Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stephen Frizza "Was not like the other children."

Gaffa Gallery Launches their final show of the year exhibiting the first photograph by Stephen Frizza. The Image, a crude shot on 110 film taken at age 7 depicts his beloved teddy bear beheaded. The result of having sentenced it to death by hanging. The show opens December 16th at 6pm and runs till January 1st. For more information on Gaffa Gallery please visit their
website by clicking HERE

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Corey Rankin

The Past few months I have had the privilege of processing E-6 film for Corey Rankin. Corey is an Expert in glassware photography and I would like to take this moment to share his talent with you. Corey has just launched his own blog which you can visit by clicking HERE.
His website also shows an extensive collection of his works which can be viewed by clicking HERE.

I look forward to working more with Corey as there aren't many photographers with his eye for colour and composition being so strongly paired with the knowledge of light and exposure that he has. His film Spot on.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Luke Reid

Australian born photographer Luke Reid who has recently relocated to Spain is currently doing some interesting shows there with his latest work making the headlines. I met Luke 8 years ago while working at Photo Technica. A lab which at the time was the biggest and best in Sydney. during that time I was lucky to share in many of Lukes projects and ideas. Click the image below if you can read Spanish, if not visit Lukes website by clicking Here. Above is a taste of Lukes work. Big thanks to Luke for mentioning my lab work in the Spanish news.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Got Kodachrome?

This month marks the end of quite an era, The Much loved Kodachrome will no longer be processed. If you have any sitting in your cupboards, or draws... get it shot! and get it processed! because after December 30th Dwaynes Lab in the USA the last place on earth to get kodachrome processed will no longer be providing this service. Its now or never! See the link below for more information!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stephen Frizza - Meyer Gallery

On November 24th I will be showing two images from my EIR collection for the first time at Meyer Gallery. I am very excited to show these two images, they are showing for one month as part of the galleries end of year group show. Please see image below for further information and come along to check out the work.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


In a very special one-time event at Gaffa Gallery, American fringe photographer Ken Werner presents his stunning Kodachrome slides of the deranged and extreme characters of the Halloween street celebrations in San Francisco's famed Castro District. Ken is the author of the underground classic photo-documentary HALLOWEEN: A Fantasy In Three Acts and also the creator of the award-winning U.S. magazine DARKROOM. His archive of Halloween images from the final quarter of the 20th century is a unique resource, and he's selected the most astonishing images of all for this special Sydney event, which follows on its acclaimed Australian premiere at last year's "Hello Darkness" Festival in Melbourne.

Ken will also briefly discuss the history of Halloween in San Francisco, and the surprising and
inspiring events that followed the publication of his Halloween book.

The Event is Free but due to the nature of parts of this work, 18 years and over only, please.

For further information please click image above.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Where Have I been....

The past few weeks this blog has sat rather quiet and I do apologize.
Big projects have been In progress and time has been limited.
Ive been venturing into the darkness every day! I will share with you all some of the magic shortly.
For those who have been re-directed here from my Website link, The Website will be returning shortly. I do hope you have all been making magic in all your photographic ventures. Will post again soon.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jane Burton Taylor - Earth

Jane Burton Taylor is launching her latest Exhibition at the Barometer Gallery on the 10th of June click on the image above for more info and make sure to keep the evening free to come along! The photographs are beautiful and I have really enjoyed working with her on this project. To view more of Janes work please visit her website by clicking HERE and read below for an insight into this latest work.

"Colour photographs taken from a moving car explore the relationship between simultaneous stillness and movement. Photographed in the mountains that form the spine of Sicily, Italy, a region rich in human and mythic history, the images capture both a sense of movement and gentle meditation on the landscape. The works are metaphors for living a life balancing steadiness and change, the eternal and the ephemeral.

