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about The Negative

Fine print darkroom located in the Upper Blue Mountains, NSW.

We run a professionally equipped darkroom and workspace for photographers and photo artists working with analogue processes.

The darkroom is for hire to those who have had tuition with us, and we encourage its use by making it available during the week and weekends to students and regulars upon request.

Our lab service is one of very few in NSW. Printing, processing, proofing; details can be found here

We are committed photographers who recognised the need for a dedicated space from which to work, provide, and inspire. Have a look at our workshop program to gain a better idea of what we teach.

Since relocating to the upper Blue Mountains our workshop program will be expanding and an image gallery will give you a taste of what we offer.

Whether you wish to book yourself into a course or workshop, or you need to take advantage of our lab service, don't hesitate calling or emailing us.


about Enrico Scotece:

I have been a photographer and educator since 2001, currently a Lecturer in Design/Photomedia at Western Sydney University. Teaching into photography and design has presented itself with many opportunities and challenges and now after fifteen years after graduating with an Honours degree in Design / Photomedia I am undertaking a Phd.

The Negative was established in order to allow for a creative analogue space for photographers of all levels. From Beginners to Master Classes, I conduct workshops and courses in the use of black and white film and fine black and white printing.

Photography has always been in my life. I think photography is in everyone’s life but rarely goes noticed, until that is, one day you pick up a camera, load some film and think, if I were to go out and make a photograph what would it be?

Photography teaches you how to be humble, inspiring, and passive, yet remain considerate of what goes on in your everyday. It definitely taught me how to find my spirit.

Enrico Scotece


Large Format

Durst L1200 professional
From 35mm up to 4x5 negatives.

Upper Blue Mountains, NSW

Tel: Enrico Scotece 0412 067 239
Email us:

ABN 20 757 787 547