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70 Modern Polaroid Projects

From Hipster Lookbooks to Updated Retro Cameras

— April 22, 2012 — Fashion
The concept of instant photogpraphy was developed in the early 1970s, resulting in a surge of glossy, hand-sized pictures, and these modern polaroid projects show how far this technique has come.

The contemporary fixation with digital cameras and Photoshop largely obscured this retro craze, instead focusing on all the work that goes into images prior to the printing process. Snapshots for marketing launches and magazine editorials are now edited to no end, often releasing deceptive visualizations. These modern Polaroid projects have strayed away from the norm, relaunching the vintage instantaneous theme with new school digital twists.

Fashionable hipster lookbooks and updated nostalgic-inducing cameras have accorded a once again contemporary feel to the Polaroid genre. The finish of the film here is nostalgic, reminiscent of the very same disco era it emerged from. Visionaries in search of this nostalgic quality have opted in favor of these throwback productions, captivating a new class of followers.
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Receipt-Printed Portraits
Receipt-Printed Portraits
The Niklas Roy Electronic Instant Camera Makes Pics with Bills
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Wireless Instant Images
Wireless Instant Images
Create a Classic Look for Any Photo with the Lady Gaga Polaroid Printer
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Retrofied Polaroid Hybrids
Retrofied Polaroid Hybrids
Take Vintage-Like Photos with the Electronic Instant Camera
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Pocket Photo Printers
Pocket Photo Printers
The Polaroid GL10 Mobile Printer Provides Smartphone Snaps Instantly
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Neo-Polaroid Lighting
Neo-Polaroid Lighting
The 'Polaboy' by Creators Jirko Bannas and Oliver Seltmann is a Rebirth
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Modernized Portrait Stations
Modernized Portrait Stations
Philippe Starck's 'Photo-Me Photobooth' is Technologically Advanced
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Prodigious Polaroids
Prodigious Polaroids
The Maxback Breaks the World Record for Biggest Camera Sensor
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Vintage 8-Bit Captures
Vintage 8-Bit Captures
Pixels and Polaroids by Jherin Miller Mixes Gaming with Reality
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Polariod-Holding Villager Portraits
Polariod-Holding Villager Portraits
The 'Wakhan, An Other Afghanistan' Series is Endearing
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Vintage Polaroid Wallets
Vintage Polaroid Wallets
The Camera Snap Card Case is for True Photographers
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Vintage Polaroid Lookbooks
Vintage Polaroid Lookbooks
The Balabushka Remnants SS 2011 Collection Has a Stylish 50s Flair
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Stark Polaroid Photos
Stark Polaroid Photos
Andrea Tonellotto Creates Simple Yet Powerful Images with an Instant Camera
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Virtual Polaroid Photos
Virtual Polaroid Photos
Poladroid.net Lets You Shake Your Photos Like a Poladroid Picture
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Vintage Polaroid Lookbooks
Vintage Polaroid Lookbooks
The Band of Outsiders Spring 2012 Collection Features Artist Ed Ruscha
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Playful Actor Lookbooks
Playful Actor Lookbooks
James Marsden Poses for the Band of Outsiders Spring 2011 Lookbook
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Per Diem Polaroids
Per Diem Polaroids
Filmmaker Jamie Livingston Took a Photograph Each Day for 18 Years
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Miniature Flash Drive Polaroids
Miniature Flash Drive Polaroids
Clap Your Hands Digital USB Camera Puts Photography in the Pocket
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Polaroid Pooch Photos
Polaroid Pooch Photos
Mark Peckmezian Finds in Dogs Some Beautiful Vintage Inspirations
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Polaroid Life Compilations
Polaroid Life Compilations
Erik Brunetti's Decades of Creative Polaroid Photographs
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Polaroid Pendants
Polaroid Pendants
Pay Homage to the Polaroid Camera With a Snappy Necklace
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Elderly Close-Ups
Elderly Close-Ups
Worldwide Black and White Portraits by Charles Valantin
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Revamped One-Step Cameras
Revamped One-Step Cameras
The Polaroid PIC 1000 Is Back and Better than Ever
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Gagafied Instant Cameras
Gagafied Instant Cameras
Lady Gaga Designs the Polaroid 300 to Reinvent a Classic
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Revamped Polaroid Prototypes
Revamped Polaroid Prototypes
Evan Jardee Creates a Hi-Tech, Fashionable Polaroid Redesign
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Polaroid Portrait Photography
Polaroid Portrait Photography
These Jarrod Reno Photographs Find Beauty in Imperfection
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Retro Instant Photo Revival
Retro Instant Photo Revival
Resurrecting Old Polaroid Film and Camera Models is Reality (UPDATE)
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Revamped Retro Cams
Revamped Retro Cams
Polaroid SX-70 Vintage Camera Brings Back a Classic for Photographers
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Fabulous Photograph Accessories
Fabulous Photograph Accessories
Polaroid-Shaped Adornments by Amy Blasco Jewelry
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Picture-Framed Flowers
Picture-Framed Flowers
Polaroid Flower Vase Brings Back Iconic Photo Design
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Instant Photo Installations
Instant Photo Installations
The Polaroid Impossible Exhibit Features Andy Warhol's Self-Portrait
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Goth Couple Captures
Goth Couple Captures
The Luis Mora 'Polaroids Never Die' Collection is Darkly Fun
