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Develop Your Film with COFFEE!! Caffenol Concoction is ready to go!

DEVELOP YOUR FILM WITH COFFEE!!

Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction is ready to go!

Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction

OUR NATURAL ALTERNATIVE BLACK & WHITE FILM DEVELOPER
works on prints too!*

Yes, it’s true! You can develop B&W film with a careful combination of natural, household substances. Our not-so-secret recipe contains a special blend of different bottom-shelf instant coffees, washing powder, vitamin c powder, and natural sea salt. Labeauratoire’s new Caffenol Concoction has been refined over years of experimentation and tested on dozens of different films with spectacularly unique results! Now we’re making it available for you to try yourself!

Eastman High Contrast Pan 5369 developed in our Caffenol Concoction.

The concept of “caffenol” is not new. It’s been around for quite a while now and there are many different recipes out there. You might even want to try making your own. But if you’d like to use our tried & tested formula, I’ve carefully measured and packaged the two commonly used sizes for developing tanks: 600ml or 1000ml.

Each packet comes with complete instructions for developing your own film at home. (Or you can read directions on our website here.) Our Caffenol Concoction may not be the finest quality film developer you can buy. Consider it the Volkswagen Bus when compaired to the Rolls Royce of other developers like Rodinal or Diafine. But many people are enjoying the quirky results from this natural alternative process.

Perutz Perpantic 17 from 1956 developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

You can see hundreds of example photos from film developed in our Caffenol Concoction here:

CAFFENOL CONCOCTION FLICKR SET

And here is a list of just some of the film’s I have developed successfully using this method:  Ilford HP5, Ilford Mark V, Ilford 3200 Pro, PolyPan F, Bergger BRF-200 , Fuji NeoPan 400, Kodak Panatomic-X, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak T-Max 3200, Kodak Tri-x, Kodak Plus-X, Kodak Kodalith, Eastman Double-X, Eastman High Contrast Pan 5369, Eastman Super-XX Nitrate Film, Eastman FGSR5375 Fine Grain Movie Film, Eastman High Contrast SO-331, Tasma 64, ORWO NP30, ORWO NP20, ORWO NP22, ORWO NP55, ORWO NP27, ORWO Pan 100, ORWO Pan 400, ORWO MA8, ORWO PC7, ORWO N74, ORWO UN54, AGFA Pan 25, AGFA APX 400, Forte Pan 400, Lucky SHD 400, Perutz Perpantic 17, Macophot 400, Vari-X VariCath, FomaPan 200, FomaPan T800,

and most excitingly,  Labeauratoire’s own BLACKOUT B&W Transparency Film – see this photo below.

BLACKOUT B&W Transparency film developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

YES!!! – You can have naturally sepia-tinted B&W Slides! Using our BLACKOUT Super Slow, Ultra High Contrast Transparency Film with our Caffenol Concoction, you’ll get a rich brown tone without any digital king-fu. It’s like Scala and Kodalith had a baby and called it BLACKOUT! You can see more examples from this unique film here: http://www.labeauratoire.com/film/blackout/blackout.html

*You can also use our Caffenol Concoction as a paper developer.

CLICK HERE to see tips on developing paper.

I’ll be doing a whole separate post on printing with Caffenol Concoction soon.

Anyway, I know you’ll enjoy experimenting with this exciting developer. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I’m “LANCEPHOTO” on Flickr or you can eMail me LANCE [at] LANCEPHOTO.COM

Happy Shooting!!

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ALL IMAGES IN THIS POST ARE © LANCE ARAM ROTHSTEIN

Please do not duplicate without permission.

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Nice post on Labeauratoire in Portuguese on DXFoto

Check out this nice post by JULIO FRANÇA from 23 December in Portuguese about Labeauratoire: (translation below)

Labeauratoire: beautiful experimentation

http://www.dxfoto.com.br/labeauratoire-beautiful-experimentation/

 Here’s a (really bad) auto-translation of what it basically says:

“Provider craziest movies I’ve found on the net, Lance Rothstein is responsible for Labeauratoire site that sells exotic, ancient or foreign films. Basically it is a nut who does not live safe and buying cameras, film and other related stuff and burning through money at it. To help sustain addiction decided to sell some cameras and film and now turned it, a place to buy old movies, but very old or else exotic brands.

