Getting the next generation of photographers hooked on shooting & printing in the film way is very important for our craft to survive. The delayed gratification of having to finish a roll and have it developed complicates things somewhat when compared to digital. We are fortunate to have the dark magic of darkroom work to compensate for this.
I count myself lucky in a number of ways: one of them is that I was able to set up a permanent darkroom at home. The second, and more important one, is that I have a young daughter that shares my passion. The subject matter may not be the highest of high art, but we all have to start somewhere, don’t we?