Firstly, sorry about the lack of posts recently. Its been a crazy few months and most of my time has been spent building, painting and plumbing to get The Photo Parlour up and running for our opening on the 12th of April.
The opening party was great! The place was packed and all the free booze got drank and we had a dance in the studio at midnight. I cant ask for more than that! A big thank you to everyone that came down and all the artists that exhibited in the gallery space, it wouldn’t have happened without you.
We’ve got our Logo sorted which has been lovingly designed by the mighty Chris Marsh (AKA Arthur Foxcakes). I think it perfectly illustrates the hands on ethos behind The Photo Parlour.
I have been featured in a few regional publications recently including The Derby Evening Telegraph and Artsbeat magazine which is amazing. I have also been featured on the Bees Make Honey Co-op site which is an excellent resource for new creative businesses.
Its great that people are interested in the traditional darkroom and believe that there is still room for analogue in an increasingly digital world. I’ve received nothing but positive and encouraging comments from everyone that has seen the darkroom,studio and gallery, which is very encouraging.
I also became an Ilford Artisan! This means I am an Ilford authorised tutor and retailer and that all my workshops will be advertised on the Ilford site. I must admit its a little overwhelming to be included in a list of tutors including the likes of Dave Butcher, Andrew Sanderson, Steven Taylor and Jonathan Stead. I feel very privileged to be included in that list of photographers and darkroom practitioners.
All in all its been a pretty incredible month! We are currently putting the finishing touches to The Photo Parlour and finalising our workshop schedule which should begin in May. We are also getting the website (www.photo-parlour.com) up and running soon containing all the information on our services and facilities, along with our workshop schedule and prices.
Keep an eye on this blog for more exciting news very soon!!! Firstly, sorry about the lack of posts recently. Its been a crazy few months and most of my time has been spent building, painting and plumbing to get The Photo Parlour up and running for our opening on the 12th of April.
The opening party was great! The place was packed and all the free booze got drank and we had a dance in the studio at midnight. I cant ask for more than that! A big thank you to everyone that came down and all the artists that exhibited in the gallery space, it wouldn’t have happened without you.
We’ve got our Logo sorted which has been lovingly designed by the mighty Chris Marsh (AKA Arthur Foxcakes). I think it perfectly illustrates the hands on ethos behind The Photo Parlour.
I have been featured in a few regional publications recently including The Derby Evening Telegraph and Artsbeat magazine which is amazing. I have also been featured on the Bees Make Honey Co-op site which is an excellent resource for new creative businesses.
Its great that people are interested in the traditional darkroom and believe that there is still room for analogue in an increasingly digital world. I’ve received nothing but positive and encouraging comments from everyone that has seen the darkroom,studio and gallery, which is very encouraging.
I also became an Ilford Artisan! This means I am an Ilford authorised tutor and retailer and that all my workshops will be advertised on the Ilford site. I must admit its a little overwhelming to be included in a list of tutors including the likes of Dave Butcher, Andrew Sanderson, Steven Taylor and Jonathan Stead. I feel very privileged to be included in that list of photographers and darkroom practitioners.
All in all its been a pretty incredible month! We are currently putting the finishing touches to The Photo Parlour and finalising our workshop schedule which should begin in May. We are also getting the website (www.photo-parlour.com) up and running soon containing all the information on our services and facilities, along with our workshop schedule and prices.
Keep an eye on this blog for more exciting news very soon!!!

Firstly, sorry about the lack of posts recently. Its been a crazy few months and most of my time has been spent building, painting and plumbing to get The Photo Parlour up and running for our opening on the 12th of April.

The opening party was great! The place was packed and all the free booze got drank and we had a dance in the studio at midnight. I cant ask for more than that! A big thank you to everyone that came down and all the artists that exhibited in the gallery space, it wouldn’t have happened without you.

