Little Blue Jar Via SX-70

photograph and text by Daniel Stephens

Window and Blue Vial

[Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Model 1]
[Film: Impossible Project Color Shade – Color Protection]
[Captured: March 19, 2013]
[Location: Tenants Harbor, Maine]

There is a little blue jar that sits atop the window sill above my kitchen sink. It’s been there for; well, for as long as I can remember. I’m not even certain of how it arrived or who may have brought, or even left it. It’s filled with small, smooth rocks, though I don’t open it very often to peer inside. But I like its shade of blue and I am particularly taken with the way light filters through it at various times of day, different seasons of the year and how that light transforms the little jar depending on the ever changing Maine weather.

So today I aimed my trusty 1970′s SX-70 Polaroid camera at it and made a few pictures. One of those images seemed to grab me, not overtly, but a gentle pull, a careful tug and so here it sits.