So, armed with a couple years of perspective and a new (old) Polaroid Sun 600 camera, I wanted to give it another try.
Enter Polaroid: Three-Six-Six.
A polaroid photo a day, every day, for three hundred and sixty six days. (Shoutout to the leap year for giving me an extra day and something different than a "365".) No other parameters - a photo of anyone or anything, rehearsed "successes" or experimental "failures" - just one polaroid photo a day.
Prior to starting this project, my experience with instant photography (digital photography hereby being excluded from the term) is essentially non-existent. I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm learning this medium the way I've learned much of what I know: through trial and error and just making images. And I'm doing it everyday, and I'm really excited to see and share how it progresses through the course of a year.
Edward Land, the founder of Polaroid, once said "Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible." That quote sits big and bolded on the about page of The Impossible Project. When Polaroid announced it was ceasing production on its films, Impossible was founded to essentially save what Polaroid cameras existed from becoming useless. They now produce 35 variants of film for Polaroid cameras (several of which I will use throughout this project.
I'll be posting daily on the main project blog. The photos will be posted a week after I've taken them, once I've had a chance to get them scanned and on file. I'll post each month's gallery here.
I'm really excited to see what I can make of this project and where it takes me.