what we do
we are here for the love of film, photography & darkroom printing
Located in Melbourne, The Fox Darkroom offers a regular program of film photography and darkroom printing workshops. Learn how to capture great images without relying on a camera’s automatic settings. Develop black and white film by hand. Create your own unique darkroom prints. Frame your favourite to hang on your wall at home.
the fox darkroom
Become a member of The Fox Darkroom, for access to everything you need to develop and print stunning black and white images. Purchase film and paper at discounted rates, and network with a community of like-minded film photography enthusiasts. New members and enquiries about our facilities are always welcome.
For those seeking an adventure, The Fox Darkroom organises international workshops: instructor-led photographic tours of countries such as Cambodia, France, Italy and Switzerland. You’ll travel, learn and capture memorable images alongside award-winning documentary photographers. Film and digital formats are welcome.
the fox Gallery
The Fox Gallery is a Melbourne exhibition space, which was born out of The Fox Darkroom. It provides opportunities for both emerging and established photographers to share work that deserves to be seen. Works exhibited range from photo documentaries to journals, travel photography and alternative methods.
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MATTHEW ABBOTT The Land Where The Crow Flies Backwards Exhibition Dates August 26 – September 26, 2016 Exhibition Opening Friday, August 26, 6-9pm Opening Hours Thursday – Friday 11am to 6pm Saturday – Sunday 11pm to 5pm Statement ‘The Land Where The Crow Flies Backwards’ follows the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia’s longest river system. In a time of[…]
The Fox Darkroom & Gallery – Art for Change from Tom Goldner on Vimeo. Photographic artist, Tom Goldner, produces a print for the YGAP, Art of Change event. The image of the Masai Warriors was taken in 2016 in Tanzania. Image handprinted at The Fox Darkroom & Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.
If you had told me three years ago that I would be running a photographic darkroom, I simply wouldn’t have believed you. As so often is the way in life, a small, simple idea can completely change your path. As I sat in bed one night with my cat, Boozie, I had the sudden[…]
Rosemary “I consider myself to be a worldly person and already well-travelled. So when I stepped into this workshop I was prepared for an adventure. What I came out of the workshop with was not only an epic adventure, but many new friends, and a kick of inspiration to further grow on my photography[…]
The Fox Darkroom is proud to announce our 2016 international photographic workshop Tour du Mont Blanc – France, Switzerland & Italy. 2 – 7 September 2016 “This workshop is for those who are willing to take that extra step to get that perfect photo. What better motivation than the awe-inspiring Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB). Our[…]
The Fox Darkroom is proud to announce our second annual international photographic workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It will be hosted by award winning documentary photographers Tom Goldner and Harriet Tarbuck from The Fox Darkroom. 13 – 18 November 2016 (group 1) 22 – 28 November 2016 (group 2) “This workshop is simply like no other,[…]
What inspired you to first pick-up a camera? I wanted to make photographs. However, my reasons for continuing to pick up a camera have grown. What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on a few things. On a community level, I put energy into She Shoots Film. She Shoots Film is an online[…]
Light-dark presents the work of a handful of like-minded individuals, whose appreciation of traditional photographic processes have emanated at The Fox Darkroom to create a series of works inspired by the early musings of the first photographers. Adapted from renaissance painting, techniques like chiaroscuro allowed experimental photographers to transcend the functional and scientific side of[…]
“In my experience it’s rare to come across a photographer like John Umina. The moment John entered The Fox Darkroom I was floored by the depth and the quality of his work. When exploring his motivations it quickly become clear that his drive is deeply personal and driven by a want to understand and comment on his[…]
I love my job. I realise how silly that sounds, but I honestly mean it; I love teaching people the value of film photography and darkroom printing. I love seeing people inspired. I love that my darkroom is in the heart of industrial Melbourne. I love watching people see their photos come to life. I[…]