Waterfall Arts Opens Traditional Darkroom


Waterfall Arts in Belfast is bucking the predominance of digital photography by opening a fully equipped traditional darkroom on the third floor of its building at 256 High Street in Belfast.

The darkroom will be used for teaching and will be available to the public as a rental. Mike Fletcher is teaching the basics of black and white photography in a six week class held on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 that began October 26. Fletcher is an accomplished photographer and believes that there is no better introduction to the fine art of photography than learning to shoot, process and print black and white photographs from film. He says, “Making photographs is all about the process; slowing down with this older technology opens up new creative possibilities.” Though darkrooms are considered old school, they are regaining popularity due to the meditative process and the unique look of photographs done this traditional, magical way.

If you have any inquiries, please stop by the building or call the office at call (207) 338 2222. Visit waterfallarts.org