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Lab Chats: Boutique Film Lab, USA

Lab: Boutique Film Lab Location: Mount Juliet, TN, USA Established: 2014 Film Formats: 35mm, 110, APS, Disc, 126, 127, 120, 220, 130, 4×5. Process C-41, B&W, E-6 & ECN-2. Scanners: Fuji Frontier SP-3000 & Noritsu HS-1800 Who are we chatting to? Name: Ryan Tolbert Position: Owner Favourite Film Stock: Portra 400 Camera/lens of choice: Pentax 67II…

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Film Folk: Kate Bellm

Name: Kate Bellm Location: Deia, Spain Genre: Fashion, advertising, skate, nudes, underwater, landscapes Camera count: 20 or more Film stock of choice: Fujifilm 1600 Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer. Since I was 12 I have wanted to, and have been, a photographer. So I shot my friends at school and on trips…

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Single Stock: Jersey, Channel Islands by Darren Kelland

PHOTOGRAPHER: Darren Kelland CAMERA: Hasselblad 501CM + Zeiss Planar 80mm FILM: Ilford HP5+ DEVELOPED & SCANNED: Ilford LOCATION: Jersey, Channel Islands “I live on a small island. Therefore I shoot the sea. It is important to do more than that though. It is important to have a love for what you shoot and to shoot for yourself.  My series is…

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Industry Insight: 7Artisans, CN

Name: 7Artisans Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd Location: Shenzhen, China Established: 2015Introduce us to 7Artisans. A group of Chinese camera enthusiasts gathered together for a dinner in summer 2015. They were discussing their passions over the dinner table. Some were interested in optical design, while others were more skilled at running factory production lines, and one…

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Lab Chats: PhotoVision, USA

Name: PhotoVision Location: Salem, Oregon, USA Established: 1968 Film formats: 35mm, 120, 220, 4×5, and 8×10. C-41 and BW process. Scanners: Fuji Frontier SP3000, Noritsu S-1800, Epson V750 Pro (4×5 and 8×10 only)Who are we chatting to? Name: Stephen Wood Position: Software Engineer Film stock of choice: Fuji Pro400H Camera of choice: Pentax 6×7 Quirky…

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Film Folk: Nina Menzel

Location: Berlin, Germany Genre: Portraiture Camera count: 14 Film stock of choice: Kodka Portra 400 + 160, Agfa APX 400, Ilford HP5 400 Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer. My interest in creating visuals began when I turned 14 and first owned a camera. I initially had a camcorder and digital camera.…

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Industry Insight: Noirfoto, VN

Name: Noirfoto Darkroom – Studio – Gallery Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Established: 2017 I loved visiting Noirfoto when I was living in Vietnam myself – it’s an amazing space and I could just feel your overwhelming passion for film photography as I spoke with you! Introduce our readers to Noirfoto. Noirfoto is the only…

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Lab Chats: Lighthouse Film Lab, RU

Name: Lighthouse Film LabLocation: Novosibirsk, RussiaEstablished: 2014Film formats: 135, 120, 220Scanners: Noritsu HS-1800, Fuji Frontier SP-3000 Who are we chatting to?Name: Aleksandr IvanecPosition: OwnerFilm stock of choice: Kodak Portra 400Camera of choice: Pentax 67 + Pentax 105mm f/2.4Favourite photographer: I am a fan of Rodney Smith, I have always been honored by his sense of…

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Film Folk: Dino Kuznik

Location: Brooklyn, NY (Originally from Slovenia)Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Observational, Travel, Street PhotographyCamera count: 5 that I use, but probably around 25 all in all (old cameras, my grandfather’s stuff etc.)Film stock of choice: Kodak Portra 400 Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer.My grandfather was quite influential for sparking the interest for photography…

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Single Stock: Jule by Christoph Zoubek

Camera: Pentax 67II + Pentax SMC Macro Takumar 135mm f/4.0 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 Developed & Scanned: Carmencita Film Lab, Spain Location: Munich This series was shot with 14-year-old Jule back in February 2018. I tried to use only window light which wasn’t that easy with the limited daylight during the winter. Fortunately, it was a bright day, so…

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Industry Insight: PPP Repairs, UK

Name: PPP Repairs – Pierro Pozella Location: London, UK Established: 2014 Hi Pierro! Introduce us to PPP Repairs. After a couple years of practising at home I decided to approach a local camera shop known as Teddington Photographic, where I first started freelancing as PPP Repairs. I took on small repairs; light seals and traditional…

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Lab Chats: Exposure Film Lab, UK

Name: Exposure Film Lab Location: Hereford, UK Established: April 2016 Film formats: 35mm, APS, 120, Remjet motion picture film (4X5 coming soon…) Scanners: Fuji Frontier SP3000 Who are we chatting to? Name: Matt Rees Position: Owner/Big Chief Film stock of choice: Portra Camera of choice: Mamiya RZ67 Quirky fact: The only digital camera I own…

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Film Folk: Trenton Michael Davis

Location: Los Angeles & Salt Lake City, USA Genre: Landscape Camera count: 8 (hopefully no more) Film stock of choice: Kodak Portra 800 Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer. It all started with the classic Canon 5D DSLR. A company that I was working for had purchased one and I had the…

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Single Stock: 1971 by Jana Dillo

Camera: Rolleiflex 3.5B Film: Ilford HP3 (expired) Developed & Scanned: Self-developed & scanned Location: Karlsruhe, Germany One Sunday morning I stood at the front of my house with this expired film that I had received from a friend, and wondered what to shoot. Although it was expired I didn’t want to treat it as a test roll, and remembered…

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Industry Insight: The Fox Darkroom, AU

Introduce us to The Fox Darkroom. Hi, The Art of Film! We like to think of The Fox Darkroom as an all encompassing home of analogue photography. It’s both our own wonderland and a blossoming creative space. We’re based in Kensington, Melbourne and offer workshops and a store as well as being open to the…

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Lab Chats: Atkins, AU

Name: Atkins Lab Location: Kent Town, South Australia Established: 1936 Film formats: 35mm, 120, 220, 5×4, 7×5, 10×8 ( sheet film E6 and C41) Scanners: Noritsu S4, Fuji Frontier SP3000, Kodak HR500, Kodak 4050, Imacon Flextite Who are we chatting to? Name: Paul Atkins Position: Managing Director Film stock of choice: Kodak Portra 400 Camera/lens…

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Film Folk: Dan Freeman

Location: Cheltenham, UK Genre: Travel Camera count: 5 Film stock of choice: Portra 400 or Tri-X Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer. I’ve been an amateur photographer, taking things seriously for about 13 years now. Not long after I got my first job after university, I saved up enough for my first…

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Industry Insight: Studio C-41

Introduce us to Studio C-41. Hi, The Art of Film! First of all, we want to say thank you for inviting us to do this interview, Steven and I are very excited to be part of an amazing photographic community! Studio C-41 is a podcast about photography! While most of our conversations is heavily focused…

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