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Anders Petersen had previously been roaming the streets of Sankt Pauli in 1961 together with the young wild things of Hamburg as a seventeen-year-old. However, when he returned in October 1967 – blessed by his teacher Christer Strömholm – the only one left from his much-loved tribe of outsiders (many had not survived this unrestrained lifestyle) was Gertrud, a lady of the night who suggested that they should meet up in the wee small hours the next day in a place new to him. Petersen fell in love with the Café Lehmitz clientele right there (that his friend was two hours late did not make much difference).
In the world of photography, innovation has a shelf life. By 2008, some 60 years after Edwin Land’s invention of the Polaroid camera, analog photography had been usurped by the power of the digital age. The shuttering of instant film production left a community of Polaroid enthusiasts and professional photographers with uncertain futures: Would instant film ever be produced again? Could Polaroid be resurrected?
Four years after the end of that era, a passionate group of instant film fans — under the title of the Impossible Project — have worked hard to create another era. On Thursday, Impossible will take the next step toward reclaiming the photography of the analog age, exhibiting the first images of a new large-format line of instant film in the group’s New York City space. After more than four years, the world of photography will get their first look at the new 8-by-10.
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