Thursday, November 27, 2008

Two Thousand Magazine

This week Robert Barton of Two Thousand Magazine wrote up an article about myself and The Lighthouse Lab. To visit Two thousand magazine please follow this link : The magazine is an online publication which is always being updated with information on funky Sydney businesses, Awesome local artists and great live events. To see the article written about The Lighthouse Lab please click on the image above.
Oh and many thanks Robert I loved what you wrote.

~Stephen Frizza

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sun Studios

Sun Studios is launching its Assistant awards and Exhibition tonight and will show until the 28th of this month. I am excited to say that Fiona Wolf is the feature image for the event. if you are in the area please drop in to see the works to find out more about sun studios please click on the image above.

~Stephen Frizza

Friday, September 12, 2008

Film Reticulation

This Image is an example of Controlled Film Reticulation using Fuji Neopan 400. The way this is created is by placing the film into liquids of large temperature diffrences very suddenly. The emulsion goes into shock creating either globule or crack effects. With most film it is difficult to control the way the emulsion reticulates however with Fuji Neopan 400 it is possible to repeat the process in a controlled environment and get the same results each time. To achieve the degree of reticulation in the image shown above the film must be processed as normal and then reticulated during the final wash. The first wash bath should be at 3 degrees celcius for 2 minutes before shocking the film by placing it into a second wash bath heated to 90 degrees celcius for one minute. After the film has been in the water at 90 degrees celcius re immerse in wash which is 3 degrees and repeat the process. After this is done when the film is dried the emulsion always has this degree of reticulation. Thanks goes to Mark Barwald who sat for this portrait. During my earlier years experimenting with materials and processes mark was often a subject.

~ Stephen Frizza

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Postcard Exchange

The Post Card Exchange has been running for a few years now, What started out as a small group has grown to more than 70 people around the world. The Exchange runs out of a website called APUG (Analog Photography Users Group). how it works is you submitt your adress and how many postcards you would like to send and then your details are sent to that many people and you get a list of adresses for how many cards you want to send. The adresses are located all around the world. You print your post cards and then post them off and over the comming weeks you get awesome postcards arriving from all around the world with photographs the sender has made. Most cards are printed on Ilford Post Card Paper however some people choose other paperstocks and print the postcard layout on the back of the photographs themselves. The top image in these three is the first I sent off and the other 2 photographs are cards I received.
If you would like more information on the post card Exchange please visit

This exchange is heaps of fun, the image you get are Awesome! and on the backs the sender writes where the photograph was taken and how it was done.

~ Stephen Frizza

Friday, March 28, 2008

Clint Sawyer

Clint Sawery shot this image while studying at the Australian Center For Photography. It later was shown at the end of term ACP Exhibition. Its become one of my favorite images in some time because of the beautiful film grain, contrast and tone. The Image was produced by shooting Agfa CT Precisa, over exposing then printing onto kodak metalic paper. Thanks for producing this clint its nice to work on beautiful images like this.

~Stephen Frizza