365 ways to say goodbye

My name is Jo Bradford. I will spend the next 365 days taking a Polaroid picture a day in an attempt use up the last of my expired Polaroid packfilm stockpile in a meaningful way...... Enjoy my journey x

permalink Day 24.  Seasides, B Sides and free rides.
Cornwall, UK. Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 12/2007).
Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford 2010

Day 24.  Seasides, B Sides and free rides.

Cornwall, UK. Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 12/2007).

Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford 2010

permalink Day 17. Morning Coffee
The best way to start the day!
Cornwall, UK. Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 12/2007).
Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford2010

Day 17. Morning Coffee

The best way to start the day!

Cornwall, UK. Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 12/2007).

Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford2010

permalink Day 9. Silhouettes at Twilight
Last light this evening.  So much for the big thaw, the big freeze continues….
Green Island Studios, Cornwall, UK. Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 12/2007)
Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford2010

Day 9. Silhouettes at Twilight

Last light this evening.  So much for the big thaw, the big freeze continues….

Green Island Studios, Cornwall, UK. Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 12/2007)

Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford2010

permalink Day 6. Snow Day
Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK
Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 2007).  Thankfully the yellow chemical discolouration visible in yesterdays picture is only visible today in the outer edges of the exposure.
Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford2010

Day 6. Snow Day

Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 2007).  Thankfully the yellow chemical discolouration visible in yesterdays picture is only visible today in the outer edges of the exposure.

Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford2010

permalink Day 4. On the road again…… I spent another day in the car today, roaming the Midlands and the South West. 
View from the Michael Wood Services Footbridge, over the M5 Motorway, UK.
Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 2007) - Sometimes the 240 and the old chemicals make a very dark print -I pushed the lightness by 4 stops today, but as the sun had already dipped below the horizon, there was no lifting those shadows.
Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford2010

Day 4. On the road again…… I spent another day in the car today, roaming the Midlands and the South West.

View from the Michael Wood Services Footbridge, over the M5 Motorway, UK.

Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 2007) - Sometimes the 240 and the old chemicals make a very dark print -I pushed the lightness by 4 stops today, but as the sun had already dipped below the horizon, there was no lifting those shadows.

Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford2010

permalink Day 3. On the road again…… I spent the entire day in the car today, roaming the UK.  I travelled on the M1, M5, M6 and the M42…… 
In Transit, M1 Motorway, UK.
Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 2007) - Sometimes the 240 and the old chemicals make a very dark print - it generally pays to push the lightness by 1 or 2 stops, I should have been bolder and pushed it 3 or 4 today!
Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford 2010

Day 3. On the road again…… I spent the entire day in the car today, roaming the UK.  I travelled on the M1, M5, M6 and the M42……

In Transit, M1 Motorway, UK.

Polaroid Land Camera 240 and 125i film (expired 2007) - Sometimes the 240 and the old chemicals make a very dark print - it generally pays to push the lightness by 1 or 2 stops, I should have been bolder and pushed it 3 or 4 today!

Polaroid photograph, all rights reserved, copyright Jo Bradford 2010

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365 ways to say Goodbye

As a long time fan of expired film, I have been avidly stockpiling Polaroid peel-apart (packfilm) for years.

In February 2008 Polaroid announced it would cease production of all instant film in 2009, happily the Impossible Project stepped up to try to save Polaroid from the technological scrap heap. The Impossible Project will be putting their own version of Polaroid Integral film into production this year in 2010.

My hopes that someone would wave their magic wand and save the day for packfilm as well, are still very much in the air, there are rumours that packfim will be saved as well as the integral 600 type films.  There have been a few hopeful statements from save polaroid and the impossible project recently.

I have stockpiled of a decent quantity of Polaroid Packfilm over the years, avidly snapping up boxes everwhere I saw them, just in case nobody stepped up to save this form of polaroid. Most of the boxes expired back in 2007 or 2008 and a lot of it has been stored in dubious ways by previous owners.  It therefore, remains to be seen what pictures can be made with the my hoarded pola-stash.

I have spent a lot of time deliberating about how best to use my hoard, feeling that I should try to do some meaningful with the last of it rather than just shoot randomly until it has gone.

My plan is to say my own goodbye to my hoard of expired old skool Polaroid Packfilm by shooting a polaroid picture a day for the whole of 2010, using up my expired peel-apart stockpile once and for all.