I grew up in a large Georgian house in the north end of town with a great room that had been made a darkroom before we moved there. It had a small cabinet for storage, build-in counters and a huge old cast iron sink. It was perfect.
Comparing it to the darkrooms I worked around town, this room was too spare and crude to be considered modern and professional. But it was DARK when I closed the door and turned out the lights.
Today there are few darkrooms in working condition. What was a necessity is now superfluous to photography, and I’m sure my first is long gone by now.
Today I have one of those few, beautifully efficient and in perfect working order, and I use it.
And that’s forty years ago to the day that this photo was made.
The Photographer In His First Darkroom, 1979 (Modern Silver), Today's Coolphoto 10/18/2019
Modern Silver:: Edition Two Only :: Size 10x8 :: Signed :: $250. ©2019 Christopher Petrich
Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.
Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.
Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.
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