The Large Format Photography Podcast

All things large format

I never embarked in any one thing to which I have so entirely devoted myself, and to which I have devoted so much time, thought, and labour, and on the success of which I have staked so much reputation, and to which I have so largely committed myself and those who were disposed to place faith in me.” — Isambard Kingdom Brunel

A quote that Jack uses on his website and after you listen to this show we are sure you will agree with him.

This episode turned out to be quite a bit different from all our previous shows, we didn’t really dive down into large format photography (we will save that for part 2 at some point), but instead Jack talks at length about the struggles, highs and lows that accompany him on this adventure of a lifetime.

Thanks again Jack.

 

Jack’s links

 

Everything to do with the LSP can be found on Jack’s website.

https://lifeboatstationproject.com/

 

Why not help Jack finish this project and become a Patron for as little as £1 a month.

https://lifeboatstationproject.com/friend/

 

Some Twitter comings and goings.

https://twitter.com/MrJackLowe?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

 

The dedicated Twitter feed for the Lifeboat Station Project.

https://twitter.com/ProjectLifeboat

 

 

The image used for this show's artwork was taken by Dominic Vacher and digitally altered to fit the square format by Master Andrew Forster. (He's better than his dad at Photoshop).

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Simon has a 200mm f3.6 Leitz Wetzlar projection lens fitted to his MPP camera and made a rather lovely image of his Dad looking at a wasps nest.

Some care and attention is needed to Simon’s processing techniques but we weren’t too hard on him – and Simon please use some fresh film you cheapskate.

 

Andrew was enthusing about popping his dry plate cherry. Using Jason Lane’s 1/6th plate ISO 25 dry plates purchased from Analogue Wonderland.

https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/collections/j-lane-dry-plates/products/j-lane-speed-plates-sixth-plate-film-iso-25

 

Neil Gaiman’s Wife Amanda Palmer published a book called “The Art of Asking” – this helped Jack enormously.

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Art-of-Asking-Audiobook/B00NLP8GTI?source_code=M2M14DFT1BkSH082015011R&&ipRedirectOverride=true

 

Neil Gaiman’s 2012 commencement speech also inspired Jack and gave him the confidence to follow his idea and just do it.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikAb-NYkseI

 

 

 

Other News

The inaugural LFPP Gathering in the forest 2020 was cancelled but you can catch up with the virtual meeting we had recently where we were honoured to have Dave Shrimpton and Kate Miller-Wilson present their work and ideas to over 20 of us on line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQtnpFib8s&t=113s

 

And….

 

Much to Simon’s dismay the Six Towns Darkroom remains in lock down for the time being.

 

LFPP links -

 

https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296599290564807/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew –

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon –

https://twitter.com/simonfor

 

Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

largeformatphotographypodcast@gmail.com

 

Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

 

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

https://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

 

https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

 

https://twitter.com/SimonFor

 

Andrew Bartram

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

 

https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

https://www.instagram.com/warboyssnapper

 

https://www.imstagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/warboyssnapper/

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Our guest this week has many descriptors, humanitarian, conservationist, fine art large format photographer, book publisher, lecturer, legendary photographer and national treasure.

Clyde Butcher has been making photographs for over 60 years, the last 35 in Big Cypress National Park which is in the Western Everglades of Florida State.

Clyde’s stunning 8ft wide darkroom prints are made to fully immerse the viewer and communicate on a level to help raise awareness of the fragility of this endangered landscape.

Thank you Clyde for finding the time to talk with us.

 

Clyde’s links 

Clyde’s website is a great place to find out more

https://clydebutcher.com/

 

Clyde is on IG

https://www.instagram.com/clydebutcher/

 

and on FB

https://www.facebook.com/clydebutcher/

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Simon and Clyde got off to a great start with a slight disagreement about the origins of something called a Flektogon, Klingon or Emperor Ming, I can’t really recall to be honest.

