I’m honored to exhibit the very first gallery show at Cowork Frederick, a new collaborative office space at 122 E. Patrick St. in Frederick, MD. (It’s that lovely building in the picture above, just to the right of the tattoo place.) I’ll be hosting a reception during downtown Frederick’s First Saturday gallery walk, from 5 to 8 p.m. on September 1, 2012.
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.
Looking back on 2010: Kodak pulled the plug on its most famous film, Kodachrome, and the final roll was developed last week. But Kodak also released a new version of Portra film and a spokesperson admitted to the British Journal of Photography that there’s a “real resurgence for film.”
What? You’ve never heard of Polaroid Week? It’s twice a year on Flickr — usually one week in May and one week in November. It’s a great opportunity to share your own instant photos and meet other instant film photographers from all over the world. During Spring 2010 Polaroid Week, 1596 people posted 3920 photos. The 5-day whirlwind can be pretty intense, so I’ve made a list of my best tips for making the most of Polaroid Week …