Big BOGO Film Sale This Weekend

Big BOGO Film Sale This Weekend

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Hello film lovers! As you may know, I’ve just relocated to Clearwater, Florida.
And I’m finally ready to get back to full capacity.
I have at least three new 35mm films I’ll be introducing in the coming months, but this weekend, I’m offering ONE FREE ROLL of FILM with every item purchased!!
So: Order a three pack, get one roll free.
Order a two pack, get one roll free.
Order one roll, get one roll free!!!
Order one packet of our Caffenol Concoction Natural Alternative Developer, get one roll of film free!

We have some of the most intriguing films available including :

Labeauratoire’s BLACKOUT, Kodak High Contrast HCP 5369, Hawkeye Surveillance Film, VariCath Cineradiography Film, ORWO Color NC3, ORWO PC7, Eastman Plus-X 5231 Cinematic, Lucky 200 Aerial Chinese Spy Film, Polypan F 50 Professional, Ilford Mark V, ORWO NP55, ORWOPAN , Velvia RVM 8540, Eastman Ektachrome 7239,  Labeauratoire’s Phoenix Red-Scale, Eastman Double-X 5222 , Kodak Kodalith, Eastman High Contrast SO-331, Tura Pan Line Film (AKA Bluefire Police), Svema MZ-3, Eastman 5360DMP, Kodak Rapid Process Copy Film, ORWO UN54, Ferrania FG200, Ferrania, Perutz Perpantic, AGFA Agfachrome CRD, ORWO NP 7 400, Eastman FGSR5375 Fine Grain, Kodak Aerecon II 3404, Kodak REPRO 2566, MACO UP 400 plus, Imation Scotch Color HP 100, VALCA grano fino Cine, Polaroid HD 200 Def 1, Cinerad FT419X, Kodak Ektachrome 64T EPY, Kodak Ektacolor Pro Gold 160, Gevaert Copex Pan Rapid, Kodak Holographic SO-253
And More to come soon!!!
I’ll be selecting the free rolls based on what I have available.
They will be either 12 or 20 exposure rolls. (depending on how much you order)
Offer expires Monday Morning, so get your orders in soon and I’ll get to rolling and packing them. You might even be able to save a bit on combined shipping if you simply eMail me with your order and I can send you the PayPal invoice.
Mention code: BOGO215 with your order.
I don’t put direct commerce links on WordPress, but you know how to find “Labeauratoire”.
Hope you have a good weekend, and as always…
Happy Shooting!
~ Lance


Butcher Brings Majestic Everglades to Coconut Grove

Acclaimed large-format nature photographer Clyde Butcher will be opening a new gallery in Coconut Grove, Miami this February.

The prolific photographer is set to attend the grand opening of his new “Everglades Gallery,” located at 2994 McFarlane Road on Friday, February, 13, (a great Valentine’s Day date.) Butcher will also be on hand at an invitation-only V.I.P. event on Tuesday evening, January 13, to give a keynote presentation at 8pm.

The new gallery apparently opened its doors for a while during the holidays, as reported in this Coconut Grove Grapevine Article:

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The Clyde Butcher Facebook Page also posted some pictures of the gallery set-up in progress:

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Butcher’s majestic black and white photographs are surely among the most moving representations of Florida’s vanishing wilderness you’ll ever see.  As I stated before in my review of his “Preserving Eden” exhibition, Butcher is one of the greatest American landscape photographers and clearly one of the hardest-working men in the business.

This Coconut Grove “Everglades Gallery” joins Butcher’s other two venues, the “Big Cypress Gallery” in Ochopee, and “The Venice Gallery & Studio” just south of Sarasota, which also houses his 2000 sq. ft. darkroom.

So take note Miami, you now have no excuse not to go see the work of this living legend for yourself.


Labeauratoire Film Shop is Back in Business! … in Florida :-) (+secret discount code)

After a one month hiatus, the Labeauratoire (pronounced La-bow-ra-twar) online film shop is back online and ready for orders.

