Here’s a video of my friend Tracy Storer talking about the 20×24 polaroid camera. Tracy is the manager of the San Francisco 20×24 studio, and has been working with the cameras since the late 1980s in Boston and New York when Polaroid owned and operated their own studios.
Among the cool little nuggets from the video:
- the Polaroid 20×24 operates in vertical only orientation
- Chuck Close used one to take portraits of President Clinton in the Oval Office. Getting the camera in and out of the White House was quite the undertaking, as the camera and stand combined weigh over 240 lbs.
- When you rent the Polaroid 20×24, it includes a staffer to operate the camera for you.