Darkroom Dave in Amateur Photographer Magazine

It was a pleasant surprise to get an email from photo journalist Damien Demolder asking if I would like him to do a 6 page article on me for Amateur Photographer magazine in the UK. I had previously met Damien for chats a couple of times at the Focus on Imaging exhibition at the NEC when, for several years, I was exhibiting my prints and selling my books and courses on the Ilford Photo stand. That show finished in 2013 so it was a long time between chats!

Covid restricted the options for the interview by Damien so we did it through Zoom, in fact it was more of a chat than an interview and lasted for the best part of 2 hours. I think we might have reminisced rather too much!

I don’t have a copy of the magazine but Damien sent me a link to the digital issue so that I could extract the article to share it here as 3 double page spreads. I’m amazed how much of our chat Damien has managed to include in the 6 pages.

The article was published in the 29th March 2022 issue of Amateur Photographer.

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