Before I moved to California and traveled a bit I managed to purchase some new experimental film from The Impossible Project. It was a completely pink film, or as they called it a monochromatic magenta. It was very similar to their Cyanograph Film, which was completely blue. I bought 2 packs and I brought them along with me to my trip to Ireland and Spain. The film was made for 600 series cameras, but I used it with my SX-70 folding SLR camera with a Neutral Density filter. The photo above is of Slane Castle in County Meath, Ireland. Many great concerts have been performed on the grounds including U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The above photo was taken in Barcelona Spain in Camp Nou. It was a pretty hot and sunny day, and I was surprised that the photo came out as well as it did without it being completely washed out. You can just make out the stadium seats spelling out MES QUE UN CLUB.
The above photos were taken in County Meath, Ireland at a wedding I attended. I kept the film in a fridge for the most part until I had to use it. The days were pretty bright, but stayed in the 60’s so the pictures did not tend to wash out.
I really enjoyed this film and as I said before I used it in an SX-70 camera with a filter. I have yet to try the film out in a 600 camera, but I would like to compare. I found that the results were opposite to the Cyanograph film and that it had a tendency to get overexposed and would need to set the camera brightness a few clicks to the darker side. Like all other Impossible Project film I recommend that you keep the film refrigerated until you need to use it, otherwise pictures tend to look washed out.
This film has just become a standard in The Impossible Project Shop, and just went on sale earlier today. It can be bought in a single, triple or a six pack. These films are great and I am glad that we have the choice to work with and experiment with monochromatic films. You can purchase the film at the link below:
Specifications for the 600 Series Film (from The Impossible Project):
- 8 exposures per pack
- Type: Monochrome Magenta instant film for Polaroid™ 600-type cameras
- Format: 3.5 x 4.2 in (8.8 x 10.7 cm)
- Image area: 3.1 x 3.1 in (7.9 x 7.9 cm)
- Finish: Glossy
- Development: 40 minutes approximately at 70°F (21°C)
- Battery: Built in, long lasting battery to power up the camera and flash