No. 1217

Year’s End - Our December Gallery Competition

Amy Heaton, | 539 days ago

We tend to be in a reflective mood in December. Looking back at the accomplishments, as well as the ups and downs, the joys and the sorrows, of the year about to end often stirs something special in all of us. More often than not, these moments are intertwined with specific people, places or occasions.

We’d love for you all to share with us the moments that best express your year in this month’s Impossible Gallery Competition. Not just the best pictures, but the most meaningful or memorable.

Enter as many as you like, providing they are shot on Impossible film. You can upload them to the gallery competition from your computer or your mobile device. The competition closes at midnight on 1st January. If one of your images is judged to be among the three best by Impossible, you will win a voucher worth 100 EUR / 100 USD / 10,000 JPY – yes, we’re doubling the value for this last competition of 2014!

No. 1192

My Favourite Things - our November Gallery Competition

Amy Heaton, | 569 days ago

Impossible Graveyard by Daniel Jacques

“When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad…”
– Maria, in The Sound of Music

Here at Impossible we’ve been thinking about a few of our favorite things. For some, it’s an object, a good luck talisman, or a pet. For others, an item of clothing, their camera – or their bedroom.

We’re inviting you to share your favorite things with us on our most favorite thing of all – Impossible instant film! Enter as many of your own images as you like, providing they are shot on Impossible film. You can upload them to the gallery competition from your computer or your mobile device.

The competition closes at midnight on 30th November. If one of your images is judged to be among the three best by Impossible, you will win a voucher worth 50 EUR / 50 USD / 5,000 JPY—good luck!

No. 1170

Face The Impossible - our October Gallery Competition

Lucile Le Doze, | 596 days ago

The late English painter, Lucian Freud once said, “I would wish my portraits to be of the people, not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, being them.

For this month’s gallery competition, we invite you to show us your best ‘people’ portraits – or self-portraits. It is both the most commonplace and most challenging of photographic assignments and we can’t wait to see how boldly you each approach it.

Enter as many of your own images as you like, providing they are shot on Impossible instant film. You can upload them to the gallery competition from your computer or your mobile device. The competition closes at midnight on 31st of October. If one of your images is judged to be among the three best by Impossible, you will win a voucher worth 50 EUR / 50 USD / 5,000 JPY

Enter now on the gallery and… good luck!

No. 1157

Impossible's Sunday Brunch

Lucile Le Doze, | 619 days ago

Balloons by PhotoD'oll

Welcome back to Sunday Brunch. Each Sunday, we share with you some photos taken with Impossible film that have caught our eye over the course of the week.

Thanks for your photos: PhotoD’oll, MorganSkinner, H. Brebeneanu, Epres26 and Joeppolaroidphotography.

Don’t forget to share your pictures on the Impossible Gallery! Your Impossible moment may end up in a future edition of Sunday Brunch.

No. 1147

Bright Lights, Big City - the winners!

Lucile Le Doze, | 631 days ago

Cosed371 with NEW YORK // Manhattan I 'Bright Lights, Big City' Winner

Shooting a city at any hour can be a challenge, but more so at night. All the submissions to the Bright Lights, Big City prove that night photography is even more inspiring with a Polaroid camera and Impossible films!

You have shown us what you see in your city when the sun goes down and have shared your best images of urban environments and/or their inhabitants after dark!

Here are the three winning pictures! Congratulations to…

Ghee, tobysx70 and Cosed371 !

Our warmest congratulations to you all. You all received a voucher worth 50 EUR / 50 USD / 5,000 JPY.

No. 1130

Bright Lights, Big City - Our August gallery contest

Lucile Le Doze, | 657 days ago

A city at night has always been a fertile subject for photographers. Early 20th century masters such as Brassai worked with little available light to capture the late-night denizens of cafés, bars and bordellos, lovers embracing under street lamps, even the ghostly glow of car headlights in fog.

Modern cities offer even richer opportunities: acres of neon signs, interior illumination punctuating the facades of steel-and-glass office buildings, multi-lane trails of traffic glowing red and yellow. Not to mention people performing inadvertent theatre pieces on nearly every street.

