I had some darkroom equipment, but I never had room to set it up and I was tired of hauling it around. So I sold it. If I ever have the money to build a separate structure as a man cave, I might be looking into my own darkroom. This is one hobby I really, really miss. Thankfully, I always have my digital darkroom to keep me company.
Matthew Brandt has created unexpected and dramatic running of coloured ink by submerging printed photographs of water in the lakes or waterways that they represent. This is a great example of how creative photography techniques can (and should) be driven by the subject or theme that is explored.