Author: Keith

New Darkroom Update

This has been a slow week for darkroom construction as we’ve had to wait for city inspectors to sign off on the construction and the electrical wiring, and because of the pandemic these are taking longer than usual. Inspections The inspector from the State Department of Labor and Industry (wonderful!) came by for the electrical work and was quickly satisfied. “A darkroom, this should be simple.” 30 seconds later, “OK, cover it up!” But then we had to wait for the building inspector to approve the framing and support as we have a storage area above. He came by a...

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New Studio!

We’ve moved studios! We left our home of 25 years in south Minneapolis and have moved to the arts district of Northeast Minneapolis. I’ve lived in Northeast since leaving London and coming to America back in 1996 so I’m going to love the short bike or car ride from my home. The area is full of other artists, great restaurants, distilleries and breweries and, importantly, home of Art-A-Whirl, the largest open studio weekend in the country. Waterbury Building Situated right at the junction of Broadway Street NE and Central Avenue, the building is home to many small businesses, video...

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Sea Smoke on the Mississippi River

Although Minnesota recently had its first (far too early) snowstorm of 2020, the weather rebounded and we’ve seen some nice, mild temps lately. But, we all know what’s around the corner. When the weather starts to get brutal in Minnesota, sea smoke can form when the air is much colder than the surface of a warmer body of water. This image was made on such a day at the Saint Anthony Falls, on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Printed in silver-gelatin in an edition of just 10 prints, all are hand-printed by me in the darkroom, using the finest quality fiber papers and processed to meet archival standards....

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