A Dark Room

Bowral, 2017

Bowral, 2017

Reflections on Black & White Photography Continued…

Now that we are accustom to the immediate indorsing of the captured moment, consider the time we once had to place faith in mechanical devices, in rolls of film and the many chemically induced processes that follow, to all align perfectly and reveal our pre-visualised image.

This state of delayed gratification (or anxiety, sometimes) was once common in the experience of making a picture and more aligned with a slow movement type ritual where skill and craft take precedence over haste and where a dark room is sacred ground for the artisan.