The Black and White Box

Our Story

No matter why you shoot film, what you capture is special. And that’s why no matter what your roll may contain, no matter if you’ve been shooting for a day or shooting for 10 years, we love your film just as much as you do. We’re here to make sure that your art, your work and your memories are given that extra bit of love they deserve.

The Black and White Box is a film lab created for photographers, by photographers. As film shooters, we wanted to create a processing service that we would love to experience, and then share that with the world (and by world, we mean New Zealand). We don’t believe that it should cost you an arm and a leg to do something you love, and we don’t believe you should wait around forever for your images. But, what we do believe in is good quality work no matter the price, working as a team to make sure you get what you want from your images, and sharing our film knowledge as best as we can to help educate an amazing generation of photographers.

We don’t just want to ensure you get the best processing service out there, but ensure you get the best prices on photographic film in New Zealand, quality photographic printing and a space just for you to come and chat about all things film.

Meet The Team

Taken on the Wet Plate Collodion process in 4 x 5

Lorenzo Thapliyal


Nicole Brannen

Lab Technician

Ethan Menzies

Graphic Design and Handy Man

Isabelle Culpan

Fine Art Printing and Retouching

Michael Nash

Assistant Lab Technician

Zoe Bertenshaw

Assistant Lab Technician

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