P42 BHP Steelworks Newcastle 1930s
Hi my name is Chantal Sowada, I first started working in the darkroom with my dad since I was about 10 yrs old. I love the peace of the darkroom. Dad taught me all my darkroom skills and I haven’t looked back. Now I spend my weekends at the markets selling and the weekdays making the stock. I hand do all the photographs from negative to positive, then process them in black and white, then I bleach the photograph and Sepia tone them. I cut all the matts and my beautiful mother Helen does the caption on each photograph. My mother is also at the Rocks markets on Sundays full of history and stories about Australia. Yesterdays Images sells photographic reproductions of old historical photographs based on their vast collection. They began at the Paddington Markets in 1984, and now have their niche at The Rocks Market in Sydney. To ensure image authenticity all photographs are developed & printed on quality Grade 3 Ilford photographic paper from negatives & mounted on acid free mounts. All photographs are available in sepia toning or black and white.