Impossible Film: Polaroid wonder or hipster flop?

Having used Polaroid film for a few years now I have had a rather love, hate, hate, hate relationship. Love the colours and the immediacy, hate the price. It was however a wonderful discovery in a Boots in Enniskillen where I picked up a dozen packs for a few quid as they were expired. This lasted me a good while but following a house fire I lost the last of it. It was only at the end of last year did I actually get round to buying any new film. The impossible film project was something I had followed with excitement for a while, always put off by the high prices. I was then rather nervous about testing it out after hearing such mixed reviews. It both disappointed and prevailed.

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Thanks to the wonders of a nearly 30 year old camera I managed to get the film stuck and ended up with a rather strange double exposure. The first surprise was the nearly 40min wait for the image to appear. This was a 40min nervous wait may I add.

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Perhaps half way up a mountain side in Mull on the very first day of 2015 isn’t the best place to do more timed shots but who cares, look at them colours.

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and finally a moody portrait of myself. I do like the colours, they are rather unpredictable but that’s part of the fun when working with any film. The cost however of impossible film, £17 for 8 shots is rather hard to justify. I suspect it must be labeled as a hipster wonder. Reserved for art projects, first day of the year mountain climbs and holidays.

A funny wee vinyl story

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While flicking through some LPs I came across this wonderful delight, recorded at Martyrs Memorial Methodist church, Belfast I’ll have you know.
Having dutifully pulled it out and taken a snap a few 30 something wannabe hipsters came passed to take on the ABBA and Elton John infused piles of vinyl. Upon noticing this set out one nudged the other and giggled. I put on my strongest Norn Iron accent and stated, “pure classic there”.
They both had the fear, stopped looked at me with eyes wide. Errr. I walked away…..

Why Andy Kellett is off to Manchester United

Great goal by the lad, like a talented Gareth Bale. Really disappointed he has been loaned away from us but while Neil is on this mega revival of the club we can’t hold on to quality anymore. Also disappointed to hear Lee has gone but Neil has got in some great talent that should help with our current tiny squad. This year seems like its going to end in disappointment in the league but we still have the FA cup and next year will be very exciting.