My search for the Office Creeper took a turn for the extraordinary when co-worker Anthony Kowalcyzk arrived from the companies Winnipeg office, and brought an air of abstruseness with him. My investigation had determined the following in addition to my new found love of Sherlock Holmes deerstalker tailoring.
As instantly as it was gone, instant film is back on the market (and more importantly back in my hands).
When Polaroid initially made the announcement that they would no longer be producing the famous, iconic instant film, people started to panic. Luckily there were some clear headed people out there. They called themselves The Impossible Project and they saw an opportunity to carry on where Polaroid had left off. And they did it right. The packaging is beautiful and from what I’ve seen, the photos turn out great. It has been a long time coming, but new instant film for our old Polaroid 600 cameras are finally here and ready to order.
While Ed was in New York he had the chance to see The September Issue; a documentary by R. J. Cutler about the hectic and very private life of Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine. What is remarkable about this film is that Cutler was granted unprecedented access to Wintour’s world including a behind the scenes look at Fashion Week, photo shoots, exclusive closed-door staff meetings and (perhaps most notable) the two-decade relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington, the infamous Creative Director and fashion genius behind Vogue magazine. Read more about the film here.
Ed is such a huge fan that after seeing it for himself he encouraged some friends to go see it too. With a very casual interest (mainly stemming from Ed’s excitement) they went to the Clearview Theatre in Chelsea where The September Issue was playing. When it was all over and the lights came back on, who should walk up to the front but Grace Coddington and director R. J. Cutler. It was time for a question and answer period – a rare treat that, unfortunately, Ed had missed out on.
Luckily, his friend Mark Paulson managed to capture the entire interview for Ed (and now the world!) on his iPhone. Be forewarned: the clapping is much louder than the talking.