I am almost out of Polaroid film. I know this picture would say otherwise but it was taken well over two years ago. I wouldn't say I was careless with my film but I really didn't give a second thought to snapping a picture if the impulse was there. I have thousands of shots I need to scan and I finally got myself a scanner to do that. (yay for target 29.99)
That doesn't change the fact that I only have 4 packs of film left. One pack of expired regular 600 , one pack of PX 600 silver shade from the impossible project, that rumor has is pretty much garbage and two packs of TZ artistic for my SX-70. Oh and I guess I still have a few 600 shots in my 680SLR too but it makes me sad how now taking a Polaroid doesn't even cross my mind unless it is a momentous occasion. I miss the spontaneity I used to have. I realize I am consciously saving that film for something, but what exactly am I saving it for? In 2008 I set a personal goal of going to Paris and shooting a ton of Polaroids before I turned forty. Life had other plans for me and that goal was never achieved. I've often told myself that instead of Polaroids of Paris I got Polaroids of my wedding. Even so, I still want to go to Paris with my camera. None of this changes the fact that I don't have enough film to justify a trip like that.
I am part of the community over at the newly revamped Polaroid.com website and today they will make an announcement. They have been working with Lady Gaga on something called Polaroid Grey Label touting it as the next generation of Polaroid. The website homepage shows a really cool looking grey Polaroid camera.
Fingers crossed they will revel that they are going to make instant film for the Grey Label camera and that it will be compatible with all of my old Polaroid cameras.
The announcement is set for 3:30 pacific time. Here's to hoping!!!