Having just completed the cycle from photographing to printing all by hand last month I had to be away for 5 weeks in Hong Kong (at the moment). Naturally, I made sure to have my camera and film here. The thought of bring the shot rolls of film back to the US (x-ray machines)worries me, and had me thinking, wouldn't it be nice to have some sort of darkroom exchange program in different cities so that photographers who also develop their own can have a place away from home to check out what they've shot so far?
Maybe a film producer can sponsor something like this? I mean, the one thing that stop people from picking up a film camera is the thought of 1)cost and inconvenience of developing 2)machine quality of developing.
When I was lucky enough to have a darkroom for use, I was instantly out there with an old leica III something that sat in the closet (not mine) for over 15 years, and a Minolta SRT 201 that was gifted me over 7 years ago that I hadn't used.