Hmm well I have a box or two in the fridge... I will undercut John by 2%
Incidentally, Jim, what you say is not consistent with my experience. I have refrigerated 665 going way back several years, it's still very good. I still use 2-3 year old stuff. Likewise the 55. I've had far more issues with the polaroid holders themselves than the type 55 or 665. What does have major aging issues is the colour polaroid, pretty much any of it.
basement stored ... no problems ...
i plan on giving " alternative development " info just the same
Polaroid is trendy now, that's what's keeping the medium alive. That's what's keeping a large hunk of analogue photography in the mainstream. The same people who will pay $300 for a Diana will pay as much as you want for a pack of Type-55.
Polapremium/The Impossibe Project is financed largely by the fact it's the cool thing right now.
Well, let's remember that large format photography is rapidly becoming one of the "sports of kings" (and a few queens as well ) and prices on certain rare materials and kit will command outrageous prices that most of us will not choose to pay. At $233.00 per 20 exposure box, Impossible is already sold out of Type 55.
"A certain amount of contempt for the material employed to express an idea is indispensable to the purest realization of this idea." Man Ray
"When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."
— Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932