The traditional darkroom is, at least until now, a firmly indoor pursuit. Hunched over a blinking enlarger, the room bathed in red light – the time slips by, and day disappears into night. But we at the Sustainable Darkroom believe that the darkroom’s future is rooted in the outdoors; in the shovel of soil, the falling rain, and the growth of green shoots towards the sun.
When you think of analogue photography – certain things come to mind. The beautiful dance of grain, the methodical snap of a 1960s shutter, and the red light of a still darkroom at night. But one thing that might not emerge is the environment. And more specifically – the impact of analogue photography.