Polaroid Zip: A Phone-Sized Printer Lets You Make Pictures On the Go, Without Ink or Toner

The joy of sharing a physical photograph is something we’ve mostly forgotten in the age of smart phones and Facebook photo albums, but there’s something truly special about giving (or receiving) a real, bonafide print. The Polaroid Zip is one way to bring that tactile joy back.

Hipster Kits for Cult Classic Movie Lovers

Alizée Lafon- 1 - Pulp Fiction

Calling all hipsters! Paris-based artist Alizée Lafon has created a series of posters that are dying to be displayed on the walls of your Brooklyn apartment. The series, called Movies Hipster Kits, features illustrations of all of the essential props from your favorite cult classic movies and tv shows on a colorful background. But not just any colorful background- one surrounded by a border that makes it look like a Polaroid picture! Can’t get much more hipster than that!

Polaroid Collages: Intimate Celebrity Portraits

Johnny Depp

Maurizio Galimberti is a long time photographer, picking up black and white techniques as a young boy. Since 1983, however, he’s used exclusively Polaroid. With his trusty camera, its square format and unique hues so loved by the Instagram crowd, Galimberti has made a name for himself creating seriously well done mosaic portraits of celebrities.

Print Polaroid Pictures From Your iPhone

If you love Polaroid pictures, then you will love the latest Kickstarter by The Impossible Project. Impossible bought the old Polaroid factory in Amsterdam, Holland and with the help of a talented team of designers created an instant photo lab that transforms your favorite iPhone pictures into analog instant photos. Instant film can be pretty expensive so it was always a bummer when a photo didn’t turn out well, but with this awesome new invention every picture you develop will be exactly what you wanted- the retro Polaroid feel with the perfectly cropped image of your choice.

Mongolia: A Gift of Instant Memories

Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philippe are two clever teenagers who love photography and dream to someday travel all corners of the world, meet awesome people and document their adventures. They are off to a great start with their new video: Mongolia. Armed with Polaroid cameras, the two went on a 10 day motorcycle tour, delivering the gift of instant images to the remote people of the country. The families they visited were delighted to have their pictures taken and made sure to dress up for the occasion.

Super Hip Sun Drenched Retro Photography

Recalling the sunny, fun filled counter culture days of the early 70’s, these inspired photographs by Neil Krug look like they could have been taken in Laurel Canyon while playing dress up with Joni Mitchell. Part of Krug’s recently released Pulp Art Book Volume One, the retro images featuring model Joni Harbeck (recently married to Krug) were made using Polaroid film far past it’s expiration date. The old film lends a washed out, grainy effect reminiscent of those nostalgic vinyl album covers begging for a new listen. The book is split up into 12 vignettes, highlighting subjects from the struggles of a housewife to spaghetti western flashbacks and a Bonny and Clyde revival.

Next up from Krug? He will soon be releasing a music video for artist White Heat’s track Children of the Light, featuring his oh so tasty style. Find the trailer for the video at the bottom of this post.

INSTAPRINT: An Instagram Photobooth at SXSW

Many of us long for the days of instant film, the tactile fun of having a print in your hand in a matter of seconds. The classic square prints had a color, and feel all their own. Well, for the many lovers of Instagram and those of you lucky enough to be at SXSW in the coming days, there’s going to be a very cool new toy to play with. Instaprint, is a tiny wall mounted cube that acts as a location based photo booth for Instagram users.

Still Developing: A Celebration of Polaroid Film

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.