We Want Your Polaroids! | PolaroidSSF



For anyone that has been to San Francisco you know of the famous Hearts of San Francisco. Tony Bennett sang the famous words,

” I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care”


This is your chance to be a fixture of San Francisco and get your images seen by thousands of tourists. We consider PolaroidSF, San Francisco’s Polaroid Photographers, their names are Bruce and Billy. Everyday they post a Polaroid to their Tumblr page and have been doing a 365 project since, September 13, 2011. You can follow their polaroid a day on their Tumblr page. It is so fitting that the Hearts in San Francisco foundation asked Billy and Bruce to make a special Polaroid Heart to raise money for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. So how can you get your Polaroid on one of these iconic hearts? Well read more about the project below and the guidelines! This project has a deadline of Friday September 5th! So please be conscious of that!

“Polaroid SF has been granted the unique opportunity to design one of the 2015 Hearts in SF. You know those giant hearts around Union Square? Yeah, one of those! Our concept is to create a Polaroid Heart using hundreds and hundreds of Polaroid images, all of them taken in San Francisco. Don’t you think those Polaroids you have lying around would look better as public art? We do! It doesn’t matter if they’re new or old, good or bad, we want them all. There’s a lot of heart for us to cover! We’ll be accepting photos until Friday, September 5th. If you have Polaroids you’d like to submit, drop us a line at polaroidsf@gmail.com and we’ll tell you where to send them.

There are a couple of guidelines though: 

-Photographs must be an actual “Polaroid” photo. No copies or other type of photo print.

-Polaroids must have been taken within the city limits of San Francisco.

-No questionable content (c’mon now, this is for a piece of PUBLIC art).

-White framed Polaroids only (sorry, no Impossible Project skins, etc.).

-No Instax Mini shots.

-We can’t guarantee every picture we receive will be used (but we’ll try) and no photographs will not be returned (sorry).

The completed heart will be unveiled in December and installed (cross your fingers for Union Square!) throughout 2015. The heart will then be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.”


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