Analog love makes you do crazy things: back in 2009 we preserved that last original Polaroid 8x10 film production machinery without really knowing whether we'd ever be able to actually manufacture new film with it. For the last few months we devoted a large part of our time and passion to the reinvention of the legendary 8x10 instant film format. As you may already have learned from the NYT Lens Blog, it is today that we are proudly introducing a new, astonishing instant film for your 8x10 camera.
PQ 8x10 SILVER SHADE
NEW LARGE FORMAT INSTANT FILM
Unlike traditional Polaroid peel apart 8x10 film, the new PQ 8x10 Silver Shade 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.
Shipping starts September 12
STRICTLY LIMITED QUANTITIES
USA: 250 | EUROPE: 200 | ASIA: 50
US$ 189.99 | JPY 19,800
by Rommel Pecson
Keep your film refrigerate until you're ready to shoot it and keep the processed image in the dark of the processor for 4 minutes. To stop further development and stabilize your photos dry them thoroughly.
by Stefan Milev
To avoid further development and alterations, dry your photo by either peeling it apart or storing it in the 8x10 Dry Age kit - available starting September 24.
by Alan Marcheselli
8x10 photos are perfect for emulsion lifts. This technique will not only lead to stunning results but also makes your photos eternally stable.
HOW TO USE
by Melodie McDaniel
Before you start shooting, please familiarize yourself with the characteristics, necessities and handling of this new 8x10 film. The most important basics are as follows:
The film is new and integral
Refrigerate the film until use
Keep processed images in the dark
Dry your photos thoroughly
Compatible hardware: 8x10 camera, original Polaroid 8x10 holder and processor
“10 GOOD THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE SHOOTING IMPOSSIBLE 8x10 FILM”
Until September 24 the Impossible Project Space NYC is showing the very first photos taken on test film of the upcoming PQ 8x10 Silver Shade film in a landmark exhibition. It features work by acclaimed and up and coming photographers
Chloe Aftel, Penny Felts-Nannini, Adam Goldberg, Thom Jackson, Tim Mantoani, Alan Marcheselli, Melodie McDaniel, Stefan Milev, Nicholas Misciagna, Rommel Pecson, Bill Phelps and Neal Winter.