Polaroid lives!

If all goes to plan, the Polaroid factory in Enschede, Amsterdam, will soon be making film again thanks to its new owner, an eccentric Austrian artist and businessman named Florian Kaps. Mr Kaps, 39, has dedicated the past five years to instant photography. He set up Polanoid.net, the biggest Polaroid gallery on the web, and the first ever Polaroid-only art gallery in Vienna, called Polanoir.

Smile! Polaroid is saved, by Emily Dugan

(via chrisglass)

13 Comments leave a comment below

  1. this is so great!

  2. Being Dutch I was surprised to find out that according to your blogpost Enschede is a part of Amsterdam, because it’s not… Enschede is a city of it’s own in the eastern part of Holland and I just wanted to point that out to you.

  3. Jacqueline, I just copied that paragraph from an article. Thanks for clearing that up though! Tina

  4. Is this true? Yay!

  5. They need to find a way to capture the images on a memory card, but still produce a printout at the moment of the photo being taken.

  6. Prescott – I believe that is called a flat-bed scanner… It’s just it works in reverse order… print out, then digital.

  7. This is the happiest day of my life!


  9. Thanks again, Tina. This will make a lot of people very happy! I’ve credited your story at the link below.


  10. Brilliant! Yaay! Long live Polaroid!!
    Though, yes it’s quite embarrassing to say Enschede is in Amsterdam, whoever wrote the original article. *tsk tsk*

  11. Tina, here’s the official web for the re-inventing Polaroid.

  12. If only someone could do for Gocco what has been done for Polaroid!!! Let’s hope…

  13. If only someone could do for Gocco what has been done for Polaroid!!! Let’s hope…