Instant film. Means the world to me. It was 3 years ago when I accidently found out that I could get some film for my old Polaroid Automatic 100 camera that I had sitting on a shelf because I thought it looked cool. From then on it became somewhat of an obsession. Ask my wife about our refridgerator and how much room is left for food. Is quite hilarious actually:) No but really. Over the past few years I’ve gotten some of the most amazing images by way of instant film and specifically my Polaroid SX-70. The camera is a gem for sure. I spend a lot of time with my family, my kids Olive and Boston only know cameras that whip and whirr and spit out film for them to watch develop. I love that. The charm. The analog realness. I feel like polaroid film, especially expired, can capture part of the dream that is this life. I could go on and on… if you’ve shot the stuff then you know what I’m talking about, if you havn’t… please! do yourself a favor and get an SX-70 or Polaroid 680.
Needless to say I’ve got boxes and boxes of hundreds of polaroids chillin in my closet. In all honesty I’m just too cheap to spend some major bucks on a nice plain frame and matting to hang this stuff in my house. I leave that for my super hot polaroids that I’d die for. But for 90% of my other shots (that I still love!) I wanted something that would allow me to interchange my shots easily… so pulling from the carpenter blood in my family, over the last couple years I’ve made some wood frames to easily slip the ‘roids into. They’ve worked out amazing, made a bunch for people just inquiring through flickr. And… so what we have here is the latest, polised version. (actually, there’s a slight change with the newest newest ones but havn’t taken photos of those yet).
They’re handmade by yours truley. Cut and sanded so smooth, painted white and finished with an ACID FREE sealant. Theres a little hole drilled into the back for flush hanging against a wall. They’ll fit Polaroid 600, 779, ATZ, Time Zero and the Impossible films! (*note: look at the pics, the final product only has white on the bottom part, to simulate the actual polaroid)
To add some handmade charm, I’ve screenprinted the mailing boxes and also screenprinted the backs of the frames:)
They’ll come in packs of 3 and a discounted pack of 10. I think:) This is a preliminary post just to celebrate winter ‘roid week!!
Anyways… what do you think? like’m? Give a shout out in the comments. They’ll be release soon…. ohhhhhhh the mystery and anticipation, huh? Maybe they’re not that cool 😉
To win a pack of 3 frames before they’re released you need to Tweet the following EXACTLY!!
RT & Win a pack of 3 handmade charming #polaroid frames from The Lantern Room. #roidweek rocks! Info at: http://bit.ly/ciVaZq
I’ll pick a random winner on the last day of ‘roid week! 11/5. You can enter once each day:) Peace out and Love you guys!