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Double Negative Darkroom Spring Salon 2014

Double Negative Darkroom Spring Salon 2014

Double Negative Darkroom is pleased to present their annual salon exhibition.
The show will display and celebrate the diverse analogue work produced by DNDR
members, tutors and friends over the last year, including works by Rhiannon Adam,
John Brewer, Miriam Nabarro, Douglas Nicolson, Scarlett Pimlott-Brown , Almudena
Romero, Tina Rowe and Sebastian Sussmann, among others.

Double Negative Dark Room constantly endeavours to search for alternative
photography ideas and processes. Based in East London, it is a budding independent
photographic community, lab, studio and gallery. From humble beginnings in 2009 it is
fast becoming a European centre for alternative photographic and silver gelatin practice,
research, teaching and learning.

The private view will take place at Double Negative Darkroom’s gallery on 10th May at
7pm, featuring performances and installations to mark the opening of this exhibition.
Food and drinks will be available, including live acts and Hackney’s smallest bar.

There will also be open studios at the Glyn Road premises on the following dates:
Thursday 8th May (7.30pm-10pm), Friday 9th May (10am-3pm) and Saturday 10th May

DNDR will also run a tintype portrait session and chill-out day on Sunday 11th May.

The exhibition will be open until 15th June. Throughout the show we will run a people’s
choice award, where members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their
favourite piece(s) or artist(s). All votes will be submitted to a raffle and we will be
rewarding some photographic prizes to winners

On Wet Plate Workshops

Photo: John Brewer

Photo: John Brewer

We’ve seen a small explosion in interest in wet plate recently and more course providers are starting to offer wet plate courses.
Here’s a little check list if you’re wondering how best to choose your wet plate course or if you even need one. 

1. Do I need to attend a workshop?

While wet plate isn’t inherently difficult troubleshooting can be difficult. We would recommend going to a workshop if you can.
Before attending a workshop we would recommend you ask and check with the tutor what will be covered.

2. How many people will attend a workshop?

We teach a maximum of four on my own or six if we are assisted.

3. Will chemistry be covered explaining what each individual component does?

4. Is the workshop two days or longer? 

For example, in our opinion wet plate cannot be learnt in one day.

Here are more factors to consider;

5. Will you get a comprehensive manual so that you can continue on your own?

6. Does the tutor have experience in teaching?

7. Will you get to make images of different sizes?

8. Will the tutor explain the different types of cameras and lenses suitable for wet plate and will you get to try them?

10. Is the tutor a practising wet plate artist?

11. Can the tutor show you his or her work first hand or on a website?

If the answer to any of these is no we would recommend choosing a different workshop… and it just so happens that the highly experienced wet plate artist John Brewer offers workshops at Double Negative!

Photo: John Brewer

Photo: John Brewer

Photo: John Brewer at Double Negative Darkrooms

Photo: John Brewer at Double Negative Darkroom