Sometimes when I am scanning negatives the scanner makes deciscions I wouldn't have made. And those decisions sometimes work out really good. In this case You see a photo of the Schwebebahn in Wuppertal, Germany. For some reason the scnner decided to include the space between two negatives in the scan. The first photo is the result. And you know what? I kinda like it. Like the photo has been made 100 years ago.
Last year I made some large prints for my graduation at my art school. I really wanted to do that in my own darkroom as well. However it was not the right time. Then a month ago I went back to my school to do another large format print. That sparked my interest again. Since my personal situation changed I could start building my own setup in my darkroom to print large.
First I bought a gutter of 4 meters which I had cut in 3 aqual parts. They came with the appropriate endcaps. When I glued them on I poured water i them to make sure they were watertight. Next I bought some wood to make a stand on which I can hang the paper for the really big prints. I haven't finished the stand yet but I did make 3 prints to test the developing of a large sheet of paper in the gutters. My Durst enlarger can take a piece of paper of 90x125 cm. Big enough to give my gutters a serieus test run.
With this setup you don't need a lot of room to go bigger then big. I am fortunate enough to be given three rolls of expired paper that have some approx. 6 meters of paper left on them. Thanks Carlo! Now I can test and try out what works and what doesn't work in this setup without costing me an arm and a leg.
Since I didn't find a lot of info about this way of printing large prints I made a little video that shows how the workflow is at my darkroom. Enjoy watching the video: