In an age where indoor and highway strip malls rule, it’s always a real joy to skip the norm and go local. I lived in Pompton Lakes, NJ a few years ago and really dug the town’s “main street” (which happens to be called Wanaque Avenue). A hop, skip and jump from my studio, Pompton Lakes makes a perfect afternoon break in wonderful Friday afternoon weather.
Today’s camera-in-hand was my Polaroid One600 camera using PX 600, an instant monochrome film recently introduced by The Impossible Project. The Impossible Project is responsible for re-introducing film for Polaroid SX-70 and Polaroid 600 cameras (Polaroid discontinued manufacturing film in 2009).
“Flipside Records is a legendary New Jersey record store that has a bounty of used records – the kind of records you just don’t find anywhere else no less at a decent price. As you can see, it is sort of a free for all so it takes a little digging but it is always worth the trouble. There is always something ridiculously weird or cool to discover there although it may be hidden under scattered beer bottles or next to a zucchini in a birdcage.”
Read more of what Tracy has to say about Flipside.
“The floor, walls and ceiling are simply inundated with great merchandise from decades past. If you can, set aside a couple of hours to roam the store.”
Previous blogs about The Impossible Project:
- Writing a new Chapter in the History of Photography – IMPOSSIBLE INSTANT FILM (for Polaroid cameras)
- Impossible? No way! Impossible Project releases PX-600 Instant Film for Polaroid 600 Cameras
- IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT Grand Opening Party! New York, USA
- Joe E. Ross (March 15, 1914 – August 13, 1982) was an American actor known for his trademark “Ooh! Ooh!” exclamation, which he used in many of his roles.
- The Wonderfun Shop on-line