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Sat, 22 Apr

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Margate

Caffenol Film Developer Workshop with Melanie King

Learn to make and use an alternative photographic developer for black & white film from coffee. This workshop is for adults and is suitable for those with previous photographic or darkroom experience.

 Caffenol Film Developer Workshop with Melanie King
 Caffenol Film Developer Workshop with Melanie King

Time & Location

22 Apr 2023, 10:00 – 12:30

Margate, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK

About the Event

Caffenol (Coffee) Film Developer

Saturday 22 April 2023 10am to 12.30pm

12 places available

Participants will learn how to make and use an alternative photographic process that lessens the environmental impact of photography on the environment

During the workshop you’ll be taught how to make a caffenol-c (coffee, vitamin-c powder, soda crystals and salt) film and paper developer 

The workshop will be led by artist Melanie King, who will guide you through this alternative process of developing film. The workshop is for adults and suitable for people with previous photography and darkroom experience

Breakdown of the workshop:

10.00 : Introduction to caffenol developer and sustainable photographic practice

10.30 : Making a developer with coffee, vitamin c and soda crystals

11.00 : Participants spool film while developer cools to 20 degrees centigrade

11.30 to 12.30 : Develop, Stop, Fix, Wash

Film is then left to dry until 1pm or later

Materials provided:

Vitamin C Pure

Dri Park Soda Crystals

Coffee

Fixer

Materials you need to bring:

A pre-shot film (HP5 / 400 ISO black and white film)

Workshop cost : £40

About the tutor:

Melanie King is a working class artist and curator, originally from Manchester, UK. Melanie is now based in Ramsgate, Kent, UK

She is co-Director of super/collider, Lumen Studios, Thanet Alt Photo and founder of London Alt Photo

Melanie is a PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art (2015-2022)

She is Lecturer In Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University

She is represented by the Land Art Agency. She has recently been commissioned by Signal Film and Media, the British Council, Space Studios London and ITV

Melanie is interested in the relationship between the environment, photography and materiality.  Melanie intends to highlight the intimate connection between celestial objects (sun, moon, stars), photographic material and the natural world. Melanie is currently researching a number of sustainable photographic processes, to minimise the environmental impact of her artistic practice, informed by the Sustainable Darkroom movement.

Find out more about Melanie:

melaniek.co.uk

Programme


  • 30 minutes

    Introduction to caffenol developer and sustainable photographic practice.


  • 30 minutes

    Making a developer with coffee, vitamin c and soda crystals.

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