Exploring Photography… Polaroid
Polaroid photography is named after the company which brought an instant film land camera to market in the 1940s. These very popular cameras produced photos with black and white, or a dreamy and slightly off-kilter color. Polaroid quit making the film for their cameras in 2008, but the Impossible Project has since taken up making film for the classic Polaroid. Recently Polaroid has released a new reconfigured Polaroid camera.
With or without an instant camera, photographers have embraced the look of the vintage and kitchy Polaroid film. Below are some wonderful photographs using a Polaroid or a technique that produces similar results.
Fine art photographs should be preserved by mounting on acid-free backing, and framed behind UV glass. Photographs should be kept out of direct sunlight to prevent damage to the image.
As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.
- Hermosa Beach Tower No. 5 by Michael Van
- Bubble Gum by Alicia Bock
- This is a Secret by Nancy L. Stockdale
- StarFish by Unadilla Arts
- Sunflower Study No. 2 by David Orndorf
- A Piece of Heaven by Pocket Memories
- Vintage Bike by Jane Linders
- Three Pears by Ken Smith
- Paper Cranes by Li of Green Envelope
- Summer Sky by Andrea from Hula 70