Monday, December 22, 2008
Polaroid ends production
The Polaroid company is ending manufacture of its iconic film, invented by company founder Edwin Land. Though the technology changed dramatically from its first appearance in 1948 it created distinctive, iconic images.
I guess the end will come with wails of regret and loss from people who abandonded Polaroids long ago and took up digital photography. But such is the way of the world.
I remember having endless hours of fun messing about with Polaroids. The SX-70 film could be manipulated when the chemicals within the plastic envelope were still moist. I must dig out some from my big trunk of unsorted, unlabelled or tagged photos holiday fun, perhaps.
Heads up from Russell Davies