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Our Labeauratoire is all about “Beautiful Experimentation,” and we have more than FORTY different rare and unique film stocks for you to experiment with, including two different Bulk Films now available!  (read through to the end to get a secret discount code.) We also have our own Caffenol Concoction, an all natural alternative black & white film and print developer.

Film and prints developed with our Caffenol Concoction.

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CAFFENOL CONCOCTION FLICKR SET

Here’s a quick and dirty list with just some of the new films we have available:

Valca Grano Fino Positiva: A very rare cinematic B&W film manufactured in Spain! See my full report on this intriguing film here.

Valca developed in Caffenol Concoction.

Kodak Aerecon II – 35mm Aerial Reconnaissance Film With extended red sensitivity!

Kodak Aerecon II developed in Caffenol Concoction.

Imation Scotch Color HP 100 – A wonderful film from the old Ferrania / Imation factory in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

Imation Scotch Color HP 100

Kodak Holographic SO-253: A rare and unique B&W, high contrast scientific film with an odd spectral sensitivity. Also available in 100ft bulk rolls!

Holographic SO-253 developed in Caffenol Concoction.

Kodak Ektachrome 64T: A Fine Grain E6 Color Slide film balanced for tungsten lighting. Makes cool images in daylight! Also try cross-processing or using a filter.

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FT419X Pan Cinerad Film: A mysterious ISO 40 B&W Cine-Radiography Film giving great results!

Pan Cinerad FT419X developed in our Caffenol Concoction.

Ektacolor Pro Gold 160 GPX : A rarely seen 35mm C-41 Professional Color Print Film with a vibrant color palate.

Kodak Ektacolor Gold Pro 160 color print film.

MACO UP 400 plus: A cool German Import available in 12 exposure rolls. Perfect for B&W experimentation!

MACO UP 400 plus developed in our Caffenol Concoction.

Kodak REPRO 2566: An Orthochromatic B&W Reproduction Negative Film. Ultra-High Contrast / Estar Thin Base.

Kodak Repro 2566 developed in our Caffenol Concoction.

Gevaert Copex Pan Rapid Tri 13:  The original Belgian 35mm B&W Perforated Microfilm.

Gevaert Copex Pan Rapid Tri 13 developed in our Caffenol Concoction.

Polaroid High Definition 200 Def 1: Your favorite brand in a different flavor! A great color film for your 35mm camera.

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Agfachrome CRD: An E6 color daylight duplicating film with an ISO of 12.

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And here are some old favorites we have Back in Stock!

Kodalith! An original and popular, high contrast, orthographic film.  Great for Fashion shoots and fun to experiment with.

Kodalith developed in our Caffenol Concoction.

Lucky 200 Aerial Chinese Spy Film: A vintage, distressed, aerial B&W film from Chinese military surplus.

Lucky 200 Aerial Chinese Spy Film

and finally….

Kodak RPC: The Rapid Process Copy Film that produces Black & White Transparencies with high concentrate B&W developer.

Kodak RPC

You know where to find us! Just look up “Labeauratoire” for all this new and exciting film! (Since WordPress isn’t the place for direct commerce.) But if you send me an eMail with the code (HOLIDAY14) I’ll give you a 10% discount in the form of a PayPal refund! Offer good through January 1, 2015!

Hope you enjoyed this quick look at our new films. There’s plenty more info and examples on our Labeauratoire site.

You may not know that I was one of the very first to be gathering old stocks of vintage film to preserve and make available for your experimenting pleasure. Many have joined the bandwagon since I opened my little online store in early 2010, and I know you now have other places you can shop. So I thank you for your continued support.

PS: If you haven’t already, please join our Flickr group where people are posting their exciting results from our Caffenol Concoction and from our vintage films: www.flickr.com/groups/labeauratoire/


SCOPE Art Miami 2014 Radiant with the Urban and Urbane.

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Thalassa by SWOON presented by The Dean Collection greets visitors inside the SCOPE main entrance.

