[Darkroom] Polaroid nut reporting in
maltman23 at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 13 12:31:02 PDT 2009
This sounds really cool to me! If it can happen when I'm in town, I'd certainly want to be part of this workshop.
> From: jasmine at electronpusher.org
> To: jasmine at electronpusher.org
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:40:49 -0700
> CC: darkroom at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [Darkroom] Polaroid nut reporting in
> So, I'm being talked into giving a workshop on Polaroid photography.
> I'd like to therefore float this idea, but first I'd like to hear back
> from you folks on what particular topics in the world of Polaroid
> people are interested in.
> If you're interested in the wonderful world of Better Photography
> Through Chemistry, I'd like to hear from you- either by private mail,
> or by mail to the list. Here's a quick background, and I'd love to
> talk and give a little history on what I think is the most immediate
> and social method of chemical photography.
> Polaroid has basically three eras. The first of these was spent
> making the polarizing filters which gave the company its name
> ("polarizing celluloid") and isn't that interesting to photographers
> (though it is illuminating from the point of view of understanding the
> background of the company).
> The second era was spent making the peel-apart films which were the
> runaway success of the early 60s. I don't use these, but a lot of
> photographers do, and I can talk a little about the chemical process.
> The third and most interesting era was spent making the revolutionary
> integral print film that first debuted in the early seventies with the
> launch of the incredibly cool folding SLR, the SX70. This era is just
> coming to an end now, as the final deadstock film starts to expire.
> Fortunately, the completely insane Impossible Project team is planning
> on resurrecting it next year, so the future of Polaroid film is set
> to, well, actually exist.
> I have a number of cameras for integral film, which I would love to
> demonstrate, and maybe we could do a workshop on the capabilities,
> limitations, and accessories available for these cameras which are
> available cheaply and in many cases are of very good quality.
> What do people think?
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