Entries by Lorenzo Thapliyal

Photo Lab and Online Store Temporarily Closed

  Hey team,   As we are a non-essential service we will now be closed for four weeks, or until it is safe to re-open. This will likely be when we return to Alert Level 2 or 3 but is situation dependent, so we’ll keep you posted. The lab being closed means we will not […]

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24/7 Drop-Off Point

  For those of you that work/are busy during the ol’ 9 – 5 we know how hard it can be to get around to dropping off your film to us during the weekday, especially when mainly all of our drop-offs and HQ open and close within those hours. We feel your pain, so we […]

Artist Interview – Paul Smith

Tell us a little bit about yourself! My name is Paul Smith, I’m a photographer based in Auckland New Zealand. My love of photography began at an early age, I found much enjoyment in the viewing of family photographs, my parents wedding album, family gatherings viewing old photos and slideshows, cine8 evenings were highlights for […]

Kodak Price Rises

If you haven’t heard already, just before the new year Kodak announced a major price rise that will be effecting all emulsions. This is much larger than the usual annual 5% price increase and isn’t consistent among all films. Some have increased by 15% and some by over 30%. We thought we’d give a little […]

Store Makeover!

Neon Sign Nicole’ father James used to be a sign-writer so we commissioned him recently to build us a neon LAB OPEN sign for our window Coffee We’ve been recently working with the awesome team over at Allpress and they treated us to a Moccamaster coffee machine We’ll also be using these environmentally friendly cups […]


New Service – Fine Art Printing

The Black and White Box is very proud to announce the arrival of our latest service… Fine Art printing! To make this all possible we’ve also got a new piece of equipment… the Epson 10070 44-inch wide format printer. But what does this mean? Prints bigger than you could ever imagine. From standard A1/A2/A3 print […]


Artist Interview – Sam Tanner

A super dad and husband, as well as an awesome photographer, we’ve been long-time fans of Sam. And because we think he’s the best, we wanted to ask him a few of our burning questions about his practice, and he gladly obliged… Tell us a little bit about yourself! I’m 27, I live and work […]


Checks Downtown – New Drop-Off Location

You’ve been asking and we’ve been listening… we’ve finally got our 4th drop-off! The Checks Downtown drop-off point we announced late last year is finally open and we’ve done it in style. We wanted to fit seamlessly into Checks’ world, so with the help of our mate @jeremyyoung we built this custom YELLOW box. www.jeremyyoungdesign.com […]


Artist Interview – Henry Head

Captivated by the unique lens with which he sees the world, his beautiful story-telling and his passion for his art, ever since our first meeting we couldn’t help but fall in love with the work of US born photographer Henry Head.Join us as we chat to Henry about his photography story, his greatest sources of […]


Exciting additions / 2018

As we’ve grown over recent months the demand for services we offer has grown too. Quality and reasonable, honest pricing is something that we have always been committed to, so it should come as no surprise that the changes to our services and pricing structure has taken a good 5 months to develop.   Our […]