Photography resources in London: the cheap darkroom on Chatsworth road (Homerton)

When I left university, I knew that I would miss the facilities immensely, especially the darkroom and the library, so, as soon as I settled in London, I started to hunt for a cheap rental darkroom to print my work at.

I’ve been looking everywhere on the internet and, I have to say, there aren’t many options in London for traditional printers, and most of them are too expensive for me, therefore I was delighted when I found out on a forum about a community darkroom in Homerton, literally round the corner from where I live, that apparently was one of the cheapest places where you could print both colour and black and white in London!

Photochats is a lovely lovely darkroom ran by Peter Young at Chats Palace, on Chatsworth road, in Homerton and I highly recommend it.

Unfortunately there’s no much information about this incredible place on the internet (they’re working at their website), so I’ve decided to copy their spring newsletter, with opening times, prices and descriptions of the facilities and of the courses, on this blog (after the cut)

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Olympus µ[mju:]-II

I have recently got back from the lab the first negatives that I have shot with my new camera, the Olympus µ[mju:]-II, and I am very pleased.

I always wanted a little portable camera to carry everywhere and the Olympus is perfect, it’s small and it has an excellent 2.8 wide angle lens.

I would recomment it to everyone who is after a compact camera to take everyday snapshots.

lost in Hackney at night

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