In February 2008, Polaroid announced that analog instant film would no longer be in production. At the closing event of the Polaroid factory in The Netherlands, now co-founders of the Impossible Project; Florian Kaps (manager of Lomographic society) and Andre Bosman (former Polaroid employee) decided to not let analog instant photography die. With the production machinery from Polaroid purchased, and a building leased just north of the original factory, the Impossible Project was a go. Since the Polaroid color dyes are not available anymore, these guys had to start from scratch to make new photographic system. Here’s a video of the kind of work that goes into this project.
For most of the polaroid cameras you may have lying around your house or maybe see at a flea market, these guys have the film for it, and it’s around $40 cheaper. Check out their website, take a tour of the factory, or even buy some film to have some fun with.