Shooting a city at any hour can be a challenge, but more so at night. What do you see in your city when the sun goes down? For our August gallery competition, show us your best images of urban environments and/or their inhabitants after dark!

Enter as many images as you like. You can upload them to the gallery competition from your computer or your mobile device. The competition closes at midnight on 31st August. If your image (or images) is among the three best chosen by Impossible, you will win a voucher worth 50 EUR / 50 USD / 5,000 JPY!

Enter now on the gallery and… good luck!

No. 1127

'Abstract Expressions' - the winners!

Lucile Le Doze, | 662 days ago

Through the Mask - Christopher E. Manning

Almost 500 abstract or expressionistic images have been uploaded to our July competition, ‘Abstract Expressions’.

Instant film offers boundless opportunities to play with light, shapes, lines, color and even the actual emulsion of a film to render an image that is less obvious than what we see in life.

Here are the three winning pictures! Congratulations to…
fixpix, Christopher E. Manning and DevinPatrick!

Our warmest congratulations to you all. You all received a voucher worth 50 EUR / 50 USD / 5,000 JPY.

No. 1100

The Recklessness of Water - The Winners!

Lucile Le Doze, | 694 days ago

In June, we just wanted you to let your inspiration and your creativity flow with ‘The Recklessness of Water’ Gallery Contest.

We had a great time looking through the almost 300 photos that you have uploaded for this contest. Abstraction, reflection, portraits, we have seen a lot of different interpretations of the theme!

Here are the three winning pictures! Congratulations to…
.. Sarah Elise Abramson (left) and Susanne Klostermann (center and right)!

Our warmest congratulations to you all. Coupons are on their way to you!

No. 1084

THE RECKLESSNESS OF WATER - Our June gallery contest

Lucile Le Doze | 714 days ago

Let your inspiration flow!

With the heat and humidity of Summer approaching in the northern hemisphere, we find ourselves drawn to water, whether it’s the sea, a river, a swimming pool or a favourite pond. Water cools us. We’re also drawn to its movement, to the way it reflects light on, and just below, its surface. Immersed in it, our perspective of our world changes. Submerged we found ourselves in another world entirely.

Water isn’t always a benign environment for analog instant photography but we’d love to see how you rise to the visual opportunities and challenges it presents. Whether documentary, abstract or reflective – R.E.M.’s haunting song, Nightswimming, comes to mind – share your images on Impossible instant film (no other media, sorry!) in this month’s gallery competition!

Add your pictures to the pool – already more than 150 images – by 30th June and if one is chosen among the three best by Impossible, you will win a voucher worth 50 EUR / 50 USD / 5000 JPY.

No. 1080

Another Road Side Attraction - The Winners!

Lucile Le Doze, | 719 days ago

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

In May, more than 600 Impossible lovers shared their voyages for the Another Roadside Attraction gallery competition!

We have seen road trips, walks, journeys, we have travelled all around the world and had to select the three winning pictures among this amazing collection pictures.

Congratulations to… Decosta11, Tanja Deuss and Combi.j! Coupons are on their way to you!

No. 1060

Another Road Side Attraction - Our May gallery contest

Lucile Le Doze, | 747 days ago

Take part in ‘Another Road Side Attraction’, our may gallery contest!

Show us aspects of your own voyages! We want to see road trips, walks, internal journeys, we want to feel the curious, funny or surprising, the sensual, inspiring or enlightening!

But we don’t want to define it too closely. It’s your journey, your imagination, your rules.

300 images have already been uploaded, so make sure to add yours to the pool!

To quote Tom Robbins, to whom this month’s competition is something of an homage, “The function of the artist is to provide what life does not.” Just as long as it’s provided on Impossible film!

To enter, simply upload your images – as many as you’d like – to the Impossible Gallery by 31/05/2014.

The three best in the competition, as chosen by Impossible, will be awarded coupons worth 50 EUR / 50 USD / 5,000 JPY.

