In an era when digital photos can be taken with everything from DSLR cameras and phones to even watches you wear on your wrist, it’s difficult to imagine taking photos with analog cameras and developing the film yourself in a modern photography workflow. This, however, is a challenge that Lukas Fritz took on:
If you take some time to look through the Fritz’s YouTube archive, you’ll quickly notice that he has a passion for building small engineering projects. His latest one is the Filmomat, an automatic color film processor.
The instructions are pretty simple: you just fill the main canister with water, and the three smaller containers with the developing solutions, then select the appropriate program, sit back, and wait for the machine to do all the work.
I can’t help but feel like this is a small piece of a disappearing art, and I’m glad that someone is doing something to take analog photos into the 21st century.
What do you think, should the Filmomat be mass-produced? Would you buy one and start taking analog photos?
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