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Jan 29, 2013 / 57 notes

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Behind the Polaroid

A (relatively) new book by Christopher Bonanos explores the life and inventions of Polaroid founder Edwin Land.

On the companion site to the book, Bonanos, an editor at New York Magazine, writes:

Instant: The Story of Polaroid is a book about a very unusual company. In the 1960s and 1970s, Polaroid was what Apple is today: the coolest technology company on earth, the one with irresistible products, the one whose stock kept climbing way past the point of logic. In its heyday, Polaroid was an absolute innovation machine—a scientific think tank that periodically kicked out a fantastically profitable, covetable product. In fact, the late Steve Jobs expressly said that he modeled his company to a great extent after Polaroid.

Visit the site for Bonanos’ blog about all things Polaroid past and present. The book is available here

Instant film should be treasured by everyone!

(via fastcompany)

I’ll just be sitting here, hitting this shutter button, while the rest of the world watches football. 
Lower Haight: San Francisco, CA: 2012.
Jan 17, 2012 / 10 notes

I’ll just be sitting here, hitting this shutter button, while the rest of the world watches football. 

Lower Haight: San Francisco, CA: 2012.

Jul 18, 2011 / 3 notes

Ai Weiwei BBC Documentary in its entirety. It’s an interesting perspective since, I believe, this was filmed before his publicized arrest and secret incarceration. If you have 51 minutes to spare, then sit back and watch. Full screen is recommended. 

May 18, 2011 / 1 note

Waste Land is currently on Netflix instant view. It’s the story of artist Vik Muniz traveling to Rio where the largest landfill in the world, Jardim Gramacho, resides. The film is poetic, enriching the conversation concerning the role of art as a medium to educate. Muniz works with the pickers at the landfill who make a living collecting recyclables that are salvageable from garbage. They are a hard working, proud and optimistic, and this documentary illuminates their wonderful lives and hearts. Definitely bump up to the top spot of your queue. You won’t regret it. 

Apr 26, 2011 / 21 notes

From NatGeo

Director Tim Heatherington describes what it was like to make a documentary on a rustic mountainside.

Nov 28, 2010 / 3 notes

Via @wordbk haven’t seen Qbert mentioned in ages!

Nov 17, 2010

The Invisibles chronicles the plight of migrants traveling through Central America and Mexico to reach the US. More videos via El Oso.