It’s been a while since we last did one of these, and since then we’ve had a new member join the team! So here’s a little bit of information about all of us that work here…
Lorenzo – Founder
Lorenzo founded the lab in 2017 after processing film commercially for a few years. He has perfected the fine service we all know and love and oversees everything in the lab, as well as TB&WB as a business. Lorenzo is self-taught and has worked tirelessly to ensure we can provide what we do today. In Lorenzo’s spare time, he enjoys gardening, piano, reading, and cycling.
Camera – Bronica GS-1, Pentax MX, Nikon F3
Favourite Film – Fuji Pro400H
Caitlin – Co-Founder
Caitlin joined forces with Lorenzo to found the lab in 2017. She’s been a key player in The Black and White Box by working on the brand side of things. Caitlin studied Communication Design at the Auckland University of Technology where she majored in Advertising and Branding. In Caitlin’s spare time she enjoys art and design, cooking, travelling and spending time with her friends.
Camera – Nikon 35ti
Favourite Film – Portra 400
Michael – Lab Tech – Frontier Expert
Joining the team at the beginning of 2018, Michael has been the man behind all of your stunning scans. First trained on the Frontier, and now also working on the Noritsu, he has an impeccable eye for detail. He is studying Jazz Performance at Auckland University, specialising in piano. In Michael’s spare time you’ll find him riding his bike, reading a book, or hanging out with his dog Billy.
Cameras – Nikon FE2
Nicole – Lab Tech – Noritsu + B&W Developing Expert
Nicole joined our team in January 2019. She studied Psychology at Auckland University and has been shooting for 7 years, both for personal endeavours and for a wide variety of clients. She specializes mainly in fashion photography and enjoys getting creative with her pursuits. She handles film processing of C-41/B&W and scanning. In Nicole’s spare time she enjoys heading out west to enjoy the beautiful nature. She’s also a big lover of dogs.
Cameras – Pentax 67, Pentax ESII
Favourite Film – Colourplus, Lomography 800
Matt – Senior Lab Tech
Matt joined our team mid 2019. He graduated in 2016 from the University of Victoria majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. Starting out in digital photography and videography around 8 years ago, Matt soon became an avid film photographer and hasn’t looked back since. In his spare time, Matt enjoys music, podcasts, CAD, and 3D printing. He also loves keyboards (not the musical kind, but the typing kind) – designing, building, modifying, and collecting them. Don’t worry, he’s aware of how weird this is.
Cameras – Mamiya RZ67, Nikon F3, Nikon F2, Agfa Isolette II, and a broken Pentax P30
Favourite Film – Portra 160 and Ilford XP2
Isabelle – Fine Art Printing + Retouching
Isabelle joined our team in the new year of 2020. Since graduating from Unitec with a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts majoring in photography in 2014, she has spent the last six years in various roles refining her fine art printing skills, including retouching and colour correction. Isabelle has been shooting film on and off since high school, but start exclusively shooting on film during her final year at Unitec. In her spare time, Isabelle enjoys a good documentary marathon and going for bush walks.
Cameras – Mamiya 645, Olympus Stylus, Nikon F90
Favourite Film – Portra 800, Ilford XP2
Can’t wait for you to come and say hi to us in our new store!
The Black and White Box Team