For those unaware, renowned imaging company Leica offers not only instant cameras but has also ventured into portable photo printing. Well, not exactly a traditional photo printer, but a device known as the Leica SOFORT 2. This marks Leica’s second instant camera that also has the ability to print the photos it captures.
The definitive name for modern-day low-fi imaging, Lomography, has introduced two new limited editions of Lomography instant cameras inspired by two vastly different places.
I contemplate. I procrastinate. I think over and over and over again before eventually committing to buy a $500 dollar camera. That said, I will probably be the last person to drop, I don’t know, say, US$1,230 on an instant camera. You must be asking. What kind of instant camera costs that much? Well, that …
Lomography has quite a number of instant shooters, but the Lomo’Instant Automat Camera is the one model that has quite a number of collab models. Joining the growing list of co-branded Lomo’Instant Automat Camera is this beautiful Suntur Edition.
Remember the scene from Back to the Future III where Doc Brown built a complex machine just to create a single ice cube? Well, the Polaroid Now+ i-Type Instant Camera – the creative variant of the Polaroid Now – is kind of like Doc Brown’s barn-size refrigerator in 1885, but for 21st-century creative photography.
Even if do not know Keith Haring by name, I am pretty sure you have seen the artist’s works more than a few times in your lifetime. You could have seen it on the subway walls, or some merchandises in the market. Haring’s works are practically everywhere.
Speaking of Polaroid collaborations. Joining Polaroid collab with Fendi is Teva, an American footwear maker. That’s right. There’s now a Teva co-branded Polaroid camera too. However, unlike Polaroid x Fendi Vintage Camera, the Polaroid x Teva Instant Camera pretty much retains the vintage look and feel of the Polaroid 600.
What you see here is possibly the most expensive Polaroid Vintage Camera money can buy. It is the Polaroid x Fendi Vintage Camera, a Fendi co-branded Polaroid instant camera.
If the revived Polaroid was as creative and innovative as today’s Polaroid, it probably wouldn’t have go out of business in 2001 and again in 2008. Today’s Polaroid knows how to keep the brand going.
Polaroid is not fashion, but it has something in common with a lot of fashion brand and that’s nostalgia. Perhaps, it is the nostalgia that has given birth to a unique collaboration between French sportswear brand Lacoste and the imaging company.