Double exposure. Goodbye Fuji B&W.

The last few months I've been rediscovering my Polaroid Land Camera so it was sad news in November for Polaroid enthusiasts when Fuji Film announced the unfortunate news it would stop making the black and white FP-3000b film that still works in these cameras. There was a Change.org petition put into motion but alas it did not work. 

At the top of my Christmas List was the B&W Fuji Film. I'm happy to say I've now got a shelf of film in my fridge. As the Change.org petition points out the color film could be at the same discontinuation risk in the future. To do my part in keeping these fun toys around I'll be shooting more Polaroids and buying more color film. These are the last few months that the B&W film will be somewhat available in photo stores. I will be stock piling.

In hopes of the impossible you can let your voice be heard by asking The Impossible Project to pick up were Fuji has failed Polaroid enthusiasts. 

And now for some pictures. I shot these double exposures on a recent Dillon Beach getaway with friends. It's a fun pre-photoshop trick to play with.

BeachDoubleExp002.jpg
BeachDoubleExp005.jpg
BeachDoubleExp003.jpg
BeachDoubleExp004.jpg
BeachDoubleExp001.jpg

#nofilter

[Photo of the photo by Gritchelle Fallesgon.   Photo in the photo by me.]

[Photo of the photo by Gritchelle Fallesgon. Photo in the photo by me.]

A couple friends and I had planned to nerd out at a Polaroid Land Camera BBQ a few weeks ago. When the event was canceled we decided to go on our own photo walk. Fall is San Francisco's summer. We've been having some beautiful days and we lucked out with a bright clear one for our adventure. The day before it had rained cats and dogs.

Our toys positioned in order of age. Mine are on either end. 

Our toys positioned in order of age. Mine are on either end. 

I've owned my Polaroid Cool Cam since the late 80's but I've only had my Land Camera (circa 1965-67) for a couple years. I really haven't used it much so I was happy to learn that I had friends who owned them too and we could experiment together.

My cohorts for the day,  Gritchelle  and  Shawn.       

My cohorts for the day, Gritchelle and Shawn.  

The polaroids.

 

My first double exposure. 

My first double exposure. 

Polaroid002.jpg
Polaroid001.jpg
Sort of a panoramic while figuring out exposure.

Sort of a panoramic while figuring out exposure.

Learning about what's actually in the frame. 

Learning about what's actually in the frame. 

Grabbing the last light of the day. This was a double exposure that didn't exactly work. 

Grabbing the last light of the day. This was a double exposure that didn't exactly work. 

The film for the Land Camera is made by Fuji so it's been continuously available even with the disappearance of Polaroid film. All of our camera's have been refurbished to use modern batteries. I'm reluctant to say I paid about $125 for my camera. If you keep your eyes open you can find them for free or cheap. 

 

My cool cam wasn't cooperating. This is the only pic that kinda worked. I think the Impossible Project film I was using was just too old. 

My cool cam wasn't cooperating. This is the only pic that kinda worked. I think the Impossible Project film I was using was just too old. 

The day was too gorgeous to not share some more full color images from my Canon EOS M. 

A classic.

A classic.

PolaroidWalk_05.jpg
PolaroidWalk_06.jpg
PolaroidWalk_08.jpg
PolaroidWalk_10.jpg
Bridge lights.

Bridge lights.

The day ended with five million silly photo's like this one.  [photo by Gritchelle Fallesgon]

The day ended with five million silly photo's like this one.  [photo by Gritchelle Fallesgon]