Tag Archives: Polaroid

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Photographer Shawn Brackbill began using Polaroid cameras and film to shoot fashion last fall during New York Fashion Week, where he discovered the unique emotional bond that the instant film creates with its subjects. “In all of the backstage chaos,” he recalls, “I found that the Polaroid camera really put my subjects at ease. They’re [...]

In Conversation with Alessandro Zuek Simonetti

From NYC 08-10. All images by Alessandro Zuek Simonetti. I met Alessandro in Milan while he was preparing a photography exhibition. He’s a sort of Al Pacino-looking guy who grew up in Bassano del Grappa, a little Italian city near Venice, and moved to New York in his twenties, eventually finding his professional footing as [...]

Long Live Dead Polaroid!

The death of Polaroid made a lot of fashion editors, photographers and instant picture lovers (author included) miserable. 12 Instances, a group exhibition of Polaroid works at Heist Gallery, glances with nostalgia at the farewell world of instant snaps. Curated by artist Molly Surno, 12 Instances comprises random self-portraits, night visions, interpretations of other people’s [...]