The 14th SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show on Miami Beach expected nearly 40,000 visitors over the six day period, (ending 8pm Sunday Dec.7.)  Those visitors were treated to a kaleidoscope of works from more than 100 exhibitors, showing art from recent masters and groundbreaking upstarts alike.

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Detail of a piece by D*Face presented by The Dean Collection.

~ MIAMI BEACH ~ The increasing popularity of “street art” and its indelible impact on the contemporary art market was inherent in the prevalence of street-inspired work shown at SCOPE this year. While “street art” can’t really be considered as one particular style, the artwork by those who have chosen to “get up” on the streets has clearly made a permanent and pervasive mark on many artists working today. Some artists being exhibited did indeed start out working on the streets and later made the transition to gallery work. Others have adopted and adapted those various methods and used them in new and intriguing ways.

The Dean Collection presented works not for sale, curated by collector, hip-hop recording artist and producer Swizz Beatz. Artists included D*Face and SWOON (both shown above), who got their starts on the streets of London and New York respectively. And other, more traditional artists such as photographer and filmmaker Lyle Owerko were also shown. Masterful works from his Boom Box series proved popular with the Hip-Hop Set. Even Diddy & Busta Rhymes made appearances at the display.

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Metaphysics by Anne Deleporte 2014

L’Inlassable Galerie from Paris titled their exhibition Fake Idols, which contained some really unique work by Anne Deleporte who uses black gesso to obliterate works on paper. This results in a strong graphic presence that draws the viewer in to examine what she’s chosen to leave visible. Fans of metaphysical master Giorgio de Chirico will instantly recognize the remnants of his painting in Deleporte’s piece titled Metaphysical (above). Also in this booth were James Rielly, Edgar Sarin, Morten Viskum and Reinhard Voss.

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Skull with rabbit 2014 Jan Fabre

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art gallery based in, Austria, attracted visitors with work by acclaimed Belgian artist Jan Fabre (above). His pieces using Thai Jewel Beetle wing casings and other animal parts were a certain draw. Fabre has recently been invited to make a massive installation at the Russian State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg in 2016. You can read more in our report here.

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MAM also presented Disaster by Spanish artist Carlos Aires using a series of laser-cut banknotes from around the world to form interesting juxtapositions which were sometimes brutal, and sometimes sarcastic, but always meaningful.

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California based Thinkspace Gallery featured mini-solo shows from Glenn Barr and Andy Kehoe.  Their Twitter account posted that they “sent 60 works to new homes” during the fair.  They also displayed a large wall grid of 60 – 12″x 12″ (30 x 30 cm) works by different artists.

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Among those was a dynamic collage by Florida artist Derek Gores.

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Depth Perfection – collage on canvas by Derek Gores

Thinkspace also presented two environmentally poignant pieces by San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish.

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Tough Talking Turtles Telling Tales – acrylic on hand-cut wood panel by Jeremy Fish

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Fowl Friends of the Fox – acrylic on hand-cut wood panel by Jeremy Fish

Stolenspace Gallery‘s space was chock-full of art by well-established street artists.  The London gallery appropriately carried work by The London Police.

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Bork & The Minions Save the Day ~ by The London Police

A shadow box by Belgian artist ROA was channeling the spirit of Joseph Cornell with his characteristically zoological inspired work.

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Mural Study Box I – by ROA

Next to the shadow box was a small portrait of Camille Claudel by renown street artist C215.

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Camille Claudel ~ mixed media on canvas by C215.

In addition to the medium-sized, mixed media collage on wooden panel by D*Face

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Wall Hugger I – by D*Face

There was a nifty little promotion from Stolenspace where visitors could pick a key from a pile, and check to see if it unlocked the chains surrounding a smaller D*Face work called Who’s Bad, with a sticker value of  $8000.

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Who’s Bad ~ mixed media on canvas by D*Face

Miami residents Gregory Jackson and Natalie Santiago (below) took their chances on the lock, but it wasn’t their lucky day.

