iPhone as The New Polariod
Lisa Wiseman - [from The New Polaroid]
Julian Lynch Venom (mp3): When Polaroid announced last year that it would stop manufacturing instant film, there was no question that its influence would never stop. A miracle as impressive as an image conjured with only few shakes of the wrist can't be forgotten in a generation. Lazy plucked bass and wah-wah guitar didn't end at the lapse of the seventies, they live on in summer days and the exploration of young adulthood. But Polaroid enthusiasts had suddenly, overnight, become nostalgics, or mimics, or collectors, or ironic. The patriarch of the family stepped silently out of the room to let the grandchildren play with their iPhones. And never returned.