It’s been over a year since Analogue Wonderland first opened its (virtual) doors and started selling a wide variety of films to analogue photographers around the world.
This is the story of a photo project which started on a whim and grew into something far bigger than I’d imagined. Fingers crossed it’s not finished yet, but more on that later.
There’s a new camera on the block and it just so happens to be the latest addition to the CAMERADACTYL family. I call it the HOMONCULUS 69 – because it can take photographs up to 6×9 in size.
It all started with some idle musings between a few photographers. Some were expressing a bit of disdain for the “selfie generation”, which triggered a chain of thought that lead me to a fusion of pop-art and selfies.
I discovered my love of film photography by accident. Being a collector, I have always frequented thrift stores for anything I could find of interest.
On the 15th of July 2016, a group of fifteen people from Europe and the United Kingdom, started a joint project on Facebook’s Colour Film Photography Group, the idea was that we would send one camera to all the
“Do a project, it will be fun!” they say… whoever they are.
My name is Ethan, I am the stable genius behind Cameradactyl. I recently published a video with some simple tips and tricks, and a few products guaranteed to take your photography to the next level.
Testing is going well. Everyone who has tried the SP-8×10+ loves it. The biggest technical challenge: we’re still optimizing the hold-down tabs.
It has taken several years and a lot of experimentation, (not to mention a lot of wasted film), but we finally have the answer for processing large, large format without a darkroom.
MAYA is a brand new, modular, from scratch digital darkroom timer that can be used (right now) for both making prints and timing film/paper development.
In November 2017, the first batch of 35mm Kosmo Foto Mono 100 made its way from the Czech Republic to Kosmo Foto HQ in south east London.
It was the culmination of nearly 18 months of planning;
I had previously worked with Eyedress in Tokyo at Big Love Records. He’s a Philipines based artist who is currently on Lex Records based out of England.
For the last few months, I have been working tirelessly at destroying my anonymity for the purpose of selling cameras.
I’ve always been fascinated by the cinematic look of movies.
A little while ago, I got speaking to Elvis Halilović, one half of the brains behind ONDU.
Bill is a project-driven photographer – even when he’s not aware of it.
Back in July, I walked you through the initial build for my Agipinfold, an Agifold 6×6 camera converted to pinhole. It’s time for part two.
The pinhole is still held on with blue tack…..
In January 2019, I’ll be opening a public darkroom, Obscura Darkroom, in Newark, NJ. Located in the University Heights neighborhood, Obscura will provide open darkroom hours, memberships for unlimited facilities use, and classes for both adults and teens.
Here I am, back at it, trying to find the words to express my gratitude towards the film photography community for their continuous support and trying to explain what on earth possesses me to keep making this magazine.