Chambre Hardman, Liverpool photographer

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    Thanks, I will look for it.
     
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    Love his darkroom. Functionally, not so different from all of ours. The clutter level looks just about right. A D5 enlarger in mine instead of a D2.* An LPL easel. Stacked boxes of paper. A paper trimmer. The safelights these days may now be LEDs instead of bulbs, but the light's still red...

    Needs to do something about those light leaks around the window, though.

    :smile:

    Ken

    * Wonder if he has any spare carriers I could use??
     
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    He employed several hand-colourists who were "home-workers" living in various places around Liverpool and very good they were too. A B&W print would be sent out via the very good tramcar public transport system and returned suitably coloured to his studio the same way in a very short time.

    It is a fascinating place where visitors are allowed to handle various stuff while getting a conducted tour. It really takes you back to another era of photography and life that existed pre-World War II although he continued to work after the war.

    Well worth a visit and free if you are a member of the National Trust organisation.

    pentaxuser