Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 01/21/2016


Photo taken on July 24, 2012


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Germany
Darkroom
Verden
1st Armoured Division


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Homage to Wet Film, HQ 1 (UK) Armoured Division, Verden, Germany 1972

Homage to Wet Film, HQ 1 (UK) Armoured Division, Verden, Germany 1972
A homage to wet film (and my youth!) Divisional intelligence cells had a Royal Army Ordnance Corps photographer attached to them in those days. Having dabbled in photography from an early age, I seized the opportunity to assist him and gain access to the darkroom, in the bowels of the HQ. I learned a lot from him, such as buying in papers and chemicals and keeping the receipts. Then when you used MOD materials for running off coverage of private functions such as mess dinners, and selling the prints, if anyone came snooping around you had "proof" you were using your own materials.

Messing with a Pentax Spotmatic 500, the issue camera, with our De Vere 54 Varicon enlarger and Genevieve Bujold, for whom the photographer seemed to have a bit of a thing, in the background.

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Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
Just a light source to project an image through the negative onto the baseboard. I always enjoyed darkroom work, especially in the army, with a dedicated darkroom and good equipment.
19 months ago.