 

Simon of course couldn’t admit defeat so later came up with this article which demonstrated that they were both right, apparently.

https://casualphotophile.com/2019/04/02/zeiss-flektogon-lens-review/?fbclid=IwAR0bIZVpJTceea6uJ0KmupZwygqeCDfO7ngphngQU3pTsukkihMAMNKgxSY

 

Simon and I both missed the presentation that Clyde made this week at the B&H Optic 2020 – here is a YouTube link to hear Clyde and see his work.

https://casualphotophile.com/2019/04/02/zeiss-flektogon-lens-review/?fbclid=IwAR0bIZVpJTceea6uJ0KmupZwygqeCDfO7ngphngQU3pTsukkihMAMNKgxSY

 

We both continued to demonstrate our ignorance when we admitted to not knowing who Jerry Uelsmann was.

https://www.all-about-photo.com/photographers/photographer/105/jerry-uelsmann

 

Clyde mentioned Everglade photographer Oscar Thompson.

https://evergladesonline.com/photos-oscar.htm

 

 

 

Other News

The inaugural LFPP Gathering in the forest 2020 was cancelled but you can catch up with the virtual meeting we had recently where we were honoured to have Dave Shrimpton and Kate Miller-Wilson present their work and ideas to over 20 of us on line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQtnpFib8s&t=113s

 

You can see Dave and Kates work on IG

 

https://www.instagram.com/dave_shrimpton/

https://www.instagram.com/katemillerwilson/

 

 

And….

 

Much to Simon’s dismay the Six Towns Darkroom remains in lock down for the time being.

 

 

 

 

LFPP links -

 

https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296599290564807/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew –

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon –

https://twitter.com/simonfor

 

Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

largeformatphotographypodcast@gmail.com

 

Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

 

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

https://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

 

https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

 

https://twitter.com/SimonFor

 

Andrew Bartram

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

 

https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

https://www.instagram.com/warboyssnapper

 

https://www.imstagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/warboyssnapper/

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

Eventually, when some form of “normal” re-establishes itself, we will meet Dave in real life, spend some hours with him and live in his world a bit. Until then let’s make do with this great conversation between three large format enthusiasts.

 

Dave’s links

 

https://daveshrimpton.co.uk/

 

https://www.instagram.com/dave_shrimpton/

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Jeff Perry got a few mentions, former guest and the genius behind 20th Century Camera.

https://20thcenturycamera.com/

 

“Photographers I’ve always admired and influence me”

 

http://www.vivianmaier.com/

 

https://www.davidburnett.com/

 

https://intaruka.wordpress.com/

 

https://huxleyparlour.com/artists/herbert-ponting/

 

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Dorothea-Lange

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Brigman

 

http://grahamcopekoga.com/

 

A continued BIG thankyou to those lovely folks who go to the effort to make a Ko-Fi donation – believe me its not easy!

 

 

Other News

The inaugural LFPP Gathering in the forest 2020 has been cancelled.  Lets see how COVID pans out over the summer but my guess this will now be moved to Spring 2021.

 

And….

 

Much to Simon’s dismay the Six Towns Darkroom is in lock down for the time being.

 

Also Simon is selling radio-active hard to find lenscaps to amuse you in these dark days.

 

LFPP links -

 

https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296599290564807/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew –

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon –

https://twitter.com/simonfor

 

Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

largeformatphotographypodcast@gmail.com

 

Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

 

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

https://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

 

https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

 

https://twitter.com/SimonFor

 

Andrew Bartram

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

 

https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

https://www.instagram.com/warboyssnapper

 

https://www.imstagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/warboyssnapper/

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Our guest this week thoroughly enjoyed the words of wisdom that Borut shared with us on our last show (as did many others), not worrying when it doesn’t go to plan, if the shots don’t work out. Own the emotion, learn and move on. Incorporate it into your art; make it a part of the “ritual” of creativity. It was against this background the host of Viewfinder Vikings Podcast, commercial and fine art photographer Svein Olav Humberset joined us to talk mainly about photographic projects, why bother, the challenges, the opportunities and well, you get the idea.

