Posts tagged Polaroid
Featured Photographer: Bastian Kalous’s Expired Polaroids of an Eternal Land

German photographer Bastian Kalous has a habit transporting us to enchanting larger than life locations that we could only dream of visiting, that happens to be just outside his doorstep. The scenes he captures are a distinctive hybrid between breathtaking landscapes and intimate self-portraits that creates an instantaneous portal from his world to ours. This connection has allowed us to explore and experience stunning mountain peaks, enchanting vistas, and cold frozen forests that seem more like our own memories than photographs due to his innate ability to work with long expired Polaroid film stocks. Bastian has been able to master and tame the unpredictable nature of these long expired films and harness their magical colorful properties to bring the transformative properties of nature right to our doorstep.

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Community Spotlight: 12:12 Project - A Society of Instant Film Lovers

Penny Felts is the founding member of the 12:12 Project. A project composed of 12 high-caliber Polaroid artists from around the globe that challenge one another with monthly themes to push the limits of their own photography. Though this project started with 12 women, they have since added 12 men to accompany them with the 12:12 Men’s Project. We asked Penny to give us an introduction to how this project got started, how it evolved, who this year’s members are to give us a glimpse into their Polaroid obsessed world!

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Featured Photographer: Julia Beyer - Our World In Flames

Julia Beyer’s world is on fire. She recently returned from a trip to Iceland where she used Expired Polaroid Time- Zero film to create scenes that transformed the wilderness around her into psychedelic fantasies. Beyer has managed to capture one of the most beautiful locations on earth and turn it into a flaming dreamscape suitable only for an adventure from reality.

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Polaroid Week Fall 2018: Our Top 20 Favorites!

Polaroid Week is a bi-annual celebration of instant film that is held on Flickr that allows lovers of the medium to get together and share their newly created instant works. This year’s Fall Polaroid Week started on Sunday October 21st and lasted until Friday October 26th and had 424 members submit a total of 3,100 photographs (year to date). We watched the action unfold and have chosen 20 of our absolute favorites! 

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Exhibition: The Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show - 10 Years of Low-Fi Photography Brilliance

The Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show is a brand new iteration of a decade long tradition. After the announced closing of Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, the photo community near and far went into a period of loud mourning. More than just a darkroom and gallery space, it was a meeting place, a home for anyone interested in the magic of photography, regardless of style, method, or experience.

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Interview: Some Photos of That Day with Hugh Crawford

To call Some Photos of That Day a photobook of Polaroids would be disingenuous. On the surface this book is thousands of Polaroids placed in chronological order between two covers. What it really represents is the continuation of the late Jamie Livingston's magnum opus: a series of 6,754 photographs taken every day starting on March 31st,1979 and ending on the last day of his life on October 25th,1997, his 41st birthday. Livingston's "project" is undeniably complex because it works on multiple lines of reasoning on why such a project would be important to begin with. It could be interpreted simply as an artist's view of his immediate world or as a commentary on how life changes so slowly and often just as quickly.

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