#1 – New55 is History, Now What?
We had to stop because the pod supplier dropped out.
The cessation of regular production of New55 PN is laid out here in Bob Crowley’s Dec 13th ’17 blog post, where Bob highlighted the project’s achievements and lessons learned.
For background, the “Pod Crisis” originated in summer-2017. It was very inconveniently timed during a crowdfunding campaign which had to be cancelled. The contemporaneous account is in the announcement made then on Kickstarter.
New55 is over. Famous Format (http://famousformat.com) will have what remains of stocks beginning mid-January. Monobath will be available then, too.
I would like to do a book. What do you think?
New55 PN is a historic process now — like Kodachrome. As if timed by fate, I’ve been invited to speak at the Photographic Historical Society of New England — Sunday, January 7th (my birthday), at the Woman’s Club Workshop in Newton Highlands, 1:30 pm. PHSNE’s regular meetings like this are open to the public. I have the brilliant instant 4×5 work of the New55 community of photographers to share and will cover the historical context of instant film as well as New55’s particular journey of innovation from 2010 through 2017.
Please share your thoughts here about New55 PN. What did you like? What didn’t you like?