It is named Earth, because the earth is constantly spinning, though we don’t, as individuals, see or feel this as a direct experience. Yet it is a phenomenon that occurs in the grander scheme of the natural world, one which actually allows us to exist and prosper. " - Jane Burton Taylor

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Andrea Klucis - Photogroup Exhibition @ Gaffa Gallery

On the 3rd of June Andrea Klucis is showing her latest series of work in a group show at Gaffa Gallery. I have enjoyed printing this series comprising of nostalgic moments that im sure all australians can relate to. The show runs until the 15th of June make sure to check it out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

George Voulgaropoulos - City West Link

Currently showing at the Gaffa Gallery until June 1st is a really nice show by George Voulgaropoulos whom I process film for. George was featured in last years Projections. His use of Light and his eye for capturing the moment is brilliant. The show is also beautifully printed so if your in the area check it out. To visit Georges website please click HERE

No Direction Known - Exhibition Opening

Myself and Pete Longworth at the opening of his exhibition tonight. The work on show by Pete Longworth makes me wish I could carry his travel bags. The shot are great so if you haven't already seeing it and been teased by the exotic locations check it out! for further info check my earlier post by clicking HERE. I feel really special because this image of me and Pete was photographed on true Polaroid material!!! A rarer and rarer thing today! Thank god impossible project is bringing it back to life!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lynn Smith Exhibition - Global Gallery

From left to right : Lynn Smith, Sandra barnard and Stephen Frizza at the launch of Lynn Smiths Exhibition at Global Gallery

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Lighthouse Lab Print Promo

The Lighthouse Lab is sharing the Love :-).... with a Print Promo until June 30. Never has it been more affordable to print up an Exhibition, update your Portfolio or even print out a Masterpiece for your fridge! Click on the image above for further details. YAY!!!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Studio Space

Haydn Wood has recently launched a new studio space and it looks AWESOME!!! I want to move into it. If your looking for a fresh new space for your next shoot make sure to keep this space in mind. Click on the image above for more info and if you keen to see Haydns work check out his website by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Anthony Amos - Afterwards- A romantic view of decay constructed in rust, carbon and petrochemicals.

May 1st Anthony Amos launches his new show AFTERWARDS at the Connie Dietzschold Gallery. Anthonys analog workings of an image are amazing. I have loved processing the film for this show and think it will be one of the years must sees so if you have time during the month of May make sure to check it out. Click on image above for more details and visit the Anthony Amos website by clicking Here.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

APUG - The Analog Photography Users Group

APUG - The Analog Photography Users group was founded by New Zealander Sean Ross. The Group is a Mecca for over 40,000 analog photographers using every photographic process and every photographic format you can imagine. The group has hundreds of high end professionals such as engineers of Kodak products, The owners of Ilford Film, Pro Lab owners etc. So if you ever want to get the facts on anything involving analog photography this is the place to find it. I have been a member for a long time. And I think if you haven't become one its time you do. Click on the image above to check out the website.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Lighthouse Lab - Kodak Pro Lab

This Week Lawrence Horsburgh from Kodak helped The Lighthouse Lab become a promoted Kodak Prolab member, I would like to thank him for his assistance and for the invitation to join the Kodak online resource center. This resource provides Pro lab owners with current industry news and product support. To visit The Lighthouse Labs page at Kodak please click on the image below or to visit the Kodak Pro lab Resource Site click on the image above.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lyn Smith @ Global Gallery

The increasingly popular works of Lynn Smith will be showing in a group exhibition including the works of Dean Golja and Johanna Trainor at the Global gallery. I have had the honor of working with Lynn over the past few years watching his collection of images exploring many interesting aspects of our environment and society. Please click the image above for more information on when and where the latest showing of his work will be or visit

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Meet Me In The Square - Fiona Wolf

This week I printed for Fiona Wolf whos work is showing in the group show Meet Me In The Square. I have processed film and printed for Fiona, Toby and Ingva over the past few years and
can highly recommend this line up. So if you are free on Wednesday the 28th pop along and check out their work.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Shane Rozario - Syncretic 'En Una Pieza"

Over the past few years I have been working with Shane processing and printing interesting series of images using a really interesting technique. This work is now for the first time comming together in a public exhibition. The following extract is taken from Shane on the work.....

"Using a technique I developed in 2006, I've photographed the portraits of 5 Latin American Artists', who tell the stories of their journey from South America to practicing artists in Sydney.

The Portraits are the first series of this technique to be shown for public viewing. The essay's are a collaboration with Liliana E Correa who has researched and collated all the Artists information.

