Darkroom Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Darkroom Quotes from John Sexton, Diana Silvers, Annie Leibovitz, Graham Nash, Robert Mapplethorpe. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I’ve found even after nearly 30 years of doing this, there are all kinds of new surprises that rear their heads at various times and I truly believe that 51% of the images, success takes place in the darkroom.
John Sexton
The boy I was crazy about was super into photography, so I weaseled my way into AP Photo to impress him and spend more time with him. He never liked me back, but I ended up spending most my senior year in the darkroom – it became a sort of safe haven for me.
Diana Silvers
I fell in love with the darkroom, and that was part of being a photographer at the time. The darkroom was unbelievably sexy. I would spend all night in the darkroom.
Annie Leibovitz
I’ve been a photographer all these years… I haven’t been in my own darkroom for 10 years.
Graham Nash
For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It’s that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom.
John Sexton
My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need to know is where the darkroom is.
Robert Mapplethorpe
When I’m about ready to press the cable release on the View camera, I’ve tried to anticipate some of the challenges I’m going to encounter in the darkroom.
John Sexton
I told myself, ‘When I grow up, I want to make pictures that can inspire and nourish people.’ Immediately, when I was 10, I started photographing nature. I built a darkroom. My first really good darkroom, not just down in the cellar, was when I was 14.
Bill Atkinson
Don’t get between me and a really good picture in the darkroom, because then I want to go straight to the darkroom and develop it. But once that’s done, I’m fine.
Sally Mann
Then I thought I was going to be a photographer. I tried a hand at darkroom technician. I played in a band. It took me quite some time to discover that I wanted to write.
Guy Johnson
My father taught me photography. It was his hobby, and we had a small darkroom in the fruit cellar of our basement. It was the kind of makeshift darkroom that was only dark at night.
Sam Abell
It’s more fun if you can control things like lighting and make special effects in the darkroom.
Lacey Chabert
Something happens between a novel and its reader which is similar to the process of developing photographs, the way they did it before the digital age. The photograph, as it was printed in the darkroom, became visible bit by bit. As you read your way through a novel, the same chemical process takes place.
Patrick Modiano
I never stopped photographing. There were a couple of years when I didn’t have a darkroom, but that didn’t stop me from photographing.
Imogen Cunningham
I believe Photoshop is in some way the contemporary darkroom, the creative area that all photographers have available today.
Douglas Kirkland
I had gone to nursing school at Northampton Community College in my hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. And nursing didn’t feel quite right, and an old boyfriend gave me a 35-millimeter camera just to play with. So, I took a darkroom class.
Carol Guzy
There’s something magical still about it when I get in a darkroom, and you’ve shot a roll of film and you develop it and you look at your negatives, and there’s, like, imagery there. That always stuns me.
Jessica Lange
I was digging in the backyard to get my own clay and making pottery. And then I started taking pictures and built my own darkroom. I would go out at six in the morning and just take pictures.
Steven Klein