Looking for a Proficient Darkroom Printer

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by William Crow, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. William Crow

    William Crow Member

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    I'm new to APUG and am liking it so far. This seems to be a popular B&W "room" so I'll post my request here. Please, redirect me if there is another room for this request.
    I shoot 35mm medium format B&W but do not have access to facilities for development or printing. I would like to find an individual that does this type of work on a professional "fine arts" level of proficiency. I realize there are professional labs in various places around the country but my preference is an individual. I'm based in the Southeast - Alabama. The closer the better but professionalism and proficiency is the name of the game. I welcome referrals.

    At this point I am considering someone in Nashville but would like to have more to consider.

    Billion003@aol.com
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    I was going to offer as I'm not far from Birmingham, then I saw you're in Alabama. Might help if your profile reflected that your in the US :D

    Ian
     
  3. lightwisps

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    William, my name is Don DeGroat, and I might have the background that would interest you. When I was younger, I owned a commercial B/W lab in the L.A. area. We only took photographers that we thought we could help enhance their work through painstaking casre in the darkroom.

    I prefer to work with Ilford Fiber paper, but am very adadaptable. We can also dry mount but have found that shipping prints rolled in a tube is both cheaper and probects the prints from mishandling in transit.

    Please feel free to contact me at lightwisps@yahoo.com

    I wish you luck and happy shooting.

    Don
     
  4. pentaxuser

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    Alas Ian we can't all be from the better Birmingham or better still the Black Country and No folks, that's nowhere near the Black Hills.:D

    pentaxuser