Very old portrait study.

Back in 1969-70  I was introduced to the art & science of photography. Maurice Conklin was my mentor, he brought me into the darkroom where I first saw the magic under the amber light of a shiny white piece of paper soaking in a clear liquid magically forming an image.

I admit at times I miss the darkroom, as I spent 30 years working in them.  Photoshop has it’s own magic, but in a chemical darkroom you felt like an alchemist!

Maurice was an Engineer for Defense Research, and was a long time member of the Camera Club of Ottawa.

In 1970 he introduced me to the CCO, and I have been a member ever since.


Maurice Conklin © 1976 Darrell A. Larose, Ottawa.


Mamiya C-220 6x6cm TLR, Mamiya-Sekor 135 mm f/4.5 lens. 1200WS studio flash, Algonquin College photo studio.


Darrell Larose

Ottawa, Canada.

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