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Celebrating the BIG SHOT with Cheyenne Morrison

  Dear all,following last week's post about the magic and importance of packfilm cameras I'm more than happy to today celebrate a very special packfilm camera of no other kind: the legendary Big Shot Camera (one of its most legendary users might be Andy Warhol, who called this camera his pen and pencil and used it to create all his silk screened celebrity portraits). To support our Save Packfilm mission, Mr. Cheyenne Morrison (pictured above) - a passionate Australian instant photographer with a love for packfilm since ever- provided us with a wonderful original blueprint artwork of the Big Shot, which we carefully turned into a strictly limited art edition of exactly 33 pieces, produced on cotton rag with carbon print.Please...

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Looking for Save Packfilm Supermodel

Dear all,with only 3 more weeks to go we're going completely crazy with fine-tuning our latest prototype, marveling at first samples of our newly developed packaging, and step by step digesting our still super long to do list for our Kickstarter adventure.Currently in the final planning stage for our emotional, blockbuster style key video we realized that weURGENTLY NEED YOU!!to show the world that this material is NOT ONLY for old guys like my boring self, still hanging on with the leftovers of the last century because of romantic reasons. This adventure is NOT about the past. It has to be about the future.CORDIALLY INVITING THE NEXT GENERATIONBecause, honestly, at the end of the day - and as biggest positive...

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Balancing the thin line

  Dear all,it is a very very thin line between becoming a superhero or ending as crazy dreamer. And only the most stubborn and most passionate people with endless energy and never ending capability to stand up again and again even after being hit by the biggest catastrophes will be the ones to change the world.This is the reason why it is my true pleasure to present you my dear friends Nik and Marco. As of today, nobody knows whether these two gentlemen will be superheroes soon or if they will fail with their crazy dream to restart one of the most iconic film factories of all time: Ferrania in Italy.Even if I cross all my fingers for their adventure,...

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Dear Paul

    Dear PAUL,I know it will take some more days but please allow me to already send you a very warm all analog HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUG. I still can not believe that you will turn amazing 90 years on October 15th, and still rock and roll with an energy and ease that deeply impresses me every time we meet. Not only your angle hair pasta with lobster is revolutionary but also your designs and drawings for me are MIND-BLOWING and in my opinion Polaroid would have never been such an iconic brand without your work and vision.I know that usually I should send you presents, but the fact that you decided to turn this tradition upside down this year...

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GRANDE SAVE PACKFILM UPDATE

    Dear all,today was supposed to celebrate the launch of our game changing Save Packfilm Kickstarter campaign. Making our impossible dream of saving another iconic analog film material come true with the help of our global community. Once again proving that magic “digitally obsolete” products can and have to stay in production even if big boring companies can not think of a profitable business plan.BUT! After many crazy busy, super challenging weeks to prepare for this essentially important campaign stuffed with a lot of darkroom adventures and sample testing / filming we just decided to NOT press the big red, blinking start button today, but to move our launch date to NOVEMBER 8 (please mark that date in your...

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Save Packfilm Superhero Nr. 8 :: Nafis "NITROGEN" Azad

  Dear all,the celebration of the 20x24 Studio Superheroes Collective would not be complete without the introduction of the youngest member: Nafis "NITROGEN" Azad. With his impressive background (engineering degree and a master of fine arts in photography) combined with slamming next generation superpowers, he upgrades the performance of his 2 "slightly" older superhero sidekicks by several degrees (best compared to the performance change when filling your VW with finest nitrogen).Among his ever expanding and still developing superpowers, I could witness his amazing night vision capabilities during our crazy packfilm darkroom adventures in Ashland. In just a few seconds, he super precisely hand aseambled even the most delicate and complicated test samples in complete darkness in a super tiny darkroom...

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Save Packfilm Superhero Nr. 7 :: John "REVOLUTIONARY" Reuter

  Dear followers,also the next superhero I am proudly introducing today is part of the amazing 20x24 studio team, in fact he was the one starting this amazing adventure:Please welcome with the mysterious superhero number 7....SUPERHERRRRRO JOOOOOOOHN "RRRRRRRREVOLUTIONARY" REUTERThis gentlemen, easily recognizable by his reduced but stylish black superhero outfit (made out of secret photochemistry resistant fabric) and his VW GTI superhero car, has a long track record of successful heroic adventures, and I will only be able to list a few in this blog post.John is an outstanding instant film artist and wizard, re-defining and actively changing instant photography for decades, introducing many impossible techniques and tricks which are still benchmark globally. Nobody else has such an experience across all...

