Vale darkroom tongs

Developer tongs finally die.
My Developer tongs finally died this week.

I have been using these tongs in my darkroom for such a long time. I can only hazard a guess and say I began using them at least 15 years ago, I built my darkroom in the garage around 2000-2001.

It’s funny how you put up with things. As soon as I grabbed a fresh pair my ability to work with wet prints in developer then improved immeasurably.

Still getting 15 plus years out of a piece of equipment is pretty good in this day and age of new hardware and software every 18 months.

Old School. New School.

Researching analogue processes this week for work has lead me down a veritable rabbit hole of information. I am teaching a process that requires a certain level of finesse and attention to detail. Also this is a particular part of the process that I have not had to draw on in my own practice for some… Continue reading Old School. New School.

Enlargers?

Enlargers, the good the bad the ugly? I am often asked about all kinds of photography equipment, from cameras to tripods to enlargers and everything in between. Recently I was asked about what is a good enlarger so as I have yet too add this FAQ to my website I’ll start with a blog entry… Continue reading Enlargers?