PZ 680 Giveaway: Who’s your Instant Hero?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 | 16 Comments

I always look forward to sharing some new photos during Polaroid Week, and this year is no exception. It’s a great opportunity to challenge myself and try new things.

Even more so, Polaroid Week has become a chance to discover new photographers (and friends) and absorb a much-needed jolt of inspiration. There’s so much spectacular work that’s shared during the five days of Flickr fun … It’s difficult to keep up, but well worth it to lose a bit of sleep!

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Anne Bowerman was one of my very first instant film friends, and has been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement. I love these PZ 680 photos she posted last month.

To enter, you must answer this prompt in the comments:

For the last giveaway, I had you share a photo of your own. This time, let’s try something different. Tell us about one of your Instant Heroes — Post a link to a photo or a photographer’s website. Leave a comment below before 12:00 noon (USA Eastern Time) on Friday, July 8, and you’ll be entered to win a pack of PZ 680 film, courtesy of The Impossible Project!

Here’s the fine print for this fine giveaway: 

To enter, you must comment here and use a valid email address. You must be currently subscribed to The Impossible Project’s weekly-ish email newsletter (sign up here) AND to theAnalog Adventures infrequent email newsletter (sign up here). The winner will be randomly selected, and the email address will be cross-checked against the subscriber list for both newsletters. Film will be shipped directly from the Impossible USA office, but may be shipped (no charge) anywhere in the world. International entries are welcome. The Impossible Project will see your email address, and of course I’ll see your email address, but otherwise it will not be shared, and you will not receive spam from either organization. The Impossible Project is supplying the film for this giveaway, and I occasionally receive test/promotional film to sample, however, TIP has not paid for this post/giveaway and all opinions expressed here are my own.

More about PZ 680:

Impossible PZ 680 film

PZ 680 can be used in Spectra/Image cameras. Learn more about the film here and here, and see examples in The Impossible Project Flickr group.

15 comments

  1. Jess
    July 7, 2011

    My hero is Ramsey. She is an illustrator (and a great one) at heart, but her photos take me into her world and no matter how mundane a description of a picture might be, every single one of her photos makes me want to move east and be her BFF. http://www.flickr.com/photos/everydaypants/

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  2. Jess
    July 7, 2011

    Whoops. I guess that should have been an instant photographer hero. That would be Ellen Jo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellenjo/sets/72157603209635719/ She has the most patient dogs and the best eye for instant gratification.

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  3. Mia
    July 7, 2011

    Hands down-the lovely an amazingly talented Fernanda Montoro. Her polas always leave me stunned and speechless.
    http://fernandamontoro.com/

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    • Jess
      July 7, 2011

      Mia, I can’t believe I didn’t know Fernanda’s work before … It’s amazing! Some of those shots remind me of Caballosblancos & The Gentleman Amateur. If you don’t follow them on Flickr, definitely look for their work during Polaroid Week. Swoon-worthy!

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  4. jodi
    July 7, 2011

    just one? oy, that’s rough. my gut reaction is andrea (aka girlhula aka hula70). her instant shots always make me happy.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlhula/sets/72157604692061234/with/4580172560/

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  5. Briana Morrison
    July 7, 2011

    Well I have three and they’re flippin’ amazing!
    Susannah Conway @ http://www.susannahconway.com/
    Jen Altman @
    http://www.byjenaltman.com/
    and Amanda Gilligan @
    http://www.mocking-bird.org/blog/

    If you aren’t familiar with these three, I highly suggest taking a peek!

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  6. JL Pictures
    July 7, 2011

    It would be a_morosini, her picture has a great concepts.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_morosini/4287643388/in/set-72157604124879849

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  7. Justin
    July 7, 2011

    My Instant hero is undoubtably -100% Anne Bowerman; had it not been for her kindness and all around amazingness I probably would not have ever shot a single polaroid. Her pictures inspire and amaze me, and I am confident that all Instant Photogs who know her feel the same way about her and her work.

    Her Flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniebee

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  8. azuree
    July 8, 2011

    Jess!

    What a great idea for a giveaway. My all time favorite is Jen Gotch! She makes the cutest polaroids! Totally up my alley. If you haven’t seen her stuff check it out here- http://www.jengotch.com/

    XO!
    Azuree

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  9. Lizzie
    July 8, 2011

    I have to agree with Brianna, I love Susannah, Jen and Amanda’s work. Amanda Gilligan is probably who has inspired and motivated me the most. She is definately my Instant Hero
    But as she has already been shared, I shall post a different link.
    I came across Rus Anson’s instant photos and find them stunning. It makes me want to have a shoot in a studio for fashion.
    http://www.rusanson.com/personal

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  10. eric
    July 8, 2011

    My inspiration is my good friend Kate Funk. She generously gave me my first 600 film– from her dwindling stash. Mainly, I appreciated her aesthetic, and it made me want to go out and explore in the same way. These days my 600 film is gone, but I’m looking forward to trying the new Impossible 600! I also use plenty of non-instant film, but there’s something about those Polaroids…

    Check her out:
    http://katefunk.com/polaroid.htm

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  11. Danny Sanchez
    July 8, 2011

    One of my instant-pola heroes is Sean Turbridy! I love his series on Toys. He always pushes the envelope in terms of imagination in his images. Be sure to check out his great book, Toys on Roids!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/seantubridy/

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    • Jess
      July 8, 2011

      Danny, Sean is indeed brilliant, and is also one of the founding members of Save Polaroid. I count him as one of my heroes, too!

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  12. Fernanda
    August 6, 2011

    Just came across your blog..can’t believe I didn’t know about your work either! amazing! thanks dearest mia! ♥ thank you both for such nice words!

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  13. Danny
    July 13, 2011

    Congrats Jess!

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