Most of my recent posts have been about film photography, which is kind of strange for a guy who, a few years ago, said he didn't miss film at all. Turns out, there's still something magical about film and processing, and not just for me. Film photography is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance lately, and there are several film manufacturers who are reintroducing old film stocks, or ramping up production on current stocks.
Of course, this means that support for film is on the rise, too, and this opens doors for entrepreneurs the world over. I came across the Lab-Box daylight film processor a couple of days ago, and it's really an intriguing device -- or rather, will be. Lab-Box is a kickstarter campaign by Italy's ars-imago, a shop/company located in Rome, dedicated to analog photography.
Here's a short video that shows how it works:
If you're interested in learning more, visit the kickstarter campaign. They've far exceeded their goal, raising almost five times the amount they were looking for, with 32 days left in the campaign! Remember, though, that this is a kickstarter project, and as such, even though they've succeeding in funding the project, if you participate, you still take the chance that the project might ultimately fail, and you could lose your investment. That said, with ars-imago's commitment to film photography, I think they're pretty likely to see this through.
Color me intrigued....