In the fourth and final episode of ILFORD Inspires New York Silver Stories, we explore two community darkrooms in New York City: Bushwick Community Darkroom and Gowanus Darkroom. Community darkrooms are important to local film photographers and darkroom printers. They allow those who don't normally have access to film processing and darkroom printing facilities to create their work, as well as learn, collaborate and evolve with other like minded people. A film by Exploredinary. Directed, filmed, and edited by Sarah Reyes and Daniel Driensky.
but... i thought putting "community" in a description means they are free.
I mean my community gym or library or pool are indeed free, (paid from the taxes an donations)
A business is just a business, I am confused.
this is wonderful, being in the darkroom and the taking of photographs is so good for those that have mental health issues. I was around in the film only days and i just cant get the same satisfaction and feeling of acheivment with digital. Long live ilford who have shown so much support for the film community i only use their products now, although i loved kodak products they have become so expensive i would rather support ilfords because ithey are dedicate to the analogue community.I dread the day when theses products are no longer available long live ilford!
I’m gathering resources and building support for what will soon, hopefully, become “Doo Dah DarkRoom” in the Wichita, KS region. It’s not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but is going to be SO worth the time and trouble. Analog film businesses are growing in number every day. The younger members of society deserve to have the resources, and more importantly, the knowledge of film processes available for them to learn and create. Film lives. And it lives well in a community environment.
I can't operate with people around me I need my own space that's the solitude in me so I got my own enlarger but I understand how this is amazing and great for the community I like it
Very good video - some great stories, but would have been better edited down to half the length I think (constructive feedback)
Love these. Such a good series. Please please please do some more.
This series has been genuinely uplifting.
Kool vid. Canon AE-1 Program. My first & only film camera purchased back in 1984. Still have it. I went out to a camera store in Paterson, NJ & purchased an enlarger & the products to develop rolls & print B&W. It was a 3 step for the print process back then. Only did a few rolls of B&W & then life took me somewhere else. Started shooting colored & had it developed & small prints at places like the pharmacy. Still have 2 rolls of colored in the fridge that have to be well over 15 years old. It might still be good! Maybe? Really glad to see they have youth program. = REALLY KOOL! Thanks for the vid ILFORD!!!
OMG! This video was so inspiring and fantastic. Initially I was thinking there is no way I was going to watch for 20 minutes and not only did I watch the full time but save it and watching it again. Best believe I will be making a trip too NYC to visit the Community Darkroom. Gosh, this video totally reenergized me!!! Thank you for sharing! 🙏👏🙏
So much passion, and fines pictures… awesome !
great, i love film.. BW especially. There is nothing better then to see your prints coming to live in a tray.... magic man
Very cool. I was trying to start something like this in Oklahoma city. Ended up having to give away several enlargers in the meantime due to space concerns. One day I will get it off the ground.
Do they not have dark rooms in your High schools in the USA?
That's great! I'm not sure whether there is anything like this in London and I live just outside and I'm unaware of such a thing? I used to teach adult classes in a FE college, but the current Govt increased the prices of the courses and cut the grants for adult learning and the course folded. Most of the adults I taught loved it and were always gutted when there was no follow up option other than signing up to do a full time 2 or 3 year course.
wonderful and inspiring!
I love this I'm Tony photographer since 1973 HS & many years in world of photography love this