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December 2, 2007 7:10 AM   Subscribe

Polanoid "We are building the biggest Polaroid-picture-collection of the planet to celebrate the magic of instant photography." {stolen from notcot
posted by dobbs (13 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
...and then we'll shake it.
posted by Horken Bazooka at 7:17 AM on December 2, 2007


Don't forget Poland!
posted by Dukebloo at 8:22 AM on December 2, 2007


Cool! I love how the collection includes the genital shots which I imagine were an inevitable part of any Polaroid camera's oeuvre.
posted by maxwelton at 8:31 AM on December 2, 2007


Don't forget Ed Land.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:38 AM on December 2, 2007


Many seem photoshopped, like this one of the giraffes or this woman in a bag (?).
posted by nickyskye at 8:45 AM on December 2, 2007


Ooooh, time for a shameless plug of my meager Polanoid page.
posted by Jezztek at 8:53 AM on December 2, 2007


Nickyskye, I think those may actually be polaroid photos of "set-ups," be they collages or 3-D assemblies.
posted by Dukebloo at 9:03 AM on December 2, 2007


Dukebloo, Just cannot imagine polaroids looking like this. Guess he fiddles with the process in really fancy ways or there're some extraordinary polaroid cameras out there.
posted by nickyskye at 11:53 AM on December 2, 2007


"Cool! I love how the collection includes the genital shots which I imagine were an inevitable part of any Polaroid camera's oeuvre."

First, I read this comment.

Then I went to the link and saw a button marked "show all members."

Uh, no thanks.
posted by InnocentBystander at 12:02 PM on December 2, 2007


...why does this make me feel paranoid?
posted by wendell at 12:10 PM on December 2, 2007


I've been going through my family's old pictures, 99.9% of which are Polaroids since my dad did 30 years there.

As a kid I thought they were the coolest things ever, the way the picture came right out the front. In retrospect, the pictures themselves are crap. Grainy, blurry, cracked, etc.
posted by bondcliff at 1:30 PM on December 2, 2007


Wonderful. It's such a shame that using a Polaroid is so ridiculously expensive - I used to have a bit of an obsession (20-odd cameras, all from charity shops and jumble sales) but had to give up when I realised that the emptiness of my bank account was down to the thirty quid a week spent on Polaroid film.

(I was so attached to the format that I once found myself staggering around in a hospital toilet repeatedly slurring 'It'll make a great Polaroid!' to the nurse who caught me, out of my mind on morphine, aiming a camera at the tube coming out of my chest - the result was cool, I think, but the withering nurse-look made me realise I was maybe a wee bit too obsessed with instant photos!)

Just cannot imagine polaroids looking like this. Guess he fiddles with the process in really fancy ways or there're some extraordinary polaroid cameras out there.

What do you mean, nickyskye? To my eyes, that looks like a 'classic' Polaroid - slightly skew-whiff colours, a wee bit out of focus, etc. I'd put money on it being taken with a consumer-level camera, rather than, say, a medium format job with a Polaroid back, with no tampering with the process, either.
posted by jack_mo at 6:01 AM on December 3, 2007


What a cool site, There still is beauty in the classics
posted by sebastionjacksongallery at 6:45 AM on December 5, 2007


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