Opened in February 2015 by Rachel Jun, the Gowanus Darkroom is a sprawling industrial space with gobs of window light and a pristine, newly-built black & white darkroom with stations for 10 enlargers, an 8x10 enlarger, dual sinks and film processing stations. With hourly rentals at $12/hour and memberships starting at $225/month, they're offering a solid deal for the darkroom curious and professional film photographer alike.
119 8th Street, Suite 212
Brooklyn, New York 11215 (map)
(718) 788 - 1751
Accessible via Smith/9th St. (G/F trains) or
4th Ave/9th St. Stations (G/F/R trains).
Open hours: Tuesdays - Thursdays: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,
Fridays - Sundays: 12:00pm - 8:00pm. Closed Mondays.
- 10 foot sink with built in water filters and temperature controls.
- Metal/plastic tanks and reels.
- D76 and Kodak chemistry.
- Gralab, digital, and Time-o-Lite timers.
- Film washers.
- Film dryer.
- Light table.
- Black out film changing room.
- Film processing services.
- Photo printing services.
- Beginner and intermediate analog core classes.
- Private, personally tailored lessons.
- 8x10 mural printing station.
Group Darkroom Features
- 10 enlarger stations.
- All enlargers accept 35mm, medium format, and 4x5 films.
- Capable up to 20x24.
- Equipped with grain focusers, easels, filters, and dodge & burn tools.
- Two gang sinks with built in water filters and temperature controls.
- Dektol and Kodak chemicals.
- Guillotine paper cutter.
- Gralab timers.
- Delta OC safelights.
- Archival 16x20 print washer ("the printwasher" by Oriental).
- Drying racks.
- Drum and flat print dryers.
- Heat Press.
Facilities also include
- Epson V700 flatbed film scanner.
- Canon IPF8300 44In. printer.
- Jobo CP2 color processor.