Fat Buddha, Glasgow’s only street culture specialist, is making the impossible possible with Polaroid.
By becoming Scotland’s only stockist of classic Polaroid cameras with fresh instant film materials manufactured by the Impossible Project, Fat Buddha is helping play its part in keeping variety, tangibility and creativity alive by preventing more than 300 million perfectly functioning cameras from becoming obsolete, thereby changing the world of photography.
Fat Buddha founder Leslie Docherty said: “We’re delighted to become the only stockist in Scotland for Polaroid, which is currently experiencing a dramatic surge in demand from photographers disillusioned with digital photography.
“The whole Polaroid rebirth thing is great news for photography aficionados: the emergence of lo-tech photography and the attractions and challenges of the skill involved in developing and getting the shot right the first time is helping drive a trend away from digital photography back to film, which we are uniquely placed in Scotland to serve.”
In addition to classic Polaroid cameras, Fat Buddha stocks everything from clothing, footwear, design-led books, urban vinyl toys and art supplies from its new second store in Glasgow at 73 St Vincent Street.
For further information please contact Leslie Docherty on tel 0141 332 2208
Issued on behalf of Fat Buddha by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018 www.liquorice-media.com
Date 22nd June 11
Notes to Editors
- Fat Buddha opened its doors on Glasgow’s Bath Street at the end of 2006 when Docherty recognised that Glasgow lacked a store that sold all the basic ingredients of street culture.
- In 2008 The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plant for integral instant film in Enschede (NL) and started to invent and produce totally new instant film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras.
- In 2010 Impossible saved analogue instant photography from extinction by releasing various brand new and unique instant films.