February 21, 2008
Mama don’t take my Polaroids away
News about the demise of Polaroid film production has pulled a number of interesting items out of the woodwork:
- Eames + Cramps + Cams: Check out this demo film of the Polaroid SX-70 made by famous furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames, but inexplicably set the music of The Cramps. Weirder still, it all kind of works. [Via]
- "The late cinematographer Jamie Livingston, who died at age 41 in 1997," writes Mike Johnston, "left an archive of almost 6,000 Polaroid SX-70 shots, taken one per day (with only minor lapses) for 18 years." You can browse the archive here.
- David Friedman would like to see a Polaroid-style digital picture frame, complete with dry-erase area for jotting notes. [Via]
- "Polaroid made me the photographer I am today": Photographer Ctein reminisces about the format’s importance in his artistic development.
- We recently met with some photogs doing a great project using large-format Polaroids. Once they post images publicly I’ll pass along the news.
One more photo-nostagia tip–this time for Kodak–this clip from Mad Men shows a pitch for the original slide carousel.