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Save Packfilm Superhero Nr. 6 :: Theo "TED" McLelland

  Dear all,it is my true honor to introduce one of the most powerful and most experienced SUPERHEROES of our Save Packfilm team:SUPERHERO NR. 6Theo "TED" McLelland He might be the oldest member of our league of extraordinary gentlemen, but spending two days of training and testing with him recently in Ashland, CA, I was really impressed by his extraordinary performance and energy. Ted basically replaces a whole instant film factory team leading the chemical development and production of the world's most ultimate peel apart film production known as 20x24 studio. This amazing superhero can solve each and every problem with just the materials he finds in the room and even if you blindfold this guy and tie him down to a chair, he...

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HOW IMPOSSIBLE IS IT? PART 2

  Dear all,   today I'm introducing SUPERHERO Nr. 4: UWE Mimoun. Actually I've known Uwe for a long time, working on several crazy projects more or less connected to the world of photography. Uwe has an incredibly strong superpower to think outside the box, combined with an outstanding photochemical expertise, blended with innovative creativity. Uwe developed and realized several wonderful projects for the Lomographic Society and other big players before starting his own projects under the Kono brandname. For several years we met on an irregular basis to brainstorm wildest dreams and even lift some of them beyond the prototype phase. At the end of one of these sessions I totally frustrated showed him one of my last packs...

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HOW IMPOSSIBLE IS IT? PART 1

  Dear all,very much do understand that asking for your support once again is not fair and respectful without giving you very detailed and honest information of how impossible our adventure really is and will be.Please accept this blog as my true attempt to summarize the current situation and our realistic chances to succeed as precise as possible (all long term supporters please forgive me for maybe repeating myself, but I think it makes sense to go back to the start so everybody really gets the full picture of where we are standing today)PART 1After the clear NO from Fuji in 2016, all hope that we can rescue at least one of these highly sophisticated packfilm assembly machines urgently needed...

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FUNDING OUR DREAM

Dear all, no matter how much superpower and passion you have, without solid funding no dreams and visions can become true. As we are not Bruce Wayne and our financial resources are in contrast to our dreams strictly limited, we decided on a 2 layer crowd funding process to provide the liquidity needed for this adventure. A. A Packfilm Project Supporter Shop presenting a selection of carefully collected packfilm treasures of the glory past in order to finance the first steps of development of a glory packfilm future B. A big Save Packfilm Kickstarter Campaign launching on September 20, 8pm local Vienna time This is the moment to also proudly introduce our SUPERHERO NR. 2: Mr. Uwe Schneider!! This distinguished...

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SAVE PACKFILM STRATEGY :: STEP 1 & 2

  Dear friends, even if it took us more than 2 years to develop a waterproof strategy of how to really SAVE PACKFILM, it finally turned out that the perfect guideline for such a truly important mission can basically be found in any comic book:Step 1: You have to bring together THE WORLD`S MOST OUTSTANDING SUPERHEROES. Step 2:You have to create a secret HEADQUARTER, a real fortress of solitude, an office of coordination. Not just a place where these Superheroes can hang up their capes and recharge their superpowers. But mainly a place where we -acting as mission control- can connect with YOU, all our supporters globally, unite all our forces, plan all actions and bundle all our wildest dreams and...

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DOC'S INSTANT ADVENTURE CONTINUES

  Dear fellow packfilm adventure travelers, I am writing this update more than 2 years after I started this adventure on March 11th of 2016. As you know I was not really able to present you some promising progress so far, and the last update has been posted more than 6 months ago. For many of you it might have seemed like this has come to an end. Today I am happy to report that quite the contrary is true, as with SUPERSENSE being a magnet for crazy analog tinkerers, inventors, makers, believers and dreamers, I could recruit a really breathtakingly powerful league of SUPERHEROS over the last few months, capable and ready to fight for and develop truly realistic options for...

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