Celebrating the launch of IMPOSSIBLE’s Instant Lab, Around The World in 9 Days is a touring Instant Lab mobile photography exhibition opening in 9 cities on 9 consecutive days with 10 Tiny Collective members showing a total of 900 unique images all printed directly from iPhones using the Impossible Instant Lab. The tour takes place in New York City, Paris, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Toronto, San Francisco, Dubrovnik, Atlanta and Portland from June 20-28, 2013.
| May 8, 05:25 PM
| May 8, 11:00 AM
The Ad Council’s 2013 Washington Conference kicked off recently in Washington DC. AOL contacted us prior to the event about including camera kits, complete with Impossible film, in gift bags for the guests. During the night, guests enjoyed snapping instant photos with their new Sun 660 cameras and PX 680 Color Protection film!
The Ad Council’s Board, which consists of the nation’s top media, advertising and corporate executives, visited Washington DC to carry on the tradition of the historic Conference, which has spanned 13 Presidents and seven decades. The tradition of the conference began in 1944 when President Franklin Roosevelt invited the then War Advertising Council to spend a day in Washington for a briefing on the events of World War II.Read all
| May 8, 11:00 AM
Welcome back to our newest addition to the Impossible Blog: Impossible’s Analog Travelog! In this series, we’ll be showcasing fantastic Impossible photos taken on voyages the world over. This entry comes from Nicholas Misciagna who traveled to Ethiopia last summer and brought along some Impossible film…
This past summer I had the chance to travel back to Ethiopia. I went with an organization called EFFORT Africa that sponsors children through a local church in Debre Zeyit. My team and I worked with the children and their families in the program teaching them English, math, and the Bible. When we weren’t teaching, we were visiting the homes of the families in the program. I went on a similar trip in the summer of 2009. This time, however, I brought my Polaroid SLR 680 and some Impossible Project PX 680 COOL film with me.
I was in Ethiopia during their winter, yet it was still pretty hot. I was able to properly store my film in a fridge to ensure its longevity. Throughout my trip, I was ready with my SLR 680 and dark slide to capture moments and quickly cover the developing image from the sun to avoid overexposure. I was new to COOL film. I had to figure out how my camera would respond to it. I followed the recommendations on the Impossible website for the light/dark wheel as a starting point. I had to adjust slightly to the harsh sun in Ethiopia and I was set to go. I didn’t need to warm the images as I have done with other versions to improve the colors. Developing them in my bag was a perfect temperature.Read all
| May 7, 12:29 PM
Just two years ago, singer Seal visited our Impossible Project Space in Vienna to learn about the reinvention of instant photography. Two weeks ago, we wanted to invite another artist to join us for a talk about our company: Mrs. Lana del Rey.
She performed a concert at the Gasometer in Vienna on the 19th of April. Two days earlier we contacted her management in the United Kingdom. Together with the great team of Primary Talents, we started to talk with Lana del Rey’s Manager the day after. These two days were a ride on a rollercoaster. Till the very end we weren’t sure if she would come by for a visit.
On April 19 at 2pm she did. Lana was very excited about the Impossible Project and our products. We talked about the philosophy, the process and the future of photography. Besides being a great musician, del Rey is a big fan of video- and photography. She shows her efforts in her music videos, mostly self or co-directed. There is definitely a vibe of the good old time in her work and persona, so it isn’t a surprise that she left with a few Impossible film packs.
Seal and Lana Del Rey love Impossible films – get your own fresh film here!
| May 3, 11:00 AM
Welcome back to 8 Exposures, our popular instant film Q&A series! This week, we’re happy to bring you British writer and photographer Hilary Clarke…
1) What kind of Polaroid camera(s) do you use?
The first camera I bought was a 600, which I still love as it’s so easy to use and takes fantastic images. I’ve also got a Spectra and a folding SX-70 sonar which is fast becoming my favourite. I seem to be building up quite a collection as I’ve just bought a Land 1000, the type of Polaroid I remember best from childhood.
2) Why do you like instant photography?
I’m quite shy about approaching strangers to take their photographs, but carrying a Polaroid camera means that people are intrigued and very often will ask me to take their photo! It’s easy to get chatting to people, and they always have memories of Polaroid cameras themselves which they like to share.
I love the variety and depth of the images that can be produced; they sometimes have a lovely dark smokiness that can be quite hypnotic and at other times, the sharpness takes my breath away.Read all