In this day and age, the magic of the darkroom offers a disruptive departure from the stream of instant and manipulated images. This workshop led by Kevin Rice of Process Reversal covered the chemistry, physics and practical considerations of making and coating silver gelatin emulsions for cinematography and photography.
Making and Coating
What better place than the streets of Providence to find details for interesting compositions?
Developing the Film
Participant final images contained both tight image prints as well as many unexpected surface textures.
Participants left this workshop with a hands-on knowledge of DIY techniques along with access to an extensive library of resources for the pursuit of experiments with this traditional process!
More information on Process Reversal, a community focused organization to advocate for and ensure the viability of film for all. Check out their repository of photo-emulsion formulas.
More photos of the results can be found on AS220’s Flickr stream of images from the workshop.