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Preparing the darkroom

July 29th, 2010 by



This image was taken in the recreated darkroom that the team has been working on for a while that will be featured in the gallery for the exhibition ‘Creating the look: Benini and fashion photography’. Through a series of projections the audience is taken through the whole process of enlarging a print to processing it through developer, stop bath, fixer and then onto the washing phase. The darkroom is full of items that you would find in a traditional darkroom with developing tanks, film hanging up to dry, prints hanging up, boxes of photographic paper on shelves, tongs and measuring containers for the chemicals. The experience runs for approximately 3 minutes.

Photography by Paula Bray
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Darkroom photographs by Bruno Benini
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