Developments at Polaroid
From today’s news: BOSTON (AP) Polaroid Corp. is hoping a sale to a deep-pocketed bank will help it dig out from bankruptcy and revive its famous instant film and camera business. It’s been a little sad to see such a clever company go down.
This prompts me to point out the website of Elsa Dorfman, portrait photographer. Since 1980 she has used a Polaroid camera. Big deal? Yes, big. It is one of six special studio cameras that make 20x24 inch Polaroid images. You can’t sneak up on someone with a monster like that. Her sitters make eye contact with the camera, and remind me of August Sander’s subjects. But these Polaroid pictures are colourful and relaxed—I sense that a visit to Elsa Dorfman’s studio would be fun.