Here I am! Did you miss me? I’m back with a present. A present in the form of an APOCALYPSE. I’m sure you’ve heard that Polaroid is going to stop making their instant film by the end of next year. As you can imagine I have been upset by this. Not only has Polaroid been one of the best party favors throughout many intoxicated escapades, but it has also been a way for me to churn out some whimsical instant gratification.
Upon hearing this terrible news, I decided to come up with a new photography project to last until the end of Polaroid, or at least until the end of my film stash.
Enter Polaroid Apocalypse! The project is inspired by the idea of completing that special “list” before you die. The List is actually in the form of photographic themes, varying from self-portraits to recreating a scene from your favorite film. You can upload any ‘roids, new or old, but the project is ultimately designed to help find ways to use up your last film packs since now every shot really counts! For the next year or so, I will be here in the corner, completing the List and crying for the days long gone of drunkenly wasting film on costumed crotches.
Also bittersweetly celebrating this armageddon is one of my favorite people in the universe, Jim Lucio aka Defekto, who I have had the pleasure of interviewing before. His new blog, The Last Days of Polaroid, chronicles the ideas behind his last shots , which are already starting off unforgettably.
If you are a big Polaroid lover as myself, please join us! I also want to take as many Polaroids of people as I can until the end so if that tickles your fancy, please let me know. I might make you wear a Hello Kitty mask or be straddled by a giant corn wearing fishnets though, just a ‘lil warning.