My Darkroom & Print Archive
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This board represents photos documenting my analogue traditional wet darkroom back in the UK (West Yorkshire) as well as my archive of negatives and hand-made prints.
Analogue and digital timers and all the chemistry © Simon Larbalestier

Collection of darkroom timers including the famous Gene Nocoon F-Stop Timer, the bullet proof Zone VI cold cathode Compensating Timer and the brand new RH Design state of the art Analyser pro © Simon Larbalestier

Collection of darkroom timers including the famous Gene Nocoon F-Stop Timer, the bullet proof Zone VI cold cathode Compensating Timer and the brand new RH Design state of the art Analyser pro © Simon Larbalestier

Collection of darkroom timers including the famous Gene Nocoon F-Stop Timer, the bullet proof Zone VI cold cathode Compensating Timer and the brand new RH Design state of the art Analyser pro © Simon Larbalestier

"Seahorses" One of the final selenium split-toned silver lith prints fresh out of the toning tray prior to its final archival wash. © Simon Larbalestier.

"Seahorses" One of the final selenium split-toned silver lith prints fresh out of the toning tray prior to its final archival wash.

My darkroom in West Yorkshire, England. An eclectic combination of old analogue chemistry, early digital compensating timers by Zone VII (of...

My darkroom in West Yorkshire, England. An eclectic combination of old analogue chemistry, early digital compensating timers by Zone VII (of.

Simon Larbalestier Today · Edited ·  "Seahorses" prints in the Zone VI archival washer prior to selenium toning. © Simon Larbalestier

Simon Larbalestier Today · Edited · "Seahorses" prints in the Zone VI archival washer prior to selenium toning.

Zone V1 and Nova Archival print washers sit in a 12' darkroom sink custom made by Richard's of Hull and I purchased off the late Fay Godwin (one of my all time favourite photographers) from her house in London circa 1995 © Simon Larbalestier

Zone and Nova Archival print washers sit in a darkroom sink custom made by Richard's of Hull and I purchased off the late Fay Godwin (one of my all time favourite photographers) from her house in London circa 1995 © Simon Larbalestier

Analogue and digital timers © Simon Larbalestier

Analogue and digital timers © Simon Larbalestier

The enlargers; left to right: Devere 504 purchased new in 1989 (grey model) with a full set of light sources, Point Source, Cold Cathode and Varicon, I sold off the Varicon and the Point Source and bought a reconditioned Varicon back in 2010, Leitz Focomat IIc (this came with the sharpest enlarging lens I have ever used, and the last model Leitz Focomat Ic for all my 35mm work Focomat Ic © Simon Larbalestier

The enlargers; left to right: Devere 504 purchased new in 1989 (grey model) with a full set of light sources, Point Source, Cold Cathode and Varicon, I sold off the Varicon and the Point Source and bought a reconditioned Varicon back in 2010, Leitz Focomat IIc (this came with the sharpest enlarging lens I have ever used, and the last model Leitz Focomat Ic for all my 35mm work Focomat Ic © Simon Larbalestier

Found these in a box in my dad's attic Polaroid Type 665 from the Doolittle shoot in 1988 still in their original negative sleeves and my big writing! © Simon Larbalestier

Found these in a box in my dad's attic Polaroid Type 665 from the Doolittle shoot in 1988 still in their original negative sleeves and my big writing!

Archival boxes of 35mm and 120 film negatives and their corresponding contact sheets dating from 1999 to 2003.

Archival boxes of and 120 film negatives and their corresponding contact sheets dating from 1999 to

Details from my archive print boxes and negative/contact sheet files © Simon Larbalestier

Details from my archive print boxes and negative/contact sheet files © Simon Larbalestier

The Negative of "Seahorses" projected through a Leitz Focomat II 90/5.6 mounted on a Devere 504 enlarger with a Cathomag light source head. © Simon Larbalestier

The Negative of "Seahorses" projected through a Leitz Focomat II mounted on a Devere 504 enlarger with a Cathomag light source head.

"Wave of Mutilation" limited edition lith prints laid on the print racks to air dry, West Yorkshire, UK. © Simon Larbalestier

"Wave of Mutilation" limited edition lith prints laid on the print racks to air dry, West Yorkshire, UK.

"Wave of Mutilation" limited edition lith prints in the archival washer and hypo clearing tray prior to selenium toning, West Yorkshire, UK. © Simon Larbalestier

"Wave of Mutilation" limited edition lith prints in the archival washer and hypo clearing tray prior to selenium toning, West Yorkshire, UK.

"Hey" Lith Print (limited edition) in the selenium toning baths, West Yorkshire, UK. © Simon Larbalestier

"Hey" Lith Print (limited edition) in the selenium toning baths, West Yorkshire, UK.

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