I got a Polaroid Land SX-70 off eBay. Loaded up a pack of Impossible film and started testing it.
Looks like its light meter is a little off as all my shots came overexposed.
I tested using my usual models and following some advice from my resident photographer and the super nice people of Vintage Instant and somewhere between the first and eighth shot I found myself so fascinated by the camera that I even went and read about its history. And watched old commercials of it.
But I guess my favorite moment was when after driving for two and a half hours I stood with sand beneath my toes and snapped the last of my first Impossible PX70 film shots. And this was the result.
Just like Laurence Olivier said: “And then, the Impossible happens.” I smiled all the way home.
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