I've been working in my darkroom, printing, dry-mounting contact prints and scanning prints for a book project.
The first photograph shows my working area next to my darkroom. It includes cabinets and drying screens for prints (far right, below the press and trimmer).
The second and third photos show my darkroom and the door opening into the working area.
Most people expect to see darkrooms with black interiors, with photos scattered about. Some photographers who have left film photography for digital work say that they could never go back to the smell of chemicals and darkroom work in general, but I love darkroom work, provided that I am in a darkroom that is well-planned, bright, well-ventilated and well equipped.
Darkrooms must be built carefully so that no light comes in at critical times. Once one accomplishes that one can paint the interior white or any other colour.
These photos were taken – with the only digital camera I own – when the darkroom and working area were in work mode. They are the only photos I've made of this darkroom in the 35 years since it was built. And, yes, digital and film photography each have advantages. Without a digital camera I may never have made these photos or posted them.
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