A few weeks ago, I received an email from the kind folks at the Impossible Project. It was a non-disclosure agreement that preceded a shippment of 2 boxes (16 shots) of a Beta version of the new PX680 film. I printed, signed, scanned and sent it back so fast I think I surprised the nice lady in The Netherlands who'd sent the email. Heck yea I'd agree to keep my mouth shut if they'd send me that film! Pretty damn exciting stuff for a camera dork like me. Nothing like finding the golden wrapper in a Wonka bar to make your day.
I came up with 2 plans for the precious film. 1, shoot my standard downtown Phoenix decay stuff and 2) shoot the people in the tattoo shop next to my gym.
I enjoyed working with the new film, beta level faults and all. I found a great deal to like about it and I've been looking forward to its release as a "final" product. Of course, nothing much is "final" right now about The Impossible Project products, since all their films are still in development. Even so, the improvements in this film leave me feeling assured that they will succeed in making a number of different films with characteristics to suit many users' tastes.
I'll post a few of my faovrites here. Be sure to check my flickr and twitter for individual postings and discussions.
Please remember, these are images from a pre-production batch of film. I expect changes and improvements when the film is released...but we just won't know till we shoot it.