Polaroid Event! I Love Pola-roid. (confirm) :)


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eamesboy

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(Note : This is just an sketch posters )




I LOVE POLA-ROID! (EVENT)

After months and weeks of planning
and searching, I have finally
managed to put the bits and pieces
for this event together! Phew! :sweat:

Description and objective of event:
A get-together for all Polaroid
lovers and people who enjoy
taking instant pictures!
PS: No discrimination in age groups, sex, race and ethnicity.
Your participation and attendance will be greatly appreciated
and all are welcome! ;)

Details… details…..details….

Venue : Red Dot Design Museum
Address : 28, Maxwell Road,
Red Dot Traffic

Event Date : 5th – 6th July 08 at MAAD
Time : 11 am - 7 pm.


Program Line Up:

1. Main Program-
Polaroid photography competition

Competition comes with two themes for each entry.
( A. Lost Trades B. Memories.)

2. A mini showcase of Polaroid cameras
from different eras ranging from the 50s-80s.

3. Think that taking passport sized Polaroid Passport
pictures is only meant for serious matters?
( Polaroid instant Passport pictures booth 1x2 and 1x4)

4. Sale of Polaroid event T-Shirts (To be confirmed)

That's about it folks! More updates and details
on the Polaroid photography competition
will be furnished and updated in a week time!

Hope that this will be a great event to remember
by for all Polaroid lovers in Singapore.
See u on the 5th people! :)

Cheers!
Xavier Teo

*Kindly sponsored by:
CATHAY PHOTO , J2E Photography and Myself. :)


Facebook Link:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14391103967
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=17367546439




 

eamesboy

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How it all come about.....

Dear Polaroid lovers and enthusiasts,

As we all know that Polaroid Corporation had
announced on 8th Feb 08 that all production
of instant films will cease and Polaroid films
will be discontinued, it is heartbreaking to
know that we will not be able to do much to
save the remarkable invention of Sir. Dr Edwin Land..

Just some information..

The first polaroid picture was presented to the public in 1947,
followed by the launch of the first polaroid camera (model 95)
both by Sir. Dr Edwin Land. This amazing invention of polaroid
had brought us almost countless of polaroid tools.
Among these outstanding optical masterpieces is
the original SX-70 presented in 1972. It was a breathtaking success
that had Sir Dr Edwin Land featured on the frontpage
of many magazines all over the world.

It is indeed heartbreaking to hear Polaroid Corporation's
decision to cease the production of instant films.
And to make it worse, discontinuing all polaroid films
as mentioned above. Believe it or not, the stock for Instant film
and the 600film will be available only till end of this year and early 2009!
My heart skipped a beat when i read abt that!

Yes, we all have to move on with technology,
but it is indeed a pity to have digital tech taking over
the primitive method of phototaking such as Polaroid/instant pictures.

Please check out this website to find out more: www.savepolaroid.com .

I know i cant do too much to save polaroid,
thus am hoping that Ilford and Fuij will someday
take over to sustain this piece of art and keep it alive! ... Just hoping..

After much procrastination and scepticism,
Ive finally decided to highlight and create this
awareness to all polaroid lovers about what
they will be missing out in a few years as
i see people abandoning polaroids carelessly..
the beautiful invention of Sir. Dr Edwin Land.

Therefore, I sincerely hope that you will be
with me on this becos it is not easy. If u share my passion,
that's great. If u dont, u can perhaps pick up one or
two valuable thing out from it.. New things come and go,
dont they? If only we can make them stay forever..
that will be so nice..Just a food for thought..

This will be a get-together event cum competition,
and a showcase on a small scale of my own polaroid cameras collection. :bsmilie:
It will be an event mainly for Polaroid only.
A wall of polariod pictures will be formed to allow people
to look and remember this great invention of instant pictures
and let everyone be know aware what they
will be missing out in time to come.

(Sorry everyone! The idea of the Polaroid's wall has been cancel!!!)
The main reason why i remove this idea to form this Polaroid's wall
is that i do not have much people interested to do this with me
and with only one person doing this Polaroid event is really hard for me
to get this Polaroid's wall together!
:cry:

This is will be a non profit event and I am doing it out
of pure interest and my love for Polaroid.


Big Thanks you to CATHAY PHOTO, J2E Photography and Admin from Clubsnap
for supporting my idea to make this Polaroid event possible! :thumbsup:



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sloth

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This will be a get-together event cum competition,
and a showcase on a small scale of my own polaroid cameras collection. :bsmilie:
It will be an event mainly for Polaroid only.
A wall of polariod pictures will be formed to allow people
to look and remember this great invention of instant pictures
and let everyone be know aware what they
will be missing out in time to come.

(Sorry everyone! The idea of the Polaroid's wall has been cancel!!!)
The main reason why i remove this idea to form this Polaroid's wall
is that i do not have much people interested to do this with me
and with only one person doing this Polaroid event is really hard for me
to get this Polaroid's wall together!
:cry:
Humble suggestion.. why not a user-contributed wall? All you need is some large pieces of white or colored foamcore board (to stick polaroids on), and some sticky tape and scissors or tape dispenser.. just like in your graphic above :) Then let the users stick anywhere, at any angle, as long as they don't cover or block someone else's photo.

Foamcore is very light and easy to move around, since it is after all.... foam. Should be quite easy to find, most art supplies places should have.