Have fun travelling and shooting instant pictures!

No. 1057

Impossible's Art Weekend in Berlin

Lucile Le Doze, | 749 days ago

Gallery Weekend Berlin

Last weekend, Impossible packed up some films, Instant Labs, Polaroid cameras and teamed up again with Crystalmafia to celebrate the Gallery Weekend in Berlin. In the style of cigarette girls from the 30’s, the girls from the crew took instant photography to a new level.

On Friday evening, we visited galleries in Berlin such as Tanya Leighton, Moeller Fine Art, Galeria Plan B and Contemporary Fine Arts, presented the Impossible Instant Lab and transformed the photos from guests into real instant and analog photographs.

Urban Spree was our location for Saturday where we collaborated with Pictoplasma to photograph people with amazing monster art from one of their artists – Cookie Campbell.

With a huge crowd and great music by Big Butter and Gangpol & Mit, the evening leaded into a night full of lovely photographs and a successful second partnership, after the first one with Pictoplasma for their gallery filled with Instant Lab photographs – still being displayed at Kaufhaus Jandorf in Berlin.

No. 859

Rich Burroughs "Women" at Hellion Gallery

Patrick Tobin, | 1002 days ago

Rich Burroughs is a Portland photographer who photographs models mainly on instant film. His work has been featured at GQItalia.com, Juxtapoz.com, C-Heads.com, and in print in Light Leaks Magazine, VAR Magazine, No Thoughts Magazine and Fixation Magazine.

Beginning on September 5th, his work will be featured at an exhibit at Hellion Gallery in Portland. Six enlargements from his instant film originals, shot with a Polaroid camera on film from Impossible Project, will be on display.

Hellion Gallery is at 19 NW 5th Ave, Suite 204 in Portland, Oregon (entrance next to Upper Playground). The opening reception is Thursday September 5th from 6-10 PM. The show runs through September 27th, regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12-6 PM.

No. 745

"Perfect Blend" Contest Winners!

Patrick Tobin, | 1177 days ago

Photo by Francesco Moscato

Greetings, friends!

As you know, we at Impossible have reinvented instant film, giving you new materials to take beautiful photos with the classic white frame. However, in the past year, we’ve also introduced several Impossible special edition films such as the Nigo, American Woods and Pigeonhole editions with a variety of frame designs.

We asked you to show us the perfect blend of a photo scene and a special edition film frame. We got over 400 submissions to our gallery! It was difficult to choose winners but in the end we selected these 3 photos from Francesco Moscato, Katia and John Carleton.

Congratulations to the winners! Each will be receiving a special edition prize. Thank you to all those who submitted as well, we loved your photos. Keep shooting!

No. 727

SNAP! x Impossible Plastic Photo Gallery Winner!

Patrick Tobin, | 1198 days ago

Photo by Ben Innocent

Hello, friends! We are happy to announce the winners from the November-December round of our ongoing photo contest in collaboration with SNAP! Magazine. The theme for November/December was “Plastic.”

Winning images come from Ben Innocent, Thomas Preyer, Giacomo Inches, Sarah Seene, Nicholas Misciagna, Alan Marcheselli, April W., Toby Hancock, Christopher Myers and Ben Lormore.

The 10 finalists will receive $5 off their next purchase with Impossible.

Congrats to Ben Innocent for his Grand prize winning image! Ben will receive a pack of Impossible Film and a mystery prize from Team SNAP!

The next theme is Winter! Please upload all of your wintry photos to our SNAP! x Impossible Flickr Group here: http://shop.the-impossible-project.com/gallery/.

No. 696

"Trick Or Treat" Gallery Winners!

Patrick Tobin, | 1236 days ago

Photo by Tyler Tyndell

While we love to make holidays last longer, we really pushed it with this one. Please forgive our BOO-boo. Here are the 3 winners of our Halloween Trick or Treat Photo Gallery Contest

Tyler Tyndell, Amy Siân Green and Andrew Millar!