Simon is off to photograph his garden from the same spot, every Month for 10 years...

 

Svein’s links

 

See examples of Svein’s atmospheric images from Norway at his IG site

https://www.instagram.com/humbersetfoto/?hl=en

 

His website

http://www.humbersetfoto.com/

 

Listen to Svein and Ian Barnaby Nutt at the Viewfinder Vikings Podcast (it’s great)

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/viewfinder-vikings-podcast/id1436597744

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

The "Knowledgeable Simon Forster" was asked to write the foreword to a digitised book of the travel photos of Kurt Hielscher “Unknown Spain” – take a look here:

https://large-format-photography.org/

Of course we couldn’t get through this particular show without referencing show #27 with Borut Peterlin in particular the moving video he had just posted in memory of Mike his dog.

Grab some tissues and watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fUx-2IB9QA

 

Simon gave a shout out to former guest on the show Kate Miller-Wilson. Kate has moved on from electrocuting herself in the quest for inner realisation and is now making some lovely wet plate images and sharing her journey in IG.

https://www.instagram.com/katemillerwilson/?hl=en

 

Svein gave shout outs to former guests Borut (see above) and Alys Tomlinson.

See Alys’s  work here.

http://www.alystomlinson.co.uk/

 

Other News

The inaugural LFPP Gathering in the forest 2020 has been cancelled.  Lets see how COVID pans out over the summer but my guess this will now be moved to Spring 2021.

 

And….

 

Much to Simon’s dismay the Six Towns Darkroom is in lock down for the time being.

 

Also Simon is selling radio-active hard to find lens caps to amuse you in these dark days.

 

LFPP links -

 

https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296599290564807/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew –

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon –

https://twitter.com/simonfor

 

Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

largeformatphotographypodcast@gmail.com

 

Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

 

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

https://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

 

https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

 

https://twitter.com/SimonFor

 

Andrew Bartram

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

 

https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

https://www.instagram.com/warboyssnapper

 

https://www.imstagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/warboyssnapper/

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

Another show that's been long in the making, and it comes three weeks in to a UK lockdown due to COVID-19, with photographers trying to make sense of it all, trying to find motivation, maybe dealing with anxiety or frustration.

Borut Peterlin is a man consumed with his art-work, seeking self-expression through a +100 year old medium, communing with nature, exploring the meaning of rituals in life.

Borut’s YouTube channel is a must watch, Simon you need to play it through your TV in your living room, it comes to life then and is much more interesting that Casualty……

We didn’t talk about gear at all, this was a thoughts and ideas show and was all the better for it, but listen and see for yourself.

 

Borut’s links

http://www.topshitphotography.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/borutpeterlin/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCjjZ-Qc43dF7xHBC92MAuA

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Borut’s latest body of work the New Earth Project which I think is a complete change of lifestyle for him and not just a passing project, was influenced by work shown in Berlin by Cuban conceptual artist Ana Mendieta- here is a link to work that was on show at the Tate.

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/ana-mendieta-11167

Writer, thinker and author Eckhart Tolle

https://www.eckharttolle.com/

 

Thinker, writer and philosopher Alan Watts

https://www.alanwatts.org/

 

Other News

We didn’t mention this but along with Photostock 2020 the inaugural LFPP Gathering in the forest 2020 has been cancelled.  Lets see how COVID pans out over the summer but my guess this will now be moved to Spring 2021.

 

And….

 

Much to Simon’s dismay the Six Towns Darkroom is in lock down for the time being.

 

Also Simon is selling radio-active hard to find lens caps to amuse you in these dark days.

