Melbourne darkroom

The Fox Darkroom

Established in 2014, The Fox Darkroom offers a regular program of workshops covering manual film photography, digital photography, film developing, darkroom printing, medium format photography, large format photography and tintype (wet plate collodion). Our well equipped darkroom serves a growing community of members, who have access to everything needed for their creative projects. We have state of the art scanning facilities available for our members including a Fujifilm SP2000, Flextight Precision ii, Nikon Coolscan and Epson V700. New members are always welcome. For those seeking an adventure, Fox also organises international workshops in the form of week-long, instructor led photographic tours in Siem Reap, Cambodia. In 2019 we are excited to add artist residency and mentorship programs to our offering.

Based in Kensington, Melbourne

We are located in the Younghusband Wool Store in Kensington: a building originally built in the late 1800s which is now home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, designers and makers.

Tom Goldner – Creative Director

Melbourne darkroom founder Tom GoldnerTom is an artist, curator and teacher of photography. Tom’s career has spanned art, portraiture, documentary and commercial projects. In 2014 Tom founded Fox to share his love for traditional mediums. Rather than focusing on nostalgia or trends, Tom’s practice and teaching explores the relevance of traditional processes in the contemporary landscape of photography. Fox has become an outpost for photographers and the broader public to engage with photography. Tom also cofounded Australian Photography Awards which is rapidly growing to become one of Australia’s largest photographic competitions.

Tom’s creative practice uses conceptual documentary as an approach of visual storytelling, combining traditional methods with contemporary art practice. His project work covers themes of social and environmental discourse. 

Tom is now undertaking his Masters of Arts Photography at Photography Studies College in Melbourne.

Follow Tom on instagram at @tomgoldnerphoto

Jake Yugovic – Education

Jake writes and delivers the educational programs at Fox. He completed his studies in photography in 2013, and has exhibited at a number of galleries since.

Jake has a particular interest in creative photography, both historic and contemporary, and the influences that have shaped how we understand photography today. He is currently working on a photographic series examining the cultural, natural and imagined histories of Yarra Bend Park in Kew, Melbourne.




Leni Fohringer – Exhibitions

Leni curates exhibitions and events at Fox Gallery and coordinates the Fox volunteer base. She is the point of contact for all gallery related enquiries for artists, visitors and volunteers.

Leni has experience working and volunteering with galleries, museums, cultural institutions and not-for profit organizations in both Austria and Australia. She has a strong educational background in teaching and finished her graduate studies majoring in Exhibition Management in 2016 in Austria.

Angus Scott – Darkroom

Gussi is our in-house darkroom technician, and runs the Fox lab service and shop, and coordinates the Fox membership base.

After studying photography in 2009, he has had a diverse career spanning fashion, documentary and editorial photography, as well as carpentry, digital retouching and videography. Gussi’s personal work is documentary in nature – focussing on the intersections between natural landscapes and the human condition. Heavily influenced by regularly moving around regional Australia, the dark tonality that is common in his imagery is reminiscent of the winter scenes he lived amongst in Megalong, NSW, before relocating to Melbourne in 2014.

follow Gussi on instagram at @gussi.i


Farley Webb – Education

Farley is a new addition to the team at Fox, coming on board to deliver our current and upcoming digital workshops. Farley is a home-grown team-member, having joined Fox as a member in 2016 and has been a regular face in the darkroom and at exhibitions ever since. He is currently working on completing his Bachelor of Photography at Photography Studies College. He has a strong background in both analogue and digital processes and brings to the Fox team a wealth of technical knowledge and a keen eye for detail. In between his studies, Farley freelances as a photographer and photographer’s assistant. A landscape photographer at heart, his personal work explores the darker side of the Australian landscape.

Follow Farley on Instagram at @farleyflex