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Bringing the red light district back to Nashville, for REAL this time. Join us for prints, postcards, photo sessions, and more!
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Construction

Posted by Nashville Community Darkroom (Creator)

Sorry it's been so long between updates, folks, but we have been BUSY!

Below you'll find a collection of shots that show us slowly transforming what used to be a check cashing place at 1143 Gallatin Rd. into what will shortly be the Nashville Community Darkroom.  Plus, there's one mockup of what we hope our signage is going to look like.

Coming soon!
Coming soon!
The Gallery, before
The Gallery, before
Demolition in the Gallery
Demolition in the Gallery
More demo in the Gallery
More demo in the Gallery
The new Gallery wall, prepped
The new Gallery wall, prepped
Starting on the new Gallery wall
Starting on the new Gallery wall
Spackling and electrical work in the Gallery
Spackling and electrical work in the Gallery
The new Gallery wall going up!
The new Gallery wall going up!
The classroom
The classroom
Our darkroom-to-be
Our darkroom-to-be
Sink
Sink
Our future!
Our future!

I can't convey through an email how thankful we are to all of you, our backers, for helping make this dream a reality.  Seriously: there are no words.

In terms of the nitty-gritty, we're doing final construction in the gallery, and are laying out the enlarger stations.  We're starting with eight 35mm/120mm stations and will add another 8-10 in the next few months.  We're also going to have at least one large-format enlarger, in its own cubby.  Our darkroom sink is installed and hooked up, and we'll be doing darkroom lighting this week, as well as building partitions between the enlarger stations.  We've also got our eye on some storage cabinets, as well as some lockers that members will be able to use to keep materials at the darkroom when they're away.

All in all, we're closing in.  It feels great.  We can't wait to invite you all in for tours, and to get folks started under those beautiful red lights!

As always, drop me a line with any questions, and we'll see you soon.

John

P.S. I apologize personally that reward fulfillment has dropped behind.  We've been so focused on fundraising and construction that we've neglected you all, our most important benefactors.  Starting this week, rewards have become a top priority.  If you haven't filled out your survey, please make sure that you do.  If you have any changes to shipping information, or have any questions, please email us at nashvillecommunitydarkroom@gmail.com

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    1. Nashville Community Darkroom 2-time creator on

      @ejen -- we can't wait to meet you!

    2. ejen on

      Awesome ! While I am based in Los Angeles, I do plan to be in Nashville around April so I'll stop by and see how it is :)