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Deliberate Vintage

Growing obsession with making photos look 'antique'

Implications - Although recent years have seen a rise in high-resolution photography and tools, many people are becoming more partial to photography that takes on an antique look, with blurred edges, fuzzy images and faded coloring. This love for antique photography has created a renewed passion for the Polaroid photo as well as contemporary tools like Instagram that allow consumers to instantly turn their digital photos into "vintage" ones. Consumers are hardwired to appreciate nostalgic elements in products and advertising (nostalgia activates parts of the brain associated with feelings of pleasure), which explains why this direction in photography has grown -- and is growing -- so rapidly.
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Instagram-Inspired Editorials
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Instagram sold for one billion dollars for a few reasons, and the photo series starring Cara Delevingne by Nick Knight hones in on one of them: The ability to take quirky photos with a professional... MORE
Hipster Polaroid-Inspired Shoots
Hipster Polaroid-Inspired Shoots
The Vice 'Less is a Bore' Editorial Offers Wild & Youthful Prints
VICE Magazine recently released an editorial entitled 'Less is a Bore' that directly juxtaposes a minimalist style. The editorial features a group of young twenty-somethings in a variety of candid Polaroid-like… MORE
Polaroid Picnic Lookbooks
Polaroid Picnic Lookbooks
The Band of Outsiders Spring 2012 Catalog Stars Michelle Williams
The Band of Outsiders Spring 2012 Women’s lookbook is as soft and sweet as the label’s past campaigns. Shot with a vintage theme, the polaroids create the perfect boarder for the romantically quirky and… MORE
Retro Polaroid Pictorials
Retro Polaroid Pictorials
Davis Ayer Captures Explosive Beauty
It's always refreshing to find good photography that explores new ways to approach life and emotions, such as the images by American artist Davis Ayer. These stunning photos have the quality to directly… MORE
Sleepy Celeb Polaroid Shoots
Sleepy Celeb Polaroid Shoots
James Franco Covers the Debut Issue of Mister Muse Magazine
Hollywood's favorite jack-of-all-trades James Franco appears on the cover of the debut issue of Mister Muse Magazine, the new men's version of the independent Italian magazine Muse. James Franco appears… MORE
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Living Photo Apps
Cinemagraph-Creating Company Flixel is Like Instagram on Steroids
Flixel is a the latest photography app that allows its users to create Instagram-worthy shots with a twist—they move. The term “Cinemagraph” was trademarked by visual artists and... MORE
Vintage Polaroid Lookbooks
Vintage Polaroid Lookbooks
The Band of Outsiders Spring 2012 Collection Features Artist Ed Ruscha
In what's becoming a signature look, the Band of Outsiders Spring 2012 Collection has the nostalgic feel of yesteryear with a Polaroid-inspired spread. Extra bonus points can also be thrown in for featuring… MORE
Vintage 8-Bit Captures
Vintage 8-Bit Captures
Pixels and Polaroids by Jherin Miller Mixes Gaming with Reality
Pixels and Polaroids by Jherin Miller is a photo series that turns people into 8-bit characters while leaving the background unchanged. The result is a strange world where retro gaming characters walk… MORE
Nostalgic Social Media Features
Nostalgic Social Media Features
Facebook Photo Filters Hope to Draw People Away from Instagram
Facebook photo filters is a concept that has already proven itself to be a successful one: Facebook will be implementing photo filters like the ones found on the popular site Instagram. Facebook photo… MORE

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