 

And a dog piss soaked 3D printer just arrived at his house

 

LFPP links -

 

https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296599290564807/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew –

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon –

https://twitter.com/simonfor

 

Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

largeformatphotographypodcast@gmail.com

 

Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

 

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

https://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

 

https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

 

https://twitter.com/SimonFor

 

Andrew Bartram

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

 

https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

https://www.instagram.com/warboyssnapper

 

https://www.imstagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/warboyssnapper/

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

We’ve been threatening to have an email / listener show for a while so we thought this would be a good opportunity to do that in a short show, of course it didn’t quite work out that way. 

It’s a good job we didn’t have any more emails to read out.

 

Wayne’s links

https://www.facebook.com/PhotoByWayneSetser/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsetser/

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

We answered emails from;

 

Chris Frear

https://www.chrisfrear.co.uk/index

 

Tom DiCorcia

https://www.facebook.com/tdicorcia?comment_id=Y29tbWVudDoyNjIyNTAwMDk3OTc0NzIzXzI2MjMyNDg4Nzc4OTk4NDU%3D

 

Ian Flemming

https://www.instagram.com/ifleming/

 

Mark Fohl

https://www.facebook.com/mark.fohl.5?fref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARA2ykGsYI3Xl94I8rEnE8syxwq4aKWrLIU1bkPrlTpeoKY098apnEPh7ptf8o-OYkAAq7Zvujmyu5YO

 

Bob Matter

https://www.instagram.com/bobmatter/

 

And the show he plugged which you can’t see at the moment.

https://www.artic.edu/exhibitions/9167/signs-and-wonders-the-photographs-of-john-beasley-greene

Andrew shared the tale of cutting a hole in the wooden lens board kindly made by Neil Piper’s Dad – you can check out Neil in various places but the best place to hear him is with Alex Purcell

https://anchor.fm/neil-piper

 

Wayne recommended a spiffing adjustable tool to cut holes

https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-adjustable-holesaw-with-cowl-29cm-9-piece-set/2571v?fbclid=IwAR3YIfXM6StVpCz9Uc4IszJ9D1Pfl-xA63uaozhrYZP_GjrKsiMiKwL3p6A#product_additional_details_container

 

We moved on to address some questions from the FB group specifically from;

AJ White

https://www.facebook.com/adtamrobtay?fref=gs&__tn__=%2CdC-R-R&eid=ARA6GfQ4rnA-osuWLstNhSuLMyLBtTA9m3arlJZyDJvKTv1gh5pp7X1p31hR9qAn957n1fxBLjDDUfKW&hc_ref=ARTxjPOc1CfokFpe-xEc7LCkCQ_Rf-mY5t4gAC-uxUPxlmQr1k4q3IdYzM4Le76pom0&dti=2296599290564807&hc_location=group_dialog

 

and Svein Olav Humberset who also has a podcast with Ian Barnaby Nutt

https://anchor.fm/viewfindervikings/episodes/Episode-22---Free-Film-ealhm8

 

Andrew and Wayne gave book shout outs

 

Dialogue with Photography

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30219311191&searchurl=sortby%3D17%26tn%3Ddialogue%2Bwith%2Bphotography&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title2

 

 

Ways of Seeing

https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/john-berger/ways-of-seeing/GOR001256569?msclkid=baa71b88bfdb138c1e6a450e4ec488b1&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=SP%20-%20Books%20-%20Desktop%20-%20%C2%A35.00%20-%20%C2%A35.49%20-%20Bing%20Only&utm_term=4575617640877501&utm_content=%C2%A35.00%20-%20%C2%A35.49

 

 

Photographers on Photography

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30595277029&searchurl=isbn%3D9780136647553%26n%3D100121503%26sortby%3D17&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title1

 

Currently our meet up at the end of May is still on, BUT, if you haven’t already booked you may want to hold on a while to see how the plague settles down or not.

 

Why not join us at the “LFPP 2020 Gathering in the Forest” over the weekend of 29th and 30th May.

