Posts Tagged ‘polaroid’

Polaroid Shows Off Instagram Logo Lookalike ‘Socialmatic’ Camera at Photokina

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The long-awaited Polaroid ‘Socialmatic’ — a square camera that looks like the Instagram app logo (which was, of course, inspired by a Polaroid camera in the first place) — is one step closer to an official release. And now that Polaroid brought some prototypes with them to Photokina, the unwieldy digital instant camera is starting to look more and more like a potential flop. Read more…

Why Polaroid’s Cube Action Cam is Special

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Shopping for an action camera is like shopping for adhesive bandages: you either buy Band-Aids … or you pick up something  called “Aid Plus Bandages” because they’re on sale. And when you bring them home, you just call them Band-Aids anyway. Read more…

Documentary Takes an Intimate Look at the Last Year of the Polaroid Instant Era

The latter years of the first decade of the 20th century were by no means glorious ones for The Polaroid Corporation. Filing for bankruptcy multiple times, the company ultimately decided to kill off its instant camera business in 2007, with the death of their instant film coming not long after in 2008. And while the demise of Polaroid’s instant film era is a sad one, it went out strong.

Thankfully, first-time filmmaker Grant Hamilton was there to capture the last year of Polaroid’s existence as we will almost always know it. Broken up into three acts, Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film tells the story of Polaroid’s last year through the eyes of the artists who shot the film, the dying days of instant film production and the idea and start of what was rightly deemed The Impossible Project.

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Faux-laroid Toilet Paper Lets you Literally Wipe Your Butt with Retro-Style Photos

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If you’re looking to spruce up your bathroom decor with some photography-inspired pieces that demonstrate both your love of old Polaroids and your disdain for the apps that try to recreate them with crappy filters, Modcloth has something that might just fit the bill. Read more…

Polaroids, Holgas & Medium Format: Matt Georges’ Different Approach to the Slopes

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While most of the outdoor winter sports photography you see is as clean and crisp as the snow itself, photographer Matt Georges goes for a more moody feeling while out on the slopes. His work with the Polaroid, Holga, and medium format film creates a unique look at the life of the thrill seekers out there.

Although not a formally trained photographer, Matt has been in the photo world most of his adult life, photo-editing for ski magazines, and working his way up to senior in-house photographer. Read on to hear about his technique using these films, his background, and more. Read more…

BTS: Photog Shows Off Modified Polaroid Capable of Shooting 4×5 Instant Film

Photographer Alastair Bird recently came across a modified Polaroid camera that is capable of shooting 4×5 instant film. So, naturally, he put it to work! Read more…

Photographer Oliver Blohm Processes His Polaroid Portraits Using a Microwave

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What do Polaroids and Hot Pockets have in common? 99.9% of the time nothing. But, thanks to Berlin-based fashion and portrait photographer, Oliver Blohm, there’s that .1% remaining. To create that .1%, he has literally developed a way in which to combine Polaroid film with a microwave to create some very… unique photographs.
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Photojojo Gets Into the Rental Market, Will Offer Drones, Old Polaroid Cameras & More

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Photojojo comes from humble beginnings as a newsletter for the photography community, but it is a humble newsletter no more. Since those days, it has evolved into one of the go-to resources for the latest trendy gear, gadgets and accessories, and today, they announced their expansion into yet another market: rentals. Read more…

New55 FILM Hopes to Kickstart The Re-Production of 4×5 Instant Sheets

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Noticing the successful efforts of both Lomography and The Impossible Project, inventor Bob Crowley has been inspired to take his own dive into the niche market of the re-creation of discontinued analog films. He and his team at New55 FILM have created a Kickstarter in hopes of funding the start up of 4×5 instant film production.
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Using a 20×24-inch Polaroid to Take Honest Portraits of Movie Stars

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Created by Polaroid in 1976, the 20×24-inch instant camera is one of the most unusual and massive pieces of photographic history you can get your hands on (if you’re lucky enough… or have the dough). Fortunately for those of you who want to see the cam in action, photographer Chuck Close managed to do just that in a series of images for Vanity Fair’s 20th Hollywood issue. Read more…