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.
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.