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The Kitchen Darkroom

One Saturday a group of friends with a common passion for analogue photography got together to convert Paul’s kitchen into a darkroom for the afternoon for the purposes of making some traditional photographic ‘wet’ prints. Those of us not experienced in this art (Lea, Sophie & I) watched & learnt from our friends Paul & Jock. I captured this time-lapse of some of the process, not really expecting it to come out as well as it did.
I hope this can inspire others to delve more into the fantastic world of traditional photographic techniques.

2 Comments

  1. ChrisNo Gravatar wrote:

    I had a windowless bathroom that I could convert into a darkroom in less than 20 minutes. I built my own table to sit over the bath tub for the dark side, and had a folding table to hold the enlarger for the dark side. I printed a lot in there, but now the idea of going to all that trouble…

    Nice time lapse. It looks like you had fun doing it.

    Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 09:48 | Permalink
  2. ChrisNo Gravatar wrote:

    dark == wet, then dark == dry. Gotta learn to proofread before hitting submit.

    Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 09:49 | Permalink

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    [...] joint exhibition which you can read about that & see a time-lapse of the (dim) action here: http://www.theplasticlens.com/2010/08/the-kitchen-darkroom/ That was so much fun that after that I had all the best intentions of converting a small, unused [...]

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