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There was a lucky winner though and she was featured in the official D*Face Instagram Feed:

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Hashimoto Contemporary, out of San Francisco, had a very dynamic display. One wall that drew much attention held a trio of satirical paintings by Scott Scheidly portraying anti-gay, authoritarian leaders in fancy outfits of pink and lavender.

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Putin ~ acrylic on masonite by Scott Scheidly

By Thursday morning, each of the gaudy pink frames had a nice little red sticker beside their $3,500 price card.

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Castro, Kim Jong Un & Castro ~ acrylic on masonite by Scott Scheidly

Hashimoto also presented works by Shawn Huckins, Crystal Wagner, Handiedan, Joel Daniel Phillips, and Casey Weldon.

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Homebooster ~2014  spray paint on cardboard by EVOL

One of the most original and exciting artists on display this year was EVOL. Represented by the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, this Berlin street artist has gained wide acclaim recently for his innovative, urban, architectural illustrations, creating miniature buildings out of utility boxes and other surfaces in public spaces. His studio work often employs this same method on used cardboard boxes and the effect is mesmerizing.

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Low Reflection Area ~ 2014 spray paint on cardboard by EVOL

Altogether, this year’s SCOPE fair was very enthralling. There’s really too much to see in one day. With so many new artists, and as many different styles, it’s difficult to pinpoint any current trends without neglecting the outsiders.  And while the urban and street art influence is certainly an undeniable force, it seems more and more that “getting your artwork up and out on the streets” has become less of a circumvention of the traditional art market, and more of a pathway to gallery representation.

Stay tuned for further highlights from SCOPE, as well as reports from the ArtBasel and CONTEXT fairs.

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TEXT AND PHOTOS BY LANCE ARAM ROTHSTEIN


Jan Fabre set for groundbreaking show at Hermitage in St.Petersburg 2016

Belgian artist Jan Fabre has been invited to The Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, for a monumental, one-man exhibition in September 2016.

MIAMI BEACH – At the SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show in Miami Beach this week, Jan Fabre had several works being exhibited by MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art gallery based in Vienna, Austria. Positioned near the main entrance, Fabre’s colorful and macabre pieces caught the eye of most visitors to the show.

"Skull with magpie" 2001 Jan Fabre

Skull with magpie 2001 Jan Fabre

His works using animal parts, such as Skull with magpie, include jewel-beetle wing cases and stuffed, dead animals. While they may provide some challenging visual images for inquisitive collectors, their iridescent attraction is undeniable.

MAM’s Judith Radlegger was among the gallery’s representatives at SCOPE, answering a virtually non-stop flow of questions from interested art lovers. But one of the most interesting tidbits she revealed was the recent announcement that Jan Fabre will have a massive exhibition at the Russian State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg in 2016.

Fabre will be the first living artist to have such an exhibition at the historic venue, which is happening at the invitation of Hermitage Director, Mikhail Piotrovsky. It will be curated by Dimitri Ozerkov, who recently was in charge of the renovation and grand opening of their new contemporary art wing. Fabre’s installation will take up to 30 rooms in multiple buildings and is sure to make headlines and draw the attention of the international art world, as did a previous installation at the Belgian Royal Palace in 2002. The palace’s Mirror Room and chandelier were covered with the wings of more than one million beetles.

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Heaven of Delight (seen from below) 2002 Jan Fabre

At SCOPE Miami 2014, Fabre’s colorful pieces were also drawing attention, and many visitors stepped up close to the work to get a better look at the intricate beetle wings used to make the pieces. Encased behind glass, King Leopold II in the Air (from the series Hieronymus Bosch in Congo) utilized thousands of the tiny wings mounted on wood in the form of a crown.

