Learn how to develop film away from the darkroom using a mix of household materials and darkroom chemistry. This workshop will focus on Caffenol: a coffee-based DIY film developer that can be used safely at home. Participants will learn how it works, how to mix it, and will follow along with Heather to develop a roll of film using this non-toxic homemade developer.
A list of necessary supplies + prep instruction will be sent to participants upon registration of the workshop. In the event you do not have the necessary tools or materials, we still encourage you to attend and ask any questions in live time. Participants will be given access to a recording of the workshop as well as detailed written instructions so that they can attempt the process on their own as well.
Film developing tanks will be available to rent for $15 to non-members and free for G44 members. The kits will include materials to develop two 35mm rolls or one 120 roll:
3.5 tsp Sodium Carbonate
Paterson 500mL Film Developing Tank with 2 reels
Heather Fulton is a photo-based artist and printmaker practicing out of Toronto, Ontario. Her work explores the vulnerability of memory, and dissects traditional notions of nostalgia and the archive. Focusing on historical and experimental photographic processes, Heather approaches her practice with curiosity, playfulness and a deep appreciation for the alchemy of analog photography and printmaking.