Analogue. Black. White. Gray shades.
In the digital era analogue materials have an important substance. In the world of the analogue negatives and prints the variety of the black and the white is confronted with the complexity of the color photography.
The black and white photographic laboratory was founded in 1999 by Erika Vogel specifically with a perspective on the black and white and in this tradition Thomas Ochs pursues this legacy since April 2018. In their mind both are connected not just because of the analogue fascination in all senses but also with the passion for the materiality itself. In the act of processing and printing lies a particular haptic experience, and with this kind of understanding a lot of handcraft and trained eyes are the most important thing in this work.
Beyond our passion about the black and white deliver the gray shades special nuance of a perfect print. So we understand the perspective on black and white in the analogue photography as a concrete statement.