Posted on July 29th, 2012
Café String, Stockholm 2005
Erlend, Leipzig 2006
Daniel, Leipzig 2006
One day during a walk around my old hometown Leipzig I came across a little thrift-store. I entered, skipped through some old records, until a box with cameras caught my eyes. A square pouch in particular. It happened to hold a beautiful Polaroid SX-70 in mint condition. Inquiring the price I was astonished. 5 Euros and it would be mine. This was the start of a brief but intense love affair with shooting polaroid – mostly because they discontinued producing polaroid film right at that moment. I had ordered some old film through ebay and shot until it ran out. How much fun it was. I took the camera around Leipzig, to Stockholm and to a Whitest Boy Alive gig as well. Above you can see some of the pictures I cherish the most.
At the moment my beloved SX-70 is sleeping in a box right next to an unused, thrifted Supercolor 1000SE, but I hope the be able to reactivate both soon. The price of the film produced and sold by The Impossible Project still keep me from buying, but maybe I should give it a try? Should you already have used film by The Impossible Project, I’d be happy if you’d drop me a line and tell me about your experiences. Thank you!