The Black and White Darkroom process


Each print is exposed for 20-40 seconds onto fibre-based light-sensitive paper, then developed and fixed in seperate chemical baths; a process which takes 6-8 minutes. After a brief wash the prints are placed in a hypo-clearing bath for 5 minutes and then washed again for 40-60 minutes. 3-5 prints are usually made until the desired contrast and look is refined and achieved.

Once the final print of each image is selected they then receive an archival selenium-toning bath to further enhance the longevity of the silver-gelatin paper.

After toning, the prints then received an additional 3-step archival wash sequence, which takes around 75 minutes.

After drying the prints are then spotted and hot-pressed.