New Analog Photography Magazine - The Darkroom Underground

March 10, 2017  •  2 Comments

I reached out to the analog darkroom community via my newsletter and social media connections to try and understand if there was enough demand for a publication focused on analog photography in our modern digital world.  

I was amazed at the level and positive responses that I received in a matter of hours!  I had pages of emails supporting the idea and I was humbled by the overwhelmingly positive support.  

Based on the feedback and encouragement from everyone, I decided to move forward and begin publishing the new magazine, The Darkroom Underground.  

The Darkroom Underground Magazine is your analog photography periodical produced on a quarterly basis serving photographers and readers worldwide. The first issue begins July 1, 2017.  You can subscribe today and start receiving your magazine.  

INTRODUCTION

The focus of The Darkroom Underground publication is rooted in art, imagination, and brought to life through the creative souls that share their most personal thoughts and experiences.  

Photography has evolved over the last 175 years to a place that the 19th and 20th-century photographers could have never imagined.  In spite of the proliferation of technology and digitalization of just about every area of modern life, people still have a strong desire to create handmade artwork in the darkroom.  

The Darkroom Underground publishes a balance of technical and creative articles in every issue along with featured photographers and their portfolios. 

We are pleased to offer editorial from internationally recognized photographers and writers and also publish articles and portfolios from our readers. 

MAGAZINE INFORMATION

Distributed in PDF format for maximum portability, The Darkroom Underground caters to photographers of all skill levels.  The publication is supported via a subscription model at the cost of $59 USD per year.

Many darkroom photographers today capture on film, and either uses a blended analog/digital approach for the rest of their workflow or just digital exclusively after capture.  Digital photographers that didn't grow up with film are discovering the joy of creating a digital negative and making handmade alternative prints.  With all of these options, technical and creative options are effectively unlimited.  

Whether you are a traditionalist like myself that employs the analog process in every step of my fine art printmaking or a hybrid photographer, The Darkroom Underground publishes a balance of technical and creative articles in every issue along with featured photographers and some of their best artwork. 

We include technical articles for every format (e.g., 35mm, 120 medium format, large format, ultra-large-format) in addition to a wide range of print types to include classic silver gelatin darkroom prints, RA-4 color prints, and a variety of alternative mediums such as platinum/palladium, wet plate collodion, and many others.  We balance the technical articles with creative essays and full page photographs from featured photographers.  

You can subscribe today and start receiving your magazine. 

At a time when we are all bombarded by digital in just about every area of our life, a publication dedicated to analog darkroom photography and its artists is resonating with photographers from around the world.  

We are scheduled to deliver our first release on July 1, 2017, and continue to publish every quarter after that.  Because of the digital delivery mechanism, readers receive their magazines every January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, October 1st.  

We are evaluating the possibility of adding a print magazine option for 2018.  

-Tim Layton

The Darkroom Underground is your analog photography magazine produced on a quarterly basis serving photographers, artists, collectors, and readers around the world.  The Darkroom Underground publishes a balance of technical and creative articles in every issue along with featured photographers and their portfolios. We are pleased to offer editorial from internationally recognized photographers and writers and also publish articles and portfolios from our readers. 

If you like this type of article then you will probably enjoy my free darkroom newsletter and my darkroom and large format video-based workshops

Tim Layton
B&W Fine Art Analog Photography
Darkroom Underground Magazine: www.darkroomunderground.com
© Tim Layton Sr. | All Rights Reserved

 


Comments

Rolf Schmolling(non-registered)
Hi Tim, this is great and I just subscribed. I would prefer to get a real printed magazine, but it need to be affordable (to compare, the German PhotoKlassik magazine on classic/analog photography is like 25€/year for 4 copies in marvelous quality), prohibiting might be shipping costs outside of the US (whatever Tarif nightmare is going to come in coming Trum years not yet counted). I recently got my hands on @lowerylandscapes black and white blurb magazine, which again has quite nice print quality. Blurb is expensive, though not prohibitingly so and since it is printed in the US and the Netherlands shipping costs might ot be that bad. Justin Lowery is besides a large format (color) photographer a web designer and might be able (and willing) to help with layout etc. Issues, but I have not contacted him on this. Might be worth it.
Have nice day!
Rolf
Kevin E. Cook(non-registered)
Sounds like a wonderful idea- count me in !!
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