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Detail from King Leopold II in the Air (from the series Hieronymus Bosch in Congo) 2012 Jan Fabre

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Skull with rabbit 2014 Jan Fabre

SCOPE runs through Sunday December 7th, but if you couldn’t make it to Miami this year, and you won’t be heading to Russia in 2016, you can catch one of his many other international exhibitions. Check out his currently running shows via his website here: http://janfabre.be/angelos/en/running/

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ALL TEXT AND PHOTOS BY LANCE ARAM ROTHSTEIN


Miami ArtWeek’14 – Wednesday 12/3

We haven’t even hit the shows yet but have already stumbled upon some great discoveries.

While taking a stroll down Lincoln Road Mall in search of some dinner, we were quickly confronted with the “ArtCenter South Florida” and their retrospective exhibition “Thirty Years on the Road,” curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié.

Some standouts from this show were Vicenta CasanIt’s Difficult to be Spiderman’s Mom” a 66.5″x51″ 2008 C-Print Photograph.

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And a 2012 piece by Kerry Phillips called “I’m The Worst When it Comes To…” this is a magnificent work of many multicolored, found sheets, folded neatly and stacked on a found table. You can see a different installation of this work on her site here: http://www.kerryphillipsart.com/stories

Also at ArtCenter South Florida are numerous artists’ gallery/exhibition spaces, and a walk through the well-lit labyrinth brought us to this large, humorous and savvy piece by Alejandro Vigilante.

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But by far my most favorite discovery from today was another artist in residence at the ArtCenter, Babette Herschberger. Her minimalist paintings on canvas and cardboard absolutely blew my mind!

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This quick snapshot doesn’t do justice to her subtile work. Seldom does something so simple make such a massive statement. I was really looking forward to seeing the EVOL works on cardboard at the SCOPE fair, but Herschberger’s “constructions” on cardboard are in a whole other (higher) class.
Here’s an example from her website:
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“Tidbit #54″ (collage, found cardboard, packing tape. 9.125″x7.875”)

I was so impressed with her original work and the warm welcome in her studio/gallery space. I hope to speak with her again soon and do a more in-depth post on her brilliant work. So watch this space.

Later on Wednesday evening, (after excellent dinner at Bella Cuba on Washington Ave. at Lincoln Rd.) we happened upon the David Castillo Gallery Pop-up on Lincoln Road, which will be open through January 31, 2015.
The un-missable, 1971 neon piece, shining through the window by Rafael Ferrer “Artforhum (Red, White & Blue)”, was really the only thing that could be appreciated during their closed, evening hours.

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But the reviews indicate it’s worth a trip back there to see the rest of the show. And the exhibition space definitely looked intriguing.

Okay, hitting the hay for tonight. Hoping to hit SCOPE & ArtBasil tomorrow!


Labeauratoire headed to Miami ArtWeek 2014

Labeauratoire is headed to Miami Beach for Art Week 2014.

Be sure to follow @lancephoto on Twitter for some live updates.

We’ll be covering several of the major art fairs including (but not limited to) Art Basil Miami Beach, Context Art Miami, and the SCOPE Miami Beach fair.

There are a few artists we’re excited to see on this trip. I’ve been following Jane Maxwell online for several years and am looking forward to  finally seeing her work in person at CONTEXT Art Miami.

New Sculptures @ Context Art Miami: December 2-7 | Caldwell Snyder Booth E41.

Jane Maxwell – New Sculptures @ Context Art Miami: December 2-7 | Caldwell Snyder Booth E41.

“The exhibitions and programs at CONTEXT will be even bigger and more impressive than in previous years,” said CONTEXT Director Julian Navarro. “In addition to showcasing a solid group of international galleries, CONTEXT is unique in that it will feature a series of solo artist projects, curated spaces, unique programming, conversations and events – all aimed to immerse and entertain our attendees.”

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We caught a great Street Art show at a little gallery in Belgium back in 2012 where the work of EVOL really caught the eye. Here’s a new piece by this innovative artist. We’re hoping to view it at SCOPE.

