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Studio

In the black and white photographic laboratory we are offering alongside a professional work in processing and printing other possibilities to work: As a studio for analogue handcraft we want to share our experience in special workshops. Furthermore we offer you to rent our photographic laboratory for your own and individual printing work. A special interest with our scholarship is to support young artists who are interested in black and white photography and the analogue material.

Equipment

Our photographic laboratory has the following technical equipment:
Durst Laborator 138 S
Durst Color Laborator 184 Lacobox 100 + Durst Est 301
Leitz FocomaT Ic + Kienzle Primos VC 66/100
Fujimoto 90M-D
Pentacon Six TL
Canon EOS 500 N
Dryer Ilfolab 1250 RC Ilford
Baryttrockner Meteor standard-H
Epson Perfection | V800 Photo
Epson Stylus Pro 9900 / UltraChrome HDR (bis 2.880dpi)
SilverFast ArchiveSuite / HDR Studio

Workshops

Individual workshop
The concept of the workshop addresses beginners and people who are interested in the work of an analogue photographic laboratory and basically in black and white photography. With intensive care you will learn the basic techniques around the processing and printing work.

Topics:
Workflow from a negative to a positive-print
Processing of an exposed film
Printing a row of gradation possibilities
Printing a postcard on Ilford RC
Printing of a Baryt print in maximum 30x40cm
Fee: 250€ includes material, Registration via mail to mail@schwarzweiss-fotolabor.de

Group workshop
The concept of the workshop addresses beginners and people who are interested in the work of an analogue photographic laboratory and basically in black and white photography. In small groups with a maximum of five people you will learn the basic techniques around the processing and printing work.

Topics:
Workflow from a negative to a positive-print
Printing a row of gradation possibilities
Printing a postcard on Ilford RC
Printing of a Baryt print in maximum 30x40cm

Number of participants: mind. 2 / max. 5 persons
Fee: 200€ material included (per person), registration via mail: mail@schwarzweiss-fotolabor.de

Rental

There are two possibilities to use our laboratory for your own processing and printing work.
– our space in the Erkrather Straße is open for rent during the weekend and you can benefit from an individual care.
– you can join our lab-community and will have high flexibility by using the space and a good price offer.

Rent – Prices (includes chemistry / not photographic paper)
1 day to max. 8 hours: 60 €; 2 days block: 150 € (time flexibility)
For students of photography we can provide a price-reduction after an agreemet based on the individual needs.

Lab community – Prices and requirements:
Monthly fee: 175 € (reduced: 125 €)

The usage of the lab will only be possible outside the opening hours of our space. Minimum time of community membership are 6 months. The monthly fee is not including any kind of restrictions in your working time, so far it does not concern the opening hours and other clients. Chemistry and photo paper till 35x40cm are included in the fee. Additionally we provide reductions on larger sizes. The lab-community can’t consist of more than three persons.

Booking
Because of our restricted capacity it is possible that we have to put you on a waiting list. You will hear from us as soon there is a free space in the lab community.
Please get in touch via mail: mail@schwarzweiss-fotolabor.de a

Project scholarship for artists and students

The black and white photo laboratory offers young photographers* and students* a summer grant from July to September.
The scholarship includes the free use of the laboratory rooms for a period of two months. Afterwards, the resulting works can be presented in the exhibition rooms at Nails Projectrooms, Birkenstraße 61 40233 Düsseldorf.

In the digital age, analogue materiality has a significant content. The black-and-white photo laboratory was founded in 1999 by Erika Vogel programmatically with a black-and-white perspective and has been continued in this spirit by Thomas Ochs since 2018. Both are connected with each other in spirit not only through their eye for the analogue, but also with their passion for materiality. The processes of developing and enlarging have a special feel to them. This requires a sensitivity for manual work and a trained eye. During the fellowship, these skills will be trained and works will be created, from the film reel to the exhibition presentation.
Please apply with a meaningful portfolio and a short description of the project to be realized in the laboratory. Applications until 31.3 of each year exclusively by e-mail to: atelier@schwarzweiss-fotolabor.de