Bushwick trio revives old-school photography with community darkroom
Over the last few years, Bushwick has come to be associated with all things up and coming. But one trio of artists is bucking the modernization trend. They’re keeping things retro.
Photographers Lucia Rollow, Vanessa Gill and Cheryl Georgette have joined forces to create an old-school time warp on Flushing Avenue. Together, they have concocted Bushwick’s first and only community darkroom and studio for photographers looking to shun the digital age and get back to the roots of their craft: hand-developing photos shot on film.
“I think part of being an artist is that you don’t want to do what everyone else is doing. I guess we’re just old souls!” laughed Gill.
The studio itself is fresh and bright, decked out in vintage lace and hand developed photographs, created by the studio’s affiliated artists and friends. An expansive collection of vintage cameras and flash bulbs are huddled into a display cabinet at the front of the studio.