When he was ten years old, Sidney Kaplan was hypnotized while watching a black-and-white print develop in a darkroom. Thus began his lifelong passion for photography. He studied photography at New York’s School of Industrial Arts. After working for a well-known custom lab in New York, he opened his very own darkroom in Madison Square Park. His skill in developing film has become almost legendary and his darkroom has become a hangout of many famous photographers.
Have a look at his website.