August 29, 2012
Impossible has now announced it will release a batch of 1000 boxes of 8x10 large format instant black and white film retailing at $189 for a box of 10 photos. The film will work with all 8x10 cameras equipped with the original Polaroid 8x10 Film Holder and Processor. The early experiments in 2011 with Maurizio Galimberti photographing can be seen celebrities such as Patti Smith, John C. Reilly, Monica Belucci and Willem Dafoe.
Impossible presents an exhibition of the "very first photos taken on test film" by 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 at its Project Space in New York.
Chloe Aftel, from 8X10 Impossible
Is there something rebellious aspect to the adoption of The Impossible Project's instant film — a push back against the digital photography world as today’s innovators look into the past to make something new again.