GoldenEye, aerochrome film, auto-reverse and more

A Polaroid a day

Beginning March 31, 1979, Jamie Livingston took a Polaroid every day on his SX-70 until he passed away on October 25, 1997 (which was his 41st birthday). The archive of his images is so vast you can get lost looking through all the scans. See every New Year's Day. Read more about the backstory here.

Jamie Livingston

Auto-reverse
Cassette players sometimes come with a feature called auto-reverse, which lets the user skip the step of manually flipping a tape at the end of side A by doing it inside of the player itself. See one of the most complicated iterations of this auto-reverse mechanism inside a 1972 Akai Invert-O-Matic. It's a trip.

Auto-reverse cassette player

Kodak Aerochrome
One of the most interesting films on the market was created to overcome the challenges of identifying camouflaged enemies. The film produces images with shocking pinks and crimson reds and the results are otherworldly. While it is no longer on the market, Lomography has created an alternative called Lomochrome Purple that creates a similar effect.

Pink and crimson red toned mountains

360º Panoramas
You know those old-timey photos of impossibly large groups like a graduating class or baseball team? These images were often created with a panoramic Cirkut camera and are still used by brave photographers today. For a front-row view of the entire process of shooting and developing the film, check out this video.

Man with panoramic Circuit camera

GoldenEye turns 25
One of the most loved first-person shooter games, GoldenEye 007 is now 25-years-old (shout out to my grandma for getting this for me in the first grade and to my parents for letting me play it). Unearth some core memories with this scanned copy of the Official Nintendo Player's Guide. For a look at the making of the game, check out this documentary.

GoldenEye 007 gif