Film > Pixels
Since 2010, Archival Dev has been in pursuit of a quality medium that tells our story best. Black & White 35mm film is where we landed and haven't looked back.
We're passionate about film photography and have found it difficult to use local labs (or the lack thereof) and getting the quality results we want. Furthermore, mailing off film has been interesting to say the least and pretty costly.
We decided to quit waiting for someone else to do the work we're looking for and started this humble service in the hope it will serve the North Alabama area well. Film is making a huge comeback. We want to support that even further.
Each roll developed will be treated as if it is our own. We take great pride in showcasing how film is greater than pixels, and it's not because we hate digital photography, we just love film more. We love that film is real and that it's an archival medium you can pass down to your family.
Why this passion for a seemingly lost medium? Great question. Film has never really gone anywhere, only quality developers and labs have gone by the wayside. Film provides you with a tangible product that is archival and can be enjoyed for eternity. To steal a quote from Jay Revelle paraphrasing Film Photographic founder Jason Lee "Would you rather play a synthesizer or a real piano?"
We're located in Huntsville, Alabama and are looking to be a local outlet for people to have their black and white film developed and scanned. Most of our business is local and we like that. Like the tangibility of analog photography, we get to shake hands and get to know the photographer irl.
Feel free to get in touch! We'd love to hear from you // firstname.lastname@example.org