The nanolab story begins on Dja Dja Wurrung country in Daylesford in the central highlands of Victoria, where Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie built their mudbrick house at the turn of the millenium. In those heady Kodachrome soaked days, Daylesford was home to the anarchic association sometimes known as Daylesford Super 8, a filming and screening and generally having a good time with super 8 focused group of otherwise ordinary people. With the end of Kodachrome looming, Richard and Dianna volunteered to extend on their experience processing black and white super 8 film by hand and attempt processing colour, so that Kodak would let Australia have the new Ektachrome film that was coming to replace precious, but unprocessable, Kodachrome.
Many stocks have come and gone in the decades that followed, and nanolab has stepped up to the challenge each time. From our first d-i-y PAL Super VHS TV camera scanner to the Lasergraphics Scanstation, and from our first LOMO hand processing tank from Ukraine to our bespoke continuous Super 8 ECN film processor (also from Ukraine), nanolab has grown and changed with the Australia-Pacific Super 8 scene throughout the twenty-first century. Film is love!