National Camera Day

Today is National Camera Day, so I decided to post something a little different because of the day itself and because of my love for all things photography.

Something you may not know about me is that I love Polaroids. The reason I format and edit my photos for this blog in the way that I do is because of my fascination with Polaroid cameras. Sometimes the color is blown out,  contrasty (it’s kind of a word), or muted but that is an artistic choice and completely intentional (I promise).

For those of you who are like-minded, or for those of you who would like to get into Polaroid photography, I wanted to mention a couple of awesome things that you may want to check out.

First is a documentary called, Time Zero. It is about the last year of Polaroid Film and has won several independent accolades and film festival awards. It is available to watch on both iTunes and Netflix. The documentary covers the history of Polaroid, various people’s fascination with Polaroid, and what happens now that Polaroid is virtually extinct.

The second amazing thing I wanted to mention, piggy-backs on the above mentioned documentary. Impossible is a company that picked up where Polaroid left off, and virtually recreated and revived the almost lost art of instant photography. The process of how this all came to be is also covered in the Time Zero documentary. They are the only people in the world that make original format instant film. The film comes in a variety of formats; b&w, color, as well as some very cool collaboration films.

If you have a love for Polaroid, or photography in general you will definitely want to check out these two artistic treasures. If you want to geek-out on Polaroid or photography, or simply pick my brain about getting into photography or instant film please leave a comment below 🙂

Happy National Photography Day!!!