The vision of f11m is to foster a photographic community to share not only the facility, but also artwork, ideas, and techniques.
Our studio is located in Sand City, California.
The Story of f11m
Greg Mettler and Robin Robinson set up their shared darkroom in 2006, motivated by the idea of printing large black and white mural prints. “I was printing outside at night at my house, desperate for a place to make my images, which ranged up to 5 feet long. Some nights it was too bright to print, and other nights I had raccoon visits. Greg came along with large prints and I knew we could collaborate,” says Robinson, who discovered photographer Greg Mettler right after his move from San Francisco. The two artists set up a large wet darkroom to make alternative process images in mural size, as well as straight prints in the local tradition. This shared darkroom has accommodated many Monterey area darkroom printers over the years, and brought people together for events such as open studios, film screenings, a few workshops, and critique groups. “We’ve been fortunate to inherit equipment and knowledge from local mentors who through their generosity have helped us create a learning environment. Adding Dida to the group has proven to energize the presence of f11m; we look forward to more events and shared experiences.”