Get A New Photography POV with Vintage Film Cameras

Get A New Photography POV with Vintage Film Cameras

Laura E. Hall
Aug 10, 2011

Ever since the news that Polaroid would stop producing film, we've had an empty spot in our hearts that only that instantly-developing square of white could fill. (Luckily in the meantime, a company has taken over the production of Polaroid-style film, though they're still working on getting the developing chemicals right.) But after seeing and talking with someone on the streets of our city snapping away with a tiny instant film camera, we were inspired to explore Unplggd's archives for the very best in film photography.

Reconciling Analog and Digital

People love film cameras for different reasons, be it a perception of quality or warmth, or plain old nostalgia. These posts explore how we reconcile our desire for print film while living in a digital-dominated era.


With its fun colors and emphasis on imperfection, Lomography came into vogue with a huge bang. While we might now be achieving the "Lomo look" with apps (see below), nothing can ever quite replace the feel of plastic bodies of these cameras in your hand.

More Toy and Mini Cameras

The craze for Lomo cameras also kicked off a desire for mini and toy cameras, be they film or digital. Here are some of our favorites.

Home Decor

Can't get enough of the instant film look? Here are some ways to incorporate it into your home decor.

Film and Art

People have even taken to exploring the use of film and tape as a medium for artistic expression; check out these talented folks and try your own hand at some DIY projects.


Lastly, do you want that vintage print film look, without the equipment or smelly developing fluids? Try out these apps for Android and iPhone to give your snaps the same look.

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