When I was in Kindergarten my father showed me how to make images appear on paper. I would have been 5 or 6 and we worked on the garage floor, the safe light was my bed light with brown paper and red celophane taped over it. Dad would place one of his family negatives on top of the paper under a bit of broken glass on the floor, turn on the garage lights, then off again, and he took the paper out from under the glass and placed it into the magic water and the picture would appear! I was shown why the second bath was important by simply turning on the lights and watching the paper go black.

I have loved the whole darkroom experience ever since. Photography is my way of generating more images to play with in the darkroom.