The idea of building a darkroom has been dancing my mind for the last two years and lately I have been seriously thinking of just going for it. The space I have now does work but overall it is not optimal nor is it very safe.
The way that things are now has me quite limited to how far I can actually go into the world of darkroom printing and it really has me bugged out.
Wanting to take on such a venture is tricky on the mind. Do I do this just for myself, or do I do pursue this geared more towards the public where it can become an extension to the film photography community?
I know that it will take more than just having all the equipment but will such a thing be worth it? Film photography has been on the rise but will this rise be long lasting or will it just be like a period time piece that will soon come to it’s end?
I personally wish I could print more and I know that if I had the right amount of space that I would. Most of my work is scanned directly from the negatives and then posted online, (as most do), but I would love to be able to go full circle more often.
With that in mind it is obvious that not every photograph will be one that you would want to print or even be print worthy, but the more I go the more I feel the need to want to go full circle.
There are many things that I would like to develop from this venture and that would be to include workshops and artist talks.
What are your thoughts on this?