I’ve been fortunate to test several incarnations of instant film produced by The Impossible Project, and it never gets old. It’s rare in this day and age to have an opportunity to work with a photography process that’s truly experimental, and I’m hyper-aware of how special it is to be trusted with a task like this.
Jake wrote a beautiful summary of the past year of developments (no pun intended) in Impossible films, so I won’t duplicate it here. The point is that PX680, Impossible’s new 600-compatible film, is here. It’s still in test/development phase, but the first flush will be available soon. And it’s amazing.
I shot these images in mid-February with a pack of the test film. I’m in the midst of shooting more test film from a subsequent batch, and the problem causing the white specks has been remedied. Stay tuned for more PX680 samples over the next few days … I’ll post additional images once I have an opportunity to scan everything.
In the meantime, check out the PX680 group on Flickr for more (and better) test film examples. For fun, you might like to see my test photos of the very first Impossible color film, taken in June 2010. We’ve come a long way, baby.