Thursday, 4 March 2010
Your favourite Polaroid?
Blur magazine are the media sponsor of the Impossible Project. Recently they ran a Polaroid contest. Sadly, the witless judges didn't pick one of mine as a finalist but you can see their selection of 30 here
I wouldn't want to bias your voting, but I will anyway. Here's my favourite.
What I found incredibly disappointing is the massive bias in favour of integral shots, with mainly SX70 film predominating. Alright it's a beautiful film, and some of the photos are okay too, but there was no representation from some of Polaroid's historic classic films. Where was the 665? Where was the 669? Where was 59? Not even any of the recent beautiful chocos.
I presume this is a nod at Impossible's future being based around integral materials, but that doesn't mean this type of film fascism is particularly pleasant. It also doesn't give a very balanced view of Polaroid's broad brush. More it confines and reinforces the public's knowledge that Polaroids all look one shape and have a big white border.
Anyway. It doesn't matter. It's only a competition. But do run along and vote, won't you.
Polaroid by Zora Strangefields.