Pencils & Polaroids

I have some thrillingly good news to share! I’ve been working on a secret project with my Polaroid-shooting sisters, Jenifer Altman and Amanda Gilligan, and can finally announce that we’ve accepted a contract with Chronicle Books to write & shoot a how-to book about instant photography. It’s been a few months in the making, and now we have the green light we’re going to get cracking! We’re all beyond excited about it and can’t wait to share it with you; it won’t be out till Spring 2012, which feels aaaages away but I know it’ll be fun to share some of the journey as we create a book I hope you’ll love. It’s going to be beautiful – I’m mean, have you SEEN the photos these girls take? So honoured to be embarking on this project with them, and with a Brit, Aussie and American in the mix I think we’ve got all angles covered ;)

59 responses
  1. Angie Allen

    Congratulations! So exciting and well deserved!

  2. christina

    BEYOND excited for you three! How glorious!

  3. april

    oh wow susannah!!! congratulations! I can’t wait to see the book you talented ladies create!!!

  4. CrowNology

    Can’t wait to see…

  5. stephanie caldwell

    oh boy! I’ve been excited about this since you all announced it on twitter. I’m really looking forward to following you three along on the journey of writing the book and finally reading the finished product.

  6. Wayfaring Wanderer

    YAY! Awesome news :D

  7. Hannah

    All three of you are so very talented- I am excited to see what you come up with!

  8. shaina

    i am sooo excited about this!! congrats! talented group of ladies you’ve got there. this is going to be a success!! <3

  9. megg

    Congratulations!! I am so proud of you!


  10. Josephine

    Wow! Hearty congrats! Very deserved! Should be a beautiful thing when it’s finished, I hope you three have a great time putting it together!

  11. Jan's camera

    This is so wonderful. Three of my favorite photogs and blogs. Congratulations! Something to look forward to.

  12. vera b

    more excited for you all, than words can express. looking forward to you sharing your journey.
    congrat, Susannah.

  13. Katherine

    FANTABULOUS news…have a blast putting it together & we’ll all be waiting for Spring 2012 to hurry up & get here!!

  14. DawnS

    So cool…congrats! So excited for you :)

  15. mindy

    oh how wonderful! congratulations to all you girls!!

    i can hardly wait until 2012…

  16. Brigitte

    So exciting! Congratulations!

    (file under: proof that good things come to good people)

  17. ALexis

    How cool! Congrats!

  18. vanessa joie

    I am so VERY VERY excited for this!

  19. andrea

    this is such fantastic news! congrats! xoxo

  20. Nicole | Blue Bicicletta

    oh, what fun! Congrats! Can’t wait to hear about the process!

  21. Bea

    So, I’m pretty much wetting myself with excitement.

    2012 cannot come soon enough, dammit.

    Huzzah for Photobird, authoress and general creatrix of awesome!

  22. Roxanne

    Yaaaaay. That’s awesome. Excited for you!

  23. Colette

    Congratulations to all three. I must check out their work too soon.

  24. Nicola

    That’s amazing! Well done! x

  25. Beth

    Fantastic news! That’s one book that is missing from the bookshelf – can’t wait to see it. Enjoy every minute of the project

  26. Mel

    Yay! So excited for you:)


  27. Rhianne

    oh my gosh, oh my gosh, I’m so excited for you this is amazing! I can’t wait to read it already :) Spring 2012 is going to be a good one, I can tell!

  28. Christine

    Congratulations – can’t wait to hear how it evolves. See – bright shooting star here!

  29. susannah

    Thanks you guys! I am still beaming over here :-D xxx

  30. Lucia

    Congrats Susannah!! what a great news!! this is fantastic!!.
    You should add a little latin flavour too!! ;) But I know the mix is already great! :)


  31. Michele Hill

    congratulations. That is all sorts of awesome

  32. Nathalie

    Mega congrats! Can’t wait to pre-order it :) Have fun working on it.

  33. Zarina Ávila

    Enjoy and good luck!

  34. Traci

    Congratulations, Ladies! I’m so excited for you! I’m even more excited for me…this will be a wonderful book to have; I can’t wait!

  35. Alanna

    Congrats! SO exciting!

  36. Megan


  37. The Shutter

    Big Congratulations!

  38. Jill

    woohoo! love hearing this – congratulations you! can’t wait to see this lovely work of art :)

  39. Christine

    Congrats! That’s fantastic news : )
    I’m really looking forward to seeing the process and the finished product, which is sure to be gorgeous.

  40. manilenya

    That sounds exciting! can’t wait to get hold of that book :)

  41. Ashley

    Congratulations! You three lovely ladies are my favorite Polaroid photographers and I’m so excited to see what you create together! Hurray!

  42. charlane

    congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you all.

  43. Kimberly Taylor

    I don’t see a Canadian in the mix… just sayin’… :)
    congratulations girls – it will be fabulous!
    bon weekend,

  44. susannah

    hee! Amanda has just relocated to Vancouver with her Canadian man :)

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  46. Lisa

    YAY!! Oh SO excited for all of you! And I must admit, spring of 2012 does seem ages away – I’m anxious for the tips and photos now!

    Ah, patience is a good lesson. Good luck over the coming months!

  47. Catherine

    It’s just great. I’ll be waiting impatiently ;o)

  48. Miss Isabell

    Oh congratulations, that’s just beyond awesome!! WOOT!

  49. Kim

    Adding my congratulations to the party :)


  50. Kathy

    Fantastic! congratulations……..Can’t wait to see the book, its going to be gorgeous!

  51. Kitty

    OMG! So exciting! Spring 2012 seems oodles away, but it will fly by! I can’t wait for this to be released! You must have been reading my mind! I love the pictures that you take and I was HOPING you would do a book like this soon!

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person!

    Congrats Lovey!!

  52. amanda

    Yes, I’m half Canadian, right? ;)

  53. Teresa McFayden

    Thats very exciting news! I can’t wait to see it!!

  54. Karen D

    Way cool!

  55. angie

    Congratulations! I cannot wait to hold it in my hands and read it.

  56. Aldrich Thomas

    OMG! So exciting! Spring 2012 seems oodles away, but it will fly by! I can’t wait for this to be released! You must have been reading my mind! I love the pictures that you take and I was HOPING you would do a book like this soon!

  57. Islandia

    how exciting! This is great. Congrats!

  58. Blue Perez

    Fantastic! This will be a quality book. Looking forward very much to reading and seeing it.

  59. vi Jones

    Good news indeed. I can hardly wait.


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