Lab-Box: Kickstarter update

It still seems that this Kickstarter – as opposed to what I heard about so many other hardware projects on Kickstarter – will really deliver and maybe even be on time.

They sent two recent updates and I just wanted to point you to the latest one as it shows some progress in the development of the box.

Looking back: no couchsurfing in Iran

The plan

Recently I noticed more and more articles about people travelling Persia or – as it’s called nowadays – Iran.
There is a very popular book about couchsurfing in Iran which seems to inspire a growing number of people to have a look at this unknown, wild and interesting country by themselves.

While we did not use the couchsurfing platform at all, my girlfriend and I travelled through Iran in October 2016 and as it seems Iran is getting more and more popular for travellers and there is a growing demand in information on Iran while the country is slowly opening up to the west again.

So I decided to write a bit about our experiences there in retrospective because I started this blog only after we came back.

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LAB-BOX

I recently got notice of a neat Kickstarter project started by ars imago. They are a well known supporter of all things analog photography, they have a great online store and just some weeks ago they opened a small store here in Zurich. They have been developing a daylight-loading film tank which looks nice and is very promising.

If you develop your films at home (as I do) you probably have a developer tank already but I found the project promising enough to be supported – or at least ars imago’s engagement for keeping the film thing alive. So I spent a little money and hopefully will get a new toy by the end of the year.

I’ll keep you posted how it goes.

(* image is from the kickstarter page)

Palermo, Sicily

Belleza

Some weeks ago I was planning a short trip which should take me not too far away from Zürich as I had only one week off. The trip should take place in early March and I felt like having some warm and sunny days after the cold winter we had in Switzerland so Italy promised to be a great choice. I finally decided to go to Palermo, Sicily.

I imagined Palermo as a very traditional Italian town full of history, busy streets, lively people and – of course – the great mediterranean food, so this all sounded very holiday-like to me.

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Instagram for analog photography 


Ever since I take most of my photo on film, developing and scanning my own films included, I felt that this might be interesting to other people as analog photography is quite a trend nowadays. So I thought about additionally sharing these photos on the currently very popular service Instagram. There has been a lot of buzz about this picture sharing platform and I just thought “Why not?”

Let me share my thoughts and experiences with you after a year on Instagram.

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