Carmencita Film Lab was born during 2012 in Valencia, Spain and it has been committed to getting the best out of every negative when it comes to develop & scanning a photographer’s work.
Founded by photographers for photographers, we created the lab we always wanted as film shooters ourselves and one that answered to the demands of photographers nowadays. We believe there is no other way to keep film alive than delivering our finest work with every single scan.
1) What are some of your favorite things?
2) Why do you shoot film?
3) Favorite camera and film combo?
4) Favorite movie?
Punk, organic food and the color cyan.
“Analog photography is more physical, more tangible than digital”
Nikon F100 + Kodak Portra 400
“Quadrophenia” (1979) Franc Roddam
Traveling, Lindy Hop and collecting tiny objects
“It’s the most personal way to tell something with photography”
Olympus 35SP + Kodak Portra 400
“Star Wars Ep.IV” (1977) George Lucas
Traveling, maps and drinking in bar terraces.
“I shoot film because I’m too lazy to edit digital files”
Canon AE1 + Kodak Ektar 100
“Pulp Fiction” (1994) Quentin Tarantino
Looking through windows and watching her dog “play dead”.
“The time between the shot and the result”
Mamiya 645 + Kodak Portra 800
“Dans la Maison” (2012) François Ozon
Public libraries, wandering and the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
“ The physical aspects of the whole process, from beginning to end”
Bronica GS1 + Ilford FP4
“There Will Be Blood” (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson
Mountains, dogs and plants.
“I like the process, from choosing the format until I see the final result”
Contax T3 + Kodak Portra 800
“Offret” (1986) Andrei Tarkovsky
Trees, horses and watercolors.
“It’s more artistic and offers different options to express an idea”
Pentax 645 + Fuji Acros 100
“Hombre mirando al sudeste” (1986) Eliseo Subiela
Animals, cactus and bikes.
“It’s a manual process and it brings unexpected results”
Olympus mjuii + Fuji Superia 200
Any film by director Quentin Tarantino
Romantic music and to hang out with her daughter.
“It’s adventurous and I like it”
Nishika N8000 + Fuji Superia 400
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967) Stanley Kramer
New places, flowers and melted cheese.
“I love the final look”
Canon AE1 + Kodak Portra 400
“París-Texas” (1984) Wim Wenders
Peaches Jam, head scarfs and jazz.
“My first photographic experience was on film, and I’ve loved it ever since!”
Nikon FM2 + Kodak Portra 400
“La Grande Bellezza” (2013) Paolo Sorrentino
Raspberries, Jazz music and mountains
“The softness of the image and the expectation of an unexpected outcome.”
Yashica mat 124G + Kodak Tmax 400
Fight Club (1999) David Fincher
Saturdays’ siesta with my dog, 70s cameras and Nico’s Sorrentina
“Black and white with character. Period.”
Pentax 67 + Kodak 400-TX
“The Life Aquatic” (2004) Wes Anderson
Handwritten letters, succulent plants and pistachio ice-cream
“Photos turn out specially vivid, soft and light”
Mir, Fuji Pro 400H
“Forrest Gump” (1994) Robert Zemeckis
Spicy food, surf music and surrealism
“Analog process make possible some of the greatest mistakes and when it works as planned, then is just awesome”
FujiGa645 + Fuji 400H pushed 2 stops
Buffalo 66 (1998) Vincent Gallo
Leaving parties while I’m still having fun, puppets & puppeteering and poorly made photoshop montages
“The rhythm of shooting is different and the outcome is more visceral”
Yashica Mat 124G + Fuji 400H
All Quentin Tarantino’s, some Tim Burton’s and a couple of Cohen brothers.
Traveling, reading and playing paddle.
The uncertainty of the result. Unknowing the result until development makes me push myself further.
CONTAX 645 + Portra 400 + Tri-X 400
Full Metal Jacket (1987) Stanley Kubrick
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