New Type 55 Film - A Kickstarter project we love.

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IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT SPACE NYC presents: 8X10 PORTRAIT DAY

by JamesNYCApril 18. 2013 01:02

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT SPACE NYC presents:

8X10 PORTRAIT DAY

ONGOING MONTHLY

NEW YORK April 19, 2013 – Large format portraits have been revived in a new inventive way with Impossible’s PQ Silver Shade8X10 Instant film. Since the introduction of this unique format in August of 2012, the film has been used by numerous professionals to test its limits.

These portraits are a true analog gem providing each customer with a singular moment normally only accessible in a large studio setting. The opportunity to get a one-of-a-kind portrait taken with the film at the Impossible NYC Space is now available every month. The image will be shot by one of Impossible’s experienced staff photographers using a natural light setting and a beautiful large format camera. Whether you bring a friend or come alone, it is sure to be a great experience for everyone.

Those who attend receive their original instant photo and the unique experience of being in front of one of these amazing large format cameras. These grand and commemorative portraits capture friends, lovers, families and individuals in exquisite sharp detail, depth, and texture using ImpossiblePQ Silver Shade 8×10 film.

The portrait sessions will be held weekends monthly at $40 each frame.

RSVP:

rsvp@theimpossibleproject.com- Reservations recommended

Open hours Saturday and Sunday: 12:30-3:30

The Impossible Project Space
NYC

425 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
T: (212) 219-3254
E: nyc@the-impossible-project.com
www.the-impossible-project.com

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Hundreds of Polaroids useed to create Walker Lukens Music Video

by JamesNYCFebruary 4. 2013 00:18

The music video for Walker Lukens' "Dear Someone" uses hundreds of Polaroids shown traversing the streets of New York to create a delightful stop-motion clip. The video was conceptualized and directed by Tetsuo Kamata. Watch below.

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IMPOSSIBLE ANNOUNCES BREAKTHROUGH IN ANALOG INSTANT CAMERA DEVELOPMENT

by JamesNYCSeptember 10. 2012 07:11

IMPOSSIBLE ANNOUNCES BREAKTHROUGH IN ANALOG INSTANT CAMERA DEVELOPMENT
NEW MODULAR PLATFORM IS BASIS FOR VARIOUS NEW ANALOG INSTANT DEVICES
FIRST CONCEPTS INTRODUCED IN KICKSTARTER CAMPAGIN AND AT PHOTOKINA 2012

New York, USA, 10 September 2012. – After 18 months of intense research and development, Impossible today introduces a groundbreaking module for analog instant photography: A high precision platform named “Impossible FPU” (Film Processing Unit), that processes and develops Impossible instant film. This highly advanced device is the basis for a range of new analog instant cameras and hardware concepts to be introduced in 2013.

When Polaroid discontinued camera production in 2007, all know-how, machinery and components linked to analog instant camera production were being disrupted. With Impossible being dedicated to today’s creative market of analog instant photography by re-inventing new instant film materials, the development of a new analog instant hardware was the next major ambition. Impossible reinvented the FPU from scratch, based on today’s available components and materials and new expectations and demands.

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8x10 LARGE FORMAT INSTANT FILM TO MAKE COMEBACK

by JamesNYCAugust 23. 2012 10:16

8x10 LARGE FORMAT INSTANT FILM TO MAKE COMEBACK

First test photos premiere at The Impossible Project Space NYC from August 23 – September 24, 2012

New Impossible 8x10 film goes on sale August 30

Enschede, The Netherlands, 22 August 2012. – Based on previous achievements in analog instant film development, Impossible successfully engineered a new instant film material for 8x10 cameras. “Back in 2009 we preserved the last intact 8x10 Polaroid production machine and transferred it from Waltham in the USA to our factory in the Netherlands. At that time it was uncertain whether it would ever be possible to manufacture a new 8x10 film. Today we are proud to announce the revival of this legendary format with the new PQ 8x10 film”, says Florian Kaps, the founder of Impossible.

Polaroid introduced the 8x10 film in 1973 making high-resolution large format instant photography possible for the first time. The unique size and characteristics of the 8x10 film soon captured the attention of photographers as an artistic medium. During the 1980s it was frequently used for landscape, fine art or advertising-photography, scientific applications as well as high quality proofs. Just like all other types of Polaroid film it was discontinued in the 21st century.

