Polaroid decay is a process that involves leaving polaroid film in an isolated body of water, or any liquid, for a certain period of time.
The image becomes manipulated by the substance used. The emulsion of the polaroid separates and bubbles from the white frame distorting the original image. Like nostalgia, what remains is a blurred version of the past. Nostalgia is a phenomenon that both does good, as well as bad. We are left with little memory of our traumas, but also a longing desire for a dishonest decaying past.