You feel like you know these images ... and you are probably right. The Polaroid Big Shot was a favorite of Andy Warhol and many of his most famous work began with this camera.
This Polaroid camera is almost entirely forgotten. A head-and-shoulders-only, weird-looking portrait machine, the Big Shot was made between 1971 and 1973. It is entirely plastic and has a fixed-focus, requiring the photographer to do the "Big Shot Shuffle" to get focused images. Both the flashes (Magicubes) and the film (Fuji FP-100c) are discontinued, with prices on both rising by the day. The future of the Polaroid Big Shot is as a curio on collectors' shelves.
But the Big Shot isn't dead yet. When I discovered that I would have opportunity to photograph the lovely Willa Prescott, I knew that she would be the perfect subject for one of this camera's last adventures.
I purchased my Polaroid Big Shot from the Film Photography Project.