“I forgot my pants, but I remembered my Polaroid camera.” If I had a dime for every time that’s happened to me…
This photo comes courtesy of Rihanna’s own Twitter feed. The camera, if anyone cares, is a Model 210.
Here’s one Polaroid product you couldn’t buy in a photo store: a little box made of maple, sized exactly to hold and sort SX-70 photos.
What’s special about this, you may ask? Well, it was not produced commercially. Someone (probably in the Polaroid shops) made up a few of them, especially for one [...]
Can the camera be racist? The question is explored in an exhibition that reflects on how Polaroid built an efficient tool for South Africa’s apartheid regime to photograph and police black people.
The London-based artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin spent a month in South Africa taking pictures on [...]
Nice story in the current (April) issue of ArtNews about the book, written by a long-ago New York magazine colleague named Bree Sposato. Always great to get a little more press, especially now that the initial bump has died down, and I’m grateful for this one. Link here, but how about buying it [...]
Well, the Instagram camera that started as a joke, then progressed to a design study, is going to be a real thing. Socialmatic has made a deal with a third-party manufacturer to produce it, somewhere out in the great Far East parts bin, and has teamed up with Polaroid itself for the [...]
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