Bracelands Camp site, Forest of Dean (that’s in the UK for those in the colonies) –

www.campingintheforest.co.uk

 

Thanks to all those who donated using the Ko-Fi site and to our email contributors, we finally managed to answer some (well two) before running out of time.

 

Simon's wonderful lens caps!

https://simonforsterphotographic.co.uk/collections/new-3d-printed-lens-caps

 

 

And……

 

Much to Simon’s dismay the Six Towns Darkroom is in lock down for the time being.

 

LFPP links -

 

https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296599290564807/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew –

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon –

https://twitter.com/simonfor

 

Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

largeformatphotographypodcast@gmail.com

 

Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

 

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

https://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

 

https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

 

https://twitter.com/SimonFor

 

Andrew Bartram

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

 

https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

https://www.instagram.com/warboyssnapper

 

https://www.imstagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/warboyssnapper/

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

I am not sure what to say about this other than what a great guest, making great work and with a wonderful story to tell. Feeling very inspired in these dark days of plague and pestilence after two hours with Peter. In other news, we finally read out Jeremy North's email from January, never let it be said that we would ever leave a good email behind.

 

Peter’s links

https://www.peterdefty.com/

 

https://www.instagram.com/peterdefty/?hl=en

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Peter came to our attention via Paul Bullock during a conversation that Simon had with him at the Six Towns Darkroom (another plug). Paul and Peter are both members of the Royal Photographic Society Analogue Group.

https://rps.org/groups/analogue/

 

Artist and Ethnographer Edward Curtiss and his documentation of Native Americans.

https://edwardcurtis.com/

 

Mr Cad and his wonderful photo store when Peter was putting together his large camera.

https://www.mrcad.co.uk/

 

Legendary darkroom printer Robin Bell.

http://robinbell.com/

 

Peter said his Outlaw and Miner prints are made to look like photogravure prints – still clueless?

https://photogravure.com/process/

 

 

Peter sources most of his paper from specialist paper supplier to the art world R.K.Burt.

https://www.rkburt.com/

 

Social Anthropologist Sara Pink.

https://theconversation.com/profiles/sarah-pink-109198

 

Jack Lowe (Grandson of Arthur) has been documenting RNLI crews for a while now using large format cameras.

https://lifeboatstationproject.com/

 

Custom Bellows in Birmingham offer a great bellows replacement service as well as selling Bulldog self-assembly LF cameras.

http://www.custombellows.co.uk/index.html

 

Peter uses a piece of shareware to locally manage print tonality .

http://www.quadtonerip.com/html/QTRoverview.html

 

Process supplies got a shout out – they are a great supplier for all things film and darkroom.

https://www.processuk.net/

 

Currently our meet up at the end of May is still on, BUT, if you haven’t already booked you may want to hold on a while to see how the plague settles down or not.

 

Why not join us at the “LFPP 2020 Gathering in the Forest” over the weekend of 29th and 30th May.

Bracelands Camp site, Forest of Dean (that’s in the UK for those in the colonies) –

www.campingintheforest.co.uk

 

Andrew will be arriving on the Friday and Simon on the Saturday. The main “gathering” will be Saturday evening when we hope to share witty tales of large format japes, drink adult beverages and eat burnt food…..what’s not to love.

 

Thanks to all those who donated using the Ko-Fi site and to our email contributors, we finally managed to answer some (well two) before running out of time.

 

And……

 

Much to Simon’s dismay the Six Towns Darkroom is in lock down for the time being.

 

LFPP links -

 

https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296599290564807/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew –

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon –

https://twitter.com/simonfor

 

Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

largeformatphotographypodcast@gmail.com

 

Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

 

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

https://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

 

https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

 

https://twitter.com/SimonFor

 

Andrew Bartram

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

 

https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

https://www.instagram.com/warboyssnapper

 

https://www.imstagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/warboyssnapper/

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Today we chat to Sam West who, along with Bob Crowley was behind the successful 2014 Kickstarter campaign to bring back a 4x5 Positive Negative instant film.

