"What Is This Thing Called Polaroid?" focuses on the intimate relationship the artist Ulay (born 1943) has developed with the medium of Polaroid, which he has been exploring since the 1970s. For him the unique and immediate character of each Polaroid photograph was, and still is, a perfect match for his performance and body art. The experiments that Ulay conducted even led him to start working inside a large-format Polaroid camera, radically merging the body of the artist with the body of the camera while the image was being created. This book provides insights into Ulay's artistic pursuits with Polaroid photography and also examines the medium itself, surveying the historical background of the Polaroid, its technical innovations, the specific chemical processes involved and the challenges of conserving Polaroid prints.
Leyahra is the girl next door, who embarks on teenage life with the idea that “fairy tales do come true,” only to find doses of reality checks along the way. Her story could strike a chord with teenagers and young adults but could bring a surge of nostalgia to older generations. Find out how Leyahra ends up dismantling the idea of a “Disney princess” kind of a fairy tale and immerses herself into the idea of an “Elle Woods” kind of a fairy tale in Polaroid.
This story explores the events that took place during the story I wrote called The Cabbie Homicide. Based upon an idea that a classmate had. Taken from the headlines from October 3, 1993, as the horror played out that night when everyone would go and attend a sermon -- that night was an entirely different picture. A much darker nightmare unfolded that night when Pacione was 17 years old as he relates this at age 39 years old when his classmate learned of that story.
"Pictures in a minute!" In the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Polaroid was the hottest technology company on Earth. They were an innovation machine that cranked out one irresistible product after another. It was even the company after which Steve Jobs is said to have modeled Apple, and the comparison is true. Jobs's hero, Edwin Land, Polaroid's visionary founder, turned his 1937 garage startup into a billion-dollar pop-culture phenomenon. Instant: The Story of Polaroid, a richly illustrated, behind-the-scenes look at the company, tells the tale of Land's extraordinary and beloved invention. From the introduction of Polaroid's first instant camera in 1948 to its meteoric rise and dramatic collapse into bankruptcy in the 2000s, Instant is both a cautionary tale about tech companies that lose their edge and a remarkable story of American ingenuity. Written in a breezy, accessible tone by New York magazine senior editor Chris Bonanos, this first book-length history of Polaroid also features colorful illustrations from Polaroid's history, including the company's iconic branding and marketing efforts.