So I dyed my cats pink with leftover beet water. No regrets! <3 :D I had to wash them because of some oil spill they had gotten into, and chose to use the beet water, which is perfectly safe. I had no idea it would really make them this pink.
American photorealist and photographer Chuck Close was invited by by Vanity Fair to photograph 20 of Hollywood’s brightest personalities, a star-studded roster that included Julia Roberts, Robert de Niro, Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Martin Scorsese to name a few, for the magazine’s 20th Hollywood issue. For this project, Close used a Polaroid 20×24 instant camera. Believe it or not, this particular camera model, which was manufactured by Polaroid in 1970, delivers instant prints 20 × 24 inches in size.
The Time They Used a Cigarette Lighter to Light the Olympic Torch
When it comes to the Olympic Flame, its keepers take no chances. Multiple backup sources are lit from the torch so that if the original goes out (which isn’t totally uncommon), it can be reignited using the same fire.
But what happens when the Flame goes out and the backups are nowhere to be found? That’s exactly what happened during the 1976 Montreal Summer Games. Though Olympic Stadium had been constructed just for the Games, construction strikes halted progress on the building, leaving the roof and tower unfinished. In fact, patrons of Olympic Stadium didn’t have a proper roof over their heads until more than a decade later.
This proved problematic when an unexpected rainstorm hit a few days into the Games, extinguishing the unprotected Olympic Flame. No events were scheduled at that particular venue for the day, so the bearers of the backups were nowhere to be found. “Use what you got,” onsite plumber M. Pierre Bouchard must have figured, and pulled a cigarette lighter from his pocket.
When Olympic officials found out about the incident shortly thereafter, the not-so-distinguished Flame was put out and relit with a proper backup.
Photographer ‘Collaborates’ with Broken Polaroid Camera to Create Intriguing ‘Ruined’ Instants
Got a broken instant camera that messes up your snaps without fail? Maybe, these ruined Polaroids will make you want to find out what kind of crazy image your instant camera will create: http://bit.ly/1oiPBvn