The Polaroid camera brand is a staple in picture taking for 80 years. The unique essence of a having one of their cameras brings about a nostalgic feeling. Growing up in the 90's a Polaroid camera was quite essential. I remember going with my mom to turn in the cameras and get the film developed. I remember the sounds of the camera clicks and the flash. While I'm writing this , the vibes of wanting to get another camera are definitely kicking in.
Through out time , cameras have built superstars , captured models, pivotal moments in history , or fun moments like your birthday, or family reunions. Do you remember those hilarious off guard pics someone snapped of you and you didn't hear the sound, but saw the flash? I know that has happened to some of you too. I know I'm not the only one with funny pictures. Polaroid has released new cameras through out the years and they've recently launched "The New Originals Project" according to magazine.polaroidoriginals.com to celebrate the new Polaroid OneStep 2 camera. Ryan McGinley 25, is helping us discover the next generation of instant photographers. Ryan is the youngest artists to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. “For me, the Polaroid format is what opened the door for my photography and creating relationships with the people I photographed,” he says. “With a Polaroid, the moments you have and connections you make with who you’re photographing can be even more impactful than the one shot you have. I chose each of these photographers because I believe they have the creative expression to capture their art and make connections in that one shot.”
McGinley is curating a series of photographs from emerging photographers Hunter Abrams, Marcus Branch, Rochelle Brock, Myles Loftin, and Sabrina Santiago and Polaroid is gifting them a OneStep 2 Camera to capture photo. The new Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 is a new instant camera that’s the spiritual successor to the iconic Polaroid OneStep. Like the original camera, the OneStep 2 is a fully analog camera . It’s compatible with both 600 film and a new i-Type film.
McGinley is curating a series of photographs from emerging photographers Hunter Abrams, Marcus Branch, Rochelle Brock, Myles Loftin, and Sabrina Santiago and Polaroid is gifting them a OneStep 2 Camera to capture photo. Check them out below .
In an upcoming exhibition in New York City chosen New Originals will be featured. Also Polaroid will be releasing a limited edition zine featuring their work. For the chance to be featured alongside the work of our #NewOriginals, you can submit one of your own images and enter our competition by clicking here.