As Polaroid photography slowly marches toward its final days, poor David Hockney must be rolling in his grave. While you should be able to get your hands on film well into next year, die hard fans know that this is the final month that it’s being produced. Thank your digital camera.
For artists who work in the medium, it’s time to start stockpiling resources; after the jump, a few of our favorite emerging talents who we hope already have a good head start.
Jeremy Kost: Noted party boy about downtown, New York-based Kost knows — and snaps — relaxed, dare we say human celebrities, in their natural environs.
Stefanie Schneider: A German-born artist, Schneider uses expired Polaroid film to create dreamy images that are milky and distorted.
Grant Hamilton: This Iowa-based talent’s beautiful, minimal Polaroids evoke Mark Rothko’s playful exploration of color and light.
Derek Vincent: While he doesn’t work exclusively with Polaroids, the simple, evocative shots in this Massachusetts-based photographer’s Instants series will take your breath away.
Markus Kinson: This German graphic designer takes ordinary Polaroids and turns them into playful and exciting 3d works.