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We Have Contact

Over the last few days I have successfully gotten a darkroom working in my bathroom and made a couple of prints on my brother’s outdated photo paper. While there is still a good amount of work to be done to have it fully capable, it still feels so wonderful to be back in a darkroom again! You will be hearing more about it in the future here on the site but for now, just for the fun of it really, I thought I would give away the first darkroom printed image I have made in 10 years or so for free.

Yes, it’s exactly what you see above, a tiny bit of poorly exposed contact sheet to be sure all was in working order. It’s a little bigger than a business card and has a couple spots of water/chemical left on it but I figured it would be cheap and really easy to toss into an envelope and mail to someone who may enjoy having a tiny quasi print around (anywhere in the world!). The images are from the Pacific Coast in California and Yosemite and were taken with my trusty little Olympus XA2. I fully plan to begin selling darkroom prints with time as I settle back into my darkroom life so keep an eye out!

So, if you would like this fine little piece of 50ft memorabilia to tack up on a wall or toss in a drawer somewhere, signed the back as proof ;) simply toss a yes, or please, or thank you or any comment really into the comments below with a valid email address (never ever shared or used for anything else) and next monday the 18th I will randomly pick a name and write the person to get a mailing address. Sound good?

Update: So great to see all of you jumping in for a chance to win the little print! I just wanted to be sure it’s clear that this is the piece you see above, a small test strip of a contact sheet :) I hear talks of frames and the like down below and its fantastic but I want to be sure no one is disappointed in its humble small nature. Maybe I’m being too modest, who knows.

I would also like to mention that this is just the beginning, in the coming month or so I will be launching the new site design and am planning a nice giveaway and during that time a couple of proper darkroom prints will be among the fun things to share with everyone in the process. I am excited about the future and excited to the the interest this simple memento has conjured up so as always, thanks so much for your kindness and support!


  1. Martin - July 15, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I’d like one.

  2. Ichikasuto - July 15, 2011 at 12:35 am

    YES! That definitely would be a nice thing to have!

  3. Michael - July 15, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I love film, and darkrooms, and prints, so I bet I’d love getting picked to win this one :)!

  4. Blair - July 15, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Would be honoured! I can see it in a stylish frame on my wall already.

    Nice one on getting back into the darkroom. I look back on my school and university days in the red light with fondness.

  5. martin - July 15, 2011 at 12:49 am

    sounds good to me!
    please pick my name! :)

  6. Wayne - July 15, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I just started shooting film again. I love it.
    I’ll throw my name in the hat.

  7. Joel - July 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Film does seem to be getting more enticing these days…

  8. thedoo - July 15, 2011 at 2:34 am

    i guess there is still a room so i say ‘yes’ and ‘thank you’. :-)

  9. Dante - July 15, 2011 at 2:39 am

    pick me! I can only wish I had the space for a darkroom.

  10. Jaime - July 15, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Add me to that list! Thanks for offering this

  11. DavidR - July 15, 2011 at 2:48 am

    I’m in. :-)

  12. cy - July 15, 2011 at 3:08 am

    This is totally awesome. Count me IN!

  13. Carson - July 15, 2011 at 4:21 am

    I would absolutely love a print of yours. Thank you. :)

  14. Randy Botti - July 15, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Would love to see them, count me in. I have a place in mind.

    Btw, love 50 foot radio

  15. Randy Botti - July 15, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Would love to see them, count me in. I have a place in mind.

    Btw, love 50 foot radio

  16. Serge - July 15, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I would like to see your prints and finally to have the next mixtape of 50foot radio :)

  17. m_s - July 15, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Oh, yes please! That’d definitely find a place on the walls of our new house! Pick me, pick me, pick me!

  18. fotastisch - July 15, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Oh yeah! ;)

  19. Andrei - July 15, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I’m in for it too :)

  20. Christoffer - July 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I would like the print please :)

  21. Victor - July 15, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Would really like a print.

  22. Toni Jover - July 15, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I would love it!
    It’d be an awesome present for my (soon-to-be)wife and it would get a great location -once framed- in our new flat! Choose us please :-)
    (even if you don’t, thanks anyway!)

  23. Tim Visher - July 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    That’d be awesome! Thanks for the offer!

  24. Lachlan Harman - July 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I would be honoured to have such a piece in my collection :)


  25. thedoo - July 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    haha many people want your tiny prints. i’m giving up mine. coz i will have plenty of those in the future.

  26. Emanuele - July 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    It sounds really good even for me, here in Italy! But maybe this is a problem :/

  27. Kevin Castillo - July 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Getting this would be AWESOME! Thanks for the offer.

  28. jmabeeviz - July 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I would love to have this! I always love your work, and recommend it to everyone i come into contact with who loves design and photography.

  29. Chris - July 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I like it and would be honored to hang it up on my wall.

  30. Jackie S - July 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Yes please! That little guy looks brilliant & I could use the inspiration! :)

  31. Meg - July 15, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I am very interested in this! Love your site and beautiful photography.

  32. Jackson M - July 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    You have such beautiful photos, I’d love to have a print.

  33. George - July 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Would be an honour!

    Good luck to all the rest! :)

  34. James Jay - July 15, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    WOOOT! i would like it!…

    – james

  35. Giles Van Gruisen - July 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Wow. I’d love it!!

    Thanks for the great blog and keep posting!

  36. Carlos Cabezas - July 17, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Great! I hope I can get one,
    Thanks J.

  37. Sebastian Koch - July 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Almost too late, but I’m in as well!

  38. Dave - July 18, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I’m gonna toss in all 3, yes! please! and thank you for the opportunity to possibly win some 50ft prints! I’d be totally stoked to have this framed and up in my house.

  39. Rob - July 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    There’s just so much nostalgia when it comes to using film and developing it in a darkroom! Would LOVE to have a piece like this ^_^

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