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Safety for Sarah (PSA)

10 Mar

Safety for Sarah (PSA)

Don’t sacrifice the safety of yourself or your crew to get the shot, it could cost someone their life.

This PSA which features a myriad of actors, producers and other crew tries to bring light to the loss of Sarah Jones (27) a camera assistant who lost her life last year as a result of the crew trying to steal a shot on a train bridge in Georgia during the filming of the Allman Brothers biopic. Six others were also injured in the crash. The key decision makers didn’t think a train would come and it did. Yesterday CBS reported the director Randall Miller pleaded guilty and will serve jail time and fines for involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing.

via cbsnews.com

TIME ZERO: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

6 Apr

TIME ZERO: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

TIME ZERO (debuting this month) is a documentary film that chronicles the passionate efforts of a small team of photographers who tried to keep instant photography alive. One of our favorite instant film photographers Grant Hamilton is the man behind the project and we couldn’t be happier that the movie is finally ready.

Details:

World Premiere: INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
@ 12:30PM

Somerville Theatre, Screen 1
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
For tickets and info:
www.iffboston.org/2012/index.php


via Azuree Wiitala (@xo_azuree) (@TIMEZEROmovie)

Polaroid Grey Label Revealed

7 Jan

Polaroid Grey Label Revealed

Last night at CES, all the Lady Gaga vs. Polaroid Grey Label mystery was revealed in front of hundreds and thousands more like us online via Ustream. The new products were the Grey Label or GL series featuring the GL10 (a larger pogo-type printer), the GL20 Camera Sunglasses, and the GL30 Camera/Printer.

The GL30 is basically a digital camera and printer all-in-one. You can print 3×4″ prints using the ZINK technology they use in the GL10 and pogo printers. You can choose what pictures you want to print on the fly and even stand the camera up and make it a digital picture frame by flipping around it’s large LCD display. Of the three Products unveiled this one feels like the most like the old polaroid we love with styling and ruggedness like a lot of our old land models. (Look for it in late 2011, price unknown.)

The GL20 is Gaga’s fashion meets photography attempt which isn’t very practical for anyone we know. The photos and video data you capture could be sent to your computer via the USB earpiece. The cool features they were excited about were the ability to show your pictures on the front of the glasses (via the built-in LCD screens) as you take them. (Available later this year, price unknown.)

The GL10 (available May 2011, $149 msrp) is small portable hard-drive-sized printer that you can use to print 3″x4″ prints via bluetooth from any mobile phone. You can also attach it to most any digital camera or computer via USB. The older pogo models had the bluetooth capability, but the new GL10 and the apps associated with it allow you to customize your photos on the fly creating the “polaroid” borders and other frames. This was the product Gaga was most excited about in the presentation saying she’d definitely be taking it with her to bars.

All-in-all we weren’t too impressed with Polaroid’s unveiling. It was a lot of hype for products that didn’t really blow us away. Out of the three, the GL30 is going to be the one to get as it would definitely be fun at parties.

The Amazing Vivian Maier,
Chicago Street Photographer

5 Jan

The first American exhibition of the amazing work of late Chicago Street photographer Vivian Maier opens January 7 at the Chicago Cultural Center. She chronicled life in Chicago’s Loop and surrounding districts for decades but was undiscovered until after her death. The video above shows how over 100, 000 negatives and more than 3,00o prints of her work where discovered in an estate auction just before her death in 2009.

Here’s a bit more about her:

Vivian immigrated to the US as a refugee from France during World War II and eventually ended up in Chicago as a nanny to wealthy North Shore families. Not much is is known about Maier herself or why she kept her amazing photographs hidden but many self-portraits were found of her and even a few audio tapes.

The first exhibition of her work reveals a her eye for observing the people and fashions of Chicago in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. The opening reception is Friday, January 7, 5:30-7:30pm.

Location:
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St,
Michigan Avenue Galleries
Chicago, IL 60602

Be a part of the world wide phenomenon and help get a feature length documentary film made via kickstarter. Pledges will receive a variety of things including her film spools, digital downloads, copies of the film, dvd, and her book. The film is in the pre-production phase now with Danish filmmaker Lars Oxfeldt Mortensen.

Find out more about Vivian and the project at Vivianmaier.com

(via JeremyCowart, @bethanyhamm, Chicago Cultural Center)

The Final Countdown for Polaroid’s Grey Label

4 Jan

The Final Countdown for Polaroid’s Grey Label

Polaroid’s soon to be revealed Grey Label as teased above is a collaboration with Creative Director Lady Gaga. They’re finally showing off their new instant experience live from CES in Las Vegas on January 6th at 3:30pm PST. Stay tuned to their Ustream for updates on what they’ve all been working on for the last year.

We’re hoping for a camera that produces instant prints as well as a digital file we can upload instantly. What would you like to see? We’ll update you as soon as we find what all the grey fuss is actually about. 43 Hours to go!

Happy New Site!

1 Jan

Happy New Site!

Happy New Year camera luvers! You may have noticed we’ve made quite a few changes around here. It’s all in an effort to provide you with better inspirations on a more regular basis.

We’re happy with the new simplified format and hope you are enjoying it so far too. Everything should be easy to find and browsing should be that much easier,  just scroll down for recent posts or select your category of interest in the sidebar.

Thanks for your growing support, submissions and comments over the last year! We’re looking forward to being here with you for many more.

Have an inspired 2011!

– Cameraluv

Grab ‘N’ Go Show

9 Dec

Grab ‘N’ Go Show

Visit the Grab ‘N’ Go Show Saturday December 11, 2010 at the Neon Forest Gallery 1741. S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL.

It’s Better in the Wind

20 Aug

It’s Better in the Wind

For the love of the camera

Check out photographer Scott Toepfer’s Solo Show opening Tonight. He’s debuting his new book It’s Better in the Wind.

SECRET SERVICE, LA.
Aug. 20 (7-10pm)
710 Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Snap Orlando, May 20-23

11 May

Snap Orlando, May 20-23

If you’re in the Orlando area May 20-23, check out Snap! This 4-day photography event will showcase internationally acclaimed photographers and up-and-coming local artists. The event was designed by the creative minds behind the Lucie Foundation to inspire and empassion our community of artists, designers, and collectors of all ages that have a love for the photographic medium.

Over a dozen local art galleries, cafés, boutiques and exhibition spaces will be utilized throughout the Downtown Orlando area offering a glimps of the works of Douglas Kirkland, Lionel Deluy, Nico Ammann, Sinisha Nisevic, Chris Weeks, Anna Moller and many, many more. Workshops and seminars, VIP parties and community art projects will also be happening around the city.

Click here for the event lineup.

To attend Snap! you can just show up or preorder tickets for All Access Passes, Day passes and workshops and seminars.

Snap! Orlando
May 20-23, 2010
Downtown Orlando

The Impossible Project Comes Through

26 Mar

The Impossible Project Comes Through

The wait is over! The Impossible Project has done it and re-released film for various Polaroid cameras.

For the love of the camera

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