Greece | Expired Polaroid 600 Film

Greece on Expired Polaroid 600 Film | Azzari Jarrett

Sharing more of my film images from Greece today.

As you can tell, my Polaroid 600 film was definitely expired!  I had a bit more luck with my polaroids from earlier this year

I completely lost a pack (no pictures developed on the film), but I was able to salvage a few.  When shooting with film, this is always to be expected.  You never quite know what you will get!   

The above image is the Erechtheion, an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis.  

Greece on Expired Polaroid 600 Film | Azzari Jarrett
Greece on Expired Polaroid 600 Film | Azzari Jarrett

Views of the Parthenon - with a few tourists captured as well!

Greece on Expired Polaroid 600 Film | Azzari Jarrett

A view of Athens from the Acropolis.

Greece on Expired Polaroid 600 Film | Azzari Jarrett

Arriving on the beautiful Greek Island of Crete.

Greece on Expired Polaroid 600 Film | Azzari Jarrett
Greece on Expired Polaroid 600 Film | Azzari Jarrett
Greece on Expired Polaroid 600 Film | Azzari Jarrett
Greece on Expired Polaroid 600 Film | Azzari Jarrett

I love how these turned out.  I'm embracing the imperfections and really looking deeper into the saturated, muted colors.  Capturing the Acropolis on polaroid 600 film was really important to me.  I love how 'aged' each captured moment looks - even though these were taken on bright, sunny days in Athens and Crete. 

You can see more images from Greece here.

And more images with polaroid 600 film.

Good Morning Crete

Crete, Greece | photo by Azzari Jarrett

We spent two days wonderful days in Athens before heading to the Greek Island of Crete.  Crete, located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, is the largest of the Greek islands.  It was an easy 30 minute flight from Athens, and we traveled at night, so we were not able to see very much on our arrival.

I was up at 5AM that first morning, ready to see the sun rise.  It was a quite morning with my camera by the sea.

And oh what a beautiful sight.  I will never forget how warm the sun felt and how blue the sea was.  

Through these film images, I hope that I was able to capture what I felt that day.  That is what is most important to me - not the image itself, but the feeling of this specific moment in time.

Crete, Greece | Azzari Jarrett
Crete, Greece | photo by Azzari Jarrett
Crete, Greece | photo by Azzari Jarrett
Crete, Greece | photo by Azzari Jarrett
Crete, Greece | photo by Azzari Jarrett
Crete, Greece | photo by Azzari Jarrett

Oh Crete, you are so beautiful.  

And a behind the scenes look at me capturing these photos, taken by my husband. 

I have more images to share, very soon.

Travels | Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett

During the last week in June, my husband and I traveled to Greece to celebrate our 12 year anniversary.  Deciding what camera to bring for a trip is always a huge decision for me.  I settled on my Contax and Polaroid 660, and after traveling for 13 hours, I almost regretted bringing both due to the weight on my shoulders.

Now that I have my film back, I'm so glad I did.  Love that I have these captures of Athens on 120 film - a mix of Kodak Portra 400, Kodak Ektar, and Fuji Pro 400h.  

I think it's important to mention that although Greece is in a period of uncertain financial times, the beauty of the city of Athens as well as the majestic Acropolis is so inspiring and simply put, amazing.  I am happy that we were able to contribute to the economy of a nation dealing with tough times and that we experienced the joy from the local Greek citizens that appreciated our presence there.

Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett

There were so many olive trees - definitely the pride and joy of Greece.  

Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett
Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett
Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett
Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett

My favorite part of our trip was the fact that we made sure not to schedule too many activities, which left time to wonder the streets of Plaka, a quaint, historical neighborhood in Athens surrounding the Acropolis.

Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett
Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett
Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett

 A view of Mount Lycabettus, as seen from the Acropolis.

Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett

The Parthenon is one of the most characteristic monument of ancient Greek culture and continues to be a symbol of democracy and the beginning of Western Civilization.  It was amazing to actually be in the presence of temples that have been standing for thousands of years.

Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett
Athens, Greece | Azzari Jarrett

Next week, I'll share more captures from our trip to the Greek Island of Crete.