We’ve got our Logo sorted which has been lovingly designed by the mighty Chris Marsh (AKA Arthur Foxcakes). I think it perfectly illustrates the hands on ethos behind The Photo Parlour.

I have been featured in a few regional publications recently including The Derby Evening Telegraph and Artsbeat magazine which is amazing. I have also been featured on the Bees Make Honey Co-op site which is an excellent resource for new creative businesses.

Its great that people are interested in the traditional darkroom and believe that there is still room for analogue in an increasingly digital world. I’ve received nothing but positive and encouraging comments from everyone that has seen the darkroom,studio and gallery, which is very encouraging.

I also became an Ilford Artisan! This means I am an Ilford authorised tutor and retailer and that all my workshops will be advertised on the Ilford site. I must admit its a little overwhelming to be included in a list of tutors including the likes of Dave Butcher, Andrew SandersonSteven Taylor and Jonathan Stead. I feel very privileged to be included in that list of photographers and darkroom practitioners.

All in all its been a pretty incredible month! We are currently putting the finishing touches to The Photo Parlour and finalising our workshop schedule which should begin in May. We are also getting the website (www.photo-parlour.com) up and running soon containing all the information on our services and facilities, along with our workshop schedule and prices.

Keep an eye on this blog for more exciting news very soon!!!

danieltwheeler:

As some of you may know over the past few months i have been building a community darkroom , studio and shop in Derby called The Photo Parlour. My wonderful partner Lara Elizabeth Elliott has been following me around with a DSLR over the last year filming me shooting film, developing, printing, talking crap, teaching and building the space. She intends to make a film documenting The Photo Parlour from its conception through to its completion as a community based environment for Photographers to hire and a space to carry out workshops in various photographic techniques.
Please feel free to re-blog and spread the word and keep an eye out for blog posts on the finished documentary in the future.

The Photo Parlour  - Cameraless Photography Workshop

Running as part of FORMAT 13 International Photography Festival

The Photo Parlour,

97c Monk Street,

Derby.

DE22 3QE

(above Lifetime Tattoo)

10, 17, 24, 31 March & 7 April - 10am - 2pm

£23 (£17 concessions)

The Cameraless Photography Workshop will guide you through making photographic images using alternative techniques such as;

Photogrames - Creating experimental images using photosensitive paper, found objects and light in the darkroom with a photographic enlarger and other light sources.

Chemigrams - Creating experimental images using photosensitive paper and darkroom chemicals.

Images from made negatives - Making negatives using old film or acetate along with found objects. A darkroom enlarger is then used to create a final image.

You will be able to try as many of these techniques as you wish during the session and will leave with your own hand made, experimental photographic images.

For bookings and enquiries email: thephotoparlour@gmail.com

The Photo Parlour  - Pinhole Photography Workshops

Running as part of FORMAT 13 International Photography Festival

The Photo Parlour,

97c Monk Street,

Derby.

DE22 3QE

(above Lifetime Tattoo)

9, 16, 23, 30 March & 6 April - 10am - 2pm

£23 (£17 concessions)

The Pinhole Photography Workshop will teach you everything you need to know about making and using your own DIY pinhole camera.

In the Workshop you will construct a camera from a container of your choice, matchbox to shoebox size (containers will also be provided if you cannot provide your own).

You will then calculate the correct exposure through testing your camera and eventually make a final negative image. This image will then be reversed into positive using darkroom techniques.

All participants will leave with their own pinhole camera and a positive pinhole image made during the day.

For bookings and enquiries email: thephotoparlour@gmail.com

The Photo Parlour is well underway! The walls are up, the electric is in, the plumbing is in and its due to be plastered by the end of the week.

By the beginning of March the studio will be prepared for running workshops for the incredible FORMAT festival, one of the largest independent photography festivals in the UK. The workshops will include Camerless Image Making and Pinhole Photography.

More information on those coming very soon!

The studio will then have its grand opening on Friday the 12th of April! Cant wait!

Watch this space for more Photo Parlour news…