Our Origin Story
At the initial stages when we decided to start a film lab, the naming process was surprising quick and went with Black Hole. We felt that it is very apt with what we are trying to do and promote. Learning photography at its essence is like a blackhole that keeps sucking us in deeper and deeper.
We felt that naming our lab the Black hole lab really suit the unending nature of film photography. Even as technology grows and new techniques emerge, film photography never really died. It is exciting. The idea of capturing and trapping light on silver crystals on film and making it into a proper print can be done without any digital intervention is just remarkable.
Photography itself is a thorough process of absorbing light (kinda like a black hole) through either film, photo sensitive paper or digital sensors. However, instead of nothingness and emptiness, the silver crystals that absorb the light can be turned into beautiful moments and memories.
Thus, we decided on the name of our small lab (also an extension of our passion and love). We hope to be able to become an extension of passion for all photographers. Regardless of film or digital, even if you are not that into photography, we hope that we can be the partner that the film community is looking for through their photography / life journey.