Monochrome Men

Russ Murray
2 min readMay 26, 2024


From May 17–19, the second PolaCon NYC event was held in Brooklyn, primarily at Worthless Studios and two offsite photo-walk locations. This year, Polaroid was involved directly, sponsoring and supporting the event with money and materials, so the event was even better!

Thanks to the Instant Film Society and Polaroid for bringing the event back to Brooklyn in 2024!

I had a blast at the first PolaCon NYC in 2023, so this time, I brought a good friend who loves instant photography almost as much as I do. Again, I could only attend one day of the event, so I chose Saturday the 18th and had a great time learning stuff, playing with gear, meeting new and old friends, and shooting a bunch of instant photos!

My 1st Pack of PolaCon Polaroids: B&W

(L) Jean-Louis Steevenson (C) Daniel Rodrigue (R) Christopher Bonanos
(L) Maximum Mario (C) Alin Tolea (R) Ribsy
Brian Brooks — with Flash (L) and without Flash (R)

Camera: Polaroid SLR 680SE (vintage)
Film: Polaroid 600 Monochrome film (new)
Subjects: (named in captions above)
Location: Worthless Studios (Bushwick — Brooklyn)
Photographer: Russ Murray (vintage)

See you tomorrow…

// russ murray



Russ Murray

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