A while ago Chinako sent me two packs of Polaroid’s rather weird ID-UV film. I’ll forever be grateful. I had the film lying around in my fridge for quite a while until last weekend, when I finally decided to give it a go. Timing was perfect. There was supposed to be sun, and we were going out to the country to visit J’s parents. We left Mari with them and took a nice bike ride around, looking for canola fields, because really, that’s where it’s at this time of the year.
I only took six shots, because let’s face it, I only have 20 altogether. Originally it was supposed to be used for mug shots for ID cards, leaving a signature on the shot that’s only visible in ultraviolet light. Duh, ID-UV!
The colors are really oddly off, and they sort of made me realize how much I like a good, saturated color film (Fuji FP100C for example). I do however enjoy some quirkiness from time to time, and the Polaroid 669, 690 and ID-UV family is as close as I’ll get to off colors. It’s not a secret that expired oddities such as Artistic TZ film cause projectile vomiting on my part.
As always, it truly shines when there’s blue sky involved, but it also makes for a great contrast on clouds. If you can still get a pack, go for it. If not, what are you gonna do?