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Packfilm rebirth? (ft. Florian Kaps)
Read this piece by SavePackfilm.net contributor Jessica Elenstar now in Vantage magazine.
The future of packfilm, the 52-year-old classic Polaroid peel-apart format adored by Andy Warhol, Patti Smith and millions of amateur photographers alike, is in jeopardy. Fujifilm, which manufactures the last available version of packfilm - FP-100C - announced at the end of February it had ceased production, to the dismay of the thousands of devotees worldwide.
This website and the people behind it are dedicated to working constructively with Fuji to find a way to save the Type 100 format. We respect Fuji's strategic business decision, but ask its management to engage with third parties who are interested in acquiring some of the manufacturing equipment in an effort to restart production at a smaller scale. We know Fuji sells hundreds of thousands of packs of FP-100C annually and believe it could be a viable business for a start-up company.
We ask visitors to this site, whether you are a packfilm aficionado, or simply someone who cares about aesthetics and photography, to have a look at the images and testimonials and learn of the passion for this wonderful film. And if you find yourself inspired by this campaign, please join our newsletter, sign the petition and join the #savepackfilm conversation on Twitter and Instagram.
This is Packfilm
We are disappointed to learn that FujiFilm has discontnued its production of FP100c film, an essential medium for lovers of Polaroid instant cameras like Andy Warhol. It is our hope that the large, loyal and passionate community of instant camera photographers can rally to persuade makers of film that there remains a market for this unique medium.
Joel Wachs, President
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Pack film cameras have defined half of my photography history.
For five of the ten years I've taken photographs, my Polaroid 195 has been my number one camera of choice and source of photographic inspiration. It was a sad moment when fp-3000b and fp-100b were discontinued, but at least the best of the three remained: fp-100c. I once scanned the recovered negative from a shoot and it was used in a two page magazine spread. I think it was sharper than any of the digital two page images in that issue, and it had a unique look to it as well.
- Keaton Andrew