March 16, 2011

American Color Laboratory

The American Color Laboratory, located in the back of what looks from the outside like a beautiful private home on 31 rue de la Concorde is soon to disappear. Photographers in town are disappointed to see this happen. It is not exaggerated  to describe the lab as a Brussels "institution". George Coppers has been here for more than 40 years and decided it was time for something else. His color lab is highly regarded for the development of ektachrome, a brand of Kodak for transparent films, still and motion picture films. The lab is known outside of Belgium. When I was there on Monday, a woman from New Zealand, now residing in Berlin, travelled up from Paris to get dia's developed. That says something about its reputation! Wishing George a happy colorful retirement!