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Still Developing: A Celebration of Polaroid Film

Friday 01.21.2011 , Posted by

No medium has quite provided instant gratification like the now discontinued Polaroid 600 film. Snap a shot, wait a minute and you had a uniquely hued print that only instant film could provide.

In celebration of the legendary film and it’s camera’s, ism (a community project) threw a last hurrah on the films last production day, August 7, 2009. The exhibits featured Polaroids by professional and amature photographers from around the world. Instead of being a sad farewell, however, word spread and over 800 people showed at the Fullerton, California opening and 2000 at a subsequent Los Angeles event.

Now a limited edition book, Still Developing, is available. The rare retrospective documents the ism Polaroid project with stories, personal essays by 30 individuals and love letters celebrating the instant film. The book features over 200 professional and amateur photographers. Click here to view a pdf preview of the book or to snap up your own copy, visit

A book release party will be taking place Saturday, January 22 from 8:00pm – 11:00pm at Deyermond Art + Books in Santa Monica, California.

Here we bring you a selection of photographs from Still Developing.


Paul Caridad

Written by Paul Caridad

Bicycled the perimeter of USA, hitch hiked across the States dressed as monk. Nomadic for the next few years. Would love to connect, so check out my links below! email:

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