 

Despite numerous setbacks New55 PN film is still being made and sold by Sam and his small team of elves in New England.  Sam talks to us about that journey, his love of all things large format and where next……

 

Sam’s links

https://www.facebook.com/swhiser

 

https://www.instagram.com/swhiser/?hl=en

 

https://famousformat.com/

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Sam talked about his engagement with the Featherstone Centre for the Arts. https://www.featherstoneart.org/

 

Sam touched on the different “families” of lens design, Simon got quite excited at this point and referenced his other podcast and the recent episode where Jason Lane gets into his lens design stride, catch it here.

https://www.classiclensespodcast.com/e/100-jason-lane-returns/

 

Tobias Feltus was a big supporter of the Kickstarter campaign and made some wonderful images to support the project using New55 PN material. See some of his images here and links to others

https://gallery.new55.net/tobias-feltus/#1

 

We got chatting about shutter repairs and camera repairs and Sam mentioned Bob Odess the go to Hassy man in the USA / World maybe.

http://david-odess.com/sales.html

 

Andrew then mentioned Lyndon from Londinium Camera Repairs who offers a great service and his communication is excellent.

https://londiniumcameras.com

 

Previous guest on the show (number 20) Kate Miller-Wilson published an article in PetaPixel showcasing the superb LF work she has been doing, using static electricity to create some otherworldly self portraits. Read the article here.

 

https://petapixel.com/2020/03/03/unique-self-portraits-made-by-zapping-4x5-film-with-static-electricity/?fbclid=IwAR0mhI7xYmK4kIt1AYt8Mg86lZ1OAPz0RF5OcHLkuPFJnqemTr6xJmyamrw

 

Another previous guest who has gone on to stardom thanks to Simon and Andrew is the lovely Sandeha Lynch, Sandeha was a guest on the most recent episode of the Homemade Camera Podcast and here is a link to that episode.

http://homemadecamera.com/e44-sandeha-lynch/

 

Why not come and join us the “LFPP 2020 Gathering in the Forest” over the weekend of 29th and 30th May.

Bracelands Camp site, Forest of Dean (that’s in the UK for those in the colonies) –

www.campingintheforest.co.uk

 

Andrew will be arriving on the Friday and Simon on the Saturday. The main “gathering” will be Saturday evening when we hope to share witty tales of large format japes, drink adult beverages and eat burnt food…..what’s not to love.

 

Thanks to all those who donated using the Ko-Fi site and to our email contributors, we finally managed to answer some (well two) before running out of time.

 

And……

 

If you live anywhere near Stoke On Trent then why not get in touch with Simon and coma along to the 6 Towns Darkroom on a Tuesday evening

  • You know how to find him

 

Sam suggested a couple of books for those who like such things.

“Dialogue with photography” by Paul Hill – find it on Amazon

 

And “The On Going Moment” by Geoff Dyer

 

 

 

 

 

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After a recommendation by Bob Matter and many months of being “on our list”, it was with great pleasure that we finally got to talk with Travis Linville about his love for wet plate portraits and analogue photography.

Travis lives near Chicago so of course listeners to the Classic Lenses Podcast will know that we had to start the conversation by asking him what the weather was like.

 

http://www.travisbrianlinville.com/

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Why not come and join us the “LFPP 2020 Gathering in the Forest” over the weekend of 29th and 30th May.

Bracelands Camp Site, Forest of Dean (that’s in the UK for those in the colonies) – 

www.campingintheforest.co.uk/england/forest-of-dean/bracelands-campsite

 

Andrew will be arriving on the Friday and Simon on the Saturday. The main “gathering” will be Saturday evening when we hope to share witty tales of large format japes, drink adult beverages and eat burnt food…..what’s not to love.

