The Polaroid Big Shot, released in 1971 and discontinued in 1973, was a hulking snout of plastic. With a rubber handle and a fixed focal distance of a few feet, it became the darling of Andy Warhol for its eccentricities that complemented his own.
When my grandfather passed away in 2004, he left behind a treasure trove of cameras, one of which was the Big Shot.
“He never used that thing," my grandmother swears.
All the more reason I should.