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  • Route 66 Communities: Documenting Tight-Knit Connections in Disparate Places

    By Morgan Vickers Jul 25, 2018
    Driving along Route 66 feels simple. It’s a mindless act: rubber tires against hot asphalt, gravel, and dirt roads; roadside rest stops filled with milkshakes and french fries; photo stops at historic and aging places. As a woman in Albuquerque told me, “Route 66 really reminds you to slow down and enjoy life." Photo by David Kafer But The Mother Road—as John Steinbeck dubbed...

  • Polaroid In-Depth: "I Am" with Idelie Perez

    By Idelie Perez Jul 20, 2018
    We sat down with Idelie Perez, the filmmaker behind "I Am" the recent short film. The film is narrated by six women recounting their experiences with ageism and describing how they choose to live their lives outside of the confines of their age bracket. Whitney Perez, dancer | 25 years old  Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do. As you know, we generally feature...

  • DIY Polaroid Photo Frames

    By Polaroid Jul 5, 2018
    We absolutely love the way Polaroid pictures look together; the more the merrier. This DIY Polaroid photo frame is the perfect way to display multiple Polaroid Zink prints, while still giving each its place. If you have just moved into a new home, this is also an inexpensive way to add a unique decoration to your walls or shelves.  Here is what you will need to make your own Polaroid Photo...

  • Discover Historic Route 66

    By The National Trust for Historic Preservation Jul 2, 2018
    Route 66. The Mother Road. The inspiration for those oft-quoted “kicks.” And now, the backdrop for an epic road trip that will showcase why this historic route deserves our support. The National Trust for Historic Preservation—the cause for people saving places—is taking to the streets (literally) to capture the stories and advocate for the preservation of the most...

  • Polaroid In-Depth: Luca Franchini

    By Luca Franchini Jun 25, 2018
    Luca Franchini, a Polaroid photographer and founder of the sustainable clothing brand, SALT Clothing, uses his Polaroid photography to express his personal vision of beauty and femininity. He shoots people he meets in natural settings and in natural light to create stunning photographs.

  • Polaroid In-Depth: Travis Matthews

    By Travis Matthews May 20, 2018
    Travis Matthews, a portrait and fashion photographer from Guyana, who currently resides and works in NYC, lives by the motto "create to inspire." Everything from his personal work to what he has created for an incredible roster of clients, including Puma, Urban Outfitters, VP Records, and more, all beautifully represent his unique vision and goal to inspire others.  Khadika Omar Tell us a...

  • The Beauty Behind the Met Gala

    By James Tinnelly May 10, 2018
    Eight years ago, top model Fei Fei Sun and I started working together. Our collaboration has been the highlight of my career as a model manager this far. She is not only beautiful on the outside, she has tremendous inner beauty. So many times over the years, clients have said "No, we don't use Asians," or "Asian models have never done that before, it's not possible." Fei Fei and I refuse to...


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Festival Season with Mamie Ruth

By Polaroid Aug 16, 2018
We blinked and the summer is almost over. Don't get us wrong, we're certainly going to make the most of our remaining weeks, but we want to take a...

Recovering the Places We Lost Along the Way

By Nicole Capo Aug 10, 2018
I hold up my camera to snap a photo and that simple act feels momentous. As the image prints from my Polaroid Snap Touch instant digital camera, I...

Finding Your Kitsch—and America—on 66

By Matthew Dickey Aug 3, 2018
Picture this. Several tour buses are gathered on the street. Their deep engines are grumbling. They are lined up not to see the Grand Canyon, but a...

Route 66 Communities: Documenting Tight-Knit Connections in Disparate Places

By Morgan Vickers Jul 25, 2018
Driving along Route 66 feels simple. It’s a mindless act: rubber tires against hot asphalt, gravel, and dirt roads; roadside rest stops filled...

Get Your Chopsticks on Route 66

By Lina Tran Jul 23, 2018
In the back of Pho Lien Hoa, a family-style restaurant on Oklahoma City’s NW 23rd Street, hangs a large piece of art, the kind you...

Polaroid In-Depth: "I Am" with Idelie Perez

By Idelie Perez Jul 20, 2018
We sat down with Idelie Perez, the filmmaker behind "I Am" the recent short film. The film is narrated by six women recounting their experiences with...

Resurrections on Route 66: Photographing Restored Roadside Landmarks

By Michael Ryan Jul 16, 2018
Route 66 slices through eight states and over 300 different communities as it winds its way west from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA. Since 1926,...

DIY Polaroid Photo Frames

By Polaroid Jul 5, 2018
We absolutely love the way Polaroid pictures look together; the more the merrier. This DIY Polaroid photo frame is the perfect way to display...

Discover Historic Route 66

By The National Trust for Historic Preservation Jul 2, 2018
Route 66. The Mother Road. The inspiration for those oft-quoted “kicks.” And now, the backdrop for an epic road trip that will showcase...

Polaroid In-Depth: Luca Franchini

By Luca Franchini Jun 25, 2018
Luca Franchini, a Polaroid photographer and founder of the sustainable clothing brand, SALT Clothing, uses his Polaroid photography to express his...

Polaroid In-Depth: Travis Matthews

By Travis Matthews May 20, 2018
Travis Matthews, a portrait and fashion photographer from Guyana, who currently resides and works in NYC, lives by the motto "create to inspire."...

The Beauty Behind the Met Gala

By James Tinnelly May 10, 2018
Eight years ago, top model Fei Fei Sun and I started working together. Our collaboration has been the highlight of my career as a model manager this...