Noemi Jariod Winter Engagement

We just couldn’t help but featuring this beautiful Winter engagement shoot by out client Noemi Jariod.

The lovely couple, the picnic vibe, the magical sunset at the mountain top, the Portra tones … it just has it all!
Hope you guys love this photos as much as we did and at the same time you can get a little glimpse at what Winter in rural Spain may look like these days.

Enhorabona per l’excel·lent treball Noemi!

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Daniela Reske Summer Mediterranean Wedding

We´re really excited to publish this blog post for a number of reasons.

– First and foremost this wedding is beautifully shot by client Daniela Reske. We love her composition skills and the way she handled the harsh Mediterranean light to her benefit.

We recently met Daniela at our recent Carmencita Meets Birgit Hart & Peaches and Mint workshop in Barcelona and had the chance to personally congratulate her on her recent improvements and great film results.

– Secondly the location: Cadaqués, Spain! Adoptive hometown of Salvador Dalí and a true Mediterranean Spanish gem. It was really inspiring to see how Daniela used “touristy” locations and turned them into iconic wedding shots.

– Last but not least: film is awesome. Yup, we love how film’s huge latitude handled the high contrast light situations without every losing any highlight detail… and those Portra colors … <3


So again, congratulations Dani! Can’t wait to see your next works ^_^


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Yaroslav & Jenny

We’ve had a few great clients lately from Russia, and we’re really excited about it. Some of us at the lab are huge fans of classic Russian portraiture and they’re whole great camera tradition ( Zenit, Kiev, FED, you name it!). A couple weeks ago a package arrived from Russia with a bunch of medium format rolls from a photographer couple named Yaroslav & Jenny. Their comments on the order form were super enthusiastic.

They loved the work they’s seen come out of our lab and where really eager to see what we could do with their film. Turns out these guys are good. They travel all around Russia carrying their Contax 645 and iPhones (yeah, they’re huge on Instagram) and whenever they stop traveling they take awesome photographs on beautiful weddings.
So… how could we not show you guys what their rolls contained?


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Martin Condomines: 5 Months Away

Today we’re really glad to feature client Martin Condomines ‘s 5 month travel through Australia adn Bali.

When his rolls arrived at the lab the Order Form said “first time shooting film… hope something works out”.

Just after scanning the first couple of frames we knew this was special. Besides the obvious beauty of the stuff he photographed along his road trip his compositions really stood out. Perfect framing and spot on exposure and never more than one shot for a given moment/subject.
Read on and check kurt what a this French photographer who works mainly during the Summer wedding season did to have a second chance to get summer in the Southern hemisphere.

Oh, and for the curious, this was all shot with a Canon EOS 3 using Kodak Portra 160 and 400 films.



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Joao Mascarenhas

Today we’re super excited about featuring on a full post the work of client Joao Mascarenhas. His work has popped here and there on past BEST OF blog posts, but with his latest 30 roll order we were like “man, we gonna post this stuff!” So here it is! Great fashion shots, skate lifestyle stuff and daily life documenting from Portuguese film wizard Joao. ENJOY!   JoaoMAY-708JoaoMAY-305JoaomascarenhasJoaoMAY-252JoaoMAY-466 JoaoMAY-482FlipJoaoMAY-360JoaoMAY-169JoaoMAY-224JoaoMAY-780JoaoMAY-611JoaoMAY-477FlipJoaoMAY-358JoaoMAY-491JoaoMAY-274

Michael Ferire : Stromae Backstage for Mosaert Shooting

Check out client Michael Ferire rocking out Kodak Portra 400 in really tough artificial light situations for a campaign for Mosaert clothing company!

Michael has pretty much perfected the art of concert and backstage fashion photography on film, which for the most part feature harsh artificial lights and/or mixed white balance stuff.

Unlike other film photographers he doesn’t seem to have a problem with it. The guy just shoots with all his passion (AND meters like a boss!) and just sends us his rolls from whatever part of the world he’s currently in.

We scanned this a while ago and though it was about time to publish it so we can all start to brake a couple of myths about film photography.

So yeah, film looks amazing on a really bright sunset on a beautiful hill (with backlit olive trees ‘n stuff), but when shot correctly on the worst artificial light situation you can get pretty amazing stuff too… ask Michael about it 😉

* All images shot on Contax 645 with Kodak Portra 400 ( not pushed, in case you were about to ask ).

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Carmencita Crew Member Feature : Buenaventura Marco

SO, we haven’t featured our own personnel’s work in quite some time, and we thought you guys might be curious about what kind of photographers are behind your scans 😉

We felt like killing two birds with one stone with this blog post, since besides the obvious interest in having a worker’s photography featured this particular set of photographs involved two not-so-common treats in the work we scan; artificial lighting and the fact of a high-end fashion production being shot on film.

The following photographs were shot by team member Buenaventura Marco for Spanish designer Juan Vidal‘s Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign. The whole set was custom made by the sponsor in a warehouse and the lighting was set up to fit the 3 different “environments” within the set. The artistic references for the shoot went somewhere along the lines of “a David Hamilton’s vibe but with a contemporary fashion look”. The lighting used had to be continuous because there was video being shot and flash wasn´t an option because it wasn’t the desired look. Also the HMI lighting equipment was daylight balanced (instead of the usual tungsten balance) for ease of scanning/ mental health of the guy scanning (i.e. Buenaventura himself!).

