In just a week since its appearance, the community gathered over 1,100 likes on Facebook, got a professional website and captivated a whole bunch of fans and users from all over the country. The “Romanian Polaroid Photographers” is an online community specially created for the polaroid lovers.
“[The Page] is dedicated to instant film photography lovers and Romanian instant photographers”, the creators explain. They continue: “Keeping up the flame for such a powerful format as Polaroid was, and still is. There’s no such emotion in digital and anyone who at least once had the chance to revert to analog knows how printed memory will always survive hard disks, damaged phones and usb sticks that fail to connect any longer.”
The truth is, someone had to do it. I recently dicovered that there’s a huge difference between the “dusty” beauty of a polaroid and a successful DSLR. That difference is a matter of taste, of course; but it’s enough to create a gap in the world of photographers. Which is why some of them might feel they don’t belong to the whole group.
Guilty for the RPP’s concept making are Ioana Cristina Casapu and Dragoș Mălăescu, Romanian photographers. Curating editor: Cristiana Negoescu. The logo was created by Dragoș Gavrilă. More about the team here.
What else it’s to know: If you’re a polaroid lover/photographer, you’ve got the chance to submit your works in order to get more visibility. The best pictures would be published on the website with details about the photo and it’s author. “Submit your photographs, camera tips and other peel off stories”, as they say. Here’s an address for that: firstname.lastname@example.org