Blue 600 Film: Reclaimed Edition


Blue 600 Film—which yields photographs in a range of blue hues—is the accidental consequence of an experiment at Polaroid’s last ever factory in Enschede, Netherlands. Unlike monochrome or duochrome film, it doesn’t use dye but relies on an unexpected chemical reaction. With a desire to use out-of-spec materials, Polaroid chemist Brian Slaghuis worked with a chemical called TBHQ (Tertiary Butylhydroquinone) and Blue 600 was born. The film delivers varying intensities, creating moody, cinematic images.