This exhibition will also display a collection of Latin American Instruments from a private collection. There will be a demonstration and talk tracing the origin and history of Latin American Music on Tuesday the 11th and Tuesday the 18th."

Please click on the image above for more information on the exhibition or click here to attend

Monday, April 12, 2010

No Direction Known - Pete Longworth

Over the past few months Pete Longworth has been traveling and having amazing adventures. This Week I have been scanning some of the magical moments along his way. It has been a small tease of whats comming in his next exhibition. Please see the attached release and come along and check it out!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Edwards Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

Had a great day today with Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. I went up to Kurnell with them and filmed on Kodak 64T super 8 motion film and shot some stills on my Hasselblad. These guys have an amazing energy, are mega creative and I had lot of fun. If you haven't heard their music you must check them out immediately. See the music clip above or visit their You Tube site by clicking Here. Their website is

Friday, March 19, 2010

Danny Clayton

I met Danny Clayton through Andrew G a few months ago and since meeting I have had fun processing a wide range of films for him. These include cross processed Agfa Precisa, Scotch 400, and Rs1000.... amongst other films you don't see everyday. The images above are some cool examples of his work i really like the colour gamut in both of these. Today I shared time with Danny in the darkroom printing a nice Black and White portrait which he had shot on his Holga camera. Its was fun being able to print the image with him there while it was being created and show him how burning, dodging and the whole development process is undertaken. To visit Dannys twitter site and see what fun adventure he is on today, please click the image of Danny himself below.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Amy Stein and Stacy Mehrfar

This week I have had the honor of processing film for Amy Stein and Stacy Mehrfar. Both are ultra talented photographers who have been working on a new joint project. Amy currently has an exhibition called Domesticated showing at The Australian Center for Photography. Please click on the image above to see details of the exhibition.

To see more of Amys work please click HERE and to see more of Stacys work please click HERE Thanks Amy for a copy of your latest book. I hope you come down to Australia more often It has been great processing for you.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wondering how to find us?

The Lighthouse Lab & Sandy Prints is open by appointment only, please see map and contact information in image above.

A peek Through The Lighthouse Lab - Sandy Prints

The first picture here shows our 2 mural enlargers with vacuum walls, please excuse the wooden crates on the floor they are an exhibition due to be shipped overseas which we just printed.

Image number shows one of our 4x5" enlargers which we use for proofing jobs etc, next to it on the right is a paper coffin, and on the left just peaking in there is the second vacuum wall. Upon the shelf are diffusion boxes for the enlargers.

Image number 3 shows our Kodak LVT film recorder in the background next to the door, Our 50" Ra-4 paper processor with numerous boxes of paper below it and a paper coffin. In the foreground is another 10x10" enlarger.

Image number 4 is the same 10x10" enlarger as was in image number 3. The black box in the wall is the paper take up to our 50" ilfochrome processor. with boxes of paper below. This processor can also process Black and white resin paper.

Image number 5 is one of our light tables in the mural printing room.

Image number 6 shows the two paper processors the 50" RA-4 in the foreground and the 50" Ilfochrome processor in the background.

Image number 7 is of the black and white fiber printing rooms darkroom sink, we also have 2 durst enlargers in there im yet to photograph.

Image number 8 is of the filing draws and stairs up to the mezzanine level where we do all our film scanning and digital work, also rest and relax. On the far left you can see the kitchen area.

Image number 9 is looking down the hallway into the kitchen and bathroom.

Image 10 is a picture of our daylight chemical prep sink.

Image 11 shows inside the film processing room where film is loaded.

Image 12 shows my C-41 dip and dunk processor

image 13 shows the main room of the lab where prints are spotted examined and packaged away.Behind the table on the right you can see the 2 film drying cabinets for my E-6 and C-41 film processors.

Image 13 shows the main room with studio lighting on

I Hope you enjoy having a little look around.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Lighthouse lab - Sandy Prints Cocktail Party

This weekend sandy and I held a cocktail party to get together with everyone and celebrate the massive changes we have been making to the facility and the launch of our new services. It was a great evening and I would like to thank everyone who came. I look forward to the next event and producing fine photography with you all at the new site.