PX70 Color Shade First Flush
When the folks at the Impossible Project released their first new instant films in 2010, I couldn’t resist the urge to embark on a pioneering journey with them. Now, we are not “just” shooting with instant film again, which is in itself alluring enough, but we are shooting with new, amazing films that are still up for experimentation and refinement. In this new pathway, there is surprise, creativity, variety and possibility. I know it can be daunting to work with a medium that is somewhat unstable (and expensive) but there are no wasted shots. Everything counts because we are thinking and learning every time we compose and press the shutter.
Personally, I’ve had a bit of a hard time shooting with the PX70 First Flush (an earlier release of the now more stable PX70 color shade). But I persisted and I played with different exposures, light sources, intensities, etc. After many shots – a couple of (not wasted) packs – I got the shot you see above. Although it is still developing as I type (it should get less blue as it settles more), I already love it as is. Right now it is the perfect kind of weird for my taste. I love the bluish tones, the painterly feel and even the snake pattern in the lower left corner (my 1 year old model ain’t half bad either ;))
What about you? Impossible film or not, how do you push yourself and your medium? Today, share your shots and stories of experimentation with us.
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