Photos from a scene: Colored Vinyl Series on Impossible Project Film
If you now me, then you know I have a soft spot for vinyl records and Polaroids. It becomes my weakness when both of these things are in beautiful colors. So naturally, I decided to bring both of them together in a series called Colored Vinyl with Impossible Project’s color film for sx-70 cameras (color frames edition). There will be more to come!
I’ve been a fan of the Impossible Project’s effort to bring back instant film for Polaroid cameras since they first started out in 2010. Through the years I have seen the company flourish and the development of the formulas for the chemical emulsion. The Color Shade has evolved from producing blueish grey images to saturated, soft images. Below is a sort of timeline of the films Impossible Project produced along with some pictures that I feel really convey the evolution of the Color Shade films.
2010 - PX70 Color Shade First Flush
In 2010, the Impossible Project release their very first Instant film, the PX 70 Color Shade First Flush. I was so excited when I heard about this, so I bought a triple pack. What I did not know was that the film was still in its experimental phase, so about half of the pictures I took came out a muddy and blue. This was because the film was so sensitive to light, that upon ejection, it had to be shielded immediately. Even the slightest bit of light from a dim incandescent bulb would mess it up. It took a while to get the hang of it, but it was worth it as long as it gave my Polaroids a purpose.
Since I haven’t been out shooting lately, I figured I would share some of my favorite photos from this past week. Hopefully I can go an analog adventure soon with my new SLR.
First up, is my bestie Andalib’s photo (you can find her photography and other bits here. She took advantage of the deep freeze earlier this week and went to the beach. I wonder how many layers she was wearing. Just by look at what I think are ice covered metal poles gives me shivers! Another brave photographer, Brian Clay, snapped the second photo. If it wasn’t for the skyline in the background, I would have thought this was taken in the antarctic.
This beautiful portrait by Azuree using expired Polaroid 669 film.
Stumbled upon this Polaroid by N. Misciagna earlier this week. Summer please come soon!
Great night shot by Yuwei Liu. I really like the way the negative space frames the subject.