Lisbon is not a big city but when it comes to develop C-41 120mm film, I can think about 4 or 5 places where I can get the job done. Some of those places take about a week, some take about two weeks and some take about an hour.
A few months ago I was asked to shoot the “making of” of a session for a magazine. That means I was only there to capture some behind the scenes moments.
I did the job, left the film in a “pro” lab and two days later the film was ready and this is what I got. Two shots I could use after a long cleaning work in Photoshop. I gave up on the rest. Things like this pisses me of.
After this all my color films travel 600km into the hands of a friend and excellent professional. Some of you might think that 600km is not that far but we are talking about Portugal which is 850km long!
My friend Raúl delivers immaculate negatives well developed and well taken care of, without a spec of dust or stains of any kind. He is an example of someone who takes real pride about what he does. I admire and trust him for that.
Take a look at his place in the beautiful city of Oporto.