No Balls, No Glory; A Polaroid Story

A Polaroid story


Snapping hiphop, rap, soul, rnb, blues, jazz,  artists on polaroid, is not so easy as you might think… I’m not a journalist, a professional photographer nor am I a groupie… The thing is, polaroid does nòt like movement, so the artists hàve to pose and that is the tricky part. This blog explains how I succeed òr fail in my ultimate hunt for that one polaroid while facing hardcorefans, managements, bodyguards, heavy security and protective entourage.

Since Polaroid stopped producing films, the final question will be the following: Who will be the final artist in the series that is caught on polaroid? Only time will tell… For now, enjoy the ride.

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  1. kristof said, on March 23, 2009 at 11:14

    hi Ouni
    i’d like to have a chat with you, on your wonderful journey…
    so please give me a call, whenever you can.
    cheers / groeten

  2. Suzanne said, on April 15, 2009 at 21:42

    COOOOL !!!

  3. Fernando Alfonso said, on December 31, 2009 at 05:26

    I love the premise of the blog. Very fresh. I snapped some Polaroids at a Girl Talk concert I went to. Check it out.

  4. Laura said, on April 1, 2010 at 09:07

    Zo’n mensen gelijk u maken ze ook niet elke dag (en zo’n blogs ook niet trouwens)
    Ik lees hier echt graag. Uw verhalen zijn grappig, luchtig en ge voelt dat ge gedreven zijt..
    Doe zo door, ik ben alvast een vaste lezer!


  5. Pablo said, on July 25, 2010 at 15:28

    Hallo Ouni,

    Ik had je graag uitgenodigd als gast in de meest ontspannen zomertalkshow Wango Tango Late Nite op GUNKtv. Kan je mij contacteren?

    Hopelijk tot snel!

  6. iSHE' said, on October 16, 2010 at 00:15

    u must do a polaroid story on Super Producer/ Emcee/ Songwriter/ HEZEKiAH !!!

    his new album “Conscious Porn” is out now featuring Talib Kweli, Raheem Devaughn, Bahamadia, & Cody Chesnutt just to name a few!

    He’s a multi~talented artist who had yet to get the props they deserve!

  7. philippe pelsmaekers said, on January 2, 2011 at 15:27

    bounced into your blog via Leftoo.
    2 words for what you’re doing and how you present it: ULTIMATE FRESHNESS!
    keep doing what you’re doing. i’m a fan. keep me posted!

  8. A Polaroid Story x King Britt :: King Britt said, on January 17, 2011 at 16:56

    […] A Polaroid Story is one of my favorite blogs.  The site is a perfect example of what perseverance, patience, intelligence and a little luck, will get you what you want.  Sitting around waiting for things to happen, just doesn’t work. […]

  9. Gillian said, on March 2, 2011 at 14:43

    Dag Ouni,

    Zou je zin hebben om eens een interview te doen met De Zeewacht? Zou je me kunnen contacteren (op

    alvast bedankt!



  10. Laura said, on May 5, 2011 at 11:01

    I work for a press relations agency which would like to send you some press kits and press releases.
    Could you send me your e mail adress?

    Kind regards,


  11. DJ Omelet said, on October 12, 2011 at 21:18

    Shout out to Ouni on our new blog!

  12. Ciara Bird said, on March 8, 2012 at 02:57

    I am the creative director for Cinhte Magazine and would LOVE to feature you in our next issue. Shoot me an email if you’d be interested:)


  13. The Impossible Project said, on March 12, 2013 at 16:39

    hi ouni,
    are you interested in working with us?

  14. ginamylife said, on July 29, 2013 at 06:48

    That’s what I was wondering I two instant cameras and no film left

  15. Cheyenne Morrison said, on December 23, 2013 at 00:21

    Stumbled across your blog, great story, wonderful project! I just started a business shooting pics with a big Shot camera and expired film. I am setting up my site and blog, and would love to do a feature on your when my blog is up and running.

    Shoot Film – Not Megapixels

    Mr. Cheyenne Morrison
    Big Shot Polaroids

  16. James Perou said, on June 13, 2014 at 17:59

    Excellent work and kudos on the perseverance. There are some awesome people in there. I’ve been trying to get some of them for my series for years:
    Are you still shooting on expired film?

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