Darkroom Rejects

These images are scans of 'darkroom discards', left to interact with all the other discards in the rubbish bin.
They were collected over a period of time, many years ago while teaching darkroom skills to students.
Despite my best efforts as a teacher, there was always someone who would forget to wash discarded test prints before putting them in the rubbish bin, creating a sort of chemical 'soup', where the prints made complex chemical interactions with others, producing complex and remarkable results. Students must have got better as I haven't found any more in the last few years.... the ones I have are certainly a worthy addition to the blog...

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