Polaroid's Comeback...Impossible!

I think it's safe to say most of us, and I'm talking on earth here, were pretty sad when Polaroid filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and subsequently shut down its operations in June of 2008.  Not even digital can trump the gratifcation of holding an instant photograph in your hands. 

Just the thought of Polaroid, let alone the actual photos, bring back so many memories to us all.  Who can forget the satisfying sound of the photo leaving the camera or shaking the film, anxiously waiting to see what you shot. 

One of my favorite memories has to be when I stage managed a burlesque/vaudeville show here in the city and one of the perks was hawking $5 polaroids with the (often scantily clad) women of the show to the patrons.  Sure, the lovely ladies had a lot to do with it, but no one could deny that walking out with a Polaroid memento in your hands was the selling point.

Well, in case you haven't heard, thanks to Florian Kaps, instant film is hopefully a thing of the future as well as our past.  He bought up an old Polaroid factory in the Netherlands with the dream of completely reinventing instant film and giving it a new name.  He and his team of awesome are hard at work on "The Impossible Project," where they plan to have the new and improved film back on the market by 2010. 

You can help support the cause by buying a t-shirt, spreading the word on your own blog and even sharing your knowledge with the team as they attempt to conquer their long list of challenges.
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