Wednesday, February 13, 2008
the death of polaroid
i thought it was funny that People magazine did this "Fashion Week Snapshots!" (polaroid snapshots, that is) feature the same week as Polaroid announced that it was, well, no longer going to make polaroids. (but, hey, your name is polaroid! what if Kleenex stopped making kleenexes? it's just not right.)
do you think the timing was just a coincidence?
anyway, it struck me that paparazzi photographs look terrific in Polaroid. i wish they were all shot that way. oh well.
(the polaroid of Ashley Olsen above is by Jeremy Kost.
update: the New York Times' Consumed column gives its take here on polaroid as one of the rare media that went from mainstream to fringe instead of fringe to mainstream.)