Photographic chemical addiction

For those who like (i) of expired film, has some 1956 copies, imagine the suit of the films that have been offered on the site.

Have film for every taste: black and white, color, negative, positive, 135, 120, old movies, modern films strangers, etc.. It’s the old story, one never has too film, and we can always leave it in the refrigerator to minimize the effects of time on the unexposed film.

And the willingness to spend more and more on film, now with the help of a madman who hunts for strange films?”

Obrigado my fellow film fanatic!

~ Lance


Ray Johnson Fan Club hits Florida

RJFC sticker #42

RJFC sticker #42

Ray Johnson Fan Club hits Florida with trashy street art.
Read the article here: http://rayjohnsonfanclub.com/2014/01/29/fla2013/


Shooting with Eastman Super-XX Nitrate film from the 1940s!

Shooting with Eastman Super-XX Nitrate film from the 1940s!
Developing with Instant Coffee!

Vespas - Super-XX Nitrate film in Caffenol

See this & more Rare films at Labeauratoire. 
Here is another rare vintage find. This is some of the oldest film I have ever shot with. I took a chance on some old dingy cans of film and was surprised when the film inside looked like new!
Nitrate film was what most of the silent movies were shot on up until the 1940s when “Safety Film” was introduced. Safety film was much less flammable but many say it never gave quite the same look as the old nitrate films. So here’s your chance to shoot on this classic emulsion.

Originally the film speed was around ISO 200 but after more than 60 years in storage it has lost alot and gained quite a significant amount of base fog. I had success shooting it at ISO speeds between 3 and 12 depending on processing.
I saw varying results with different developers. I had success so far with Caffenol, Rodinal 1+100 and HC-110 (B) – but I’ll be trying out other developers soon.
For safety purposes, do not store this film (even after developed) at tempratures above 85°f. and do not keep negatives under an enlarger lamp for extended periods of time.

You can see and read more about this rare vintage film here: http://www.labeauratoire.com/film

THIS SHOT:
CAMERA: Canon EOS ELAN 7
LENS: Canon EF 40mm ƒ2.8 Pancake lens
FILM: Eastman Kodak Super-XX Nitrate Film expired 1940s?
DATE: 4/2013
SCANNER:HP Scanjet G4050
DEVELOPMENT:Processed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction


RJFC Hits Brussels with Trashy Street Art

RJFC Hits Brussels! ~ Stickers #38, #39 & #40

Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #40  Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #39  Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #38

On two separate trips to Brussels recently, I made these stickers using only trash found on the streets there.

RJFC sticker #38

RJFC Sticker #38 was completed using trash found on the streets of Brussels.

I made it while sitting at Le Pain Quotidien in the Galerie de la Reine in Brussels.

RJFC sticker #38 (left in Brussels)

I left it the same day on a wooden construction barrier beside the Montana Shop & Gallery Brussels along Rue de la Madeleine. (above)

RJFC sticker #39

RJFC Sticker #39 was also completed using trash found on the streets there

and made while sitting at Le Pain Quotidien in the Galerie de la Reine in Brussels.

RJFC sticker #39 (left in Brussels)

I left it the same day on a Taxi Parking sign in Brussels near Rue du Marché aux Herbes.(above)

RJFC sticker #40

RJFC Sticker #40 was completed a few weeks later, also using trash found on the streets of Brussels.

I made it while sitting at Café de la Presse on Avenue Louise near Ixelles in Brussels.

RJFC sticker #40 left in Brussels

I left it the same day on a Dior perfume advertisement outside the Ici Paris XL perfume shop

on Chaussée de Waterloo at the intersection of Rue Vanderkindere.

Brussels is a great place to find materials on the ground to work with and also a great place for stickers. I see new and interesting ones every time I visit.

