Back in 1979 I inherited my dad’s Pentax and a few Haminex lenses when he died. I was 15 and a mate and I (well, he did all the work) set up a “darkroom” in a wardrobe. We (he) made an enlarger from a wooden box. We hung the light sensitive paper on the wall and mounted the “enlarger” on a chair….moving it back and forth to enlarge or reduce the image. We fixed a 35mm lens on the front and made a “neg holder” out of gaffer tap and cardboard. We used the lens to focus and set the apperature. The safe light was a torch with some red cellophane taped over the end. We couldn’t afford to buy Developer, Stop and Fix, so we used vinegar for the Fix, or was it the Stop? Fly by the seat of pants but a huge amount of fun. As a result I really loved “getting my hands dirty” in the darkroom and found digital quite souless and bland. In March 2009 I decided to give it a go and have enjoyed discovering digital’s potential, and limitations….as well as mine!