Smögen, Sweden, seen by the SX70 with Impossible film

Yes, I brought my little stubborn SX70 on my vacation last week.
I really love that kind of pictures that this camera provides, but it is difficult, very difficult ….
I do not know what the problem is, whether it might be the film that is the problem, but I have a few boxes left so I do not like to to buy new film either, considering the price.

But if any of you see what I could do differently, please help!
The first three, I am quite pleased with, but the rest is a pure disaster, but I post them anyway, hoping for help.

Polaroid SX70
Impossible PX70 Color shade

Polaroid SX70
Impossible PX70 Color Shade

Polaroid SX70
Impossible PX70 Color Shade

And here comes the disasters…..   😦

 

 

Polaroid SX70
Impossible PX70 Color Shade

Polaroid SX70
Impossible PX70 Color Shade

Polaroid SX70
Impossible PX70 Color Shade

I love this expression, and I love Impossible for what they are doing!

They are fantastic, and I believe the films they produce just will be better and better (even if I like this film too, though it is a hard nut to crack).
And they are saving instant photography for us all to enjoy, fantastic work!!

 

 

 

 

 

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26 thoughts on “Smögen, Sweden, seen by the SX70 with Impossible film

  1. The ones with the red marks, are those tears in the film when it comes out or discoloration?

    (The last “disaster” shot is actually kind of interesting — like some primordial sea…)

    • I’m not sure, but I think they comes from that the paper don’t come in proper contact with the chemicals, when the procedure of holding the picture in a convex position immediatly so contact is made is not properly done. Gosh it’s a struggle… But I’m not giving up, not that kind of person, hehe…
      Like your comment on the last disaster, THANKS!! LOL!
      Have a wonderful day!
      Marie

  2. It is absolutely the film. It’s great what Impossible Project is trying to do, but unfortunately, they’re failing. I realize it’s “impossible” to replicate what Polaroid did, but most of their film seems to turn out this way. They say that it’s because of your dirty rollers, but it happens so often that it’s pretty hard to believe.

    I’ve moved to Color Pack film and a 250 Land Camera. I love it and Fuji still makes film for it!

  3. It is absolutely the film. It’s great what Impossible Project is trying to do, but unfortunately, they’re failing. I realize it’s ”impossible” to replicate what Polaroid did, but most of their film seems to turn out this way. They say that it’s because of your dirty rollers, but it happens so often that it’s pretty hard to believe.

    I’ve moved to Color Pack film and a 250 Land Camera. I love it and Fuji still makes film for it!

    • Thank you very much for your comment, most appreciated!
      I agree with you, it is impossible to replicate, but I think they are inventing something new and wonderful for us. And I love the expression of the SX70, so I’m hangin in there 😉 but now I at least know that it isn’t me doing something wrong.
      And I think theire films are being better and better. I just didn’t realized that, so I bought a bit too much film (to “save” shipping cost, silly me… )
      Thanks again and have a great day.

  4. This results are very rare .Dreamy- blurry It has something in it .But I suppose it”s tecnical the wrong side .
    It seems in all the photographs that the developpement was n’t equal on every inch of the surface .Very big grains in that kind of photography.But is a bit a fairy-tale …

      • Thank you Tjen and Steve!
        Do you know what is wrong? Is it me not doing something I should do to get it developed right? Or has the film got damaged in some kind of way? (It has been properly kept in my basement for storage with temperature between 5-15 degrees C)
        It is so sad, cause I agree with you, it is definitely got something….. Something that makes me keep trying…..

  5. Interesting results! I wasn’t even aware of Impossible Project. I think I have a polaroid camera buried away somewhere…..hmmmm….I like the non-disater shots. Very different and ‘arty’. Looks like a beautiful place.

    • Thank you very much John! Yes it is a beautiful place. In the summer, it is totally overcrowded but it is fantastic to go there in late summer.
      I agree with you, it is a kind of arty look that I so much desire, but I’m not yet “friend” with my camera and film…
      If you have a Polaroid, look them up, Impossible, they do amazing stuff! Fuji does polaroid film as well, so it depends on what camera you have, where to buy the film.
      Thanks again John!
      Have a great weekend!

  6. I can’t offer any thoughts on Polaroid photography, but I just wanted you to know that I LOVE this post. The delicious images…and your willingness to share your “disasters.” Being a painting major in school many years ago, and thus a painter at heart, I enjoy all sorts of imagery. But your first image is my favorite, for the warm, glowing colors.

    • Thank you very very much or your kind words! Most appreciated!
      I have no problems with sharing disasters or mistakes, in this case it was because I for sure need som help here… 😉
      Why I usually don’t do it is just because I want people to be inspired to try film photography when they look at my blog. And I have to admit that I myself do not get inspired when I look at large amounts of images where both good and bad are mixed, so therefore I try to keep it clean and easy to look at and read.
      Have a wonderful autumn week Cindy!

  7. Definitely an unpredictable and frustrating film. I’ve had a hard time getting the hang of it as well, but when it works it works beautifully.

    • Yes it is. It is so incredibly beautiful when all it’s demands are full filled…
      I actually have a couple of packages left, but I’ve just ordered ther new film, have you seen it? They promise great results with it, their best film so far, so trying this feels like a must do. And if I then get the hang of it, I still have this gem to go back to and use, maybe a bit more confident too!
      Thank you very much for your visit and kind words!

  8. I’ve seen that happen before on 600 film as well. Usually it’s a combination of causes: film degrade and roller alignment. Basically there is a fault in the mechanism that presses the chemicals. Try to look if there is any loosen part in the exit mechanism, it may be just that. Anyway, it gives an extra touch to your images, IMHO 🙂

    • Thank you very much Ioanna! Your kind words makes me think that is is still hope for this, I just have to get used to the strange things which I really like, but find difficult to accept anyway. It propably is just not the way I expected things to be.

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