Featured Project | Pop Up Polaroid Camera Shop



Snap It See It is all about building a community. Our goal is to feature amazing art and people. What makes us instant film shooters different is that we care about preserving and building a community of people that honors our passion, instant film!

We are constantly working on ways to keep building this community and have a few cool things planned in the future. Meanwhile. If you have something cool to share, like awesome photos or need a box to stand on to tell people about your project, send us an email, we are here for you! Organizing a Polawalk? Polaroid Exhibition? Let us know and we will share it to the masses.

Today we want to feature a unique project being ran by Devan and Brandon. Two rad dudes that want to share instant film to people one town at a time! They are doing it by setting up temporary Polaroid Shops! The first one has opened in Providence, Rhode Island and for any crazy cool people like our friend Cory, owner of Rare Medium in Seattle, WA, who attend Burning Man, they are going to set up shop there at the end of this month!

We are so happy to spread the word about this cool project and can’t wait to see how far they get! Below is a more thorough description of the Polaroid shops.

“PROVIDENCE, RI –The Providence Polaroid Project is a temporary Polaroid camera shop, instant film gallery, and participatory portrait studio in Downcity Providence. Conceived as a response to PopUp Providence – the city’s first tactical urbanism initiative, locals and curious tourists are combining efforts to capture and exhibit Providence’s collective portrait.

Located at 235 Westminster St. and open until August 22, the project is free, open to the community, and participation is strongly encouraged. Acting as an analog intervention in a digital world, co-creators Devan Durante and Brandon Lane, invite guests to admire, purchase, and shoot some of its extensive Polaroid camera collection. A free project membership earns a participant an instant Big Shot portrait, use of a loaner camera to snap three images of the city, and an invitation to pick up one’s portrait at the project’s gallery night to be held on Thursday, August 21st from 5:00-9:00pm.

The Providence Polaroid Project will continue to offer free portraits and loaner cameras until Friday, August 15 and exhibit its gallery between August 18 and August 22. Each project portrait represents a moment in time in which a guest was present, inspired, and connected to Providence. This summer, help make Providence an #InstantCity.

For more information, press, and store hours visit www.PVDpolaroid.com
For a sneak peak at the project visit www.instntcity.tumblr.comFuture Plans

The Providence Polaroid Project is the first in a series of analog installations that will pop-up across the United States. Our next stop is Black Rock City, NV { during the The Burning Man Festival!} between the dates of August 27 – 31. In 2015, we plan to bring our analog experience to 5 other cities. Make your city an #InstantCity.

About the Project Creators:

Devan Durante is the driving force behind Standard Film, a Providence based creative outfit that fosters analog experiences in a digital world. His work emphasizes the importance of human process, visual aesthetic and tangible results. To learn more about his work visit www.stndrdfilm.com.

Brandon Lane is a teaching entrepreneur bringing entrepreneurial education to young people around Rhode Island through his work with The MET School, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, and The Cool School.

Social Media
Twitter: @PVDPolaroid
Instagram: @PVDPolaroid


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