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Impossible Project: Tim Mantoani uses Polaroid 8x10 instant film to shoot a panoramic picture

9/09/2012 ISO 1200 Magazine 1 Comments

About photographer:

Tim Mantoani is a Southern California/New York based professional photographer specializing in advertising, commerical, editorial, sports, portrait and fine art photography. He works for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, ESPN Magazine, ad campaigns for Coca-Cola, EA Sports and Coors Brewing, but also he is the author of  book called Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends

Copyright: 2012 Tim Mantoani

About Impossible Project:

 In October 2008 The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plant for integral instant film in Enschede (NL) and started to invent and produce totally new instant film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras. In 2010 Impossible saved analog instant photography from extinction by releasing various, brand new and unique instant films.

Therewith Impossible prevents more than 300.000.000  perfectly functioning Polaroid cameras from becoming obsolete, changes the world of photography and keeps variety, tangibility and analogue creativity and possibilites alive.( Meet the Founders....)


The PQ 8x10 Silver Shade film is the proud result of our love for large format instant photography. Other than the traditional Polaroid peel apart film, this new 8x10 film is an integral instant film. The basis of this film is our Silver Shade material with a film speed of 640 ASA. One pack contains 10 negatives and 10 positives to be shot in 8x10 cameras using the original Polaroid 8x10 holder and processor.

 “The fascinating thing is that you never know what is going to come out of the product,” said Mr. Jackson, comparing the digital age of duplication with the more furtive experience of instant film. Depending on the specific batch of film, results can vary widely — from overexposed and grainy to underexposed with “snow” and “ghosts.” But these imperfections in the film make each image special and impossible to duplicate. ( Text via )

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Ed Araquel said...

Ha! At the end of the video, Tim's processor blew up just like mine did recently. Usually it's a 0.8uf 220VAC capacitor that needs to be replaced.