Did you own a Polaroid camera?
Even if you didn’t, you are probably more than familiar with the iconic camera that really came of age in the 1960s and sort of died out before experiencing a rebirth during the ongoing retro craze of the 2000s and 2010s.
One among many instant film options, Polaroid holds a special place in the hearts of many people, some of them nostalgic for bygone days and others who are fans of the unique aesthetic that you can create using that type of camera.
And, really, it’s not hard to imagine that many people still associate Polaroid and Kodak with cameras, especially film, even in the digital and smartphone camera age.
So, as you can imagine, for this group of people that really appreciates film, having another option on their list is a cause for celebration. Polaroid’s Reclaimed Blue film is just such an occasion.
Created through with the company calls a “happy accident,” Reclaimed Blue film joins Duochrome Black & Green 600 among the company’s limited-edition, bold-color films, Pop Photo reports, and is compatible with Polaroid 600, Polaroid Now, Polaroid +, and Lab.
Interestingly, Polaroid distinguishes this special edition film from previous ones in that, rather than using a dye, this one involves a chemical reaction. As Pop Photo points out, no blue dye is involved in the process at all.
The “reclaimed” part of the name comes from the reuse of waste material to create the film.
Currently, the new film retails for $USD 16.99 per pack and, like previous limited edition films, is expected to sell out. The company recommends it for photographers that are looking for “experimental” or even “accidental” film that offers dynamic and unexpected output.
You can check out a video over on YouTube discussing the new film at this link.
Do you still have a Polaroid camera in your collection? What do you think of their limited addition Reclaimed Blue film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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