Feb 25, 2011

Polaroid Camera Handmade Pendants


Polaroid Cameras, Good-bye, hello!


How many of you still have an old Polaroid in a drawer somewhere? These were the coolest thing back in the day. Of course now we see our photos instantly but back then only a polaroid would allow you to see the image, well... almost-instantly. Of course, first you had to blow on it, fan it and shake it, not to mention staring and staring. The anticipation and the joy of watching the image slowly appear can never be recreated.

We say Good-bye, hello because after announcing that they were going to stop making their instant cameras, in 2009 Polaroid changed their mind. Welcome back Polaroid.

Below is our homage to the Polaroid. Are you a Polaroid collector? Do you like Polaroid memorabilia? Well, even if you are not, you'll love the pendants featured below. The pendants below were handmade by various artists. Feel free to click on any picture to visit that artist's store.

Enjoy...

The instant camera is a type of camera that generates a developed film image. The most popular types to use self-developing film were formerly made by Polaroid Corporation.


The invention of modern instant cameras is generally credited to American scientist Edwin Land, who unveiled the first commercial instant camera, the Land Camera, in 1948, a year after unveiling instant film in New York City.


The earliest instant camera, which consisted of a camera and portable darkroom in a single compartment, was invented in 1923 by Samuel Shlafrock.




In February 2008, Polaroid announced it would discontinue production of film, shut down three factories and lay off 450 workers. Sales of chemical film by all makers have dropped by at least 25% per year in the first decade of the 21st century, and the decline is likely to accelerate.


Fujifilm is now the only remaining supplier of instant film in the United States. However, in October 2009, Polaroid announced it would bring back its classic instant film cameras, after announcing the year before that production was to be stopped.



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