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My experimental examples with the PX 600 Silver Shade

My experimental examples with the PX 600 Silver Shade

This is a free artistic implementation/realization of the "Impossible Instant Film" PX600 Silver Shade by ILFORD also.

"The Impossible Project announced that it succeeded in its task of re-producing an instant film for traditional Polaroid cameras. The Impossible Project started in October 2008 at the last preserved Polaroid plant in Enschede, the Netherlands, with the aim to save anlog Instant Photography from extinction after Polaroid had discontinued its instant film production earlier that year. Celebrating the beginning of a new era of instant photography, Impossible has just introduced its first two formatsin a limited First Flush Edition. These include the PX100 and PX600 Silver Shade monochromatic films, with the first PX Colour Film being promised for summer 2010.A grand Impossible Project's Space, hosting a shop as well as a gallery, will open on April 30, 2010 at 425 Broadway in New York City."

This film is still on the brink of being mature and is very dependent on temperature. In addition to this, my camera has a defect that give each photograph a different exposure.

I feel all these various factors create an artistic playfulness and freedom that sustains me as a photographer.

I hope you enjoy viewing these few experimental examples as much as I enjoyed taking them.

The photos were taken in Southern Germany, where I live.

The Story Text is wonderful written by John Linton in Westerly / Rhode Island

Thank You :)

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21 responses

  • Brian Betteridge

    Brian Betteridge gave props (31 Jul 2010):

    great series. i'd love to try some of that film out.

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    This is such a beautiful body of work Meggie....fleeting,artistic and ephermeral. Voted!

  • Geir Danielsen

    Geir Danielsen gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    great series..well done!

  • Jef Price

    Jef Price (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2010):


  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    I'm amazed by the beautiful images you were able to get out of this film. All my experiments with it have been absolute failures!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    extremely cool. thanks for sharing.

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells gave props (7 Aug 2010):

    Interesant explicació, ben documentada amb imatges. Salut i llum.

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart said (8 Aug 2010):

    nice story

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    I just love all these shots and your story, thanks Meggie ;o)

  • Nick Blair

    Nick Blair said (11 Aug 2010):

    yes yes yes! good on ya!

  • Meggie Schwendemann

    Meggie Schwendemann gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    Thanks ! :)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Meggie Schwendemann

    Meggie Schwendemann gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    Thanks John :) Your cooperation Rad !!! Hell Yeah :)

  • Hani Mansour

    Hani Mansour (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2010):

    superb! definitely YEAH :-)

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green gave props (28 Dec 2010):

    Breathtaking and lovely!

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (3 Jul 2012):

    wonderful series!! my vote and nominated! ;)

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (30 Dec 2012):

    Congrats on getting the story of the week!

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (31 Dec 2012):

    congrats on getting SoW! Well deserved!

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur said (1 Jan 2013):

    the one second from the bottom on the perhaps my favorite jpg picture EVER.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Jan 2013):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (3 Jan 2013):

    Congratulations. Well deserved. I love these images.

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