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Polaroid is Back

22 Sep

Polaroid is Back


Eighty years after Polaroid began and forty years after the release the original Polaroid OneStep, The Impossible Project’s mission to keep Polaroid film alive is finally accomplished with the reveal of Polaroid’s new subbrand Polaroid Originals, and a new OneStep 2 camera.

Did you get that? Polaroid is BACK thanks to the crazy passion of The Impossible Project team and their dedication to keeping Polaroid’s films alive for the past nine years. With blood, sweat, and some tears they pushed instant film forward and many of those team members now call Polaroid home.

What about this new camera?

While the look is reminiscent of the original OneStep, the new version has some modern upgrades like a higher quality lens, a rechargeable battery via USB, a more powerful flash and a self-timer function. OneStep is pre-ordering now in 2 colors for a cool $99.99, with delivery as early as October 16th.


What about the film?

With The Impossible Project being absorbed, we’ll all be buying film from Polaroid once again and at a better price. The new OneStep 2 is compatible with all the 600 series films we’ve grown to love like color and black/white, but also the newly developed i-Type (batteryless) film that runs only $15.99 per pack compared to the 600 film at $18.99.



What about the vintage cameras?

One of the coolest things about The Impossible Project was their vintage camera refurbishment program of the 600, Spectre and SX-70 camera models and that’s still here under the Polaroid name again and they have a wide range of old cameras available from $119.00-$609.99 and the films will be available for all them again very soon.


So in review, analog instant photography FROM POLAROID is back!!! and calls Polaroid Originals home. We’ve got some shopping to do.

Short Film: Handmade – featuring shaper and car builder Mark Rabbidge

25 Apr

Short Film: Handmade – featuring shaper and car builder Mark Rabbidge

We love video portraits and this one by Jonathan May of ’80s Australian pro surfer Mark Rabbidge showcases his love for waves and making one-of-a-kind boards and cars.

Director: Jonathan  May
Cinematography: Samir Abud, Jonathan May, Jeremy Shaw, Nigel Davenport
Editor: Leonie Blignaut
Colorist: Matt Fezz

(Via @m_tierney )

Camera poster by Garance Dore

19 Feb

Camera poster by Garance Dore

The work of Garance Doré

Luving this 8×10″ camera poster from the New York-based French artist Garance Doré. Doré has collaborated with brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Céline, Kate Spade, Chloé, Tiffany & Co and many more. She also has done a special illustrated cover for Elle UK and her illustrations appear each month in her Paris Vogue column. No big deal ;P.

Buy yours today for a cool $24.99 from her shop.

Amazing Worlds II by Pyanek

28 Mar

Amazing Worlds II by Pyanek

Our world isn’t always as it seems … especially if you look closer. Since 2014, UK photographer and music composer Pyanek has been experimenting macro photography by reversing his kit Lens on his Canon T3i with amazing results. Here’s a look at his latest release, Amazing Worlds II.

Last year he released Amazing worlds I which showed us really common objects that surround us in a new way.


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All images ©2016 Pyanek

I’m Possible – Jeremy Cowart’s Story

16 Feb

I’m Possible – Jeremy Cowart’s Story

“I can’t do this. I’m not good enough. I’ll never be a success. These lies keep us from living, working and dreaming. It doesn’t have to be this way. In I’m Possible. I share my story.” –Jeremy Cowart

Join Jeremy as he shares in a really creative way his story of unlikely success, as a kid with bad grades from the suburbs, who despite the odds, was crazy enough to believe “impossible” means “I’m possible.” His parents made sure he believed one thing, and it’s made all the difference .. as he’s now a famous photographer, humanitarian, inventor, teacher … the list goes on.

If this one idea could do this for Jeremy, what could it do for you?

Why not Skate to Prom

28 Jan

Why not Skate to Prom

Who needs a limo for prom? Just skate. Designer Christian Siriano partnered up with Creative Director Sophia Banks and LiveTribe to capture some cool girls skating through Los Angeles in Siriano’s latest fashions for his 2016 Resort Collection. Awesome!

Starring @iamjessicagomes @ivuss @ameliabrodka  Cinematography by @garyravenscroft

Via I V Y Miller and Teen Vogue and Sophia Banks

From the Archives: Anna Wolf

26 Jan

From the Archives: Anna Wolf

Making The Revenant – A World Unseen – Documentary

21 Jan

Making The Revenant – A World Unseen – Documentary

You don’t have to wait for the Blueray!!: A World Unseen, The Revenant documentary that Eliot Rausch directed and Ryan Booth DP’d just hit YouTube.


Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Screenplay: Mark L. Smith & Alejandro G. Iñárritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke
Producers: Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, James W. Skotchdopole, Keith Redmon
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter

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Via @ryanbooth

A New Super 8mm Camera from Kodak

8 Jan

A New Super 8mm Camera from Kodak

Thanks to Tom Forbes of The Art of Photography for breaking down the new Super 8mm Camera that Kodak showed us at CES.

A Few Camera Details:
Completely new camera with some digital features like a viewfinder and wheel navigation. It will fit the old film, but also record sound, offer various speed and some lens adjustments.

What Do You Do with the Film?
Buy the film (approx $50), shoot it, and send it to Kodak for processing and digitizing. Later they’ll send you back the film roll. Pretty cool, but not cheap (but that price includes the processing).

Prices will be in the $450-700 range depending on the lenses and features you select.

Here’s a Verge interview with the Kodak president about the release:

(via Mikerusso @filmpodcast)

Catching Up with The Skulls

5 Jan

Catching Up with The Skulls

A few years ago we featured the talented photographer and motorcycle loving Ryan Pavlovich back when he called Grand Rapids, MI home. Now, he and his wife Jilian Dee live in L.A. with 3 kids in tow. The two are known as the photography/directing duo called The Skulls. When they’re not shooting for musicians and lifestyle brands, they’re heading up and down the highway looking for whatever adventures the road throws at them.

Here’s a look at their work:

The Skulls featured on Cameraluv, Ryan Pavlovich, Jilian Dee

©2016 the skulls


Our interview with the talented Ryan Pavlovich of :

When was the move to LA, and how has that changed your personal and creative life?

Ryan Pavlovich: So we decided to pack up and move to LA about three years ago already (man time flies) Threw what we could into the back of a vw golf pulling a little 5×8 trailer with a motorcycle in the middle (of course) and hit the road.

Personally I was in need of a massive life overhaul after hitting a creative wall. Jilian and I decided that we were both ready for the change and decided to not only move out here, but that we were going to team up with our photography as well. We had started shooting a few commercial jobs here and there together and the dynamic worked really well. Somehow we could work all day together, head home and still not want to kill each other or any of our kids. Not only that but it got us both excited to push each other to shoot differently and expand our styles.


Are you riding more now?

RP:  These days the motorcycle doesn’t really get out quite as much as it once did, but you’ll still find me on a bike as much as I can be for sure. With our youngest being born, and oldest getting run to school and such, living the 21 year old lifestyle isn’t really doable as most people with kids would agree I’m sure.

You and your wife are both creatives and you have 3 kids, how do you balance your work and family life?

RP: Yes we do have three amazing kids. Two live with us full time as we are a “blended” family but balance is certainly the key word; at least as much as possible. Jilian and I do our best to push the photography, as well as run her children’s clothing line ( and still be able to maintain a healthy relationship together and with our kids. We are finding that scheduling our time as much as possible, and really being a great team has been key. That and we talk about everything all the time which keeps everything in line as well.

The Littles Collection

Are you each usually involved in every shoot, or do you each do your own thing? How do you break down the business responsibilities? 

RP: Yes we are both usually involved in every shoot, unless something comes up where we just can’t make it happen but overall if you’re dealing with The Skulls you’re dealing with both of us. I manage the day to day for the most part, but we both are equally involved in every part, and we both shoot together as well. It goes back to that balance.

Do you guys have any other businesses or projects we should know about or want to plug?Does those or other passive income help you pick and choose your projects differently?

DM: We do have a couple other things going (what creative doesn’t) Jilian has an amazing children’s clothing company ( and I just started making rings for the hell of it.  Aside from that I’m always game to work on anyones motorcycle any time. I wouldn’t say that these help us pick and choose what projects we take on, but we do know what projects we will fit and which ones won’t.

Any fun recent adventures or shoots?

RP: Everyday is an adventure for us, but lately we’ve been hanging around the house working on marketing, cold calls, and brainstorming some new personal shoot concepts that we are getting really excited to shoot soon.

What’s next for The Skulls?

RP: Next up for The Skulls, is shooting more, doing a slight re-brand of the website, eating as much amazing new food as we can try, and we both really want to learn how to surf.


The Skulls Portfolio
The Skulls on Behance
The Skulls on Instagram
The Skulls on Twitter
Ryan’s personal photo blog Keep Living
Littles Collection

Contact The Skulls for your next adventure.

All images ©2016

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