A friend of a friend told me about a place. Oh, by the way Cartier-Bresson got his pics developed there*. (Okay, I’ve been in Paris 4 years nearly, but I still get overwhelmed by the history.)
- “At the start of the Thirties, Cartier-Bresson began to hang out at the Cafe du Dome, one of the many cafes in Montparnasse, where artists, writers, intellectuals and politicos mingled. Here, he met Pierre Gassmann, a refugee from Germany who began to develop his photographs for him. In 1950, Gassmann set up Pictorial Service,(now known as Picto) which became the leading photo-lab in Paris.”
Does anyone know a good shop in Paris to get prints from digital and or regular film? I’m desperate for good quality but I can’t afford 80 euros a print! Any help would be much appreciated. I’ve been looking for months now.
I’ve tried Negatif+ whose colours veered from greenish to orangey depending on the mood and/or level of hangover of the person operating the equipment. (Often the photos were cut improperly so that bands of white appeared unevenly on the edges. Blecho!)
I’ve also tried Next-Film which was not an arty place. They kept cranking the lightness dial even though I asked them not to, creating this muddy grey look to all my pictures. When I gave them my Holga rolls, they obviously didn’t have a clue and just ruined them.