VANCOUVER PUBLIC ECO DARKROOM CAMPAIGN: DONATE NOW!
Thanks again to all of you who made it to our Analog Photo Party at the Waldorf, our fundraiser was a great success thanks to your enduring support!
Although community support is strengthening each passing day for our Halides & Gelatins Eco Public Darkroom project, financial support is unfortunately still trailing behind. Because of this, it will take more time and more fundraising events to make the Halides & Gelatin space a viable artistic reality in downtown Vancouver. Before we craft and announce our next Darkroom fundraiser event this winter, we are therefore implementing a new Paypal donation button on our Darkroom Campaign page in the hopes it will help beef up contributions toward the darkroom’s targeted operational budget of $15K.
So it’s official, VNB is now accepting financial contributions toward its eco public darkroom online!
For each level of donation corresponds a specific perk:
$10 Contribution: Name/company name featured on VNB’s online “Halides & Gelatins supporters” list
$25 Contribution: $10 perks + personal invitation to Halides & Gelatins opening party
$50 Contribution: $25 perks + 2-hour darkroom pass
$100 Contribution: $25 perks + 4-hour darkroom pass
$250 Contribution: $100 perks + 10% discount on one VNB 3-hour crash course or 3-week atelier
$500 Contribution: $250 perks + one-week darkroom pass
VNB Eco Public Darkroom sponsor:
VNB is proud to announce that BEAU PHOTO is stepping in as Halides & Gelatins’ first sponsor! Thank you BEAU! All darkroom users will thus get student rates on their films, equipment rentals, photographic papers and much more! BEAU is also strongly committed to encouraging green darkroom practices and has thus agreed to grant Halides & Gelatins scrapping bottom rates for all its eco chemicals! BEAUtiful! We’re grateful for BEAU’s endorsement of our public eco darkroom project, and even more to be able to showcase such a strong artistic and environmentally responsible business alliance locally. It goes a long way to demonstrate yet again how much ahead of the game Vancouverites can be when it comes to implementing greener living in diverse communities.
Fundraising Campaign awesome contributors:
Kimberley Yip (Vancouver), Roger Hur (Vancouver), Daehwan Cho (USA), Michelle Haeyoung Son (Vancouver), Anonymous (Bowen Island), Lee Walker (Vancouver), Ninh Hoang (Vancouver), Carol Polloni (Vancouver), Frederique Viot (Vancouver), Anonymous (Vancouver), Patty Rutter (USA), Stephanie Faye (Vancouver), Rory Barr (Vancouver), Catherine Heloin (Bretagne), Soizick Martin (Belgium), Anonymous (Vancouver), Shirley Anne (Vancouver), Karla Wakefield (Vancouver), Nap (Bretagne), Julien Lamarche (Thailand), Rommy Ghaly (Vancouver)
Updated list of secured equipment pending funds:
1x DURST L184 8×10 Large Format Enlarger kit (no lenses)
1x DEVERE 507 5×7 Enlarger with computer controlled color head
1x BESELER 4×5 Enlarger with 90mm and 135mm Wollensack lenses kit
1x BESELER 4×5 Large Format Enlarger with Dichroic color head & B&W Condenser Head kit
1x BESELER 23II XL Premium Large Format Enlarger with 3 Rodagon lenses kit
1x BESELER Medium Format (up to 6×9) enlarger with 50mm lens kit
1x BESELER Medium Format (Up to 6×7) enlarger with Dichroic color head & B&W Condenser Heads kit
1x OMEGA B-6 Medium Format Enlarger with 3x OMEGA Super Chromega D II Dichroic heads
2x OMEGA PRO LAB B66 Enlarger with 50mm & 75mm lenses kit
1x DURST 606 Black-and-White 35mm & Medium Format Enlarger with 75mm 1:4.5 DURST Componar lens
1x NIKKOR 67 Color 35mm & Medium Format Enlarger wit 50mm 1:2.8 EL NIKKOR lens
1x PHILIPS PCS 130 35mm & Medium Format Color Enlarger with PSC 150 Electronic Control Unit and 50mm 1:2.8 EL NIKKOR Lens
DARKROOM PROCESSING EQUIPMENT
1x Large Format Stainless Steel Drum Print Washer
1x 9″ Steel Drum Print Washer
1X 6′ Stainless Steel Photographic Sink
1x 30″ Wood Light Table
1x GRALAB 450 Electronic Enlarger Timer
3x GRALAB 300 Clock Timer
1x TIMEOLITE Darkroom Timer
Many processing trays from 5″x7″ and up to 16″x20″
Many Printing Easels from 8″x10″ up to 16″x20″
6x Paterson Developing Tank kits
5x Grain Focusers (various brands)
3x Safe Lights
1x PREMIER Paper Cutter
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP MAKING HALIDES & GELATINS ECO DARKROOM A REALITY:
1) You can donate working darkroom equipment that you may think we need or that we don’t have yet checked off of our main equipment list (link to be posted soon)
2) You can donate time to our cause by giving us a hand or lending us your expertise in plumbing, drywalls mounting, and wiring the darkroom during the month of October 2012
3) You can donate time to our cause during our fundraising campaign & after by actively relaying our campaign and project via social media networks, helping us create as much local buzz as possible to make the Halides & Gelatins Eco Darkroom an important community focus for all Vancouverites
Please don’t hesitate contacting us anytime if you have any questions, suggestions or comments on our eco darkroom project and campaign.
ANALOG PHOTO PARTY + FUNDRAISING AT THE WALDORF HOTEL ON OCT. 24
WHAT THE PARTY IS FOR
This is a unique fundraising evening designed to support VNB’s ongoing Halides & Gelatins Eco Public Darkroom project in Vancouver! If you’re a film photographer passionate about the film cause, make sure you stop by to help fund this important art community project!
For more detailed information, visit our eco darkroom campaign (We were also on Indiegogo)
WHAT THE PHOTO PART IS ABOUT
Come experience our Calotype photobooth/popup darkroom mini-workshop! We’ve held this event outdoors numerous times throughout the summer at Le Marché St George, so this will be our first indoors session of the winter. To get a clearer picture of what this event is all about, please visit our Calotype portraiture page or Le Marché St George’s event coverage. Besides helping us help the Vancouver Film Photography community getting the independent eco darkroom it deserves, all participants go back home with a 19th C. looking Calotype positive self-portrait + a Calotype negative. You will also enjoy 1960s and 1970s Motown & Surf rock music sets by local DJs Brendon Hartley and Matt Savage. So join us & let’s party to keep analog photography real in Vancouver!
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$10 at the door, $45 for Calotype sessions - Remember: all proceeds go directly toward VNB’s Halides & Gelatins darkroom project, your future Eco-friendly Independent Darkroom downtown Vancouver!
PRESS AND ARTICLES:
The Vancouver Courier, August 31, 2012
Vancouver is Awesome, September 7, 2012
Photolife, September 5, 2012