Business: The Most Basic Form of Creativity

As he posed for TIME's cover portrait, Edwin Land at times seemed as shy and ill at ease as are most other people when facing a faceless lens. Yet the founder of Polaroid has had more opportunity than most professionals to consider photography both as science and art. In a rare interview with TIME Correspondent Philip Taubman, Land voiced some of his thoughts:

A PHOTOGRAPH fills different needs at different times in life. One of our deepest needs comes in early childhood. The world around the child is shifting and fleeting and unreliable and...

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