so you don’t have to worry about expiring film if you aren’t going to use it straight away.
Halloween postcards Picked up some doily originals and silkscreen from Starchild Stela the night before Halloween. The best decorated house I saw this year. I made a shrine in the park using leaves, my Aphex Twin mask and wig.
Second best decoration, and you can just barely see my crane hanging there with the song “Purple People Eatter” on it. Another Halloween crane, this time at Laurier Parc. My anniversary present of a skull couple in a musical snow globe. I haven’t thought of a name for this guy yet but I think I’ll keep him here even after the holiday. And finally my Halloween night, when Victor and I drank at home and enjoyed the candy I got at work from Trick-o-Treatting at each manager’s desk at my call center job earlier in the day.