The North London Darkroom was launched in May 2012 by Sebastian Edge, for ten practicing photographers to share a special place to work from. The NLD members specifically produce black and white photographic darkroom prints, keeping analog photography and processes alive. The Darkroom supports them with specialist equipment and facilities, which are increasingly becoming rare, expensive and sort after.
North London Darkroom photographers vary, practicing in different fields, spanning from music, documentary and portrait to graphic and fine art. They all, however, 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 practicing with the 'art of darkness' in his own work. With support from paper conservationists and fellow members, Sebastian constructed the Darkroom from machinery donated by The National Gallery and Kings College University.
The Darkroom provides an affordable space for photographers to produce large or small, carefully managed, wet process prints. With a fixed monthly membership fee, NLD members can make use of all the facilities and resources available as well as benefit from being part of a specific collective of highly skilled photographers and printers.