Friday, February 15

Say It Ain't So.

Polaroid has announced it's shutting its doors. This just can't be. Polaroids are one of my favorite party games (and take-away party favors!) and have made for many a lively evening. They make great, unexpected, instant art and capture moments like nothing else can! Well, I suppose they believe a digital camera can, but it's just not the same, we all know that. I feel a gocco-like movement coming on - Save The Polaroid! Time to stock up people, it's the end of another era. In the future, I can hear us all asking, "but, is it Polaroid-worthy?".

15 comments:

Liz said...

Ok, this makes me really really sad.

Prêt à Voyager said...

That's tragic news!

Anne

Maria said...

I read somwhere that fuji make film that fits polaroids, and that Polaroid plan to license other companys to make the film, it's not all lost

Rachel said...

:(

jennifer said...

i'm gonna stock up just in case. i hope fuji will fill the void. still a little sad.

lisamarie said...

i agree, if there's enough demand for it someone else will start producing.

reclaimingmisshavisham said...

I can't handle this sort of hard news before the weekend.

One Love Photo said...

I hope it isn't true and that Fugi will pull through for us. It is becoming so hard to be old school on the camera front.

kelly said...

I saw this news earlier this week. Part of me wants to do a big Polaroid project now and part of me... wants to *hoard* my film!

I just spit out my water when I read "but, is it Polaroid-worthy?" Hee hee. Thanks for a laugh in the midst of sadness.

sfgirlbybay said...

perhaps we're gonna get through this one. one can dream.

oh, i love it that you spit your water! that's a good sign for the blog. :)

ThatBeeGirl said...

i'm on board with hoarding polaroid film -- i have 7 packs hogging valuable fridge space right now!

Pomegranate said...

I am crushed. I'm going to rush out and overload on film.

Let's do a movement. Keep alternative photography alive!

Worst case scenario is that polaroid owners will have antiques to display in their homes.

joanie said...

I'm also crushed. Loved them in the 70s (yes I can remember that far back) and I love them and use them today. Nothing like hearing that little motor pushing your picture out and the anticipation of what develops - magic.

sk8ordiehard said...

Wait-- are you sure they're closing up shop? I think they're closing factories and reorganizing as a company to move forward and catch up on their lapse in technology. But I also did read they are seeking another company to take on the license/production of their instant film sector. Not all is lost!

Sharon said...

I am in denial. Loving your blog though ; )