March 2, 2009

Step into the dark

Richard Nicholson highlights some of the last operating darkrooms. Remember those?


  1. Ahhh, the intoxicating smell of developer, or was it fixer?

    How many newsroom romances were born inside a darkroom with only the red lights on.

    Having been a photographer (a bad one) as well as a writer at a couple of weeklies I know the joy of watching an image start coming into focus in the magic liquid.

    Thanks for the memories.

  2. Photoshop will never replace the thrills of seeing what develops. But I don't miss the chemical smells.