(an artistic piece of the past)
This post is a tribute to Polaroids. Polaroid is easily one of my favourite modes of photography, therefore continuing on the 'favourites' theme. I was quite upset when, earlier this year, I heard of the last Polaroid photographic paper entering it's next stage in life, that, being expiration. When Polaroid was at its so called 'height' it did not really seem the height of cool or fantastically sought after, in fact, it was taken rather for granted. I have always found a fascination with bygone eras and past antics, and, my interest and fondness of Polaroid proves no different. There is something so fabulous about the Polaroid, it is one of those rare things that when describing it I feel like I should use words like 'kiff' and 'rad' just because I think it all fits so well with the twentieth century 'world by storm taker'. I think what I love most is the spontaneity of the art form and the rapid transition from nothing in one second to (sometimes) a work of art in another. The snapshot effect is something I treasure. Besides the professional element of photography I believe it was actually in essence created for the masses to be enjoyed and to, inevetibly, record all those treasured moments that come and go all to quickly. With a photograph, a true-to-life rectangular box, this 'impossible' task is proven possible.
Impromptu shoot - Peggy's 2010
Impromptu shoot - Peggy's 2010
My favourite Melbourne lass - Home Studio 20o9
Pickwick & Smitty - Mystics 2009
A deceased fish named Clyde - Home 2010
A water week initiative - Stellenbosch Town 2010
Beautiful best friend since age 2, Monique - Home Studios 2009
Best friend Ellen - Somewhere upon the Mediterranean 2009
Bongi - On the side of the N2 May 2010
Pablo the cat - On location for project shoot 2010
Adventure to Struisbaai - Struisbaai & Agulhas March 2010
Adventure to Struisbaai - Cape Agulhas March 2010
Mystical Mission - Mystics, Stellenbosch 2010
Back to Basics Camp - February 2010
Valentine's Day - Home Studio
World Cup 'Gees' Collection - Home Studio 2010
Before Vensters - Agnew House 2010
'Zebra on the Deck', Anna
- Pringle Bay Beach House 2009
'Alci', Justin - Pringle Bay Beach House 2009
Bongi as a reindeer - Christmas at Home 2009
Cousin Justin - Christmas at Home 2009
Baking Gingerbread Men - Christmas at Home 2009
Killers Concert! - Some Wine Estate in December 2009
NELL, Mr. Gregory & Clem! - The Crystal Cruise Ship 2009
'Sunflowers from a waterless world'
Georgi, Me & Mich - Trek 2008
Me as a little girl. In a bath. Ha. - Pringle Bay Beach House
Me & Georgi - Currie House 2008
A puddle of Clovers!
- Mission with Storm, Rebecca, Tessa and Adam.
Me & El - Mykonos 2009
My Eyes? - Home 2008
Grandeur - Havana, June 2010
Less Grandeur - Havana, June 2010
Palmy - Trinidad, June 2010
'Sporting' Gavin - Home Studio (30 days til WC)
Finally Here! France vs. Uruguay - Greenpoint Stadium, June 2010
French Goalie - Greenpoint Stadium, June 2010
Spotty - Cheetah Encounters, Spier, May 2010
Gooi-ing the gees! It's AYOBA time
- Somerset College 2010
France vs. Uruguay (Ayoba) - June 2010
The Old Potter - Turkey, July 2009
My mother - Home Studio
My gorgeous cousin, Maria - Home 2009
Gavin - Mr. Pickwicks, Long Street, May 2010
An all time favourite, Ellen - Agnew House 2009
Easily one of my favourite Dutch people (Yes), Nick
- Lewis Museum, Stellenbosch Town 2010
Lasted me since 7th grade and still going strong!
My All Stars, Sam&Son - Kalk Bay 2010
Another all time favourite, PEG'LEG
- Onderpapagaaiberg Park
E'dawg - Agnew House 2009
Die Antwoord Gig - Klein Libertas Theatre 2009
Summer vibes - Home 2009
'Let's do something obscure in front of Jesus.'
Me & Ellen - Greece 2009
My dad and I, The Coolest Cat! - Buenos Aires, Argentina 2008
PS. And the best thing about it is that you can take the crappiest picture but it almost looks cute and frame-worthy! An admirable trait I'd say. Haha.
You too can feel apart of pop culture history! To do so visit: www.poladroid.net to download the application to make your own artistic pieces of the past.