The photog nuts at weblog Photojojo show off their MacGyver chops, demonstrating how to develop film in a pinch with coffee and vitamin C.
Let’s get it out of the way off the bat: The whole coffee-plus-vitamin-C trick isn’t a replacement for regular developer. The results, however, are distinctive, and if nothing else, it appeals to our love of all things MacGyver. So provided you’ve got a few common grocery items like instant coffee, vitamin C powder, and some more specialised goodies like a daylight developing tank, you’re ready to roll. Granted, we’d much prefer a totally grocery-store friendly version, but this one still gets an A for ingenuity.