As some of you know, I've sent the last year building a full black and white darkroom. It has been a journey that required a huge amount of work, focus and dedication to the tasks at hand. I have had to stop going online to keep to my schedule, but my gallery opens June 22, 2013. I miss all of your great homes and will be catching up soon.
Oh, but the work. I started in April 2012. I renovated a building that had never been finished, so first up was cleaning out a total of 23 bags of garbage, many stuffed with filthy, mouse infested pink insulation. 17 of the bags were subsequently gutted by a bear while they waited for transport to the dump and had to be restuffed, still icky.
Next up came framing, plumbing, electrical, plumbing, electrical, insulation, drywall, sanding, painting, sanding, painting. My buddy @rcwaters and I did all of the work except for the plumbing and electrical.
On New Year’s Eve, I turned pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly and turned out the lights to develop my first roll of film in my new darkroom.
Since then, I have been working rather frantically to get enough pictures printed and framed to open the gallery to the public. That time is finally here and I open my doors a noon tomorrow. I am proud of what I have accomplished on this journey.