We are redefining large format photography and darkroom printing.

All our products are hand-assembled at our workshop in Brighton, UK.

We are a team of product designers and photographers, passionate about the future of analogue photography.

We want to allow anyone who wants to, the opportunity to get into the darkroom or go out and shoot with a large format camera. We believe creating affordable but high-quality, modern products is the way to do this.

Through combining high-tech modern manufacturing with traditional craftsmanship we are rethinking analogue photography, making products that are more accessible and affordable than ever before. 

Building a community

Creating a universal community has always been at the core of what we do. Not only do we want to make film photography more accessible but we want to bring people together in sharing their work and ideas.

The analogue photography community is one of the strongest communities and we are so grateful to be a part of helping it continue to grow.

Intrepid Cameras and Enlargers can now be found all over the world, used by both amateur and professional photographers alike.

Head over to our Guides and Stories to start your journey or read about others!

How our products are made

Behind the scenes in our UK workshop

We manufacture the majority of parts for our products in-house and work with a handful of local suppliers for everything else.

We use sustainably sourced furniture grade birch plywood on the front and rear standard of our 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 cameras. This is all cut on our CNC router which allows us to machine a huge number of parts accurately all at once. These parts are then sanded and finished by hand with a wax/oil sealant to protect the wood. 

The base and supporting parts of the cameras are made from high-grade aluminium which is hard coat anodised black. 

The other core part of our manufacturing is 3D printing. Our army of 3D printers runs 24/7 producing parts such as ground glass frames, focus wheels and enlarger light source bodies.

The final step is assembly followed by quality control. Parts such as the bellows and glass are the last to be fitted then each camera is tested before being shipped out.

The Team

We are a team of product designers, photographers and creatives.