William Miller chanced upon a Polaroid SX-70 at a yard sale last year, came home with it, and quickly realized it was malfunctioning, with the film getting distressed, caught in the gears and exposed unpredictably. He adapted quickly to it, though: ‘When the narrative and depictive elements are nearly removed from the photographs one can […]
Just the thing to show how much love we have for amateurs on Instagram: a replica of a Polaroid camera that that actually serves up more utility than all these food shots that nobody cares about by dispensing toilet paper in the bathroom. Yep. Want.
Graphic designer Jherin Miller fused the disparate aesthetics of old-school Polaroids and pixelated 80s video game graphics for his Pixels and Polaroids project, so what emerged was a new world combining the two. It’s a fun concept. We dig it.
I’m part-time traveler, part-time photographer who specializes in retro photography. My Polaroid double exposure self portraits are an on-going series, created in camera, no post editing. I’ve been working with Polaroids for over five years. I like the rush of shooting self portraits with instant film. It’s a mild adrenalin: equivalent to almost missing a bus. Once I set the self timer, I have 12-seconds to jump in front of the camera and become another person. Instant film, instant acting.
Between 1979-1997, Jamie Livingston, a New York-based photographer, film-maker, circus performer and musician, shot a Polaroid nearly every day until the day that he died. You will cry and laugh and feel grateful to be alive by the time you reach the last photo, as he lies on a hospital bed, dying of cancer on his 41st birthday.
Polaboy is an enlarged polaroid on a scale of 10:1 (to 88x107cm) and backlit with cutting edge LED technology. It is a giant polaroid-shaped frame that can be customized with your own polaroids and changed at any time. It can work as your own personal window to a cool landscape or a moment in time. […]
I am a lover of all things Polaroid. In October 2008 The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plant for integral instant film and started to invent and produce totally new instant film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras. In 2010, The Impossible Project saved analog instant photography from extinction by releasing various, brand new and unique instant films.
Designer Mac Funamizu has really hit the jackpot with this. His latest invention, the cryptically named Sophie, is an iPhone case which prints photos just like a Polaroid. Simply take the picture, then print the photo out the bottom of the case. Genius! Now, who will start mass-producing this concept so we can buy one?
Using a 1970s Polaroid, aura camera artist Carlo Van De Roer has created a series of photographs that explore the unseen aura energy and characteristics of his friends and family. Along with the photographs are aura charts that show what each color and location means according to the particular person photographed. The resulting images are colorful and dream-like.
For all you Polaroid fans out there, it is time to dig up your beloved instant film cameras from storage that was once so close to being extinct. After acquiring Polaroid’s factory and equipment in The Netherlands, The Impossible Project’s promise to bring the instant back to photography is finally here. Stocking up (and selling […]