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During our visit to his old studio, D’Agostin gave us a quick demonstration of his darkroom techniques, which are a huge part of his overall process — typically minus the “delicious pizza,” of course. “I like the idea that the photograph is not finished when I shut the camera,” he says. “I like to know that I can still work on it. It’s like a painting or a sculpture — it’s like sculpting marble. You can do so much with the image in the darkroom.”