As many of you likely know, I’m a fan of vintage Polaroid cameras and have a burning love for instant film (because of and despite its unpredictable and tempermental nature). Since joining the Polaroid lovers of the world and lamenting the loss of the Polaroid company making its beautiful film, I’ve become a devotee of the Impossible Project. Thankfully, the amazing folks at Impossible are continuing the Polaroid tradition and continuing to make instant film. And since the Polaroid folks didn’t quite share all the necessary ingredients and recipes for their products, the Impossible team is furiously at work tweaking and refining their new films. Along with their work, Impossible reaches out to the community to be test photographers for their in-progress film before they launch it worldwide. Most recently, Impossible needed folks to test out their new and improved PX 100 Silver Shade UV+ film (i.e., black and white film for the SX-70 cameras). And I jumped at the chance to buy some of this test film and give it a whirl.
Photographers could upload their test shots to the folks at Impossible and the good team in Vienna would select the Top 10 photos to be showcased with the launch of the PX 100 Silver Shade. Since one of my mantras focuses on realizing the sure-fire way you won’t get selected for something is by not submitting, I decided I’d throw my hat in the ring. I patiently waited for some half-decent Nebraska December light and took 5 photographs throughout this past weekend, and then submitted them to the Impossible Project. And guess what?!?! One of my photographs was selected for the Top 10. WOOT!!!! My photo (these lovely evergreens at the tree farm), name, and link to Life Refocused was featured in the most recent newsletter that went out to who knows how many scads of people and can be found on their website. O.M.G. Thank you Impossible Project! Polaroid dreams coming true, my friends. *sigh*
You can see all 5 of my test shots on my Flickr page.
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