It’s no secret that we’re kind of obsessed with the retro camera aesthetic. Can you blame us? And while you know we love our smartphones, checking out a picture on Instagram or Path doesn’t give quite the same satisfaction as watching an instant photo develop. Well, Impossible Instant Lab is on it!
The newest undertaking by the Impossible Project, the company that purchased an old Polaroid factory to keep instant film available, the Instant Lab is currently a Kickstarter project. This incredible product turns your iPhone pictures into real instant photographs.
It’s super easy to use. You take your pictures, open the app, and attach your phone to the lab. Slide open the shutter and wait until the exposure is finished. Close the shutter, take out the photo, and watch the picture develop right in front of your eyes. It’s also incredibly portable, so you can have cool instant photos anywhere you can take your iPhone… which is basically everywhere.
Early Kickstarter supporters can snag the instant lab for $149 or, if you’re really feeling supportive, go for one of ten gold editions for a whopping $2,000!
While there are obviously other ways to turn your digital photos into analog beauty (chocolate Polaroids, anyone?), this one is particularly awesome and definitely taps into our love of nostalgia. If you want your own, be sure to pledge to the project over on Kickstarter.
How do you get your instant photo on? What’s your favorite retro tech product? Talk to us in the comments below or over on Twitter.