Photographs are created in darkrooms. Whether analogue or digital, the captured image becomes visible. But first of all a photograph is created in that other darkroom, your grey matter. You decide what will end up on that one-dimensional piece of paper (or those bits and bytes on your screen).

Because I am fascinated by this process, I want to write down my findings in this blog. I often think about why you take photographs in the first place. What makes you click? What makes you want to grab your camera and capture whatever is in front of your lens? I will show you the search for answers here on this Substack.

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Marcel Borgstijn

Conceptual photographer from the Netherlands. Author of 'Darkrooms' (weekly). Editor-in-Chief of 'Darkrooms Magazine' (quarterly).