A creative duo called Lightboys, comprised of designer/craftsman Jirko Bannas and publisher/creative director Oliver Seltmann, has been working for two years to create perfect backlighting for the display of large-scale photographs, seeking "an ultra-flat, bright and uniformly illuminated lightwall." They've overcome the technical hurdles and produced the Polaboy, an LED-backlit photographic frame that is a direct 10:1 scaling up of a Polaroid snapshot.
Who hasn't experienced the unique feeling of holding a Polaroid in their hand and watching the image gradually reveal itself, or doesn't remember the shiny photographic paper, the smell of the developing emulsion and the ninety seconds of anticipation waiting for the instant image to emerge? All photographs, but particularly Polaroids, reflect a desire to record that one special moment forever.
Presumably you needn't pick the thing up and shake it to hasten the image's appearance.
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