Digital picture showing a negative being exposed in contact with gelatin-silver photographic paper in a divided-back contact frame. An enlarger is being used as a light source and the bright card above the contact frame is being employed to "burn in" part of the image.
The Japanese characters on the far wall translate as Wabi Sabi: "Nothing is perfect. Nothing is finished. Nothing lasts forever." Those are fine concepts to retain while pursuing the art of photography.