When it comes to photography there are multiple ways to capture the moment. Whether it be from your phone, a camera or a polaroid there many ways to get the perfect shot.
Although nowadays anyone can snapshot on the go, there seems to be a re-emergence of vintage style photography. Apps simulating old-school cameras have become popular, along with the rise of polaroids.
One app in specific, the NOMO cam allows the user to experience taking a picture with a disposable camera. After taking a picture through a small viewfinder, the picture “develops” and is sent to your personal photo lab. Here, you can edit the picture to your liking.
If you’ve been in a college dorm recently, chances are you have seen a new-age Polaroid camera sitting beneath a mural of peace signs and duck faces. The popularity of the polaroid resurfaced because of the heavy nostalgic culture we live.
Adam Scagliarini says polaroids are making a comeback because “old technology is new technology”. Our generation craves the physical feeling of taking a polaroid instead of snapping a digital photo that can be erased by a click of a button.
In our technologically advanced world being able to hold a photo seconds after taking it can be grounding, and even to some be more satisfying.
We are now able to simulate the experience of disposable cameras and photography in general into the palm of your hands. Going out into nature with a classic Polaroid is one of the experiences not many people have today, yet it is a good one, and one that is worth everybody’s time.