Stuff I Found in My Old Man’s Darkroom

Or garage.

Or both.

So, having bought Dad a Super Speed Graphic, it was time to get his darkroom back into shape. Over the years since digital had come to fore, the darkroom had become a time capsule/storage area.

A previous visit had cleaned out the old bar fridge of film and turned it off (the seals were long gone, and this drain on the power bill wasn’t needed). I did get some nice Pan-F with a 1980 expiry. Shot that at ISO 30 and it came out great.

This time around there was stuff stored from my bedroom (hmm, I’ve been gone almost 30 years, where does the time go?). Magazines, tools, stuff!

New storage shelving, breakup the dying chipboard stuff. Store things to keep, dump the stuff not needed.

End result, a functional space. Admittedly the taps are seized. That is a job for a subsequent visit. But there is space to use the enlargers, load film into big cameras, and mix developer.

I’ll take the win.