A few days ago I wrote briefly about the Poladroid phenomenon sweeping the web. Well, these fake Polaroids are turning up all over the place it would seem.
MyLastPolaroid.com is a site that says
To celebrate the film’s life and mourn its passing, we’re asking Polaroid photographers around the world to post the last Polaroid they ever take to this site, creating an online archive of the final Polaroids in existence.
But in their gallery right now is a “Polaroid” that has a really suspicious square vignette.
Update: The fake photo above has now been removed.
Also, over on JPG mag, there was a user held contest that was supposed to be a Celebration of Polaroid. While the winner of the contest does look like a legitimate Polaroid, the JPG editors picked a few others to showcase on their blog including one photo which also has that strange square vignette.
I’m now wondering does the word “polaroid” (not capitalized) for some people mean any photograph that looks like a Polaroid photograph. The same sort of thing has happened the to word “lomo”. For a lot of people, this is a “look” and not a camera manufacturer.
Anyway, to keep up to date on all things fake follow @edwinland on twitter. He’s fighting the good fight.