She's not so little these days.
One of the things I love best about instant film is the timeline scattered through my house. I can watch this one grow up on a walk from the bedroom to the kitchen, or visit a californian seaside in the living room. It's kind of the best.
On the fridge, jammed in the corners of mirrors, in little frames, sometimes lost and found in the front of book covers. Most places I turn are little squares of memories that take me back to a light filled moment, captured and frozen in a dream-state forever. Even the ones I discarded as failures at the time. I find them forgotten in the bottom of drawers and old camera bags, they have their dog-eared, dusty and creased stories to tell too.
This year I'll be shooting much more instant film, for all the reasons I love so much.
And this little muse? I think she loves it as much as I do.
"Ash, let's take photos forever, let's fill the whole world with photos!"
And she kissed my camera and skipped off.