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EVOL, Summer TV Classic, 2014 Spray paint on cardboard Courtesy of Jonathan LeVine Gallery

“Celebrating its 14th year of introducing galleries to the contemporary market, SCOPE returns to its location on the sands of Miami Beach with 126 International Exhibitors from 27 countries and 48 cities. “

Also at SCOPE we’ll be looking for the Heineken house…

“The Heineken House is a multi-sensory experience, featuring a Live Art Pyramid as the core. Standing over 35ft tall, the pyramid features 12 massive live art walls to be hand-painted live during SCOPE Miami Beach. The interior features a covered bar serving ice cold Heineken, while the exterior provides seating for patrons to witness the transformation of this multifunctional installation.”

Here we hope to see the collage artist Derek Gores working live on sight in the Pyramid.  I recently encountered Gores at his gallery in Melbourne, Florida, and he’s also having an exhibition with Thinkspace Gallery at the Aqua Art Miami show.

“Aqua Art Miami opens Wednesday in perhaps my biggest show yet, and new directions shown for the first time. If you can’t make it in person, request a collection preview by writing contact (at) thinkspacegallery (dot) com … Here we go Miami ~ #aquaartmiami #thinkspacegallery “

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And of course we’ll be spending time at the massive ArtBasil Fair.

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“FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT ART BASEL IN MIAMI BEACH
Art Basel takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC).
Over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space host the Galleries, Nova, Positions, Edition, Kabinett and Magazines sectors, as well as Conversations and Salon. Public artworks are shown nearby at Collins Park, while Film is presented across two venues, inside the MBCC and in the outdoor setting of Sound Scape Park. – In 2013 the show attracted an attendance of 75,0000 over the five show days.”

Art Basel is sure to be a magnificent event and just as surely waaaayyy too much to see in the one day we’ll be there. So here’s just a short glance of some of the galleries we hope to catch there:

Acquavella Galleries, Gallerie 1900-2000, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, & White Cube.

If you’re headed down to Miami as well, be sure to look for the ArtBasil APP for your devise. It’s a killer!

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Be sure to follow @lancephoto on Twitter for some live updates, if I’m not too busy on the beach 😉


Film shop temporarily closed, relocating to Sunshine State!

Greetings from Labeauratoire, (LA-BOW-RA-TWAR) your online source for rare and interesting vintage photographic film.

frame #7 – Palm frond in Palm Harbor, Florida. FILM: Fujichrome Velvia RVM 8450 Motion Picture Film (expired 2008)  CAMERA: Ricoh 500GX (Black 1977)

If you haven’t heard already, I must inform you that I’m moving to Florida, so I must pack up my little shop and have it all in storage for a while, which means I must close the online store for a bit starting at the end of October 2014. No orders will be allowed and I won’t have access to the products until my move is complete which could take several weeks or more.

This also means that once I re-open, the Shipping Charges will unfortunately be increased for most customers in Europe. While the prices for US customers will likely stay the same, they will be getting their orders much faster.

However, If you have been thinking of trying our Caffenol Concoction, you can still get that while I’m closed through our great distributors in the US and Europe.

Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction

In USA check out:
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In Europe try:

I have tested my Caffenol Concoction on dozens of different films.

FILM: Eastman High Contrast Pan Intermediate Film SO-331 (expired 2003)

 

Here is just a partial list of film’s I have developed successfully using this recipe: 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 there are too many more to list here, but you can check out this gallery of pictures developed in our Caffenol Concoction.

CAFFENOL CONCOCTION FLICKR SET

 

You may not know that I was one of the very first to be gathering old stocks of vintage film to preserve and make available for your experimenting pleasure. Many have joined the bandwagon since I opened my little online store in early 2010, and I know you now have other places you can shop. So I thank you for your continued support.

Soon after I re-open, I’ll send out another notice with the new shipping rates and maybe even announce a new film or three 😉

Thanks again, and Happy Shooting!

Sincerely, Lance

PS: If you haven’t already, please join our Flickr group where people are posting their exciting results from our Caffenol Concoction and from our vintage films: www.flickr.com/groups/labeauratoire/


Breaking News: Black & Yellow to be new Duochrome Film from Impossible Project

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BREAKING NEWS!
Black and Yellow will be the first “Duochrome” film to be released by the Impossible Project.

