Bringing Back Polaroids

The Impossible Project is a worldwide effort to restart and reinvent and save instant photography - their aim to re-start production of analog instant film for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010.

Personally I love the instant photography as it gives a really unique effect it’s impossible to gain from other photography effects.

This is a really clever campaign backed by the likes of Urban Outfitters and Wallpaper.

Polaroid is transforming itself from an analog Instant Film Production Company to a global Consumer Electronics and Digital Imaging company.

Production of analog Instant Film stopped in June 2008, closing the factories in Mexico (Instant Packfilm production) and the Netherlands (Instant Integral production).

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It's not that people want instant gratification. I personally LOVE the way polariods look. The focus on the subject is so perfect. The discoloration just adds to the vintage effect.
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I remember my Dad's old Polaroid camera. It was a ton of fun to use and indeed the instant gratification from having in your hand a picture you just took was something that grabbed people.
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Hi all,
Indeed, the experience of having instantly a real photo, is not the same as an instant result.
And despite those sometimes spooky coloring rendering, and the chemicals embedded inside them, I have old polaroids that are aging well.

They were pricey, yes, but as a result you shot things more carefully.

Until they release again or no the support, you can play with this very convicing soft:

Free and available for Mac & PC.
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@D Bozko: The experience of having a physical, tactile photo in your hand as soon as you take the picture is different, and some prefer it. I like it a lot myself, though not enough to pay $2/shot.
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Why? The idea behind instant photography is instant gratification. Don't we get that from digital now? Besides an instant picture is a done deal while digital has infinite possibilities.
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