Houston Community Darkroom

Hello friends!


Last July, we announced the opening of FLATS Lab, a new film developing service for Houston. In the seven months since, we have worked hard to become your trusted source for photo processing and scanning. Those of you who have used our services know that we run this photo lab out of our own home— just like how our exhibitions began. It’s always been our dream to eventually grow FLATS Lab until we can afford a permanent space for these services, and offer even more things to this community that we love so much.

Well, it turns out we’re going to have to grow faster than we ever imagined.

A few weeks ago, we received the news from our landlord that we can no longer run FLATS Lab from our home. We aren’t being evicted, but we can no longer operate a storefront for pick-ups and drop-offs.

As you can imagine, this sent us into a scramble to find a new home for the lab. Starting a new business venture is hard no matter what industry you’re in, and moving into a space this early in our growth is a huge undertaking. But, as luck would have it, we have found the perfect place for FLATS Lab to land.

Starting March 1st, 2020, you will find FLATS Lab at 2402 Montrose Blvd, on the corner of Fairview and Montrose, upstairs from Misfit Toys.

This level of growth so soon is an unexpected wrinkle in our plans for FLATS. We had hoped to finance these expansions ourselves over the course of 2020 and beyond, but our quick evolution will require a little help from our friends.

With this move, and your help, we will begin to roll out a host of new services to the Houston photo community. The first upgrades will be a storefront shop, where we will sell works from past FLATS artists as well as film stock, and a community darkroom space.

Donations

  • Frazier King 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Ryan Francisco 
    • $30 
    • 5 mos
  • Andrea Albright 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Laura Moreno  
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Shelley Calton 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
See all

Organizer

Jessi Bowman 
Organizer
Houston, TX
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