Object of desire: The Impossible Project

Object of desire: The Impossible Project

Printing photos, full circle

Image: The Impossible Project

A new generation of instant camera has been developed, if you'll pardon the pun, after a successful attempt at radical new technology. The 'Impossible Camera' is capable of converting a digital image into a unique and instant printed photograph, using a connection with your iPhone or iPod.


It's the fruits of the labour of the people in the Dutch town of Enschede, in the former Polaroid factory there. And it's the product of years of passionate progression towards the 'impossible' dream of  Florian 'Doc' Kaps and André Bosman, who together bought the last factory in the world manufacturing Polaroid instant film.

Impossible began with ten of the very best former Polaroid employees who shared their belief in the project. Every single one of them had deep expertise in the field of instant film production – more than 500 years accumulated experience and knowledge.

The technology is simple – choose a picture on your device, connect it to the camera, and after a few seconds the Impossible instant camera prints an analog picture.

The cost of the Impossible Camera is approximately $385, compatible with iPhone 4/4s/5/5s and iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation. 


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