CAFFENOL, THE RESULTS
ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 11TH WE GATHERED FOR AN INspiring CAFFENOL GET-TOGETHER. When we first heard about Caffenol as a method to develop analogue film with just simple household products we were immediately charmed by the simplicity.
At this mid October day Amsterdam was at it’s best, enveloped in crispy autumn weather. We loaded our La Sardina-camera – orinoco ochre – and went for a walk. We all had 36 frames to our disposal and until our films were developed we had no idea whether it was any good. Attentively taking our photos – ‘shooting from the hip’ – the afternoon was filled with a certain mystery and magic.
With a well-balanced ratio of our own Caffenol recipe we obtained some specific low-contrast end results. We all were pretty amazed about the tonal quality of our photos. Imagine these photographs are developed with instant coffee, washing soda and vitamin C!
( This is a summary, you will find the the whole Caffenol text here )
Shoot from the hip! ” Your camera loves to be in the moment, experiencing life and the vitality of being.
Don’t hide behind it; break free from nonsensical conventions. ” ( lomography.com )
Don’t think! ” Throw your intellectual socialisation over board, let the unfiltered flow of information circulate freely, untreated and unrated in your mind. Shoot, feel, perceive and shoot, have fun, shoot whatever catches your eye, whatever attracts you, astounds you, excites you, seduces you. “ ( lomography.com )
‘Thank you Amsterdam, you were wonderful today’
The copyrights of the images are with Simply Slow and the contributors of this get-together . The images have been photographed with care, please keep this in mind and treat them the same, thank you.