For all you camera geeks out there the whole session was shot on a Contax 645 with the 80mm lens using Kodak Portra 400. We thought it looked great when Buenaventura showed us the first scans and we’re happy to finally be able to show you guys! So yeah, now you know what this guy is doing whenever he isn’t working on YOUR scans or petting one of his three cats. ^_^


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photography: Buenaventura Marco

fashion : Juan Vidal

model: Ekaterina Kutsareva @ Elite

hair and make up: Javier Cererino

videographer: Gema González

lighting: Mira En la Nevera

sponsor: Peronda Group for Peronda Fashion Lab

interior/set design: Francisco Segarra


The Analog Docs

The Analog Docs have been great clients of ours for a while now. These two Austrian doctors are on a mission to shoot all kinds of film stocks/cameras and do every possible thing in their hands to no let this beautiful medium we call FILM die out. In this blog feature we wanted to show you guys their latest fashion work shot on Portra 400 & 800 and with the Contax 645 and Fuji 690 GW II medium format cameras.

Be sure to sign up for their coming workshop in Vienna if you’re close to Austria and wanna learn from the best!

Hace ya un tiempo que tenemos el placer de contar entre nuestros clientes a The Analog Docs. Este dúo de doctores austríacos se ha propuesto como misión disparar todas las películas/cámaras disponibles y basicamente hacer todo lo que esté en sus manos para conseguir que este precioso medio que llamamos PELÍCULA no desaparezca. En este post queríamos mostraros su último trabajo de moda, disparado con película Portra 400 & 800 y las cámaras de formato medio Contax 645 y Fuji 690 GW II.

¡No dudéis en apuntaros a su próximo workshop en Vienna si pasáis por Austria!

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Models: Mary Foxy-Love, Johannes Egger & Maïté Kalita
M&H: Julia Abulez
Fashion: enVie
Jewellery: Katie G. Jewellery
Location: Circle C Lamaranch

Noemi Jariod – Contax 645 – Portra 400 Ilford 3200

You can probably understand why our jaws dropped while we were scanning this awesome work by client Noemi Jariod. These are all part of the Fall/Winter 2013/1014 Magnolia Antic catalog shooting. We’re extremely thankful for brands supporting work shot on film and specialy proud (in an almost patriotic way) of Noemi, for trusting us and for obtaining such top-notch results. Congratulations Noemi!


Al ver este espectacular trabajo de Noemi Jariod entenderéis que nos quedáramos boquiabiertos mientras lo escaneábamos. Estas fotos forman parte del catálogo Otoño/Invierno 2014/2014 para la marca Magnolia Antic. Nos alegramos muchísimo de que marcas como ésta apoyen el trabajo de calidad hecho en película y estamos especialmente orgullosos (de una manera casi patriótica) de Noemi, por haber confiado en nosotros y por haber obtenido resultados así de espectaculares. ¡Enhorabuena Noemi!


Esther and Gabe – Canon EOS 1V / Mamiya 645AFD Porta 400/800

The weather’s been pretty crazy in Spain lately, specially in the Mediterranean region, where Carmencita Headquarters is located. We went straight from wild Summer to sort of weoird premature Winter, no transition at all. Serioulsy, we’re talking 30ºC at 1pm in early November… It was specially rewarding to develop and scan wonderful stuff like this session by the great Belle Studio-Esther & Gabe where the actual colors of Autumn are so present. We’re blessed to see the world through our customers’ lenses and we thank you for the great work you keep sending our way! EstherGabeDIPT1EstherandGabe3EstherGabeDIPT3 EstetherandGabe1 EstherGabeDIPT4 EstherGabeDIPT5

El clima está siendo bastante raro durante esta primavera, especialmente en la zona Meditarránea donde está situada la base de operaciones de Carmencita. Aquí hemos pasado directos del verano extremo a una especie de extraño invierno prematuro. En serio… estamos hablando de 30ºC a la 13:00 de la tarde a principios de Noviembre… De esta manera fue especialmente reconfortante revelar y escanear este trabajo de los geniales Belle Studio-Esther & Gabe en el cual realmente se aprecian los colores que el otoño se supone que debe tener. ¡Nos sentimos afortunados de poder ver el mundo a traves de las lentes de nuestros clientes y os agradecemos los trabajos tan buenos que nos seguís mandando cada día!

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Michael Ferire – Contax 645 – Portra 400

Michael Ferire has been sending us film lately from his native Belgium.
This session stood out particulary because of the awesome location, great looking couple and how perfectly exposed the shots are.
Glad to have new awesome clients like you Michael!










Wesley Nulens – Contax 645 – Portra 160 & 400

Wesley Nulens is the perfect example of what a succesful client/lab relationship can grow into. Since the very first rolls he sent us (about six months ago) he let us know exactly what he was looking for. To this point the relationship has evolved to a point where were are so familiar with his shooting style and color/contrast preferences that he no longer gives us gidelines and he literally says 99% of the scans he gets from us are delivered to his clients without any editing at all. This gorgeous maternity shoot is on of the latest order he’s sent us. Wesly is really perfecting his command of Kodak Portra film, and in this session he used both Portra 160 and 400 for the color images. As always a pleasure to work on your stuff Wes! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Wesley Nulens es el ejemplo perfecto de una inmejorable relación cliente/laboratorio. Desde los primeros rollos que nos envió (hace unos 6 meses) nos indicó exactamente qué buscaba en nuestros escaneos. A día de hoy la relación ha evolucionado a tal punto que estamos tan familiarizados con su estilo de exposición y sus preferencias de color/contraste que ya no nos manda indicaciones y dice literalmente que el 99% de los escaneos que le entregamos se los manda a sus clientes sin ningún tipo de edición extra. Esta maravilla de sesión de maternidad es uno de los últimos encargos que nos ha enviado. Wesley está perfeccionando su dominio de las películas Kodak Portra, y durante esta sesión utilizó tanto el Portra 160 como el 400. Como siempre un placer trabajar en tus negativos Wes!

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Birgit Hart show us there is no reason to be afraid of pushing with her last wedding! check it out here