Congratulations to the winners! They will each receive a set of PX 680 American Woods film. Thanks to everyone who entered. We’ll be sending you a little treat next week to make up for our tardiness!

No. 427

VARIAL & NADJARI ARTIST TALK @ THE NYC SPACE

Jon Campolo | 1468 days ago

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Impossible Project NYC Space

To celebrate the recent opening of Traces of Time, the vibrant new exhibition to open on our South wall, photographers and fellow travelers Varial and Fabrice Nadjari will visit the NYC Space to talk about their experience shooting Impossible film in the remote deserts and villages of the Wakhan corridor, Afghanistan. Guests will have the opportunity to ask the artists about their shooting and survival techniques and hear the inside story on their adventure. If you haven’t had a chance to see this unique exhibition, Traces of Time will be showing in the NYC Space until June 1st.

While you prepare your burning questions for the artists, check out their story on The New York Times LENS blog or listen to their interview on NPR!

WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Impossible Project Space NYC 425 Broadway, 5th Floor Between Howard & Canal Streets
RSVP: Email rsvp@theimpossibleproject.com or call +1 212 219 3254
FREE and open to the public!

No. 414

TRACES OF TIME - OPENING RECEPTION RECAP

Jon Campolo | 1475 days ago

Last Thursday we celebrated the opening of our latest exhibition, Traces of Time, at the NYC Space. The show consists of images taken by photographers and fellow travelers Varial and Fabrice Nadjari along their travels in the deserts and villages of Afghanistan.

Guests enjoyed the vibrant showcase of Impossible films alongside a video presentation of the artists’ journey. DJ Rodolphe filled the room with vinyl music, refreshments were generously provided by Brooklyn Brewery and Impossible photographers captured the night on the new PX100 COOL film.

Thank you to all who attended, and congratulations to the artists. Traces of Time will be on display at the Impossible Project NYC Space during regular open hours: Monday through Friday 11am–7pm and on Weekends 12pm–6pm until June 3rd. Don’t miss your chance to see it!

No. 397

Upcoming Events @ The NYC Space - MAY 2012

Jon Campolo | 1485 days ago

As The Impossible Project NYC Space gears up for another busy month, we invite you to all of the following events! This Thursday come celebrate the imaginative approach of Impossible explorers Varial and Fabrice Nadjari with the opening of Traces of Time, then follow up on their adventure at their Artist Talk later in the month. Don’t miss the rare and special duo of events with Italian maestro Maurizio Galimberti, and practice honing your skills with a classic camera at our upcoming SX-70 Workshop. Come and experience these very special events for yourself, or bring some friends to everything happening this month at the NYC Space!

Traces of Time
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Opening Reception 6-9PM
Featured in NY Times’ LENS Blog and on NPR, Varial & Nadjari present their incredible collection of Impossible instant portraits from their timeless travels through Kash Goz, Afganistan, alongside a video installation.
More info here

Maurizio Galimberti Meet & Greet
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
6-8PM
Hear directly from a master of instant manipulation and collage at this intimate event. Maurizio will share experiences and thoughts on the analog instant medium and his transition from Polaroid to Impossible films.
More info here

Maurizio Galimberti Techniques Workshop
Saturday, May 6th, 2012
10AM-1PM
World renowned photographer Maurizio Galimerti will teach his signature manipulation and collage techniques at this unique workshop. Be part of a rare opportunity to learn from one of the instant film greats!
More info here

SX-70 Workshop
Saturday, May 20th, 2012
10AM-1PM
This fully interactive workshop will explore the features of the SX-70 camera, while focusing on shooting techniques and achieving the best out of the Impossible Project film range.
More info here

Work In Progress
Ongoing through May 3rd, 2012
From the vaults of Impossible history we are showcasing originals from the experts: our talented and knowledgeable staff. Many members have seen every variation and test version of all twelve distinct batches of film!
More info here

Momentum
Ongoing through late June, 2012
Celebrating how far we’ve come, twelve carefully selected photographers illustrate a MOMENTUM that will carry analog instant photography through the digital age and beyond.
More info here

No. 386

Traces of Time @ The Impossible Project NYC Space

Jon Campolo | 1492 days ago

THURSDAY MAY 3RD, 2012
6PM-9PM
The Impossible Project NYC Space
Photo by Varial & Nadjari

A Photographic Journey with the Afghan Pamiris

During July and August 2011, childhood friends and photographers Varial and Fabrice Nadjari traveled by foot to the North-Eastern part of Afghanistan armed with Polaroid cameras, Impossible films and solar powered scanners.

