Instant Photography


AKA August Break XXIX

There is a blend of Polaroid film (not made any more *sniff*) called Artistic TZ – this is how it’s described on the Impossible website (where they still have some left for sale if you’re quick)…

TZ Artistic is an experimental film made from expired time-zero
chemicals. These expired chemicals lend the film a constantly mutating
color palette, more sepia than cyan. The film loves diffuse outdoor
light and will give your images a wonderfully bittersweet quality. TZ
Artistic is manipulable, just like old time-zero film and you can even
use it for emulsion lifts!

Please note, these images may continue to fade even months after exposure and may show spots and blemishes.

After I’ve used my stash of this film then that’s it, there’ll be no more left! I love the muted ‘underwater tones’ – I need to find some subject matters that are less green and bathed in much more light though I think.

Here’s a gallery I’ve curated of photos from other people using the same film.

I love that I can now have one camera loaded with this and a second one loaded with the regular (and oh so precious) 600 film.

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  • Reply
    30 August 2010 at 02:54

    I am closely hoarding what I have left of this film. It was great!

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    30 August 2010 at 04:00

    I love that you are so knowledgeable about the different films and the processing! I am completely digital (to save on processing costs!) Do you develop your own film or take it to a photo store?

  • Reply
    30 August 2010 at 15:28

    i have a polaroid and film sitting in my cupboard soon i hope to get the courage to use it.

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