In your bag No: 1361, João Medeiros
Joao was on the site an absolute age ago. And now he is back, with a camera that is truly one of the greats. It is a crying shame if there truly is no option for film for this in the future, as the Konica Instant Press is a legend of a camera.
It’s been a while since my first submission on your site.
Unfortunately for us 2016 marks the end of a truly unique format, Polaroid peel apart.
We all knew this was going to happen, still, some still hope that FujiFilm saw value on the petitions for both the already dead but still amazing FP-3000b and the current FP100c and silk.
Where’s the Film Fuji? I know that it’s very expensive to produce and maintain such products, but if Impossible Project does it why can’t Fuji invest in a more serious Instax camera and offer us an alternative to FP3000b and FP100c?
Anyway, last year I still managed to do a collective exhibition with FP3000b in tribute of Ricca’s 100 years anniversary, one of the most iconic XX century Porto’s architects. Most of us decided to work with film from collodion to Pinhole because we can.
Not because it’s better or superior, but because we have the option and it’s different. Now that Fuji officially ended peel apart, I’m afraid that my rare Konica Instant Press will go the dinosaur way and I’m just sad about it. It’s been and is my all time favorite camera and I was still using it in weddings offering unique portraits on the spot. Progress is a hard path, and sometimes a sad one. Everything Polaroid related seems to have a bitter end…
Maybe now FujiFilm will change to Fuji.
Hope you like this “Bag”.
Filson McCurry Tote, this is my main bag nowadays, it’s an absolute bargain for what it offers. Love it.
Konica Instant Press: I recover this one with your help and others in 2013, information is indeed Power and that was the case with this exotic bird.
Fuji FP3000b and FP100C – FP3000b will remain my favorite film, it was unique, especially when combined with a Polaroid 185/190 or the Konica.
Some Magnum related books…..
This is still one of my favorite lists:
…you should do more. :)
I loved your Pin “prize” but missed it. That only shows the importance of JCH.
I love your Zeiss video interviews, great insight, I would love to read or see more videos or articles about lenses and manufactures, something MS-Optical or Voigtlander? :)
Thanks for being here.
Best wishes Bellamy.
João from Porto, Portugal.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us again, Joao. I really hope you get the most from that beautiful camera before the film is finished.
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