Polaroid Dreams

Friday, December 16th, 2011 20

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.

20 Responses

  1. Melissa says:

    Beautiful and dreamy photo, I love it. Congratulations, it’s always so wonderful to have your work recognized in that way! Well deserved.

  2. That is so AWESOME girl ~ so happy and proud of you!!! See, when you put yourself out there, good things can really happen. so much love to you!!

  3. Corinna says:

    This is beyond awesome. Congratulations on the (well-deserved) recognition and on the confirmation that dreams can and do come true. That is an affirmation for all of us. Beaming love your way.

  4. Yvette says:

    That’s soo cool Meghan!!! I’m very happy for you, congratulations.
    It’s well deserved and keep entering your photos!!

  5. mosey (kim) says:

    So cool, Meghan! You are my polaroid inspiration. x

  6. susan says:

    This is wonderful! Congrats to you!!! Beautiful image.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Meghan, this is awesome! I love the shot and now I’m off to follow a few of your links. I can’t wait to chat with you about photography and community support and mantras and such. πŸ™‚

  8. Kristina says:

    Fantastic! I love this dreamy photo. I’m so glad you threw your hat in the ring!

  9. Sarah says:

    Hi Meghan,
    Beautiful pictures and so glad that your work is being recognized in this way!! Such well-deserved recognition and a great reminder of the importance of putting yourself out there!

  10. Leslie says:

    Awesome, Meghan! Such fun. I need to get my hands on some of that film πŸ™‚

  11. darlene says:

    congrats. love the photo

  12. I saw that on their website the other day and thought “SHE IS MAKING IT HAPPEN”


  13. Debra says:

    Congratulations, I’m so thrilled for you. I adore your Polaroid images and share your love for all things “click, whirrr”.
    A pack of that film is winging its way to me now (thanks to a sneaky Twitter giveaway, yay!) and I can’t wait to try it.

  14. Celina says:

    Woot! Big congrats!

  15. Congratulations and thank you! All beautiful and wise (both the photographs and your mantra…)

  16. mae says:

    amazing. the photograph, i mean. no surprise it was picked. i mean, really, just look at it! this is a well-deserved honor, for sure. congratulations!!

  17. Marcie says:

    Oh…I can see why this was one of the 10 chosen. Such a lovely winter scene..so dreamy..so soft. And – I love your philosophy of – you’ll never know until you try. Good for you for submitting!

  18. urban muser says:

    awesome shot! congrats.

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