I live nowhere near Ventura, California, but the story behind Dexter’s Camera is touching: the employees love the place, they’ve fixed it up, and they realize that there’s little profit in selling digital stuff. If that’s not enough to warm your analog heart, you get stickers if you pledge just $10. STICKERS! Local photo processors are a treasure to the community, and while I’m privileged to live in New York City, which will probably have the last photo lab in the United States when the zombie apocalypse happens (why must I speculate), I think it’s a good idea to support film developers and slingers worldwide.
I’ve made a commitment, and I’m getting all kinds of schwag and some developing as well.
Check it out, make a commitment, and help them help their local film photographers. And support your local processors, too! Losing a local film resource can be devastating.