The Unofficial Archive

Boxolab by Jasper Eikmeier


Photo by Femke Rijerman

Digital photography yields great results, but with the process hidden inside smart technology, we never fully understand why. This affects the value we attach to our pictures. To revive the sense of achievement that comes with holding a photograph you took and developed yourself, Jasper Eikmeier created ‘Boxolab’: an analogue camera with internal photo lab. You construct it yourself using the blueprints from his wiki-style website. The photographs are developed by hand, with developing fluid and photo paper, inside the camera’s interior. With the time and care it takes to craft each image you master every step in the process.

Jasper Eikmeier