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v11235
12-01-2012, 11:25 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm currently looking for a space to set up a darkroom. Unfortunately, it's just not possible in my home. I have all the equipment to get started, I just need the space. Minimum requirements are running water (connected to sewer, not well or septic), and some way to ventilate (such as a window to outside, which I can rig with a ventilation fan).

I'd be willing to pay rent for a space. Maybe you're an analog photographer too, and we can work out a deal.

Just something I've been trying to do for a while. Feel free to message me or post if there is any interest out there.

Thanks!

TheFlyingCamera
12-02-2012, 07:56 AM
hi there v11235 - I don't know if it is still around but there at least used to be a rental community darkroom in Hamden, if that helps. Also, have you seen the bathroom darkroom thread here? http://www.apug.org/forums/forum43/46964-bathroom-other-temporary-makeshift-darkrooms.html

v11235
12-03-2012, 03:19 PM
hi there v11235 - I don't know if it is still around but there at least used to be a rental community darkroom in Hamden, if that helps. Also, have you seen the bathroom darkroom thread here? http://www.apug.org/forums/forum43/46964-bathroom-other-temporary-makeshift-darkrooms.html

Thanks for the link. I think that darkroom in Hamden closed 4 or 5 years ago, maybe more. I'll take a look at the bathroom setups that people have put together.

The classes near DC look interesting too. I'll check them out.

Thanks guys!

horacekenneth
12-04-2012, 10:36 AM
If you come up with anything I might be interested in joining you and splitting fees depending on where and what.

v11235
12-05-2012, 08:18 PM
If you come up with anything I might be interested in joining you and splitting fees depending on where and what.

Sounds good. I'll keep you posted. Nothing quite yet.

What type of work do you do?

horacekenneth
12-06-2012, 07:50 AM
With my camera or for money?
I've recently started doing contact prints from paper negatives with a 5x7 and been trying different things out. I had a couple landscapes, an architecture and some portraits that didn't turn out at all. I just had, I guess it would be called a detail of a landscape that turned out great. So I'll be trying more of that. Everything in black and white.

Matthew Rusbarsky
12-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Full circle in charles village rents darkrooms by the hour. Great folks to deal with. There is also an impending community darkroom opening somewhere downtown. Feel free to pm me and I'll dig out the details.

Matthew Rusbarsky
12-08-2012, 06:42 AM
Darkrooms in Baltimore: Full Circle in Charles Village.
(http://fullcirclephoto.com/traditional-services/) Great equipment and very inexpensive. Also on the horizon is a community darkroom at the Current Space (http://www.currentspace.com/) on Howard. Find the darkroom link on the left and send your email. They will notify you of progress and impending events. Full Circle would be my first choice.

horacekenneth
12-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Very cool, thanks. Just signed up to Current Space's email list.

v11235
12-08-2012, 06:40 PM
Signed up too. Great to hear that a community darkroom is on the horizon! I'll also check out Full Circle.

Thanks Matthew.

amac212
01-18-2015, 11:19 AM
Hello Everyone. I'm so befuddled. What happened to the 2 locations that were going to be opening community darkrooms in Baltimore? (Common Space and Brickhaus). Did they ever open, but fizzle out? Was there not enough support? Do they exist and the websites / contact information "hidden"? Did I miss the memo? I've always held on to this article hoping to take advantage of their facilities one day. http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-ae-darkrooms-20121229-story.html#page=1

TheFlyingCamera
01-18-2015, 07:49 PM
Amac- I never heard anything about either of those before. It's been a long time since I lived up there, so I'm a bit out of touch with the photo scene. Try giving the folks over at Service Photo in Hamden a call and see if they know anything. They might be selling supplies to those two darkrooms if they're up and running.

1920
02-22-2015, 09:42 PM
Hello Everyone. I'm so befuddled. What happened to the 2 locations that were going to be opening community darkrooms in Baltimore? (Common Space and Brickhaus). Did they ever open, but fizzle out? Was there not enough support? Do they exist and the websites / contact information "hidden"? Did I miss the memo? I've always held on to this article hoping to take advantage of their facilities one day. http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-ae-darkrooms-20121229-story.html#page=1


I know some people who were involved with Brickhaus over on Greenmount, I'm pretty sure that fizzled out, along with some of the other studio/DIY music/gallery venues that have made noise about community darkrooms over the years. Not sure if any of them ever got up and running- seems like I would have heard about it...

Please post here if anyone finds anything-

Meanwhile- I have been in the process of setting up my stuff in my basement (Besler 45MX) and should be up and running soon. I am in Hampden.

Even after the basement darkroom is set up and hopefully working fine it would still be awesome to find a community darkroom, esp. with color equipment.

Anyone know whats up with Full Circle on 21st street? Website still lists community darkroom….

v11235
02-22-2015, 10:02 PM
Hey 1920. I'm not sure about Full Circle and their community darkroom. I had some film developed there years ago, but that was my only interaction. If they still have it, its probably pay by the hour, like most community darkrooms.

Great to hear you've got a basement setup. One day I'll get there. are you working on any projects? What do you print?