Das Wabi-Sabi in Super 8

• Workshop August 23 / 24, 2013  •  Freifeld Festival Oldenburg

All we need: good beer, vitamin c powder, washing soda!

„The Beer Revolution!“
Experimental Film Processing Workshop with yummy drinks!


Das Freifeld Festival steht für drei Tage kreativen Überfluss an einem besonderen Ort, einer alten Militärkaserne mitten im Herzen der Stadt. Freifeld ist eine elektrisierende Mischung aus Musik, Film, Theater und Performance.

I have been experimenting with alternatives to traditional developers that are harmful to the environment for some time. And I stumbled across CAFFENOL, a black and white negative developer! A lot of photographers have already tried it and there are various recipes and reports circulating on the Internet!

Caffenol consists of instant coffee, vitamin C powder and washing soda.
You can easily find the three of them around the corner for little money. Better buy the cheapest type of coffee, it contains the most caffeic acid which is bad for your stomach but essential for developing! Dispose the soup after use in the toilet.

What more is possible? Kitchen stuff like beer, wine, apple juice, coke, rosemary. It smells interesting, it's eco and it develops film as nicely as regular photo chemicals! Black & white negative.

An experimental Workshop for 10 people and 5 cameras! We will shoot and developKodak's beautiful TriX to black & white negative. In Oldenburg Beer: in OLs, an eco beer!

Friday from about 3 to 7 pm (after that every participant can take a camera home and shoot his / her film roll)
and Saturday from noon. Developing together ;-)

The workshop is over! Thank you Anja, Brian, Christian, Julia, Karla, Laura, Lea, Leon, Stephan1, Stephan2!

Click on the images below and watch some film snippets!!

Oh, a Nizo!

Beer foaming nicely together with soda and vitamin c!

More information about eco developing here on my other website!

Oh, a crochet workshop!
Outdoor rinsing!
Snippet from the film we shot together! Snippet from the 5 participants' films!
Film makes you beautiful!
The film in its final rinse bath – you can see pictures! The most magical moment!