Victor Schrager, Olympia, 1980
Betty Hahn, Belladonna, 1980
These photographs constitute the portfolio Five Still Lifes (1980), published by Paradox Editions Limited. The photos were produced in the Polaroid Corporation’s 20×24 studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (New York City’s 20×24 studio’s website is here.)
An imaginative and ingenious impossibility: The Impossible Project (based in Enschede, Netherlands) has done the impossible! Produced new Instant Film! In the near future they will even produce 8×10 and 20×24 inch film.
(A great article about the the Impossible Project appeared in November 2009 on wired.co.uk.)
In New York City The Impossible Project Space—a gallery and store—is open. Although they will not be selling 4×5 film (no surviving equipment), they have a lot of film including brand new monochrome SX-70, 600, Fade to Black film, and, coming this summer, instant color film. It’s an impressive, implausible adventure; inchoate and on the precipice of genius.
MIT Museum will receive an archive of Polaroid history including more than 9,000 artifacts, known as the Museum Collection, (the press release can be read here) including camera prototypes and ephemera.
An incendiary and iconoclastic impossibility: Non-chemical, digital Polaroid-like images. One option: The Polardoid Project.
An impressive and important impossibility: The Land List. Immense, impeccable, and invaluable, provides a wealth of information about Polaroid cameras and film…
Is nothing not impossible?