Gowanus Darkroom


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.

Film Processing

  • 10 foot sink with built in water filters and temperature controls.
  • Metal/plastic tanks and reels.
  • D76 and Kodak chemistry.
  • Graduates.
  • Gralab, digital, and Time-o-Lite timers.
  • Film washers.
  • Film dryer.
  • Light table.
  • Loupes.
  • Black out film changing room.


Coming soon

  • 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.