Polaroid Sets (Limited Edition) from SHL
At a couple recent shoots I took a few Polaroids to see if its something that people desired. The idea was inspired by a trip to Japan last year, I visited the Akiba store (Japanese Superheroine films) and inside the shop they had a collection of Polaroids to buy that were taken during shoots. I got a couple and loved the idea.
If there is interest in this kind of content I would like to make it a regular feature whenever I shoot some films (it can help fund future productions and equipment for shoots). So, let me know your thoughts?
This first set is from the Ashley Supergirl film which is almost done in editing. She had a lot of fun shooting them, as she’s a big fan of Polaroids.
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I can see where you coming from with the Polaroids since they are physical. Once they are sold they are gone forever. It is a great idea especially for people that grew up in the 70s and 80s. However 50dollars is way too much. I have seen such things in sex shops in Asia and they are way way cheaper.
Care to recommend a price point?
I just did a cost breakdown on a worksheet. Raw materials + cost of shipping x amount of sets etc etc. If I sold all 7 sets for 20 dollars it would be the equivalent to profit of selling 1 1/2 films. Not to mention the time spent packing and going to the post office… I would be better off tossing them in the trash. If you care to know more this is the base math: $1.62 per shot for Polaroid film (not going to add the cost of a Polaroid camera which is roughly $100 bucks) Set of 4… Read more »
I understand where you are coming from. I am sure there is a market for it
Film is almost done you said, so can we expect it this week end?
I’m not going to shoot myself by stating a date and then missing it again.
But it’s coming. It’s almost done. And I hope some of you can still afford it considering this pandemic nightmare playing out.
I preordered it so it’s ok for me, I just can’t wait to see it.
I would be interested, but depending on price. Basically, it’s a great idea, but, as others have noted, it has to be reasonable.
Can’t wait for the Supergirl video; looking forward to it.
The cost is $50 dollars for 4 photos.
One of the fun little things about the Akiba store Polaroids is that they often have the actress sign the photo with a short little message on each one or a simple doodle. Usually its something simple like “Thanks! Hope you enjoy the video!”. It makes them more personal and unique. $50 for a photo set might seem steep for many people, but for a unique collectors item that might be more palatable.
The photos are signed. But they do not in include a cute message. Maybe future versions can have a little bit more than just a signature.
Are these digital or will you post them? 50 dollars is way too much
They are physical Polaroids you are actually mailed. Releasing them digitally defeats the point of them being Polaroids, as I could have shot nicer photos with an SLR camera.
The intention is after you purchase the item any proof of existence only lies with you, the buyer. There won’t be digital releases of the photos after.
Thanks for the update on the next Ashley Lane Supergirl vid. I hope it drops, soon!
As for polaroids, I hope it goes well. I’ll be more likely to buy future sets if they have moments of peril in them, but that’s just me.
Define peril when it comes to photos. When on set, this is a quick fun thing to do. If I spend too much time art directing the photos, then it takes time away from the one thing that matters, the film itself.
How many photos in each set? $50 each for seven sets is a steep price. The quality of the samples looks poor. Will pay a lot for Ashley as Supergirl but $350 is extreme.
Its four photos per set.
And the intention isn’t one person buy all seven. But rather that 7 different people all own one set.
I don’t believe the cost is steep. If I made a film I could resell it 500 times and charge $30-50 bucks. Each one of these photo sets is custom made with the intention of being owned by one person. It’s a novel collectors item. And I never intend to mass produce these photos.