From August 23 – September 24 the Impossible Project Space NYC presents the very first photos taken on test film of the upcoming PQ 8x10 Silver Shade film. This landmark exhibition features work by acclaimed and up and coming photographers Chloe Aftel, Penny Felts-Nannini, Adam Goldberg, Thom Jackson, Tim Mantoani, Alan Marcheselli, Melodie McDaniel, Stefan Milev, Nicholas Misciagna, Rommel Pecson, Bill Phelps and Neal Winter.

The new PQ 8x10 film will go on sale August 30 on www.the-impossible-project.com, in Impossible Project Spaces NYC, Paris, Vienna, Tokyo and at selected worldwide partner stores and dealers. One pack contains 10 photos and costs EUR 169 I 189 USD. PQ 8x10 film is compatible with all 8x10 cameras equipped with a Polaroid film holder, as well as the original Polaroid 8x10 processor.

 

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POLAROID IMPOSSIBLE exhibition on June 17 at Westlicht. Museum of Photography in Vienna.

by JamesNYCJune 1. 2011 10:45

we are excited to inform you about the opening of the POLAROID [IM]POSSIBLE exhibition on June 17 at Westlicht. Museum of Photography in Vienna.

A SUMMER FULL OF ANALOG PASSION


POLAROID [IM]POSSIBLE from June 17 – August 21 WestLicht

The exhibition POLAROID [IM]POSSIBLE opens on June 16 in Westlicht. Museum of Photography and is a pure celebration of the past, present and future of analog instant photography.



An inspiring, never before seen profile of the Polaroid Collection


The exhibition shows a representative profile of the recently saved, legendary, European part of the Polaroid Collection, featuring works by photographers such as Ansel Adams, Helmut Newton, Mary Ellen Mark or Andy Warhol. The eye catcher are large format Polaroids (20x24 inch) taken with a special custom made camera. Conceptual art such as collages, opulent arrangements and trendy staging reflect the zeitgeist of the 70s and 80s. Next to the big names, there are also many works of outstanding photographers unknown on the art market until now.



New and exciting Impossible Instant Artworks
Beyond, the exhibition is complemented with fresh photographs taken on new Impossible film by artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki or Stefanie Schneider. The unique Impossible film materials, invented and produced at the former Polaroid factory in Enschede (NL), push analog instant photography beyond all traditional limits and offer a new, broad range of possibilities, characteristics and results, appreciated by international photographers. A selection of those contemporary, analog instant photography cooperations will be presented at the exhibition.

  The specific authenticity and unique magic of instant art communicate a broad range of important genres and innovative processes. In the exhibition, they are presented alongside the various camera and film types. A companion book „From Polaroid to Impossible / Masterpieces of Instant Photography – The Westlicht Collection“ is published by Hatje Cantz. (German-English, 192 pages, contains ca.200 colorful plates, hardcover with book jacket, € 39,80).



POLAROID [IM]POSSIBLE
The WestLicht Collection

June 17 - August 21, 2011

Tue, Wed, Fri: 2 - 7 pm
Thu: 2 - 9 pm
Sat, Sun, Hol: 11 am - 7 pm
Closed on Mondays

WestLicht. Museum of Photography
Westbahnstraße 40
1070 Vienna
Austria
+43 (0)1 522 66 36
www.westlicht.com

IMPOSSIBLE POP UP SHOP
The most analog store of all times

June 17 - August 21, 2011

Tue, Wed, Fri: 2 - 7.30 pm
Thu: 2 - 9 pm
Sat: 11 am - 6 pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Impossible Pop Up Shop
Westbahnstraße 43
1070 Vienna
Austria
+43 1 522 32 13
www.the-impossible-project.com

 

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Stuff people say

Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar. - Helmut Newton

 

"The Camera does not lie, Post Production and Publishers do". - James-ism 09/06/2013

 

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. - Booker T. Washington

 

"Papa, ... Music is your love, but Photography is your Religion." - Joya D. Hall-Sullivan | Age 10

 

"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." - Richard Avedon - 1984

 

 "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison

 

"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar." - Helmut Newton

 

"You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." - Annie Leibovitz

 

"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track." - Weegee

 

" The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." - Orson Welles

 

"Some people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already." - Helmut Newton

 

"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. " - Nikola Tesla

 

"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable." - Richard Avedon

 

"The first 10 000 shots are the worst." - Helmut Newton

 

“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston

 

"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi

 

"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston

 

"If you want reality take the bus." - David LaChapelle

 

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

 

"When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist." - Robert Mapplethorpe

 

" Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand

 

"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." - Horst P. Horst

 

"Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work." - William Klein

 

"Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite or because of being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich." - Bob Richardson

 

"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith

 

"Either take the lead or follow behind, just stay the fuck out of my way." - James Sullivan

 
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