Friday, April 15, 2011

Beta BFF


1. magnolia, 2. corrugated, 3. garage, 4. wall, 5. Ute Cab, 6. turquoise, 7. CO., 8. Keep it...

The amazing Impossible Project just recently released its new PX680 Beta film designed specifically for Polaroid 600 cameras, or in my case, the Polaroid SLR 680. It can be used in SX-70 cameras with an ND filter as well. Their first color film, the PX70 Color Shade, seemed really beautiful when it came out several months ago, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to the PX680. This new film is the bee's knees. I just love it and am so happy I was able to get my hands on a few packages, thanks to awesome Anne at the New York Impossible Space.

My husband and I went for a long walk on Sunday evening and came across a lot of magnolia trees. I wasn't carrying a camera with me (of course) but drove back Monday morning and shot my first PX680 image. I tucked it away in my bag and drove home. About 20 minutes later, I pulled it out and gasped. The colors! On Tuesday, I went downtown to pick up some b/w 35mm film for a little project I'm working on with the lovely and talented Vanessa and while I was there, I wandered around an almost vacant industrial area and burned through an entire roll of 35mm redscale in my K1000, as well as five more PX680 images. I'm in love. I shot the remaining two images yesterday afternoon near my house on Main Street and got a few funny looks from passersby, but as always, I just smile.

3 comments:

Brooke said...

I am so impressed with the PX680!! It has a wonderful color spectrum while also letting in lots of light. (I haven't used any myself yet.) I'm excited to try it. Your photos look great!

JESS said...

Great Shots with the new film. I am having some fun myself! Can't wait until they release more.

Ashley said...

Those shots are fantastic! I am also in love with the new PX680! I can hardly wait to see the next version of it, but for now, this one is filling me with so much joy.