More information about eco film developing here on my recipe blog!!

The Wabi-Sabi in Super 8

• Workshop April 6 / 7, 2018  •  Analog Resistance Festival / Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland


„The Eco Film Revolution!“
Experimental Film Developing Workshop with yummy drinks!




For decades, Sainte - Croix, Yverdon-les-Bains and Orbe have participated in the development of the amateur cinema around the world, also by the help of PAILLARD BOLEX, THE swiss camera and projector manufacturer.

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 7 people and 7 cameras! We will shoot and develop Kodak's beautiful TriX to black & white negative. With yummy soups. What about typical Yverdon Absinth?

Friday 1 to 6 pm (after that every participant can take a camera home and shoot his / her film roll)
and Saturday from 10 am: developing all films together ;-) ... Sunday afternoon they will be presented!

The Workshop is over now and was awesome! We developed with absinth, ovomaltine, beer, ananas juice, coffee and curcuma … and all films came out great! Soon you can see some snippets here!

Thanks to Davide, Jystina, Magali, Nicolas, Nikita, Noémi, Sacha, Sébastien and Stéphane!

Oh, a Bolex!

The Russian developing tank!

Smoking, filming ... and: the film gang!

Water from the lake to develop!


The lovely smell of absinth and soda! Here's Noémi's cool film!! Click the dog!!