Regarding the Impossible

This project has been a blast. On December 31st it will have run for a full two years without missing a day. I know I’ve gotten a bit behind at times at publishing, but the photos have all been there. Some have better than others. Some have not so great at all. My constraint to myself was that I had to capture whatever was going on that day and the truth of the matter is, not every day is an exciting day. Sometimes I’ve cringed at what I had to post due to my own limits and other times I’ve agonized over having to pick just one image to share. (I finally cheated on that rule with South Africa.)

That said, after two years of lugging around a Polaroid camera everywhere, I think it’s time to move on. I’ll miss hearing “Is that a Polaroid camera?!” every day, but I won’t miss the befuddlement and scrutiny I faced from TSA agents every time I’ve flown when they can’t figure out what that thing is in my carry on.

I’ve loved sharing this part of myself with all of you and the outpouring of support this blog has received has been incredible. I’ve met some awesome people and I’ve learned a lot. An interesting side effect has been that the project has greatly improved my memory. I can often remember things by what photo I shared for that day, it’s really unbelievable at times.

That said, I’m not going to stop entirely. I’m thinking of going through my rejects and failures and sharing those. I’ll continue to shoot instant film and share it here from time to time. I’m really excited about some of the things the Impossible Project has brewing and I’m really excited to finally play with my Instant Lab. My imagination has been chomping at the bit on that one.

January 1st 2014 will be the last day of this blog as it currently is. I want to thank all of you for your support, shares, and outreach. I especially want to thank the folks at CentUp for featuring me prominently as a launch partner for their great service. Last but not least, I want to thank the amazing team at Impossible, without which this project would have been, well… impossible. They were kind enough to feature me a few different times and send me some free supplies to keep it moving. I still think you guys need to open a Chicago space!

As for the work itself… I’m still trying to decide what to do with it long term. I’m thinking of taking selections and doing a gallery exhibit somewhere, no idea where as of yet. Other ideas include a calendar or book, I’m not entirely sure. If you have any good ideas get in touch with me and let me know.

As for me, I’ve got other projects brewing that I hope to run with for 2014. I’ll make sure to keep you’ll posted.