February 21, 2008

Bye, bye Polaroid.

Instant photography was around before our culture was obsessed with instant gratification and the need for things right here and right now. Remember those marvelous three inch by three inch photos that popped out of that dark gray camera box and had the white border and enough room at the bottom to write a caption? Those photos that you shook in the air (and did not touch) and watched every few shakes to see if that capturing of you and your best friend with your arms around each other (and inevitably of your little brother giving you the bunny ears over your head) had come out just the way you thought? Well, as much as we all loved those (or maybe I am the only one), it has come time for the old (Polaroid) to be replaced by the new (digital camera). I know this is fairly old news, but the week before last, Polaroid announced they were no longer making their film for their widely known and (mostly?) loved cameras.

R.I.P. Polaroid.

1 comment:

SGM said...

Where you been?