The film photography & darkroom work of David Kirby

Rucksack Magazine

Hi all - hope everyone is keeping well.

Jut a quick one today - i've got a little article on the Rucksack Magazine website.  Just a photo essay but it's worth checking out if you're interested.  Also, it is definitely worth looking around their excellent website for some adventure and landscape photography inspiration.  Plus, their printed magazine is an excellent read and looks great on the shelf.


Checking In Briefly

So I am alive.  That's always good news.

The house move from Preston to the Lake District went really well and we are settling in nicely.  We've been here about two months now and the new job etc is going well.

My new darkroom will be located in a stone oubuilding in my back garden.  At the moment it is bare stone walls inside and is loaded to the brim with stuff that won't fit in the house.  Over the coming months I will be getting stuff moved around and will get my enlarger etc setup.  Then I will need to get the place insulated and plastered so that it is secure from the cold and the weather.  Hopeflly then I can get to printing the huge backlog of negatves that I seem to have built up.

In the meantime my feet are getting itchy and I am ready for a holiday...

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that I am alive, I susrvived the move and am hoping to start work on my darkroom soon.  I hope that whatever you are working on is going well.

Speak to you again soon!

Ilford Photo Website Article

I got contacted by Ilford photo a few or two ago asking if I would be interested in having a little article/interview on their newly revamped website (check it out, it's great).  This would take one of my images and go into a little of the background detail - shooting conditions, challenges, processing etc; a little like the "Behind the Print" articles which I sometimes post on this site.

Naturally I agreed straight away and a few emails bounced back and forth.  The article is now up on the website and you can find it here if you want to have a read.  The image chosen by Ilford was "Jokulsarlon Two" from my recent Iceland series.


I will be writing some more "Behing the Print" articles focused on my Iceland proejct prints once I have finished my house move and got my computer etc setup again (and started work building my new darkroom of course).  But until then hopefully this article should keep the curious among you satisfied for now.

As always if you have any questions about my prints, any darkroom technique queries or just want to say hi I am only an email away.

Until next time, happy printing.