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.
World Premiere: INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
In preparation for their 30th Anniversary Issue, PDN asked it’s online readers who the most influential living photographers of the last decade were. There where tons of responses and it caused quite the controversy because many couldn’t agree that some seemingly unknown photographers where really as influential as voters claimed. Many attributed them making the list to their reach with social network sites like Twitter and Facebook.
To deal with the disparities PDN decided to do three lists: Votes by number of individual voters, Votes by votes received, and number of votes per voter
Here’s their first list of 30 Most Influential by number of Individual Voters:
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