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.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A snap A day

This weekend during our cocktail party one of our client/friends Andree sneaked in his camera and took a picture of my light box. Thank you for coming to the party. Photography is magic and the equipment we have is well worth every cent! You need the best equipment to make the best print. If you would like to see Andree's blog please click the image above.