Posts Tagged 'Polaroid'

More “Impossible” Polaroid Film

Photo: The Impossible Project

The Impossible Project is the brainchild of some ex-Polaroid employees who weren’t ready to let instant film production die with the closing of the last plant. Over the past few years, they have re-created classic Polaroid film as well as totally original products. Now, they’re releasing their fourth film pack:

The First Flush Edition of the PX 680 Color Shade film fills the gap left by the legendary, by now hard to find Polaroid 600 film and introduces a magical new color palette within the classic white frame.

For $21.99, you can buy it here.


Cool Photography Round-Up

• Art director/designer Andrew Faris documented New York City, one Polaroid at a time. Even though the images are often of mundane things, it’s really well done and cool-looking, especially when seen all together. [Andrew Faris]

• 25 elite AP photographers are now available for children’s portraits, weddings, bar mitzvahs or other affairs. Not really…but they are available for hire to other media outlets, schedule permitting. [PDNPulse]

• Take a photo on Sunday, May 2 at 11 a.m. (EST) and send it into the New York Times’ Lens blog for their project  aiming to document “one moment in time across the world.” The photos will almost immediately appear on the web site and viewers can then scroll through them according to topic, country or whatever. [New York Times]

• On Greg Ceo’s blog he’s offering to send along your interesting photography projects to the editor at American Photo or feature them on his own blog’s “New Photographer Monday.” [Greg Ceo]

• And, similarly, on A Photo Editor’s blog, there’s a (different) photo editor looking for “projects related to the economy: foreclosure, stimulus construction, homelessness, unemployment.” Leave a comment or send links in an email. [A Photo Editor]

Cool Photography Round-Up

The girl with the horizontal blinds. Photo by Yasmine Chatila

• Yasmine Chatila’s project “Stolen Moments” is just that — the photos she’s taken by looking into New York City windows. “Part Hitchcock, part Shakespeare, part ephemeral postmodern visual poetry.” Also, part creepy. [Brain Pickings]

• Swiss photographer René Burri tells the story behind his now-iconic image of a cigar-smoking Che Guevara. “This picture is famous thanks to the chap with the cigar, not to me.”  [Guardian]

• A group of Dutch engineers and enthusiasts have hatched a plan to once again make Polaroid film. “The Impossible Project” (as its known) will create a million packs this year. [Wall Street Journal]

• Three-year-old Ruby Ellenby has a show of her photography at a gallery in San Francisco. Not to take anything away from Ruby, but just the idea reminds me of the excellent documentary My Kid Could Paint That. [San Francisco Chronicle]

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