Coming soon to Impossible Pioneers’ inboxes will be an announcement offering the next film in their “Monochrome and Duochrome” line of instant film.
Following their successful releases of Cyanograph and Magentatype films, will be a (yet unnamed?) film featuring yellow and black.

I’ve heard reference to their duochrome films in other posts, so I can only assume that this will be their first release in that line. Even though technically “black” isn’t really a color, it should be an interesting match, and of course it’s the natural next progression to follow the cyan and magenta films.

This Black and Yellow film was un-solicitously mentioned to me (and others with me) by two separate sources at the Impossible Poject Factory during their Open House Tour yesterday (October 24) in Enschede, Nederland.

It seems obvious that making a film with only a yellow layer would be way too light for most people’s liking. So adding black makes good sense to give it contrast. This implies that their process is actually a four color process instead of a three color processes as I had assumed.

I had friends who really loved the Cyanograph film and I did buy one pack which I have not used yet. But I was much more excited by the look of the Magentatype film. I used it to shoot some vintage military hardware during the “Tanks in Town” event earlier this year in Mons, Belgium. I thought the pink color would be perfect for weapons if war. And I guess that’s exactly the point of these films… different photographers will find different and unique ways to use each monochrome or duochrome film in their own special way.

After thinking about it, I can’t really imagine what a yellow and cyan, or magenta and cyan duochrome would look like, so this “line” of film should be pretty interesting.

Our tour of the factory was very enlightening in other ways as well. I realized just how massive their whole operation is. And this made me understand that they really can’t just rely on the diehard artist fanboys. They NEED the hipsters and grandmas and Asian teens and any other warm body with a wallet to buy their product.

Because the existing Polaroid factory in Enschede was so massive, they didn’t really have the same opportunity that the Ferrania guys do: to keep only small selected parts and buildings from the old factory campus. (though this was done as much as possible) The initial Impossible investors basically had to Go Big or Go Home. So, as is evident by the various frames and shapes and new marketing strategies, they’re trying to get everyone they can on board to keep this thing going.
Let’s hope they do.


Achtung! FOTOIMPEX becomes German distributor for Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction

Achtung! FOTOIMPEX becomes German distributor for Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction. 

FOTOIMPEX wird deutscher Distributor für die Labeauratoire “Caffenol Concoction”.

Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction

Now you can get our wonderful Caffenol Concoction alternative B&W film developer from our German Distributor FOTOIMPEX!

(Jetzt können Sie unsere wunderbare Caffenol Concoctiona alternative Schwarz & Weiß film-Entwickler aus unseren deutschen Distributor FOTOIMPEX erhalten!)

Please visit their website here: http://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/chemistry/caffenol-concoction-600ml.html

DEVELOPER: Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction. CAMERA: Diana Mini Premier Cru (24×24) FILM: Kodak Aerecon II 3404 (expired 10/1998)

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!

Frame #6 St. Oberholz café in Berlin. DEVELOPER: Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction – CAMERA: Vredeborch Felica (1955) – FILM: ORWO NP22 ISO 125 (expired 11/1991)

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 perfect amount for your 600ml developing tank.

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. But many people are enjoying the quirky results from this natural, alternative process.

You can see hundreds of example photos from film developed in our Caffenol Concoction here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lancephoto/sets/72157638163881545

And here is a list of just some of the other film’s I have developed successfully using this method:

Und hier ist eine Liste von nur einigen der anderen Films habe ich erfolgreich mit dieser Methode entwickelt:

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, Gevaert Copex,

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

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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 kung-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

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

* Sie können auch Fotopapier entwickeln mit unseren Caffenol Concoction.

Printed in the darkroom with our Caffenol Concoction.

CLICK HERE to see tips on developing paper.

KLICKEN SIE HIER um Informationen über die Entwicklung Papier sehen.

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

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Happy Shooting!!

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