An "Impossible Project" Developed: Polaroid Paper and Metal Models

An "Impossible Project" Developed: Polaroid Paper and Metal Models

Gregory Han
Jan 10, 2012

For the most part, the instant film technology of Polaroid is dead. But that doesn't mean it doesn't live on in the hearts of anyone who has shaked "it like a Polaroid picture". Ten former Polaroid employees got together and started the Impossible Project, a second life to the instant film technology. Alongside revived working cameras are some decorative replicas made of paper and metal perfect to decorate the studio or home office...

Polaroid Classic DIY Paper Camera Kits are tiny paper models you build, and come with tiny faux Polaroid photos you rub to develop the film. Pretty cute, right?

If paper models are a little too delicate, there's the Ghana Metal Camera Replica, handmade facsimiles of the once ubiquitous Polaroid SX-70 camera. Each model is handmade by teenagers in Accra, Ghana, constructed from colorful bits of scrap metal, making each SX-70 uniquely your own. With production limited to 400, your $65 purchase not only affords you a limited edition homage to the Polaroid, but also supports "Chance for Children", an organization helping African street children to stand on their own feet. A sweet picture, indeed.

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