Monday, February 11, 2008

Polaroid's Abandonment


Shit, shit, shit. Polaroid announced that it is going to quit making film, and I just bought a 4x5 view camera and ordered a Razzlock that will shoot 4x5. I don't need them any more. I have been working for a while with Polaroids trying to make a distinct image that is faux-antique. I have several projects in the works. I love the Polaroid works of Paolo Roversi and Sarah Moon and Anna Tomczak. Photographers more than anyone are at the mercy of technology and corporations. Perhaps I will learn to do ambrotypes. Seems everything else will be digital. I sure have spent a lot of money lately on things now extinct.

5 comments:

Raoul Benavides said...

Hello, I have a Razzle 4x5 Rangefinder. I love it!!
Dean does really great work. I dont think you should worry to much about the Polaroid problem. I am sure that it will be easily available for the next two years. Make you work and be merry. If you have a couple of extra bucks, buy some extra boxes and squirrel them away.
--raoul

cafe selavy said...

I'll take your advice on this. You are the first person I've "spoken" to who has one. Thanks.

Paul said...

Don't sweat it - they stopped making the Oldsmobile and there are still warehouses full of them too!

cafe selavy said...

WHAT! THEY STOPPED MAKING OLDSMOBILES!

Anonymous said...

Interesting picture. Who's the girl?