Working in the Dark

It’s been eleven years since I last shot film with any regularity, and one of the reasons is that I have not had a darkroom. When I became interested in photography, darkroom work was always high on my list of things to try, and when I finally did, I found that the magic of light and chemistry was even more fascinating and rewarding than I’d imagined it would be.

My love for the back end of the analog photographic has never faded; I merely have not been able to engage in it. This year is bringing some change on that front. I’ve managed to find some of the hard-to-acquire equipment (hard for Alaska, anyway), and a darkroom lab conversion is underway.

I’ll be working in black and white for the time being, brushing up on old skills, practicing new ones. This is an exciting time.

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