The darkroom was part of my life growing up. It was a mystery to me. My mom had an enlarger in her master bathroom when we had an addition built in my childhood home. It had a special spot just for it. Although I never really saw it in use I wondered at how it worked. We took lots of photos growing up. But it wasn’t until I was an adult and went back to School that I learned how to use one. Going to Shoreline Community College AFA-P program made a big difference on me and how I take a photograph. It had been almost a decade since I had used a film camera. I had moved on to Digitals log ago. But have access to a darkroom and taking classes changed that for me.
Now I print in the darkroom. Process black and white film as well as color c-41 and e6. I went from 35mm to 120mm to 4×5 even used the schools 8×10 camera once. It’s been a growing passion for me. I tutor other on how things work and enjoy hanging out with other photographers. It’s a slow process but one I like and I am growing better at.