In 2009, the last batches of instant photographic film produced by Polaroid reached their expiry date. NB Studio has marked its passing with a rather nice memento
NB asked four photographers to explore what they feel nostalgia for, what things they appreciate in the present and what things they might miss in the future.
The result is This year… a beautifully produced folder housing a Polaroid print (one of a limited edition of 150) mounted onto 350gsm Colorplan and presented to the studio’s collaborators, friends and clients.
The photographers involved were Linda Brownlee, who “took the Polaroid camera everywhere with me for three weeks, and spent the time savouring the good stuff”
John Ross, who is nostalgic for 70s porn apparently
Jane Stockdale who “photographed priceless one-off things we treasure – from the Elgin marbles to a classic signed ‘I LOVE NY’ poster by Milton Glaser”
and Matt Stuart who “wanted to capture the human errors and foibles of everyday life, and Polaroid is the perfect medium to do that with”
More details here