Polaroids

Culture

Roger Ballen's New Polaroid Photos Are Instant Nightmares

The famous photographer is as terrifying as ever in the first colour photos of his career.
Beckett Mufson
9.24.18
Art

15 Vintage Polaroids Get Animated into Hilarious GIFs

Cari Vander Yacht warps old photos into silly animations.
Zach Sokol
11.24.16
Art

Artist Paints the Fire That Destroyed Her Childhood Home

Brooklyn-based artist, Brandi Twilley, takes hold of old Polaroids, memories, and her personal intuition to revisit a damaged living room.
Diana Shi
8.20.16
Design

The Future of Selfies: Your Face as a 3D Light Field Hologram

Tech company Lumii brings its 3D-transformation skills to the self-snapping masses.
Diana Shi
8.7.16
Art

Now You Can Trade Polaroids with Jack White

The Impossible Project is set to host the "biggest analog photo swap in history," with the help of Jack White, Anthony Vaccarello, Ellen von Unwerth, and others.
DJ Pangburn
6.14.16
Fashion

Fashion Polaroids Marry High-Concept Couture and Cinematic Imagery

Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge’s preparatory Polaroids are the subject of their own exhibit and book.
Gabrielle Bruney
5.23.16
Art

[Photos] Curating Robert Mapplethorpe's Legendary Polaroids

Gallerist Sean Kelly talks about putting the intimate early works of Robert Mapplethorpe in a new show.
Giaco Furino
11.18.15
Art

Zapping Instant Film Makes for Gorgeous Abstract Photos

Phillip Stearns creates gorgeous, abstract nebulas of color by running 15,000 volts through instant film in his new photo series at the Transfer Gallery, 'High Voltage.'
DJ Pangburn
11.14.14
The Photo Issue 2011

Lost Submissions

When I was an editor at Big Brother magazine, Larry Flynt bought it and forbade us from showing any more nudity. That didn't stop our female readers from sending in naked Polaroids of themselves.
Chris Nieratko
7.1.11
The Photo Issue 2008

Photos By Luke Stephenson

"These photographs are some of my favorite Polaroids that I have taken over the last two years of friends, family, and random people I've met."
Luke Stephenson
7.1.08
The Photo Issue 2008

Richard Kern

Richard Kern
7.1.08