Monday, May 7, 2012

Progress

The old Polaroid office building in Enschede, Holland.  If you look closely, you can see the shadow of the Polaroid name. As you know, a new brand or group of brands are gradually coming to mean "instant photography". And since instant photography is today one of the most active and growing aspects of film photography, one could argue that instant is the realest thing going today.

We have not posted much because there have been plans in the making, and business progress.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great news , hoping everything will come to life, best wishes

Hans said...

Hey you're in the Netherlands :)
Will visit the factory next friday (open house)

Bob Crowley said...

Hans, I'm sorry I won't be there Friday, but since you will, please say hello for us.

Unknown said...

Wow..that's awesome news...I can't wait to get my hands on some of New55 film. Have a great trip!

dandyzombie said...

Nice to know new55project is making progress, and I look forward to the day when my 4x5 camera has some new food

Anonymous said...

I will gladly pay for results like you showed in (the better ones) of your slideshow. I first time saw the great photographs when signed in to Flickr so I can see all of them including nude and these are very good.

cafe selavy said...

"Plans in the making. . . . " Such a teaser.

Bob Crowley said...

Ha! But not intended as a tease - just all I can say at the moment. Go look over on 20x24's FB page and you can see a big teaser! Anyway we at least do now, finally, have a cohesive plan outline, now is the time to get down to details (there are many) and see if we can hammer out the needed deals with suppliers and others. Manufacturing - anything - is usually dominated by supply work that needs to be done. This was true with Kodak, Old Pol, TIP, Gibson guitars or anything else that is physical and mass produced. It is a lot of work.

cafe selavy said...

Oh Bob. . . . that P3 news has me on the floor. Really?!? I'll be able to do what I've done once again?!? It is a cruel wait now until I can artistically breathe once again. Thanks for pointing me over there. . . oh. . . I think.

Bob Crowley said...

Of course that material would fit in a 4x5 format, too. Half the battle has been won. Enough people believe it can be done, have seen evidence from various non-Pola sources, and there is business activity to support a smaller but still innovative market for photographic materials. These will seem obvious in the post-digital world.