Summer is over and it was a tough one for us this yeah. I am looking forward to winter.
Olympic Diner closed down in June due to the hyper-gentrification going on throughout the city. I went there specifically because I read on Jeremiah's Vanishing New York and shot this on 8x10 color Polaroid film made by The Impossible Project. It was a test release that needs some more work. Hopefully they will be offering it again soon. The film is perfect for what I am trying to show.
Ok Ok so my Daliy Pics post has not been everyday, but I am working on it and hope to have some more images for the future on a regular basis. This images is from Asbury Park, New Jersey, a place dear to my heart. I used to go there as a teenager to see bands like Social Distortion and Dramarama. I believe this building is no longer there. I shot it with some of the earliest Impossible Project color film.
Lately Asbury Park has had a small resurgence. Hopefully this time it will last.
I was able to get one of these Polaroid 8x10 Polaprinter Model 3580 but it did not include instructions. I searched all over the web but I could not find any. I saw that a person on ebay was selling the same model with instructions and reached out to them and see if they would sell me a copy. They were nice enough to scan it in and send it to me for free, so I am passing it on.Read More
Today, my interview with the Impossible Project was posted on their blog. If you don't know who they are, The Impossible Project are the makers of the new Polaroid type film. The project that was featured is my "Life and Death of a Shore Town". It is about how drastically different shore towns and beach communities are during different times of the year. Now after Hurricane Sandy, the towns in New Jersey will be changed in a way that I could never imagine. I am sure a lot of people will not return or will not be able to return. The rental houses, which are primarily for young kids, will not survive or if they do there will be very few of them left. I want to thank the Impossible Project for all there support and for bringing back some wonderful film with all it's idiosyncrasies. These photos were taken with this film specifically because of the instant and often unpredictable nature of the film. To stress the temporary nature of communities.