Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Two photography darkrooms

Photographed on my recent research trip to Liverpool, this is at the National Trust owned, former house of Mr And Mrs Chambre Hardman, well-known portrait and documentary photographers around Liverpool.   The house is itself like stepping into a tinted snapshot from the 1940's and 1950's; higly photogenic particularly with some interesting lighting.  The darkrooms seemed fascinating both by daylight and redlight and the ticking clock and the ground floor was stacked high with yellow Kodak boxes. Just the redolent smells of the chemicals missing, but nevertheless transported back to my childhood.

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