Bob Gallagher is one of our emerging artists in residency here at The Darkroom. He is experimenting with motion using the 3D format, shooting on black and white film. This is very different to the usual colour 3D images we are used to seeing and requires a lot of technique using shadows and highlights to emphasise separation. He has embraced all the challenges that this project has thrown at him. We are looking forward to showcasing this work with his up and coming exhibition at The Darkroom.
From the artist:
“I joined the Darkroom as Emerging Artist in Residence this year to develop my analogue photography skills and apply them to my approach as a filmmaker. Aside from re-learning the skills of processing and printing (It’s been about 10 years since I’ve stepped foot in a darkroom) I wanted to find a way to overlap these skills with my filmmaking
The project I’m developing for
This works especially well in instances where there should be
One of the benefits of being in residency in the darkroom is the access to facilities and equipment, for example working with flash lighting setups and having access to the darkroom for the chemical processing and printing. What’s really invaluable about the residency though is having the support and expertise of Mella to develop and challenge the creative side of my work. Being able to participate in some of the Darkroom workshops with Mella has been great creatively, especially the portraiture workshop which helped a lot when it came to staging my own shoots.
After a few test rolls to get my metering and processing up to speed I started shooting portraits with musicians. A large part of my work is in
Some of the artists I’ve worked with so far are Participant, Wastefellow, Junior Brother, TPM, and
Bob’s exhibition opens on the 22nd of March from 6.30PM -9.30PM at the Darkroom