While coming home the other day on the bus, i noticed this girl sitting down and holding quite a colorful box. It was not a very big box, perhaps the size a square tissue box, maybe slightly bigger.
On the side of the box, there was some writing, which said, “Impossible Presents Carefully Refurbished Instant Cameras”. Hmmmmmm, that is interesting i thought. Refurbished instant cameras, what could that mean?
When i got home, i immediatley Googled the words and found out that some people just can’t let the past die!
So, what is this “Impossible Presents… ” yada yada yada (can’t be bothered to spell it all out) about? Apparently, it is a company that decided to buy one of the last remaining factories that made Polaroid film in the Netherlands. Not only that, but they sell refurbished Polaroid cameras!
The company: https://www.the-impossible-project.com/film/
The refurbished cameras: https://shop.the-impossible-project.com/shop/cameras
I am not going to re-hash the whole story of the company, i am sure you can read. It’s an interesting concept, one that has obviously revived a camera system that i thought was long dead.
I can see the attraction of the Polaroid to those who like all those Instagram “filters”. What do they call those people? Hipsters or something? I mean, hey, if you really want to go retro, a refurbished Polaroid camera can’t really be beat. However, i don’t think i would be able to contain my laughter if i ever saw someone shooting with one.
Anyhow, i don’t think i will be investing my money into the “impossible project”. I am not that desperate to go that “retro” and i would rather spend hundreds of dollars on more modern technology.