diary of a childless photographer … darkroom edition
For some time now I have been setting up a darkroom so I can become completely independent in the process of photographing, developing and printing. As far as the development of the rolls is concerned, the set-up was not very difficult as there are still a couple of shops that supply the necessary material for the darkroom. But as far as the printing goes, it’s not as simple as it sounds. It takes a photo enlargement machine ! And as far as I know, there is currently only one brand on the market that produces it (new). All the rest are objects of a certain age that, a bit like used cars, need careful evaluation before being purchased. This is why it took me a long time to find THE right for me. But, last night, I felt again the thrill of seeing the image appear on the white of the photographic paper. It had been more than 17 years that I had not witnessed this little miracle, and I admit it left me breathless. Now the first official print, a glimpse of Venice, will be signed, cataloged and framed. Finally the story is complete: from the shot to the print, all strictly manually, all strictly unique.