Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Impossible PX70 Color Shade

I know there is probably a ton of info on the web about the impossible films. But until you experience something yourself, it never truly matters. It would appear that it continues to develop over time. How long?  I'm sure that too is available on the web. And while I like the look after a few days of additional development, I must say I find it fills me with anxiety. I find comfort in photos. They represent a frozen moment in time. Something that is static. It cannot be recreated. But the idea that this image will continue to evolve in some way changes that. It is no longer static. Almost as if the oranges in this photo are decaying just as their real life counterparts are. The anxiety comes from this, and my desire to "save" everything. I want to scan each photo.....just in case. With photos that are constantly changing I feel I might miss the photos best moment. Like a fine wine that sits around too long. Does any of that make sense?  
Left: Photo as of January 25th
Right: Photo as of January 21st, Date it was taken

Friday, January 21, 2011

Although we've never met.......

About two months ago I came across a little plastic camera in a thrift shop in Germany.  The store wanted 3 euro. Immediately I felt as if I had just uncovered some long buried treasure. And while that isn't totally true, the camera did come with a little something extra. A roll of Kodak Gold 200 which had already been exposed! I've been holding on to this roll since, just waiting to get it developed. I must admit I was a bit nervous getting it processed. Who knows what could have been on it. Below are some of the photos (most of the roll came out great). It is funny to think that these people took the time to shoot photos that they will never get to see. And I, who have never met these people, get to peak into this moment of their lives. And I will never meet them. 

(This is my favorite)

This photo shows off a feature of the camera that actually seems quite silly. It has a lever for creating a "panoramic" effect.  As you can see all it does is cut crop the area of the negative that is exposed. Like I said. Silly. 

Camera: Unbranded Plastic Fake Panoramic Camera
Film: Kodak Gold 200

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Seriously Impossible

The first photo is the only good photo (debatable I know) from my Silvershade film. I've read how it is extremely temperature sensitive.  I didn't expect that I would have as much variation from photo to photo even within the same location. The two photos above were taken within minutes of each other at the same location. As you can see the results are drastically different and none of the camera settings were changed. 

Same as the above photos, these were taken within minutes of each other. Nothing had changed. Neither the lighting or the camera settings.  I'm a bit confused as to why.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Camera: Holga
Film: 35mm CVS brand??

Monday, January 17, 2011

Camera: SX-70
Film: Impossible Silver Shade PX-100