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Ironically, the popularity of digital apps such as Hipstamatic and Instagram have revitalized the near corpse that was instant analog film technology.  Located in Holland, the last remaining Polaroid production plant has been purchased and resuscitated by 10 former employees who shared a passion and a dream to save instant film from extinction.  Calling it the Impossible Project, they prevented 300,000 perfectly functioning cameras from becoming obsolete while inventing and producing totally new instant film for use in traditional Polaroid cameras.  Starting from scratch as Polaroid color dyes are no longer available, the team had one year to devise a functional film system.  Several different silver tone and color films were the result of thousands of laboratory hours and decades of joined experience.  Original Polaroid cameras and Impossible film are available for purchase on the company website and in stores throughout the US.

Flow by JL Pictures

Lunchtime Escapade by Doruk C. Yamac

Happy to be COOL by Ashley D. Saldana

-Jayme Catalano

Image Blender for the iPhone is an ingenious little program that allows the user to blend two images together to create a trippy little masterpiece.  The $2 app offers endless possibilities for layering, masking, and filtering, all with a single swipe of a finger, simplifying an otherwise complicated and time consuming process in Photoshop.  To purchase, visit the iTunes Store.

-Jayme Catalano

David Karvasales is the rare photographer today who is moving away from digital and back to analog technology.  He is also extremely conscious of theme and story in his collections, not one to hastily snap random images hoping for cohesion later.  His most recent body of work, Hana, explores the idea of spontaneity, adventure, kismet, and youthful optimism.  You can view more of David’s work here or here.

Hana by David Karvasales

Hana by David Karvasales

Hana by David Karvasales

Hana by David Karvasales

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-Jayme Catalano

 

 

The Instagram application for the iPhone has enabled a watershed of retro-inspired, digitally manipulated images to flood the internet.  The images often have the look of 1970s Polaroid photographs with their charming flaws and color characteristics.  With the press of a button, every iPhone user suddenly has within their grasp hundreds of digital tools, filters, and flash bulbs to capture the world around them in an idealized, often artificially enhanced way.  The images below were created by Instagram user so_may.

Image by Instagram user so_may

Image by Instagram user so_may

Image by Instagram user so_may

For more images by so_may, click here.  Visit the iTunes application store to download Instagram.

-Jayme Catalano