The Impossible Project makes new film for a range of Polaroid cameras, and their newest iteration is their best yet. With some changes to the opacifier used the film can stand to be exposed to some light while its developing. A side-effect of this is that the you can make a neat little timelapse with a scanner set to auto scan as fast as it can.
Take a look:
For some reason, my favorite is the venetian blinds:
The fun in all of this for me is the conversion of not only an analogue process, but a chemical process into a digital one. The resulting videos are just slow enough to lose track of what exactly is shifting in between each individual frame. In the case of images which were over-exposed, the development process gradually gains then loses detail before developing to completion.
On a practical note, if you would like to try this at home the specific way I accomplished this was using the linux command line tool scanimage.
Subscribe to Max Lupo
Get the latest posts delivered right to your inbox