I have to admit, electronics and hardware don’t excite me but I’d be lying if I told you that I wasn’t just a little giddy when United Parcel delivered a package from Polaroid today.
That’s me! Shot today by Joe Kolbek on Polaroid 300 film
Polaroid 300 Instant Film Camera
Polaroid decided to abandon film cameras and instant film in 2007 in favor of an all-digital line-up of products. With Holga, Lomography and The Impossible Project keeping film alive for the new generation of college-aged kids (and professionals too), I can’t help but think that Polaroid felt left out! (I’m sure their re-evaluation of film and its market share had some to do with their re-entry as well.)
On March 22, 2010 The Impossible Project announced the release of their new film for Polaroid SX-70 and 600 film cameras.
Well, earlier this month Polaroid Corporation, with the approval of their spokesperson Lady Ga-Ga, released the pic-300 camera. It takes 10 pictures per roll on business card-sized paper (the film is similar to the old 600 and SX-70 type film.)
Speaking of old-style Polaroid film, in January of this year, Polaroid announced that they will be updating their old-fashioned Polaroid One Step camera (The pic-1000 to be released later this year). The Impossible Project also announced the introduction of a new color film that will fit all Polaroid 600 cameras. No word yet if Polaroid film partner Fuji Film will also release 600 type film.
All-in-all it is quite a year for instant film photography. Just think…this would be possible without YOU! So, pick up some film and start shooting!
Polaroid 300 cameras and film
Polaroid SX-70 and 600 film for existing Polaroid cameras
Pick up a used Polaroid camera!
Polaroid Pack Cameras (pull & peel film)
Here are some additional shots with my first roll of Polaroid 300 film
“UKE OR DIE” Henrique Couto
Actress Raine Brown
Additional Polaroid 300 images on my Flickr site:
All Images © 2010 Michael Raso