Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Impossibly fun!

So it hasn't been long since Hipster Dufus and I crash landed in the middle of New York. But we dove straight in and tried to get up to as many activities as possible. Hipster Dufus literally brought a Time Out magazine at the airport and started scouring the listings for fun things to do. I already had an idea of what I wanted to get up to thanks to my passion for photography. One of the best things about moving here was that New York has an Impossible store. Now I've only ever alluded to the Impossible Project and never written about it as London is a bit behind. These guys are the ones behind the saving of instant photography. Instant being a key word as this is not the same as Polaroid. A mistake that many have made which just ruins the beauty of this new medium.

There's no point in going into the whole story when others have done it better here, explaining exactly what this project is all about. The main thing to understand is that it's not for those who want polaroid pictures in the 'shake-it-like-a-polaroid-picture' kind of way. This is for those who love the possibilities that old photography formats offer. Just like still using a film camera and never knowing what your pictures are going to come out like. This is for those who get giddy at the waiting 2-3 days for the results of their film. This is important as their format is not yet perfected. The Impossible team always seem to take the most kick-ass polaroids however for us mere mortals it's temperamental, but when you get a result it's totally worth it. And learning is half the fun. So armed with this I was so excited to go on the NYC Impossible Project's first photo walk. A perfect opportunity to learn and get inspired and also get a tour of our new city.

This was my best shot of the walk by far.
Hispter Dufus with his creation, Photo courtesy of the Impossible Project 

And check out this awesome video made by one of the guys that came on the walk. Very happy to have my photo make the cut. 

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