Monday, 1 February 2010

The Great Polaroid Giveaway


"About 75 people from 11 countries and 5 continents
are getting a polaroid from me.
And it comes in a cool package with instructions."

"Each polaroid is a totally unique and with certain exceptions impossible to replicate. And that’s awesome. The more I shoot, though, the more I have and the more I have the less space I have to store them.
So i have an idea. A giveaway of sorts. An art project of sorts, too. I want to give YOU one of my polaroids. I’ll pay to ship it to you and package it all nice, too. And you’ll get a one of a kind little piece of art.

What’s the catch? Pretty simple: a picture of you holding my shot or a picture of my shot in its new home.. I would really like to compile a book with these pictures. And then we’ll share the whole thing and we’ll all feel good. And i’ll have more space to keep shooting and collecting more polaroids. I will also be “leaving” polaroids around New York City for random people to find and hopefully they’ll share as well. For this part i’ll document their left position and hopefully follow-up with a picture or the person who found it."


That was back in November. Thank you Diana for letting me know about this awesome project. It's about everything I love: collective experiments with strangers & polaroids. And thank you Jeff for letting me part of this.

So this is the polaroid I received:

All the submissions have been amazing
(I mean amaaaazing)
they set up the bar very high for poor little me.
But sooner or later you just have to take the plunge, right?

By the way, here's a short interview I did with Jeff a little while ago.



  1. love how you chose to shoot yours


  2. oh wow. how cool :)
    i really like your shot too!

  3. that is brilliant. i like the photo you received and your shot of it.

  4. this is fantastic! and your perspective is wonderful, adeline :)