Despite what their Insta profile would have you believe, Halide Supply are not an amateur sports team.
In fact, they're Melbourne’s latest analogue photography haven. And there’s a high chance you’ll be paying them a visit either before or after you’re done demolishing your Il Classico pizza at Lazerpig across the road.
You’ll find Halide Supply smack bang in the middle of Peel Street in Collingwood, a minute’s walk from Smith Street and a few storefronts away from Spenceroni’s iconic Miami Horror collab mural. Yeah we know, prime real estate.
These guys are an independent photo lab and film shop (minilab, for short), and they’re absolute experts in the art of film processing. They opened around two weeks ago, and (if you managed to get to their opening party) you’ll know they’re all about letting the good times roll.
If you were curious about the store’s name, its a reference to the chemical compound, silver halide. Store co-owners, Jed, Emil and Gong revealed they didn’t want to be too obvious with the name, consciously avoiding words like film and photography.
So how can Halide Supply be at your service? Well, if you’re looking for a new place to get your film processed, or you just happen to find yourself loitering northside with a finished roll, they’ve got you sorted—backed in by their beloved arsenal, which includes the Fujifilm Scanner SP 500 and the Imacon Flextight.
And if you’ve got little to no clue about either of those, don’t worry—once you drop off your film, you can expect your digitised files sitting pretty in your inbox the next day.
Cost-wise, you’re looking at no more than $13 per roll—a tiny monetary exchange for some quality high res scans that are going to look fresh on your Insta. On the other hand, for the self-confessed film addicts out there, you can lock in a membership (like you even needed another reason to keep shooting a roll a day).
If you’re in the market for a new camera, it’s worth checking out their in-house selection too. Right now they’ve got a sweet collection of point and shoots just waiting to be snapped up. They like to keep their camera offering minimal, but if there’s a particular model you’re on the hunt for (which they don’t currently stock), they’re more than happy to help you track it down.
While the guys work to ensure their film processing services are the best and most efficient in the biz, they’ve set their sights on the bigger picture, too.
Image credit: Piyathath P.