In the remote village of Kash Goz, they photographed mischievous Ismaili children, housewives, opium smokers, village chiefs and peasants. Each subject received their own portrait as a gift from the artists.

These portraits are what makes up “Traces of Time,” opening at The Impossible Project Space NYC alongside a video presentation of the artists’ journey from May 3 to June 3 2012 and on www.the-impossible-project.com. The opening reception will take place in presence of the artists with DJs and refreshments.

For more information about the artists’ experience, check out the story on The New York Times LENS blog or listen to their interview on NPR!

WHEN: THURSDAY MAY 3RD, 2012, 6PM-9PM
WHERE: Impossible Project NYC Space, 425 Broadway, Floor 5, NYC 10013
RSVP: rsvp@theimpossibleproject.com or call (212) 219-3254
OPEN HOURS: Mon–Fri 11am–7pm and Weekends 12pm–6pm
For further information, please visit the exhibition site.

No. 383

MORE LOVE FROM ACE HOTEL!

Jon Campolo, | 1494 days ago

Photo by Jessica Reinhardt

Alongside our exhibition with ACE Hotels in NYC and our Limited Edition PX 600 Silver Shade UV+ film, ACE has been hosting an online photo contest, selecting new winners every month! ACE is collecting submissions of YOUR Impossible images in an ever-growing gallery located online at acehotel.com/impossible. ACE’s panel of romantics and analog enthusiasts will curate a physical gallery show at Ace Hotel New York this Fall, exhibiting selected shots from the contest.

Congratulations to Jessica Reinhardt, Jason Benning and Demian Jacob Mendes – the most recent selected photographers of the ACE contest!

Check out ACE’s gallery and pick your favorite images or submit your own for a chance to win and be featured. Good luck!

No. 355

NYC SPACE UPCOMING EVENTS - APRIL 2012

Jon Campolo, | 1513 days ago

Ongoing Exhibition MOMENTUM
1st of March – 26th of June 2012
A 200 square foot show of our
best and brightest new films for the
SX-70 camera. PX-70 & PX 100 UV+
images by a group of our select US
photographers.

For more info please visit:
http://www.the-impossible-project.com/projects/exhibitions/momentum

Ongoing Exhibition WORK IN PROGRESS
29th of March – 1st of May 2012
A large part of what makes Impossible so
special is it’s dedicated, creative and
analog obsessed staff.
With an intimate knowledge of these
sometimes unpredictable materials,
the Impossible team members have
become masters of the unknown.

For more info please visit:
http://www.the-impossible-project.com/projects/exhibitions/workinprogress

SPECTRA WORKSHOP
UPDATEWORKSHOP CANCELLED!
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Sunday 15th of April – 10am to 1pm
A three hour interactive workshop on
maximizing Impossible film in Polaroid
Spectra Cameras.

To Register please call +1 212 219 3254

CHLOE AFTEL’S NUDE WORKSHOP
UPDATEWORKSHOP RESCHEDULED TO MAY 27TH 9AM-12PM
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Acclaimed photographer Chloe Aftel
reveals her professional techniques
on shooting nude models with
Impossible Film.

To Register please call +1 212 219 3254

ANALOG FEEDBACK
Thursday 26th of April – 6pm to 9pm
A NEW monthly evening for Instant
Photography enthusiasts can share
their latest work on Impossible film
and talk about photographic techniques,
film & camera types and trouble shooting.

No. 354

WORK IN PROGRESS RECAP!

