• Come work in the darkroom!

    Come work in the darkroom!

    Individuals with prior darkroom experience can become members to work on their film and prints for only $30/month.

  • Visit Silverspace

    Visit Silverspace

    Silverspace is a gallery/project room which exhibits analog photography, alternative processes, and photo-based installation, prioritizing the work of our members. Learn more…

  • Monthly critiques

    Get feedback on your artwork

    Free and open to the community, get honest and critical feedback on your analog or digital work at our critiques, offered on the last Sunday evening of each month.

Why hello, color processor...

Why hello, color processor…

Look who decided to show up to the darkroom tonight! It’s our new Fujimoto CP-51 processor, capable of making C-prints at a 20″ width. We’re making plans to get it tested and back up to speed, as it’s been out of the loop for a little bit. Big thanks to Johnny Autry and Amelia Smith for their efforts to get… Read more →

“The Inverted Picture Show” first work meeting

Co-Directors Bridget and Jason met with Eric at Velleca Metal Design this morning to start some tests for “The Inverted Picture Show” for {Re}Happening this April.    It was still too dim to photograph with these tests, but indeed the magic of optics created an image! Thrilling to see the first steps give a result. We learned a lot and… Read more →

Our Epson scanner is ready to use!

Our Epson scanner is ready to use!

Got some negatives or slides to scan? We are now offering memberships for unlimited monthly use of our scanner, which works with 35mm to 8×10 negatives, as well as slides. An orientation will cover the process, though previous scanner experience is preferred. Learn more on the Memberships page.

Looking for an exhibition opportunity?

Looking for an exhibition opportunity?

The deadline to submit proposals to Silverspace’s January/February show is Sunday 12/15 at 6pm. We exhibit analog-based photography and experimental 2D wall installation with a photo basis. Learn more on the Silverspace page.

Creative Darkroom Manipulation workshop

How much fun was this workshop, you ask? We played with composite printing, selective development, paper negatives, solarization, and Chromoskedasic Sabattier. Who needs Photoshop? This workshop will run again in January!

November workshops

November workshops

Bridget taught a sold-out workshop at the darkroom on Sunday the 17th, getting into methods of photo-based mixed media. This included Lazertran, Photosilk, and Bridget’s own method of printing photos onto tea bags. Creative Darkroom Manipulation will run this weekend, Saturday the 23rd. We have two more workshops to go in December, check out this page to learn more! Photo… Read more →

Studio Stroll is upon us!

Studio Stroll is upon us!

We’ve got some fun coming up this weekend. Join us on Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10 from 12-6pm. We’re going to be making lumen prints — bringing paper out into the sunlight for photograms and then fixing them in the darkroom. We will also be making cyanotype t-shirts for $10 each! Bring whatever you want to place on… Read more →

Great weekend in Charlotte!

Great weekend in Charlotte!

Where to begin with what a wonderful time SPE was! We made so many new friends, received so much inspiration and support, and got some ideas on how the darkroom can continue to sustain itself. Huge thanks to The Light Factory-Contemporary Museum of Photography & Film and UNC Charlotte for making it happen. We’re excited to hang our cyanotype document of the event in… Read more →