Its a pleasure to see some hand-printed analogue photographs, after so long out of the darkroom myself. This work is a great example of why some people still prefer to work in the darkroom and a fitting prelude to my forthcoming article/interview with Roman Loranc….
Now I am going to have to build a new darkroom when I return to the UK. I’m gonna need a bigger house….
- Name & Online Presence: David Kirby. Twitter: @twelvesquares, website: www.twelvesmallsquares.com Facebook: David Kirby
- About the Photographs: These photographs are a selection of landscape prints created in my darkroom using various printing techniques. Using paper and chemicals just comes more naturally to me than editing on a computer and makes me feel a closer, more personal relationship to the images I am creating. I love the natural landscape and feel most at home out amongst the wilds getting buffeted by the wind.
- About the Photographer: I have been a photographer for approximately 5 years and have been making darkroom prints for around 3 or 4. I am employed as an Environmental Scientist which means that I get to see a lot of the country; so with camera in hand I try to capture as much of the landscape as I can.
- Equipment Used: Bronica SQ-A with 50mm, 80mm and 150mm lenses, Ilford FP4+ film, various filters and, of course, darkroom printing paper & chemicals.
- Additional Information: None.
- Critique Requested: Yes – why not. Please be gentle!