Jon Campolo, | 1513 days ago

Last Thursday, The Impossible Project Space NYC celebrated the opening of its first ever group staff show WORK IN PROGRESS. The exhibition showcased work by our dedicated, creative and analog obsessed staff as well as how far Impossible has come since its very first test batches and beta films. Guests experienced the entire spectrum of Impossible materials produced within the last two years, while our staff captured the event on digital and PX100UV+ with the new Mint Flash Bar. Everyone enjoyed live vinyl music, refreshments and the company of friends and fellow enthusiasts.

Thank you to all who attended, and congratulations to the artists! WORK IN PROGRESS will be on display at the Impossible Project NYC Space during regular open hours: Monday through Friday 11am–7pm and on Weekends 12pm–5pm until May 8th. Don’t miss your chance to see it!

No. 320

MOMENTUM Recap!

Jon Campolo, | 1538 days ago

Photo by Patrick Tobin

Just last week, The Impossible Project Space NYC celebrated the opening of MOMENTUM. The exhibition showcased just how far Impossible has come since starting production, highlighting new PX100 UV+ Silver Shade and PX70 Color Shade films. Attendees took in the many shades of new Impossible materials, while our very own Patrick Tobin captured the action on PX70 with the new Mint Flash Bar. Everyone enjoyed live vinyl music and the company of friends and enthusiasts.

As a special treat, Impossible staffer Josie Keefe has compiled a time lapse of MOMENTUM’s installation, to show how much hard work goes into our exhibitions in order make sure attendees are instantly gratified!

Thank you to all who attended, and congratulations to the artists. MOMENTUM will be on display at the Impossible Project NYC Space during regular open hours: Monday through Friday 11am–7pm and on Weekends 12pm–5pm until June 26th. Don’t miss your chance to see it!

No. 168

These Tender Hooks - A Drawing & Instant Film Exhibition by Mia Moreno

Patrick Tobin, | 1686 days ago

Thursday, October 27; 5-7PM
University of Texas at El Paso, Glass Gallery
500 W University Ave El Paso
TX 79902

Texas artist and friend of Impossible Mia Moreno will be displaying a mixture of illustration and instant film imagery as part of her BFA show at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Glass Gallery, running from October 27th through November 3rd.

“These Tender Hooks” is Mia’s first solo show, and will contain some of her best photography using Polaroid films and Impossible’s PX 70 Push!, PX 680, PZ 680 and PZ 600 Black Frame films.

An opening reception will be held at the Glass Gallery on the evening of the 27th from 5 to 7PM. Tell all of your southwestern friends to show their support of Mia and Impossible by visiting this beautiful collection of instant images.

No. 166

Instant Gratification: From Polaroid to Impossible

Patrick Tobin, | 1687 days ago

Friday, October 14th; 7PM and Saturday, October 15th; 7PM
Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
1000 Marietta Street
Suite 112
Atlanta
GA 30318.
Alicia (2010) by Chloe Aftel

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery is proud to present Instant Gratification, a showcase of instant film photography, featuring photographs by Chloe Aftel, Sol Allen, David Walter Banks, Kendrick Brinson, Amber Fouts, Grant Hamilton, Mikael Kennedy, John Reuter and Magnus Stark. This exhibition will explore the magic of instant film by displaying different artists’ approach to the material, from “straight” imagery to the very abstract.

Gallery owner Jennifer Schwartz says, “in recent years there has been a revival of instant film, and photographers have learned to embrace the film’s inherent imperfections to create striking, innovative images.”

On Friday, October 14th, David Bias, vice president of Impossible USA and a die-hard instant film lover, will talk about the mission, challenges and successes of The Impossible Project. The lecture starts at 7 P.M. at Big Studio in the King Plow Arts Center and is sponsored by Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Big Studio and Jennifer Schwartz Gallery.

The gallery will also host an opening reception for “Instant Gratification” on Saturday, October 15th from 7 to 10 P.M. The exhibition will be on display until Saturday, November 26th. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. and by appointment. For more information call the gallery at (404) 885-1080 or visit www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com