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Now THAT’S a Motherfucking Party!

August 7, 2009

Several months ago while I was in my hometown for a little vacation I did a photo shoot with some friends. This photo shoot. Explaining it doesn’t seem to help. I tried that a few times and the looks I received in return were even more befuddled. Long story short: I used to work in a warehouse where we had a lot of time on our hands to come up with weird ideas. The cool thing about it is that the series  got a lot of views when I posted them on Flickr. Well a lot for me anyway. And yes I’m one of those people who constantly check their stats. What can I say, I like to know that somebody is looking at my work. It was during one of these regular ego checks that I noticed this photo:

was linked to by an outside website. I clicked on the link and was kinda floored. Somebody randomly found one of my goofy photos and felt it was goofy enough to include. Well whoever you are, I’m honored. I also gotta say I’m interested that, that photos was chosen. First of all it is one of my favorites from the series (although I will confess I have a lot of favorites from that series) but also I always felt the duck looked a little sad in it. Like he regretted whatever it was he just did. To think that’s the one they picked as a sexy ducky bedroom party.

Saved? Polaroid

January 31, 2009

As we all know by now Polaroid stopped production on Dec. 31st, 2008. For over a year now people have been preparing themselves and mourning the loss. “Why is this happening!” we kept asking ourselves. The answer is simple. Artists, hipsters and a few of my relatives who think computers are evil (they don’t just not like computers, they really think an evil witch lives inside) were the only ones left buying Polaroid film. The rest of the world had moved on to digital. Who could blame them. Digital cameras are getting cheaper and cheaper and since nobody prints out their photos anyway you save on development costs. 

But Polaroid’s fate might not be sealed yet. Recently while checking out the Photojojo forums I saw a post that linked to this site. Could it be? Somebody bought a Polaroid factory and plans to begin production again? The page itself seemed kinda cryptic to me and for a few moments it seemed as if the news wasn’t spread that far. Of course within a day or two I started to see the news in all of the places I go for Polaroid news (polanoid.net and the flickr polaroid group). So the news looks good. The one thing that I’m tripping on a little bit is that it’s just integral film (I’m more a fan of pack film but I guess I can buy the Fuji pack film). I’m also cautiously optimistic about:

The Impossible mission is NOT to re-build Polaroid Integral film but (with the help of strategic partners) to develop a new product with new characteristics, consisting of new optimised components, produced with a streamlined modern setup. An innovative and fresh analog material, sold under a new brand name that perfectly will match the global re-positioning of Integral Films.

The idea that the project isn’t trying to recapture the past but instead move towards a future with a “Polaroid ” film that is modern is great. Of course sometimes when you mess with a good recipe the final dish sucks. But since the kitchen was closed before this chef showed up it doesn’t really matter. 

So there you have it. Polaroid may be back..soon..sort of.

Bad Marathon

October 1, 2008

To those who want to check out Breaking Bad, AMC is running a marathon of the award winning show. The meth madness begins tonight at 8:00 on ABC. The one problem with this is that Pushing Daisies second season begins tonight at 8 as well. Both shows are great so if you have Tivo or DVR now would be the time to use it.