60 Minute Photo

Recently I sent my last roll of film to be processed at 60 Minute Photo. I know that many labs are closing but I thought these guys would make it somehow. I am told that recently the landlord announced that their rent would increase and that combined with declining business spelled the end…

This is the sign on the corner outside 60 Minute Photo

This is the sign on the corner outside 60 Minute Photo

There are only a few places left to process E-6 slide film (my preferred color material) so I bought their 120 film processor and all the remaining chemicals. I have been running 4×5 and 8×10 E-6 at home for years but now I can quickly do my own 120 as well…

Gasworks Park

I really enjoyed making this fine art “lith” print. You can read more about this process here:

This was shot on Efke 820 infrared film and printed on Forte Polywarmtone paper. This is a scan of the final darkroom print.

Polaroid Type 55!

This weekend I spent Sunday morning hand developing an old batch of Type 55 negatives with my friend Laurel. For those of you who don’t know, this was an old Polaroid instant negative film that was shot on 4×5 cameras. The developer is supposed to be incorporated into the envelope and you could get a negative in the field. Unfortunately, production for this product was stopped around 2008 and many of the remaining boxes of these films no longer work because the developer has dried up. However, if you carefully take the envelopes apart you can coax an image from them in normal developer.