Sunday, August 7, 2011

Book Review: FOUND Polaroids

Product Description from

There are photographs, and then there are Polaroids. This hardbound beauty is stuffed with 100+ specimens and curiosities from the Polaroid age, when gratification was as instant as the digital camera but far easier to lose. It's filled with an incredible collection of photos - some of them very funny, others strangely moving and affecting.

My Thoughts

I read through this very quickly. I cannot remember how I came across this title to be read, but it was suggested to me somehow. Anyways, I did not spend a lot of time with this book. I found the pictures interesting and the stories interesting to read in terms of how they were discovered and what the pictures were about, but nothing that really grabbed me. I enjoyed my time reading the book, but don't think there is anything that is going to stick with me. Maybe I expected more or more emotional pull from the stories, but it just did not happen. It is a reminder about how much we leave behind about ourselves in this day and age. Here these Polaroids had to be planned. You just did not go and snap 1000 pictures and delete the ones you no longer want. With so much social media our whole lives are documented. It shall be interesting to see what develops in the future.
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