That way the wall can be a reminder of that day as well as get people involved and provide something for future polaroid users to look forward to.
 

eamesboy

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Humble suggestion.. why not a user-contributed wall? All you need is some large pieces of white or colored foamcore board (to stick polaroids on), and some sticky tape and scissors or tape dispenser.. just like in your graphic above :) Then let the users stick anywhere, at any angle, as long as they don't cover or block someone else's photo.

Foamcore is very light and easy to move around, since it is after all.... foam. Should be quite easy to find, most art supplies places should have.

That way the wall can be a reminder of that day as well as get people involved and provide something for future polaroid users to look forward to.


Thanks for your post. :)

To get the wall done to hold the pictures are not too hard.
But, the hardest part is to get 600 - 1000 polaroid pictures for everyone
it not easy. I really give up asking! I try a few forums and some online site!
No one are interested. Really sad! :cry: But, i cant wait for everyone i have to move on!
The show must go on! We have 1month to go! If people are interested still? :think:

I will form the wall if i have more that 800 - 1200 pictures.!


Cheers!

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sloth

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Thanks for your post. :)

To get the wall done to hold the pictures are not too hard.
But, the hardest part is to get 600 - 1000 polaroid pictures for everyone
it not easy. I really give up asking! I try a few forums and some online site!
No one are interested. Really sad! :cry: But, i cant wait for everyone i have to move on!
The show must go on! We have 1month to go! If people are interested still? :think:

I will form the wall if i have more that 800 - 1200 pictures.!


Cheers!

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Wah...! 800 is ambitious :) :thumbsup:

Not saying it is a bad idea but perhaps starting small (80 Polaroids?) might work a bit better. I have also cross-posted your event to FilmSG, they are film shooters but also support polaroid. Maybe they can help.

http://community.livejournal.com/filmsg/
 

iamcarlos

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****. this event sound awesome. I'd be glad to contribute to the wall.. but i can't be lah man.. curses!!!!!!!!

Still if you need photos. I can ask my friend to drop by something...

Fuji Instax included?
 

eamesboy

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Wah...! 800 is ambitious

Not saying it is a bad idea but perhaps starting small (80 Polaroids?) might work a bit better. I have also cross-posted your event to FilmSG, they are film shooters but also support polaroid. Maybe they can help.

http://community.livejournal.com/filmsg/

Ambitious? :bsmilie:

80 pictures will not form a wall maybe more like a polaroid pictures frame? :think:
I have about 100 close too 200 polaroid pictures and it will not be fun to
put a wall just my pictures alone. :bsmilie: Getting all the pictures together
are not as easy as you think. (ask all Lomotion guys you will know :thumbsup:)
It not easy to put it up as well. All your effort and it just a 2 day event.
Let just move forward and hope we could do a post event again on
POLAROID'S DAY! (NOVEMBER 26TH 1948) Wait for my good news! Ha ha!:bsmilie:
For now i just have to put all my effort on the Polaroid photography competition
and my showcase of polaroid cameras! Like i say.

Thanks for your post.

Cheers!


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eamesboy

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****. this event sound awesome. I'd be glad to contribute to the wall.. but i can't be lah man.. curses!!!!!!!!

Still if you need photos. I can ask my friend to drop by something...

Fuji Instax included?


Thanks a lot! :thumbsup:

i am looking at 600 film format only!

Just help me to spread the words will do great for this event. :bsmilie:


Cheers!


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eamesboy

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:thumbsup: welldone . need anymore 403 passport let me know 1 x2 and 1x 4 have spare

Thanks bro. :thumbsup:

I have more than enough! I do not mind spare Film Fuji/Polaroid packfilm! :bsmilie:

Kidding! Please help to spread the words on this event. :thumbsup:


Cheers!
 

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if u want i can try to tied up with some editor to do a write up abt the event ;)
 

eamesboy

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The contest prizes for this Polaroid Photography competition
and some small rules & regulations for the competition are yet to be confirm.
Hope you guys understand and sorry of the delay! :embrass:

To join this Polaroid Photography competition are FREE.

PS: No discrimination in age groups, sex, race and ethnicity.
Your participation and attendance will be greatly appreciated
and all are welcome! ;)

Competition comes with two themes for each entry.
A. Lost Trades
B. Memories


More will be updated this week!


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eamesboy

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if u want i can try to tied up with some editor to do a write up abt the event ;)


That's sound great! :)

Let just hope more people will know about this Polaroid event and
make this an event to remember and not forget this beautiful invention
of Sir. Dr Edwin Land (Polaroid Founder).

Thanks a lot! :thumbsup:



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sloth

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Thanks a lot! :thumbsup:

i am looking at 600 film format only!

Just help me to spread the words will do great for this event. :bsmilie:


Cheers!


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Aiyah.... I shoot FP-100C nowadays (in a Polaroid 667/669 holder) because of a shortage of 667/669... can still come or not? :p (I can skip the competition)
 

eamesboy

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Aiyah.... I shoot FP-100C nowadays (in a Polaroid 667/669 holder) because of a shortage of 667/669... can still come or not? :p (I can skip the competition)

This event are open to everyone all are welcome. :)

Thanks and hope to see you there! ;)

Cheers.


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eamesboy

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Well done, finally all your effort is coming to fruitation.

Let me know when you need the prizes and $

Thanks to you. :)

Without your support to pull me up on this event!
This event dun even has a lead and i am glad i make it this far.:)
Hope i do not disappointed you guys... :sweat:


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