Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Polaroid House - California

The Below is a project i think about all the time.... Its just one of those things that stay with you for life. A story you stumbled across when you were young, a image that stays with you forever.

The Polaroid house was a project with a difference.... So i thought Id re post this story for the new readers - its a special one.

No its not some fancy mansion owned by Sir Edward Land, its a dilapidated old house about 4 hours drive south of LA.... and unfortunately it is no longer.... but it was for a little while...and that's what I'm here to tell you about.

Photographer Kim stumbled across this abandoned old shack on a road trip one sunny afternoon "It really struck me" she says "and I knew I'd be back, it was so quaint, representing a bygone era" The physical decay of this house became the poster child for the decay and impending death of Polaroid Film when, on June 9, 2008 Kim decided to make it "The Polaroid House" What exactly does "The Polaroid House" entail? Essentially its just a space to display Polaroids, like art is displayed in a gallery.... but it became much more than that to Kim and Polaroid lovers the world over.

Sadly not everyone respected the site as Kim did and the owner of the house was forced to ask Kim to kindly take it all down, The last Polaroid fell on April 4, 2009 but has been immortalised forever on film.

Click here to see more photos of the house, there's something about it, it just takes your breath away. To read more about Kim and the sadness she felt when "the glory faded" from this beautiful project pay a little visit to Holga Blog.



  1. I had not heard of this project - thanks for sharing it!!

  2. Where can I get film for a Polaroid 600?