From Friday 23rd August – Monday 26th August, Hush Puppies will be opening the doors of Truman Brewery and welcoming the creative and curious in for an exploration into traditional photography as part of their new pop-up Dark Room. Taking budding photographers back in time to the days of old school processes and analogue cameras, the vast space just off the vibrant Brick Lane, East London will reveal all.
Digital is left at the door as guests are invited to rent a 35mm film camera, hit the streets of London with their analogue in tow and on return personally process their own favourite image in the Dark Room with experts on hand to help guide people through the process.
Throughout the four days there will also be a line-up of dynamic experts hosting interactive workshops, these include learning how to make your own retro-pinhole camera, taking a tour with street photography experts who will help you take the perfect picture and then take you back to the Dark Room to develop your masterpiece. As well as a pop-up classic camera store from photography specialists Films Not Dead.
Photographer and award-winning fine art printer Debbie Sears will be running the Dark Room, she comments: “There is a current trend for more traditional photography so the Hush Puppies Dark Room could not have come at a better time. We want to encourage digital users to experience the magical workings of analogue photography – it’s a great opportunity to learn a new skill. Professionals of the photographic industry will be on hand to guide those who enter the dark room through each procedure, revealing the traditional methods used to achieve great imagery. For anyone who enjoys taking pictures this is an opportunity not to be missed”.
What: “Hush Puppies Dark Room”
When: 12pm – 8pm, Friday 23rd August – Monday 26th August
Where: Truman Brewery
Price: Free entry
Bring: Camera/ Deposit for camera rental
Hush Puppies bring pop-up darkroom to East London