Ansel Adams was nothing short of a magician in the darkroom.
While there s no doubt he spent countless hours composing, capturing, and developing his negatives, it was the time he spent printing those negatives that brought his work to life.
Today, we get a glimpse inside one of Adams custom-made darkroom thanks to Marc Silber of Advancing Your Photography.
With Adams son, Michael, acting as the tour guide, Silber gives us an inside look at the specialized darkroom that the elder Adams used to craft his magnificent prints.
As is to be expected from an artist as meticulous and mathematical as Adams, his darkroom was anything but standard.
Adams biggest enlarger, which he used to create his 11- by 14-inch and 16- by 20-inch prints, was made by hand to fit his needs.