Do you love Recess Coffee? Do you like to take pictures? In this 1 day workshop, the class will collectively shoot a roll of film, drink some delicious coffee, and then develop the film in the coffee! Exhibitions and Collection Manager, Victor Rivera will discuss the basics of SLR film photography, development with, and history of the process developing film in a coffee-based solution known as Caffenol, and local barista, Carly Kaste, will share her unique formula for the process, using locally roasted Recess coffee.
Meet your instructors
Carly Kaste is from Long Island, NY and is studying environmental biology at SUNY ESF. She works at the Syracuse Cooperative Market as well as Recess Coffee. She’s been a writer all her life and a photographer since she was a teenager. She’s always experimenting, in life and in artistic pursuits, because doing things perfectly the way they’ve been done all along sounds far too boring.
Victor Rivera was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in central Florida, and is currently living in Upstate New York. Rivera earned a master of fine arts degree at Syracuse University in 2014. He currently teaches as an adjunct instructor of photography at Syracuse University and is the exhibitions and collections manager at Light Work.