More coming soon!

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Do you LIKE me? www.facebook.com/rayjohnsonfanclub
USING TRASH OFF THE STREETS TO MAKE ART ON THE STREETS.
I use only trash and found items to collage these handmade, signed & numbered stickers. They are made to compliment my larger works which in which I use trashy paperback book covers, record & magazine covers, CDs, posters, postcards and other mass-produced media as a base for my hand-cut & paste collages, which I usually leave out on the streets for anyone to enjoy (or destroy.)

See all my stickers here!

or find out more at: www.rayjohnsonfanclub.com SERIOUSLY TRASHY STREET ART!


Ray Johnson Fan Club hits Geneva

USING TRASH FROM THE STREETS TO MAKE ART ON THE STREETS

“Ray Johnson Fan Club” is one of my Noms de Guerre.

I use only trash and found objects in my hand-cut & paste collages.

Then I usually leave them out on the street for anyone to enjoy (or destroy.)

I made and posted four stickers and one larger collage during a recent trip to Geneva, Switzerland.

RJFC Sticker #30 RJFC sticker #32 RJFC sticker #31 RJFC sticker #33

RJFC Sticker #30

RJFC Sticker #30 was actually made 5/4/2013 using trash found on the streets of London.
I made it while on the ferry from Dover to Calais.

RJFC Sticker #30 left in Geneva
I left it in Geneva, Switzerland 5/25/2013 on a public trash can in front of the Mont Blanc store on Quai du Général-Guisan. (above)

RJFC sticker #31

RJFC Sticker #31 was completed 5/17/2013 while sitting at “Le temps d’un café” in Mons, Belgium.

RJFC sticker #31 (left in Geneva)

I left it in Geneva, Switzerland 5/26/2013 on a dog poop bag dispenser at a little park in Place de l’Octroi in the Carouge neighborhood.

RJFC sticker #32

RJFC Sticker #32 was completed 5/25/2013 using trash found on the streets of Geneva. I made it while visiting there at our rental apartment near Carouge.

RJFC sticker #32 (left in Geneva)

I left it in Geneva, Switzerland 5/26/2013 on a roundabout street sign on Rue Charles-Galland, between the Museum of Art and History and the Palais de Justice. (above)

RJFC sticker #33

RJFC Sticker #33 was completed 5/26/2013 using trash found on the streets of Geneva. I made it while visiting there at our rental apartment near Carouge.

RJFC sticker #33 (left in Geneva)

I left it 5/27/2013 on a large rusty planter in front of the Microcosm center at CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research) in Meyrin, just outside Geneva. (above)

It was a fairly productive visit for me and I also made one larger, record cover collage.

Relationship LXVI - "A new fashion of temptation without taboo in Swiss made BROADWAY"

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXVI
“A new fashion of temptation without taboo in Swiss made BROADWAY”

Click here to see where it was left!

SEE MORE OF MY COLLAGE WORK AT:

http://www.rayjohnsonfanclub.com

Thanks for looking ~ Lance Aram Rothstein

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Ray Johnson Fan Club ~ L.A.R. in Monmartre

RE-BLOGGED FROM:  http://rayjohnsonfanclub.com

RJFC sticker #26

RJFC Sticker #26 was completed 4/24/2013 using only trash found on the streets of Paris. I left it the same day on a bus stop sign outside the Moulin de la Galette just off Rue Lepic in Monmartre, Paris, France.

RJFC sticker #26 (left in Monmartre)

Do you LIKE me? www.facebook.com/rayjohnsonfanclub
USING TRASH OFF THE STREETS TO MAKE ART ON THE STREETS.
I use only trash and found items to collage these handmade, signed & numbered stickers. They are made to compliment my larger works which in which I use trashy paperback book covers, record & magazine covers, posters, postcards and other mass-produced media as a base for my hand-cut & paste collages, which I usually leave out on the streets for anyone to enjoy (or destroy.)

See all my stickers here!

SERIOUSLY TRASHY STREET ART!
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