 

In preparation for our Gathering in the Forest, Andrew bought new ground glass for his wooden Bomm L45 camera and to say he’s pleased with it is an understatement.

Check out virgisst on ebay, he’s in Lithuania and super low prices and high quality, Thoroughly recommended.

 

Travis hasn’t been making wet plate images for all that long, one of his inspirations for portraits was Giles Clement and you can see his work here.

www.gilesclement.com

 

Thanks to all those who donated using the Ko-Fi site and to our email contributors, we finally managed to answer some (well two) before running out of time. 

 

And……

 

If you live anywhere near Stoke On Trent then why not get in touch with Simon and coma along to the 6 Towns Darkroom on a Tuesday evening

You know how to find him

 

LFPP links -

 

https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296599290564807/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew –

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon –

https://twitter.com/simonfor

 

Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

largeformatphotographypodcast@gmail.com

 

Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

 

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

https://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

 

https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

 

https://twitter.com/SimonFor

 

Andrew Bartram

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

 

https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/warboyssnapper/

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Bill has been on the LFPP radar pretty much since we started the show and Graham Vasey mentioned him as they had met on one of his Iceland organised trips. Andrew had heard Mat Marrash talk about Bill years ago on the FPP when he interviewed Bill at his “PhotoStock” annual gathering in Michigan.

Well it’s taken us to show 22 but we are sure glad we finally managed to get him on, hope you enjoy the chat.

 

Things we chatted about on the show

 

Andrew bought an old lens on ebay – he can't pronounce the name but the lens seems to have an interesting back story

https://galerie-photo.com/berthiot-anastigmats-en.html

 

Once attached to a lens board Andrew wants to use the lens to shoot Jason Lane’s dry plates that have now landed in the UK and are available from Analogue Wonderland

https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/products/j-lane-dry-plates-4x5-plate-film-iso-2

 

Specifically the ISO 2 plates which he thinks will be perfect for making salt prints

 

On the subject of salt prints Andrew and Bill both recommended books

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Salt-Print-Manual-Ellie-Young/dp/144528328X

 

and http://www.alternativephotography.com/salted-paper-printing-a-step-by-step-manual-highlighting-contemporary-artists/

 

The latter is by Christine Anderson who Bill speaks very highly of and has published a number of books on alternative processes.

 

Bill spoke about creating digital negatives and indeed is collaborating with the aforementioned Christine Anderson on a book all about making them.

 

Andrew referenced James Guerin who was the guest on show 81 of The Lensless Podcast and James uses a software tool called ChartThrob that easily makes printer print profiles for your digital negatives.

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast/episodes/Show-81-James-Guerin-returns-ea4pmm

 

http://www.botzilla.com/gearhead/2006/10/24/ChartThrob-A-Tool-for-Printing-Digital-Negatives.html

 

Bill mentioned a number of photographers who attend his PhotoStock gathering check out his website for 2020

http://www.photostockfest.com/

 

Save The Date!
We are in the very early stages of "organising" our own low key version  of Photostock. The work in progress plan is to do something over the second May Bank Holiday weekend  30th/31st May in a field at The Forest of Dean, Gloucester, UK

 

Shout outs to Matt Marrash all round good guy

http://matmarrash.com/

 

Thanks to Jeremey North, Dan Tree and Greg Obst who have donated to the show since we had Max from Intrepid on

 

And……

 

If you live anywhere near Stoke On Trent then why not get in touch with Simon and coma along to the 6 Towns Darkroom on a Tuesday evening. You know how to find him!

 

LFPP links -

 

https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296599290564807/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew –

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon –

https://twitter.com/simonfor

 

Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

largeformatphotographypodcast@gmail.com

 

Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

 

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

https://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

 

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

 

https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

 

https://twitter.com/SimonFor

 

Andrew Bartram

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

 

https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

https://www.instagram.com/warboyssnapper

 

https://www.imstagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/warboyssnapper/

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

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