A sad day here in Polaroidland: Bill Warriner died early this morning in Tucson, where he lived with his wife, Cheryl Cooper. He’d had heart trouble in the past year or so, helped but not entirely fixed by surgery, and (when last we e-mailed, a few weeks ago) was upbeat but realistic about his prospects.
In fact, […]
This makes me chuckle every time I see it. A book by a guy who never got out of the foreign-language gate was published last week in Taiwan, translated into Mandarin. (You can order here, if you can read it.)
A special post today: After much technical hoodoo, I’ve just posted a video transfer of “The Long Walk,” the short film of Edwin Land that was shot by Bill Warriner for Polaroid’s 1970 shareholders’ meeting. Apart from a couple of very short clips that made it into Polaroid promotions, and a snippet in my own […]
Bill Warriner—filmmaker and photographer who spent a lot of years in Polaroid’s marketing department—e-mailed the other day to remark on the company’s original logo. This is the one that’s an abstraction of a pair of crossed polarizing filters, here seen on the corporate letterhead:
It’s the symbol that Paul Giambarba and then Bill […]
It’s a camera, now under construction by the photographer Dennis Manarchy, that shoots black-and-white negatives six feet high and four and a […]
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