As you might have read in my profile, which I’m sure you all did, I’m passionate about photography. When exploring the city, I have my camera with me most of the time. I try to switch between my digital and analogue camera, a tough choice, and sometimes, I just take both with me. Shooting analogue is more exciting, because it’s a bigger challenge and leads to (un)pleasant surprises sometimes.
I would love to develop my own photos, but unfortunately, I don’t have the space nor equipment to have my own darkroom. Enter Studio Argentique on Rachel Street in the Plateau neighbourhood!
I use their services every time I finish a film roll. For $15, they develop and scan my photos and I generally receive them within two days in my mailbox.
They are the only studio in Québec that offers sessions using a wet plate collodion process, an early photographic technique invented mid 19th century. You can also use their space to exhibit your own work.
If you’re interested in buying an analogue camera or other equipment, I would recommend passing by Studio Argentique instead of buying online. The team will definitely be able to help you with your analogue purchase.
The first time I went to the store, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that founder and owner Pierre-Paolo Dori is also Belgian! In fact, I was so surprised, I almost forgot how to speak Dutch. All the more reason for me to support the business!