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Retro Camera Lamps
Retro Camera Lamps
Dan Riordan Turns Photographer's Tools Into Objets d'Art
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Polariod Portraitures
Polariod Portraitures
Bert Teunissen Captures Vintage-Like Photos With a Classic Camera
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DIY Digital Polaroids
DIY Digital Polaroids
Pixisnap
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Polaroid Snapshot Ads
Polaroid Snapshot Ads
The Paige Denim Fall 2010 Collection has Sticky Notes
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Pinhole Polaroids
Pinhole Polaroids
Take Old School Pictures with the Cardboard 'Flutter in Pinhole' Camera
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Neon Throwback Papercrafts
Neon Throwback Papercrafts
Zim and Zou 'Back to Basics' Visits the Past to Create Nostalgic Art
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Photographing Billboards
Photographing Billboards
The Forever 21 Times Square Billboard Takes Snaps of Passersby
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Retro Romantic Photography
Retro Romantic Photography
The Impossible Project Polaroids Capture a Serene and Nostalgic Feel
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Voyeuristic Polaroids
Voyeuristic Polaroids
Never-Before-Seen Polaroids of Lady Gaga in 'Flash of Genius'
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Social Media Photo Booths
Social Media Photo Booths
Instaprint by Breakfast Provides Physical Prints of Instagram Images
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Lonely Daytime Photography
Lonely Daytime Photography
'Boring Day' from Alice Filippazzo is a Montage of Solitude
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Candid Hipster Captures
Candid Hipster Captures
These Jordan Voth Shots are Whimsical
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Nonchalant Candid Captures
Nonchalant Candid Captures
Darren Ankenman Photographs Everyday Events
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Sleepy Celeb Polaroid Shoots
Sleepy Celeb Polaroid Shoots
James Franco Covers the Debut Issue of Mister Muse Magazine
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Polaroid Style Collages
Polaroid Style Collages
Pawaka SS11 Collection is Model Fa Empel's First Foray into Fashion
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Past-Inspired Polaroids
Past-Inspired Polaroids
Michael J DeMeo Uses Old School Polaroids to Capture Sultry Photos
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Polaroid Fashiontography
Polaroid Fashiontography
The Dora Abodi SS 2010 Cute Collection 'M'Amour'
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Provocative Polaroid Portraits
Provocative Polaroid Portraits
Justin Tyler Close Takes Still Photos That Are Raw and Captivating
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Polaroid Pictorials
Polaroid Pictorials
The Self Service Spring/Summer 2010 Edtorial is Basic Yet Expressive
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Polaroid Composite Collages
Polaroid Composite Collages
Patrick Winfield Uses Old-School Photography for a Big Effect
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Vintage Wild Polaroids
Vintage Wild Polaroids
The Photography by Jarrod Renaud is Beautiful and Meaningful
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Polaroid Camera Substitute
Polaroid Camera Substitute
Fuji Instax Fills Instant Photo Gratification Void
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Ethereal Punk Editorials
Ethereal Punk Editorials
Marlon Teixeira is Lensed by Bruce Weber for Mister Muse
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Retrofied Snapshots
Retrofied Snapshots
Matt Schwartz and 'She Hit Pause Studios' Sell Mysterious Memories
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Phone Photo Printers
Phone Photo Printers
This Polaroid iPhone Dock Concept Lets You Print Photos Anywhere
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Instant Candid Photography
Instant Candid Photography
The Patrick Hoelck Polaroids Portfolio is Gritty and Real
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Lascivious Polaroids
Lascivious Polaroids
The New Book by Tickl Features Naughty Art
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Personalized Polaroid Postcards
Personalized Polaroid Postcards
The Polapost Frame Allows You to Use Your Own Photos as Mail
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Retro Polaroid Pictorials
Retro Polaroid Pictorials
Davis Ayer Captures Explosive Beauty
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Iconic Polaroid Photography Exhibits
Iconic Polaroid Photography Exhibits
Andy Warhol Still-Life Retro Images
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Polaroid Picnic Lookbooks
Polaroid Picnic Lookbooks
The Band of Outsiders Spring 2012 Catalog Stars Michelle Williams
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Polaroid Fashion Photography
Polaroid Fashion Photography
Graham Dunn Shoots Kelley Ash for Fashion Gone Rogue
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Polaroid Whisky Labels
Polaroid Whisky Labels
Macallan's ‘Masters of Photography' Rankin Edition
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Plastered Party Polaroids
Plastered Party Polaroids
Alex Martinez Captures Fun, Festive and Candid Moments in Monochrome
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Hipster Polaroid-Inspired Shoots
Hipster Polaroid-Inspired Shoots
The Vice 'Less is a Bore' Editorial Offers Wild & Youthful Prints
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Saucy Bohemian Youth Captures
Saucy Bohemian Youth Captures
Photographer Hana Haley Shoots Sweet and Serene Hipsters
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Postcard Polaroids
Postcard Polaroids
Photographer Graham Dunn & Kelley Ash Road Trip for Wild at Heart Vintage
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Polaroid Inktography
Polaroid Inktography
The Daniela Toviansky U Magazine Editorial Captures Bold Body Art
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Bathroom Polaroids
Bathroom Polaroids
The Clot Inc FW10 Lookbook is as Casual as the Collection
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