If you’re someone who lives in Brooklyn and, like me, still enjoys film photography, there are three spots you should know about!
992 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Photo life is my go-to spot for developing. They have it ready within an hour and charge just $5 to develop and scan a roll of 35mm color film, and $8 for black and white or 120mm film. By far the quickest and most affordable place I’ve found to digitize my film shots!
1717 Broadway Suite 208 Brooklyn, NY 11207
Dom recently opened Brooklyn’s first Black-owned camera shop! It’s right on Broadway by the Chauncey St JZ stop, so a perfect location for me. He sells film, including rare and hard-to-find expired film rolls (I bought one from 1993!) and film cameras/accessories. But what’s more is that he has a huge line of awesome film nerd merch from hoodies to fanny packs, lighters to rolling papers. His shop is a must-visit for any photography lover.
Brooklyn Film Camera
203 Harrison Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11237
BFC likewise carries analog photography cameras, film stock, and other gear. And they do it all out of a super cool East Williamsburg warehouse location. These guys carry my all-time personal favorite film stock (CineStill!) so I’ll be a customer of theirs for the foreseeable future. They also recently did a collab with the Met and had an 8x10 polaroid station set up at Elsewhere.