Welcome Tina Bele – Piller Cuveeol recipe

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Hello readers, I know it was pretty quiet last year here on the blog. It’s not that I had no new ideas or stuff to write about, but just very little time. This year I will hopefully have more time, as I have some pretty new stuff in the pipeline.

One of Tinas tin-pinholes and the resulting picture.

One of Tinas tin-pinholes and the resulting picture.

I am also very proud to have a new member on the site. Tina Bele is quite new in the caffenol (and pinhole) scene and creates awesome art with self made pinhole cameras and home-brewed caffenol based recipes. Tina is kind enough to share her findings with us and will get her own “Alternative Recipes” category here. Tina, please say hello to your new readers.

Hi, my name is Tina Bele. I live in Zagreb, Croatia. I’m an amateur photographer, and after attending a workshop in April, 2014 I fell in love with Pinhole cameras. The whole idea of making cameras, plus developing on my own… made me an addict. I like to build pinhole cameras out of tins and boxes and use Caffenol recipes to develop my papers (since my dog is allergic and can not stand the smell of classic developing chemistry).




My father was an amateur photographer too, travelling around taking shots and doing developments on his own. Since I am having a not so creative job to pay the bills, I enjoy this free time with boxes and tins, and I hope my dad would be proud of me.

I am happy to share my recipes and will start with a recipe out of cheap Rosé Wine. I started loving chemistry, and made some new Caffenol, I mean Wineol recipes. This cocktail contains some extremely cheap Rosé, blackcurrant juice and some washing soda.

The recipe:
250 ml Wine
50 ml black currant juice
2 teaspoons of soda
1 teaspoon vitamin C

Thank you very much, Tina! I am pretty sure we will see some awesome experimental recipes from you, as you have already posted a few in the caffenol Facebook group.


Bela · June 6, 2016 at 10:09 am

Thanks for the post Tina!
Can we use this recipe for colour film?
Thanks 🙂

    Tina Bele · February 1, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Dear Bela, I am so sorry for such a slow response… I’m affraid this recepie wouldn’t work for a colour film as it is a very different chemistry used for developing colour films…. I did develop colour papers in caffenol though but it was sepia toned… Greets, Tina

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