Auckland’s only fully-equipped community darkroom for hire.
Printing in the darkroom offers a personal, hands-on connection to your work every photographer should have the joy of experiencing.
The Black and White Box wants to encourage as many photographers of all skill levels to access to our facilities. We want to see our space used as a safe environment to further your skill set and push your creative boundaries.
Making your first print with us should be easy to do and most importantly, fun.
A fully automatic hot and cold water mixing system that allows you to pump out filtered water to an accuracy of -+0.5F.
The four enlargers available to use are:
• Vivitar VI w/ Colour Diffusion Head (35mm to 6x7)
• De Vere 203 w/ Varicon B&W Condenser (35mm to 6x9)
• De Vere 203 w/Colour Diffusion Head (35mm to 6x9)
• Omega D5 w/condenser and colour head (4x5)
We custom built a darkroom sink so you have plenty of room to work in. It can fit up to 20” x 24” trays.
Those who prefer colour can now print in our darkroom with RA-4 chemistry and paper.
Use our darkroom to develop your own film! We have reels and Paterson tanks available. If you want to develop 4 x 5 we also have a Stearman Press SP-445 which you can use for sheet film.
Once your print has been washed, it can safely go into our custom-built drying rack made out of timber and fibre glass. The rack will ensure the print dries correctly and with no damage.
You can pre-purchase our darkroom in blocks. Blocks of time do not expire and they can be used to book half days, full days or just an hour or two.
Rent a darkroom today! Book now, only $20 deposit is required.