“No one ever believed me when I said that I spent first grade in the dark room developing film and printing pictures.” – William Jelinek
“I can smell the developer and fixer now!” – David Rosenbaum
“…developed under horrid conditions in our darkroom, former broom closet, under the stairwell…. I had to write a grant for supplies for the photography group.” – Bill Mutch
“developing black and white photographs in the darkroom” – Rex Nordheimer
“. ..about to take first photo with B&W film, East German EXA camera. … I think Jordan got the Retina and Ward the Argus. Joe Puryear gave me $45 and commissioned me to buy one camera for each of the three. It was a challenge to choose the personality.” – Bill Mutch
“East Hill was a Shangri-La for me — … Now would be a good time to apologize to Bill Mutch for driving him nuts and to thank him for cultivating the gift of noticing. I’m forever grateful for the camera/darkroom lessons, which have been a fulfilling through-line for decades.” – Jackie Scoones
“It’s true! People look at me with that funny, disbelieving look, and say; “Really? WoW!”, when I tell them about our darkroom and our photo outings too.
Yep! Thank You Bill Mutch, Dan Lee, and all the other adults there and then! Inspiration, a little supervision and some simple equipment; that’s the recipe!
Less of what we’ve got and more of what we had sure would be a good thing right about now.” – Steve Halton
“The photography program was a near total success except for nearly losing Jordan Puryear when he got swept over the dam at Flatrocks while testing out our underwater camera. We did some really dumb things.” – Bill Mutch