Tuesday, 7 April 2009

In the dark

Ayresome park football ground - Middlebrough, UK, October 1991

Tomorrow, i will be stepping into a darkroom for the first time in about three years. The darkroom in question belongs to a friend who has had a darkroom kit languishing in a spare room for ages. It's set up but he doesn't really know where to start. That's where i come in.

I love darkrooms. They are (or were) a photographer's refuge from the world - a spiritual place for producing photographic prints away from the distractions of the world - but they are gradually dying out and being replaced by the 'soulless' digital processing of Photoshop. It's progress i suppose, and in many respects Photoshop is much better, but somehow digital lacks that essential...erm... thing!!??!!

I haven't got a darkroom anymore - it's all packed away carefully in boxes - but i hope that one day... maybe... one day i might just unpack everything again.

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