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Darkroom Ecology

Darkroom Ecology:
Film Developing Talk & Workshop with Scott Hunter
11am - 4.30pm Saturday 22nd April 2023
Pay What You Can

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Join environmental artist Scott Hunter for an introduction to using plant-based developers to process photographic films. His Darkroom Ecology project explores nature-based solutions to harmful chemicals used in analogue photography. This session includes an artist talk and demonstration on developing B+W film sustainably using organic matter such as moss. In addition, he proposes replacing silver-containing fixers with salt water, offering a non-toxic alternative to the disposal of heavy metals in water systems. This workshop will provide a basic understanding of eco-processing to allow you to experiment further and develop your recipes. This workshop is suitable for adults with a keen interest in analogue photography.

Please bring your own fully shot but undeveloped roll of 35mm B&W film to the session, ideally Ilford HP5 ISO400.

Part of Workshops Week 2023

Artist Bio
Scott Hunter (b. 1978 Dunfermline, UK) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Kinghorn, UK. He studied MFA Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art and has exhibited across Asia, North America and Europe.
He has taught and led workshops at STAND(Striving Towards A New Day), Redeye The Photography Network, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Stirling, Stirling Photography Festival, Mt Rokko International Photo Festival, and Imaging Partnership. More info on Scott Hunter and Darkroom Ecology here

All Images: © Scott Hunter

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