Hush Puppies: The Darkroom

16 August 13

Posted at 3:21



From Friday 23rd August – Monday 26th August, Hush Puppies will be opening the doors of Truman Brewery and welcoming the creative and curious in for an exploration into traditional photography as part of their new pop-up Darkroom.

Taking budding photographers back in time to the days of old school processes and analogue cameras, the vast space just off Brick Lane, in the East of London will reveal all.

Guests can rent a 35mm film camera, hit the streets of London with their analogue in tow and on return personally print their own favourite image in the Darkroom with experts on hand to help guide people through the process.

Throughout the four days of the pop up there will  be a line-up of dynamic experts hosting interactive workshops too, these include learning how to make your own retro-pinhole camera, taking a tour with street photography experts who will help you take the perfect picture and then take you back to the Darkroom to develop your masterpiece.  As well as a pop-up classic camera store from photography specialists Films Not Dead.

Dean Chalkley will be exhibiting a sample of images from 'The Executioners' (see image above), a new and previously unseen photographic essay that portrays members of an obscure renegade British Car Club.Dean comented: “If you are using film on a shoot there's always an element of surprise, anticipation and excitement. Nowadays so many images are viewed ‘On-screen’, which is all good, but the beauty and physicality of a real photographic print and conventional photographic process is still a very special thing – I’d definitely encourage everyone to experience it.  I’m delighted to be displaying this series of images at the Darkroom. I had to think differently on this shoot, relinquish a bit of control, but this slightly different approach has reignited my appreciation of doing things this way. I hope it will produce similar feelings in those getting involved and taking part in the Darkroom”.

 Photographer and award-winning fine art printer Debbie Sears will be running the Darkroom for more info on all of this check out Hush Puppies site.