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The Polaroid Project

Toronto. Our friends at WestLicht in Austria announced The Polaroid Project, an exhibition from November 18th this year through February 28, 2018. The press release for the exhibit begins, “Polaroid! The brand has long become a universal myth. The uses … Continue reading

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an Automat for photos not food

Toronto. The folks at Lomography just keep on creating. Like many of their products, this beautiful retro camera uses the Fuji Instax Mini instant film to create the old fashioned Polaroid style photos. Flash, sensors, dual lens settings and automated … Continue reading

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Polaroid – before the cameras

Toronto. In 1948 Edwin Land began marketing the amazing “picture in a minute” camera. In the early days demand far exceeded supply making the new cameras very scarce. But what happened before the cameras? Why are they called Polaroid cameras, … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen a Portrama?

Toronto.  Have you ever heard about or seen a strange  Polaroid camera called the Portrama? I had a call the other day from John Linsky, one PHSC’s founders. John found this odd looking camera at our trunk sale last Sunday. … Continue reading

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CHARLES GAGNON A Survey of Photographs

Toronto.  Stephen Bulger Galleries are presenting this exhibition of Montrealer Charles  Gagnon’s photographs including photographs taken with an SX-70 and a Minox! Exhibition Dates: May 13 – June 17, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2-5pm Online Preview: beginning May … Continue reading

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Remember the Polaroid Cameras?

Toronto. Edwin Land first offered the Polaroid Land “picture in a minute” Camera after WW2, a time when it took a week for the average person to receive prints from his photographs. I gave my dad a Polaroid in the … Continue reading

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JollyLook Instant Camera

Toronto. Thanks to Russ Forfar for this link to a blast from the past as a Toronto AM music radio station used to say before playing a musical oldie. In my youth a number of photography magazines served us instead … Continue reading

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Instax & Impossible = Polaroid again?

Toronto. I read with interest in the Globe and Mail this morning that a local camera chain, Henry’s, can’t keep the Fuji Instax film packs in stock due to such high demand. In the Netherlands a few years back, the Polaroid … Continue reading

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