silver magnets+caffenol beans+paper cameras
by, 01-12-2014 at 11:22 PM (582 Views)
yep, a 3 part blog post
firstly ive been selling silver magnets to people here on apug and elsewhere since around 2009 ..
just wanted to thank people for buying them ( and other stuff like trickle tanks ) and helping
keep silver out of the waste stream. there are threads here on apug about the magnets ( and trickle tanks )
and if you have any questions feel free to email or PM me, i am happy to answer questions.
secondly, thanks to whiteymorange, i have been a crazed user of coffee as a developer. not to much of a stretch for me since
i used to work at a coffee shop and have had cravings of opening my own... if you are reading this entry, you probably know
that caffenol in one form or another has been my developer of choice for what seems like almost 8 years ( may 2006 ).
i have gone from buying instant coffee at my local grocery store for may be 5 years
to buying green robusta beans in bulk roasting them myself and using them. i do my best to disperse them as well, to people who are interested. work has been featured in http://caffenol-cookbook.com as well as the caffenol palace on flickr ... if you are interested in beans feel free to contact me and i will be happy to help you out either just beans or a kit with the ingredients needed to make sumatranol c. its pretty foolproof (unless you use the wrong ingredients )
almost lastly ...
retina prints were one of the first types of photographic images. they were done by joseph niepce ( who later helped invent the daguerreotype and didn't get much credit for his work ) and just involve sticking a piece of light sensitive material in a camera and doing a long exposure. some folks solargraphs which are basically the same thing, but with a pinhole for 6 months. a retina print is for a shorter amount of time ( 45mins, a few hours ) but unfortunately they can't really be preserved except through electronic reproduction or rephotographic methods (with a camera) ... i make large and small paper cameras that can be used for making retina prints and am more than happy answer questions &c about them and the process..
have a nice day