Finally thanks to the Impossible Project, Polaroid film is back in the form of the new PX film made for the 600 and SX-70. I’m excited about this but I think I’ll try out a pack or two first before I stock up on a load of PX.
Also, there’s an odd thing about the new Polaroid PX film, it starts out blue. When that little photo comes out of your Polaroid, it’s blue and fades to a black and white photo. Oh yeah, only black and white Polaroid film will be available, with color PX promised around summer of 2010. I don’t really mind the blue, it really differentiates the PX films from their predecessors. You can see the film in action in the intro video for the PX film.
Also the PX film will have new “Darkslide collector cards”. Basically, you know the card that protects your film before you use it? It’s a piece of art now. The first few example were of weird quotes and phrases like, “catch a fly and give it a hug” or “feel the mood of your computer”. This could be very interesting, but I think it would be a lot cooler to add art to the collectable darkslides than just quotes, similar to how Mountain Dew had that Green Label Art thing.
Here’s a link to the new site: Impossble Project Go there for a ton of more info!
And some example shots can be seen at this website www.1854.eu.
Also here’s an interview with Forian Kaps, the Executive Director of the Impossible Project. Video from Mijonju @ circlerectangle.com
Well they are available on March 25, and I know I’m getting a few packs for my SX-70!