Keep it Simple: An Interview with Magnum Printer Pablo Inirio
"Day to day, I just keep it simple. Basic developer, stop bath, fix, toning, washing… I just keep it very simple. Tried and true."
Pablo Inirio is a master darkroom printer for the prestigious Magnum photo agency, charged with the responsibility of making prints of some of the most iconic black and white images in history. In a world of increasingly few professional darkroom printers, the skills he hones seem today almost like a dark art, both chemically scientific and enigmatically magical. We paid a visit to the Magnum office in New York City to talk with Inirio about the printmaking craft of modern times.