Analog Exhibition in London (Richard Nicholson)

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  1. Mike Crawford

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    Hello

    Quick note to alert Londoners and visitors that Richard Nicholson's exhibition of darkrooms is on in central London again at the Riflemaker's Gallery till 5th March.
    http://www.riflemaker.org/s-now

    Video on the Guardian website of Roy Snell's darkroom.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2011/jan/14/photographing-death-darkroom-video

    While I love the work, (and I admit to having my darkroom in the show), it's a bit of a downer for us printers. The opening felt a bit like a wake!
     
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    Sorry to hear that last bit Mike....heard about the show on radio 3 and it sounded really interesting.
     
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    fantastic, shall be seeing this monday! cheers for the heads up
     
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    From http://www.riflemaker.org/s-now : "In Summer 2006, when photographer Richard Nicholson began to shoot images of professional darkrooms in and around London, some 204 were still in existence, continuing the printing of image from film-stock to paper within the new digital era. When he completed the project some three years later, only 6 remained."

    I wonder what the figure stands at now.
     
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    Richard Nicholson's work seems extremely negative. He has only taken one aspect of the analogue photography zeitgeist and then makes projections along the easy lines of "analogue is dying". His own comment about Photoshop being a superior printmaking tool is odd as well; after all working in Photoshop and working in the darkroom is not mutually exclusive or even a good logical comparison.

    Tom
     
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    I personally don't think the gallery PR can have done any research to come up with this figure. I can think of over 20 professional darkrooms still in London either printing colour, b/w or both. That includes the bigger labs down to one man bands like myself.
     
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    Not to mention in the colonies , where we are still cranking out prints.
     
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    I wish i was in London.