Traditional methods and values are the cornerstone of I am Analogue. As was the time honored tradition, we carefully hand process films, wash and dry them and then print them through an enlarger. On one side of the lab, time stands still… or at least it would appear to. Bottles of chemistry, developing trays and dodging tools are skilfully manipulated under the warm glow of the safety light, producing uniquely hand crafted works of art. There really is nothing like a hand printed, hand finished selenium toned fibre print… beautiful.
The other side of the lab is distinctly 21st century. Digital printers, Giclee printers, virtual drum scanners, Macs, PCs… not particularly analogue. However, digital opens up many possibilities for film and makes it compatible with how many of us now consume media… digitally. A high resolution scan from a 5×4 transparency is comparable to a file from a medium format digital back costing tens of thousands of pounds. Files can be shared across social networks, edited in specialist software or printed on a wide variety of media types.
Fun with film
Lomography is a trend that has introduced a new generation to film, but it is not the founder of funky film effects. For decades, film users have scratched frame carriers, cross processed film and stabbed at exposed Polaroid sheets.
Check out our specialist services for Lomography cameras or our guides on new ways to use your existing film cameras.
In a nutshell
Professionals, amateurs and first timers continue to use our services with confidence. Whether you buy online, by mail order or live locally, it is our aim to treat every film with the special care and attention it deserves.
There really is something for everyone and if you can’t see what you are looking for, just drop us a line and we will work with you to deliver exactly what you want.