10/11/2010

Impossible

Hey gang, I'm so sorry I haven't posted my answers to your questions yet! It's just been one of those weeks when time hasn't been on my side. I promise there'll be some by the weekend; I hope you understand!

Meanwhile, this polaroid is from this morning; I bought some new polaroid film from The Impossible Project and I must say I'm very disappointed with the results. I know they are working on it from scratch (apparently Polaroid got rid of everything but the machines and some of the substances used for the films are now deemed un-environmentally friendly) and that it will take some time before they get there. I guess I'll just have to hold onto my money until they get it sorted (if ever?). Still, I'm liking this print more and more and here's to hoping it won't fade away completely!

16 comments:

  1. i like this one a lot, actually!
    i don't know if anyone told you but at the impossible berlin shop they told to hide the picture immediately after taking it for about 5 mn. they explained me that the technical stuff is still not perfect and pictures should avoid light as they come out of the polaroid.
    i tried it and the contrast was much better.
    but yep it's not like the old times! at least for now...

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  2. I love this. It is so retro and old fashioned

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  3. yeah, retro extraordinaire.
    look at it this way, it's like that boy was born in 1940. fiddling with time in just a click :)

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  4. Have you seen the Fujifilm Instax Mini camera? It seems like polaroids were...I haven't got my hands on one yet...maybe for Christmas...

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  5. Please, can you tell me what type of polaroid film did you buy ? I wanted to buy some films for my polaroid 600.

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  6. sushi lover: all that shielding the pola stuff is a bit of a hassle; covering the print as it comes out is impossible (ha!) unless you stick on a makeshift cover for it (might try it). and I let it develop upside down for 5 mins. it's all a bit random isn't it?!

    xha: I had two of them but stupidly took them to the charity shop years ago!! I don't know what I was thinking... I would consider getting one if they brought out a camera that you can get more depth of field with. the fuji prints I've got are all TOO sharp :0)

    mariya: I used the PX600 silver shade UV+. check out their website for more films!

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  7. wow. great photos u have here! need to look in here more often i think!

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  8. i absolutely adore this photo. i love its softness and its retro appeal. i thought at first you'd posted a picture of a family member from childhood.

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  9. Whoa. I understand why you´re disappointed but this shot is just perfect!

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  10. aaaaaaaw. Oomoo is so cute on this one.

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  11. beautiful shot but I'm with you the impossible project just isn't there yet.

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  12. i heard that to keep these pola you have to them in a box with silica gel.
    I haven't tried yet and all my silver shade pola faded away :(

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  13. this is a most wonderful portrait.

    i'm hoping they'll get the hang of it sometime soon. incredible that you have to take digital shots of the impossible film to preserve it - but thankfully that's an option, no?

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