A series of how-to videos unpacking practical tips to educate, inform and inspire their community. From non-toxic analogue development techniques, to DIY lens upcycling, to lengthening camera lifespans through alternative software, each short video offers a creative but concrete step, demonstrating how to produce/show/think about and make art in more sustainable ways. Small actions with significant impacts.
Commissioned and released in collaboration with Tabakalera, Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain.
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How to optimise images for web - Rekka Bellum
Learn how to optimise images for web with illustrator Rekka Bellum.
Rekka Bellum works as half of Hundredrabbits, which is exploring the planned failability of modern technology at the bounds of the hyper-connected world. They explore low-tech solutions and document their findings with the hope of building a more resilient future.
Operating on a sailboat, they rely on solar energy to power their workstations. Sailing to far away places, they often come into situations where bandwidth is an issue. Visiting image-heavy websites is costly, and sometimes impossible. A website can be made to load faster by optimising its images for the web. It is an extra step that is worth taking because it ensures greater access for everyone.
How to install custom firmware - Mathijs van Oosterhoudt
Learn how to install custom open source firmware on your camera with Mathijs van Oosterhoudt.
Open source firmware can help in giving consumers the right to repair, and in prolonging the lifespan of digital cameras.
Mathijs van Oosterhoudt is the maker of The Focal Camera - an open-source modular camera prototyping system. The Focal Camera aims to take a critical look at how cameras are constructed and how design choices influence not only our usage of them, but also the photos they create.
How to make Anthotypes - Edd Carr, Northern Sustainable Darkroom
Founded by Hannah Fletcher, the Sustainable Darkroom is a worldwide artist-led movement led in conjunction with Edd Carr and Alice Cazenave. Its central aim is to transform our approach to photographic materials, and their historically unsustainable nature. From toxic chemicals, to silver particles and beyond - photography and eco-friendly seem at hopeless odds. But the Sustainable Darkroom provide education, research, and arts opportunities to promote and develop sustainable alternatives to analogue photography.
DIY lens conversion - Pierro Pozella, PPP Cameras
Learn how to make a DIY lens conversion for your mirrorless camera by salvaging the optics from unrepairable film cameras, with Pierro Pozella from PPP Cameras.
PPP Cameras is an analogue repair company whose main focus is to keep film cameras alive. They do this by using as many sustainable materials as possible - by innovating spare parts, they reduce the amount of cameras going to waste, and prevent them from becoming redundant objects.
PPP Cameras also provide customisation services such as lens conversions; saving optics from uneconomical repairs and recycling them to develop something new.