18 Feb 2012, Saturday.
Darkroom Army finally opened its doors to citizens at large in conjunction with The Cotton Candy Machine Pop-Up Store opening at Peek! featuring head honcho, Tara McPherson. That’s 3 quality events in one. Thanks to Peek! and Fever Avenue, I got wind of this major undertaking a couple of weeks ago. Since then, I’ve been toying around with a FED 5B (not unlike the one Tara designed), saluted the Russians for their contributions to analogue photography, and on the recent Saturday, played witness to the official Darkroom Army’s camp (which is grungy, cool, and full of DIY goodness), scored the Tara McPherson x Kidrobot Swatch (of which I got Tara herself to sign; thanks Peek!), payed homage to the artist by purchasing some stickers, and immersed myself in what I believe would be history in the making for the local art/analogue photography scene.
Hold on to your guns, analogue soldiers. The war has just begun.