This past Saturday Lomographers came down to the Gramercy location to learn how to not only develop their film but how to do it with things bought at a grocery store. Diving into the world of caffenol developing, workshop attendees spooled their exposed film into their developing tanks, mixed coffee grinds and vitamin C powder and got ready to see the magic of film developing.
All were successful in their pursuits and as excitement buzzed all were ready to hang up their negatives to dry. See below for some of the results that one can get with this crazy at home recipe.
Each year our friends at Art Shack, a vibrant art store in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada host a competition to submit photographs to their Lomo Expo. Photos must be shot on film, with a Lomography accessory, or created via alternative process. Check it out!
For the more advanced photographers, using film stock and typical printing processes can already be boring. To challenge themselves, they take on the high, antique art of alternative printing processes. The kallitype is among the usual processes.
There's been a resurgence of alternative photography among young artists and experimental photographers. One of the famous alternative processes is platinum print photography, being the most durable and archival among alternative prints.
It's becoming a trend among serious analogue photographers to make their own gear from scratch -- be it from the compact 35mm, to medium 120, to large format for silver gelatin processes. Photographer Dieter Schneider is one of those photographers.