The Polaroid Z2300 is our latest fave for the following reasons:
- The traditional Polaroid rainbow stripe, obvi.
- The fact that it shoots instant photos and saves them digitally.
- The instant prints have peel-off sticky backs, so you can stick your photos all over!
These photos are absolutely amazing as well as hyper surreal. Photographer Richard Mosse shot a series of photos in Eastern Congo with incredible results.
To view more of the photos + get more information, you must learn.
A few weeks ago I posted about attending a great lecture with Daido Moriyama at NY’s Japan Society.
Japan Society has now posted the entire lecture to view on their website!
To watch the lecture, you must learn.
See if you can figure out which question is mine towards the end.
(photo taken from Petapixel)
Though I don’t now many photographers, I suspect most of them are tech nerds such as myself.
We have been hearing about a new camera system that allows you to “shoot first and focus later” for a few months now, but up until last week no one had seen the finished product. There have been a few photos of the camera in use, unfortunately looking like it was a Japanese porn in all it’s blurred out glory.
Now we have the first consumer Lytro Light Field camera to gawk over and walk the fence of wanting and needing.
To see the little bugger in action + get more information, you must learn.
Yes, money does grow on trees, and grow we mean hammered by humans into a various trees for perhaps three hundred years. In wooded areas near Cumbria and Portmeirion, hikers and casual strollers have been creating Money Trees, little pieces of public/nature art.
The BBC calls the trees “wishing trees,” where a landowner notes, “In Britain it dates back to the 1700s - there is one tree in Scotland somewhere which apparently has a florin stuck into it.” - via Juxtapoz.com
Wilson and Vanessa (also known as wiissaa) took Instax photos of Mongolians who had never had their portrait taken before.
Their reactions to instant photos of themselves will make you smile.
See the video at the link below!
Paleontologists discovered 78 million year old dinosaur and bird feathers preserved in amber.
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with old friends - The Impossible Project. Impossible produces new instant film for classic Polaroid cameras, keeping the visceral art of instant analog photography alive for today’s romantics.
To empower you to capture every fleeting moment, each guest room at Ace Hotels in New York, Palm Springs, Portland and Seattle is now stocked with a refurbished Polaroid camera and limited edition, custom packs of Impossible x Ace Hotel PX600 Silvershade instant black & white film in the mini-bar.
Custom film and cameras are also available on our online shop and at select niche retail shops worldwide including The Impossible Project Spaces in Vienna, Tokyo and New York.
To celebrate, we’re hosting a gallery show through October 14, featuring works by friends of Ace and The Impossible Project. To learn more about the artists on display or to share your own work with fellow dreamers and instant photography-lovers alike, check out acehotel.com/impossible.
We’ll have more news about our year-long collaboration with Impossible right here on our blog. Stay tuned…
New York City Gallery Opening
A gallery showcase celebrating Polaroid founder Edwin H. Land with 50 artists, photographers, and celebrities offering pieces.
Made In Polaroid runs from Sept 9th -13 at Phillips De Pury & Company’s Gallery.
For more information, you must learn.
There really is nothing like film. No matter how much it can be simulated, it just isn’t the same.
Recreational Drug Use by Dennis McGrath
My roommate got this for me for my birthday in February and I kind of instantly lost it in my room, but glad I came across it again.
Dennis McGrath shoots on the sets of the porn industry and this is a collection of some of the sites he lives on the daily. One can only imagine what wasn’t shown on film.
Hamburger Eyes released this in an edition of 100.
You must learn.