by Steve Haruch
Are you ready for another analog revival for Nashville? Do you love the smell of stop bath in the morning? If you were out at the Art Crawl Saturday night, you may have noticed a group of film-photography revivalists rallying support for the Nashville Community Darkroom, a project its founders hope will be a place where art, community and education come together in the name of good, old-fashioned, negatives-and-enlargers film photography. (Read more on that here.) Today, the NCD Kickstarter went live, meaning you can be a part of making it a reality. In short:
We have the space; we have the equipment; we have the people, the willpower, the energy, the je ne sais quoi, the joi de vivre, and the skills to make one rockin' community darkroom. It's going to have everything: 15-20 enlargers (including 2 large-format), darkroom sinks, print dryers, lighted workspace, classroom space, and gallery space. A veritable smörgåsbord of photography delights.
It's going to be great.
They're looking to raise $20,000 — for the workspace build-out in East Nashville and operating costs — in the next 41 days. Go here to help them out, and check out more about the project below.