Instant Film Remix & Giveaway!


Using the random number generator at and numbering the respondents chronologically by post date (1–24), I got a result of 13! That means … the winner is … Justin!

Congratulations, Justin!

The mixes and the “instant film remixes” will be going out early next week. Thank you all for participating!

Instant Film Remix
For those of you who have been following my Flickr for the past few years or who may know me personally, you know I live and breathe music. A couple of years ago, I started an exchange program called the “Penpalathon.” I would exchange mixed CDs and possibly small prints with people all over the world. It was incredible! So many people got involved and I sent out and received wonderful music and art. I’ve been thinking it’s time to revitalize the program, with a bit of a remix.

I have started a new painting project with my poor expired or rejected Polaroids and shots from The Impossible Project. I can’t bear to throw these blank frames away, so I’m giving them new lives as paintings. I will be sending one out with a mixed CD. Although it will be signed, it will not be matted or framed. However, if you are interested in getting a complete package, you can on my Etsy. This is only for a limited time. After the giveaway is over, the only way to get one of these Instant Film Remixes will be through my Etsy.

As you can see in the gallery below, they look rather smart when matted and framed.

Now, for the music. Please choose one of the four types of mixes you can receive:

• Rock/Pop
• Hip Hop
• Instrumental
• Reggae

What do you have to do to receive one of these darling, wonderful packages?
(1) Leave a comment here,
(2) E-mail me with an address and your mix preference (, or by using the contact form on my Info page),
(3) “Tweet” or make a Facebook post about this project (If you “tweet” about it, please make sure to mention me, @solexposure),
(4) Send a mix back! (Not necessary, but definitely appreciated!)

You’re thinking, This is the best thing to ever happen in the history of the Internets. How could this get any sweeter? The Impossible Project has graciously given me a pack of PX 680 FF and a Frog Tongue to give away! For the sake of remixes and new lives, I am also giving away a Polaroid OneStep Express! The winner will be picked from the comments using a random number generator at 3 PM MST on Thursday, November 10th.

Want to get some Impossible film of your own? I highly, highly recommend the PZ 680 for your hungry Spectra camera. I can’t get enough of it. Go get yourself some IMPOSSIBLE LOVE! Here’s a direct link to the fabulous PX 680 FF because winning one pack is not enough. Or, pick up some more FROG TONGUES to meet your light shielding needs!

Ready, set, GO!

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  1. WOW. What a great idea! I recently purchased a polariod and had tons of blank mess-ups and had no clue what to do with them. You've definitely got something here!

  2. hey sol,

    very cool idea. i have quite a few of these blank shots too i have been saving to try and figure out something to do with them. thanks for the bit of inspiration!

  3. The painted "reject" shots are awesome. What a great project. I have a whole stack of rejects and even blanks that I can't bear to throw out. One day I'll use them for something.

    Great giveaway as well. I don't think I've made a mix in years…it must be time.


  4. Sol, this is a great idea. A friend of mine who's an artist also sends cards around and people add to them and start new ones too. I like the idea of the "CD/IP photo"

    I'll flip you a CD too and if you don't like it you can always use it as a beer coaster ;D

    cheer Jan

  5. What a wonderful idea for all those "wasted" shots that I have collecting dust and sitting in oblivion in a shoebox. The giveaway sounds great too!

  6. Great idea. I've been following your Polaroid shots on Flickr and although I've probably not commented much, am blown away by them. Keep up the good work.

  7. The idea of mailing art to one another reminds me of what Ray Johnson did back in the 80s and the 90s until his death. This is a wonderful idea! I love TIP! And your art!

  8. I too have many rejects and blanks, you've now given me the inspiration to give them second life. Thanks. And will enjoy the free film, if I win.

  9. What a really cool idea! Love the combination of music and photography – such a perfect combination of creative food for the eyes and the ears together. (Found out about this on twitter as @jenniphoto in case you wonder.)

  10. WOW! This is probably one of the most unique and really quite inspiring ides I've seen in awhile! I'm super excited ^.^

  11. I just found about this in my twitter feed. I dig your creativity and motivation to put out your art. Keep fighting the good fight!

    fingers crossed for the schwag.

  12. Sorry, Bill! As stated above, "This is only for a limited time. After the giveaway is over, the only way to get one of these Instant Film Remixes will be through my Etsy." However, if you do end up purchasing one, I'd be happy to throw in the mix of your choice! 🙂

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