Posts Tagged ‘polaroid’

Handmade Wooden Frames for Polaroid Pictures

Polaroid pictures might have an iconic look, but finding an elegant frame for them requires more than a trip to your nearest department store. Swiss design group Refurnished has a beautiful “Polaroid SX70 frame” that protects your white-bordered pictures inside a handmade wooden case.
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Polaroid Z2300: Instant Photos in a Point-and-Shoot Body

Polaroid lovers will be happy to know that it doesn’t look like the company is slowing down where the instant camera game is concerned. Late last year they unveiled the Z340 — a futuristic digital instant camera in the classic Polaroid style — and now they’ve officially announced their newer, sleeker Z2300. The Z2300 falls somewhere in-between Polaroid’s big and bulky Z340 and the dinky (and somewhat unwieldy) PIC-300. In many ways it combines the best of both worlds in to a much more stylish point-and-shoot package. Read more…

Frankenlens: A Polaroid Fused with a Micro Four Thirds Camera

Here’s an interesting project that photographer Gabriel Verdugo Soto put together this last weekend by slapping together an old polaroid lens/aperture mechanism and a micro four thirds camera. In order to keep the lens in focus, he measured the distance from the lens to the polaroid paper in the orignal camera and used macro tubes to ensure the same distance was maintained between the lens and the sensor. The whole thing was then attached to a 52mm ring, and held together using that white epoxy clay you see in the pictures. Read more…

Teen Finds Photo of His Long-Dead Uncle in a $1 Garage Sale Camera

Last Thursday, 13-year-old Addison Logan of Wichita, Kansas found something really cool at a garage sale: an old Polaroid camera for only $1 (score!). But when Addison got it home and started looking up how to use it on the internet, what he found in the cartridge was even cooler, or maybe creepier. Inside the Polaroid camera, bought from a family they don’t even know, was a picture of his uncle Scott who died some 23 years ago in a car accident: Read more…

Polaroid Pictures Recreated with Thread

The Portrait Project is a series of 10 stitched portraits by London-based artist Evelin Kasikov. Each portrait is created with an actual Polaroid picture as the starting point, and is based on the same grid. The idea is similar to pointillism, but instead of dots she uses squares, crosses, and lines of different colors and weights. 10-15 feet of cotton thread does into each piece, and stitching them takes between two days and a week to complete.
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Instagram Socialmatic: A Concept Design for a Physical Instagram Camera

A week ago we shared a funny “leaked advertisement” for a fictional camera called the Instagram Snap. The video poked fun at the possibility that Instagram would use their $1 billion buyout from Facebook to build a ridiculous “real-world” camera — basically a Polaroid camera with “sharing” features (passing a photo to another person by hand) and “filters” (coffee filter = spill coffee on your picture). Ironically enough though, a concept of just such a camera has recently come out, and it actually seems somewhat appealing.
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Instagram Snap: A New Way to Create and Share Your Photos IRL

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek “leaked advertisement” for Instagram’s new camera: the Instagram Snap. The camera is sure to become a hit among hipsters.

Polaroid Land Camera Advertisements from the 1950s and 1960s

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Polaroid sponsored shows like “The Tonight Show” during which the hosts would take time to endorse the cameras during the show itself rather than cut to commercials. The montage above takes viewers back to a time when fancy new Polaroid cameras cost $69.95 — or $1.19 a week.
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The Impossible Project’s COOL Instant Film Takes a Cue from Coors Beer

You wouldn’t think the world of instant film could learn much from the world of beer — and on most counts you’d be right — but in this particular case, a little bit of Coors inspiration may have played a role in The Impossible Projects new line of COOL Polaroid films. The specialty instant film, part of The Impossible Project’s Spring 2012 line, are kept in a temperature-sensitive package. In order to maintain its shelf life, the packaging will warn you when you’re storing it in too warm an environment by displaying the message “Keep Me Cool.”
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The Camera: A Beautiful Short About a Mysterious Polaroid Camera

The Camera is a beautiful 7-minute-long short film by amateur filmmaker Peter Lewis about a solitary girl who finds a creepy mysterious Polaroid camera in an abandoned beach house. It’s the first film Lewis has completed, and was shot using a Canon Rebel 550D T2i (and the Canon 50mm f/1.4 and Tamron 28-200mm) on a budget of $50 during a vacation in Nags Head, North Carolina. Lewis singlehandedly managed all the stages of production, including composing the original score, creating the foley sounds, and editing the film in Final Cut Pro X. If you enjoy this film, be sure to check out Framed, an eerily similar short that was shot with an iPhone 4S.

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