The North London Darkroom was launched in May 2012, by Sebastian Edge, for ten practicing photographers to share in a special place to work from. Those photographers specifically make photographic darkroom prints and come together as a collective to keep this way of making photographs alive and with specialist equipment and processes, which are becoming rare and sort after.
In the growing age of the digital print, the darkroom print has become something quite special and rare. It is also quite sort after and feels that much more special in your hand. North London Darkroom photographers vary, practicing in different fields, from Music, documentary, graphic to fine art. All the photographers here make prints to a high archival grade. Lead by the founder of the North London Darkroom, Sebastian Edge, who has constructed his third Darkroom and continues to practise with darkroom arts in his own work. With support from paper conservationists and fellow members, Sebastian constructed the darkroom from machinery left to him by The National Gallery and Kings College University. And funded the space with the limited edition print of his Radiohead press photo, each one printed by hand at the darkroom by Sebastian.
The darkroom provides an affordable space for photographers to feel free to come and go, on a fixed monthly membership fee. Allowing them to use the facilities made available to them and be part of a specific collective of photographers and printers, but also offer a special relationship between collectors of fine art photographic prints and the photographers who work from here.