Tag: Polaroid

Leica R8 - the quintessence of photography
Posted on: September 11, 2018 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Thoughts on Analog Photography

I still remember the times during my studies of media technology when I dreamed of someday owning a Leica camera. Although I was happy with the Nikon F2 SLR and Nikon 24mm f/2.8 setup I used during the photography classes I took at university, I kept longing for more. A close …

Posted on: September 14, 2017 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

OneStep 2 Instant Camera introduced by Polaroid Originals

As of September 13th 2017, The Impossible Project is called Polaroid Originals. Apparently the company’s largest shareholder acquired the Polaroid brand and corresponding intellectual property. That seems fitting since the 2008 founded company practically saved Polaroid instant photography. After Polaroid stopped producing instant film, The Impossible Project stepped up to …

Posted on: September 22, 2016 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Leica introduced instant camera – Leica Sofort

  In late 2016 Leica introduced an instant camera, called Leica Sofort. It utilises Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film material and might prove to be another great addition to the recent instant film revival by companies such as Impossible Project, who just introduced their first analog instant camera after selling …

Posted on: April 18, 2016 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 2

The I-1 Analog Instant Camera by The Impossible Project

In April 2016 The Impossible Project announced their first analog instant camera for Polaroid instant film. The company has been around for a few years and basically saved Polaroid instant film from getting extinct. They started out by repairing and selling used Polaroid cameras and old film material and eventually bought …

Posted on: March 23, 2015 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

THIS Visits: The Impossible Project – Recreating Instant Film

Some insights in how “The Impossible Project” came to be… Conceived at the closing party of the last Polaroid factory, The Impossible Project completely re-invented the process of creating instant film specifically for Polaroid cameras. A daunting task for sure, but one that they’ve been at since 2008. More about my …

Posted on: November 1, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

My Polaroid Gallery

Today, Kristin and I started gluing our recently produced instant photos to the wall… So, here’s our first iteration of our personal Polaroid gallery. Since we needed to cover some boreholes, we started with a rectangle… We will see where it might end. We used tesa Tack, double-sided adhesive pads, to …

Posted on: June 27, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Polaroid’s cool cam

Polaroid released its cool cam in 1988. It’s basically a pimped Polaroid 600 with fancy neon colours. More infos can be found in the Impossible Project – Camera Museum.

Posted on: June 23, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Instant – The story of Polaroid

I just recently read Christopher Bonanos’ Instant – The Story of Polaroid in a special limited edition published by Princeton Architectural Press, October 2012. On the back of the book it says: “Edwin Land was one of Steve Jobs’s first heroes, and this book shows why. He created a startup in a …

Posted on: June 14, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

The Impossible Project: Bringing back Polaroid (Wired UK)

The Impossible Project: Bringing back Polaroid (Wired UK) Florian Kaps is on a mission to rescue instant film. So he has taken over an abandoned Polaroid factory in Holland… and rebooted it An article from 2009 about The Impossible Project in Wired UK with some details on their motivation, their inspiration …