This bar is family-friendly: Visit the Analog Camera Bar on June 13!

[ 0 ] June 8, 2015 |

We are big fans of the Devan and Brandon, creators of PVD Polaroid Project, and love their passion for and knowledge of analog film. My family spent a lot of time last summer hanging out at their pop-up gallery space on Westminster Street as well as roaming the city taking photos using the free polaroid camera lending project.

Screenshot 2015-06-07 07.15.41Now they are back as Standard Film to exhibit at Providence International Arts Festival Providence, RI,

Standard Film, the creative outfit behind the successful PopUp Providence exhibit, PVD Polaroid Project, will display its latest installation, Analog Camera Bar, at the Providence International Arts Festival on Saturday June 13, 2015 from 12pm-9pm at The Dean Hotel. The installation, located at the intersection of Washington St. and Snow St., is part of the experimental public art event launch by The Avenue Concept and The Dean Hotel that will bring a full day of programming, exhibition, and interactive public art to Downcity Providence.

Analog Camera Bar provides community access to analog photography tools and invites participants to digitally disconnect and experience the Providence International Arts Festival through a uniquely analog lens. The installation provides both free and paid use of a variety of Polaroid and 35mm cameras for patrons to capture the sights and scenes of “Providence’s jaw-dropping celebration that will feature world-class arts, sculpture, music, food and spectacle in the heart of the city’s downtown.” (

The day-long installation creates opportunities for participants to forgo high-tech camera phones for slow-tech analog photography. Encouraged to capture portraits of their friends, family and selves, as well as the beautiful cityscapes and artwork on display, participants will slow down, compose an image, and create tangible artifacts. Photographs taken throughout the day will be exhibited for visitors, participants, and guests to enjoy and celebrate on an outdoor gallery wall.

Standard Film serves to bring analog experiences to a digital world and emphasizes the value of human process, visual aesthetics, and tangible results. More information about Analog Camera Bar can be found at


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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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