The Large Format Photography Podcast

All things large format

Frank is an NBC producer and off air reporter who uses his access to the USA Capitol building to explore his film obsession.

 

Using a Speed Graphic camera and Aero Ektar lens he made a moving photo essay 100 days after the January 2020 storming of the Capitol building.

 

“After the Riot” is a series of portraits of 12 individuals who work in the building, made in locations that resonated with each person (from the day of the storming) and aims to bring a sense of closure to the subjects and indeed to Frank who was also in the building on that fateful day.

Project links.

 

See Frank’s portraits here as well as the YouTube video with interviews. 

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/after-the-riot-capitol-attack/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1GOkpqLm4ctRy9gAgT1cbbiUa5gPcp9kxQuMtwZJNA0WWkFLK7Tkrhh4Q

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

The community darkroom that Frank learned at:
https://www.theartleague.org/

 

Richard Avedon was mentioned as one of the photographers Frank looked to before embarking on his portraiture project – Erik mentioned this book “Portraits of Power”.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Avedon-Portraits-Renata-Adler/dp/3865216757

 

Frank has started using Jason Lane’s dry plates – just to make his life a little harder.

https://www.pictoriographica.com/store/c5/www.pictoriographica.com/store/c5/All_Production_Dry_Plates.html

 

Frank owes a debt of gratitude to his friend David Burnett and Erik mentioned his body of work documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

https://www.davidburnett.com/gallery.html?gallery=Aftermath&folio=Galleries#/0

 

Eugene Richards “War is Personal”.

https://eugenerichards.com/war-is-personal

 

James Guerin got a shout out as Frank is considering how he might make pinhole photography work for him in the Capitol building.

https://realitysosubtle.fr/

 

Mark Wilson, the legendary Getty photographer Frank got his first 4x5’s from.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/photography/2020/11/20/tough-salty-outside-soft-kind-inside-remembering-getty-images-mark-wilson/

Frank Thorp’s social media:

IG: https://www.instagram.com/frankthorpv/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/frankthorp

 

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/ 

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

Get Twitter updates for the show from Andrew – 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Or from Simon (Yes he’s still part of the show) – 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

The East Bay Photo Collective

https://www.ebpco.org/

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#59 The Nomadic Photo Ark

 

Monica Jane Frisell and Adam Scher travel the USA with their mobile darkroom, studio and office telling the stories, in recordings and 8x10 portraits of people they meet on their way.

 

Both were clearly fated to meet and undertake this life-changing adventure.

 

Living the dream?

 

We think so…..

 

 

Project links.

 

The website is the place to go to for all things Nomadic Ark.

Travel blog, links to Twitter and Instagram plus ways you can support them financially through Patreon or print sales,

https://nomadicphotoark.com/

 

There are some You Tube videos showing the building of the Ark and more.

Subscribe and follow along.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7IIUnMFUceSralFgUsdGYA

 

https://twitter.com/nomadicphotoark

 

https://www.facebook.com/nomadicphotoark

 

https://www.instagram.com/nomadicphotoark/

 

 

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Working with Laura McManus https://unglobalcompact.org.au/our-board/

Monica photographed domestic workers and sought to give them a voice.

http://www.monicajanefrisell.com/domestic-workers-of-nepal-3

 

https://fineartphotoawards.com/winners-gallery/fapa-2015-2016/amateur/portrait/gold-award

 

More links here http://www.monicajanefrisell.com/

 

Shortly before Covid 19 turned the world upside down Monica and Adam met and a synergistic relationship (always the best) began to bloom.

Adam’s strength lay in sound recording and is this, combined with Monica’s passion for traditional large format photography that has led to the (working title) Portraits of US project.

 

Adam has cycled, well, miles across the USA and Europe and we speak about it in the show.

 

Adam completed a leadership course with the Adventure Cycling Association,

 https://www.adventurecycling.org/

 

Had a bad bike accident, cycled along the US coast and then met Monica…..

 

Giles Duley

https://www.legacyofwarfoundation.com/

 

The rest is unfolding.

 

 

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/

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

The East Bay Photo Collective

https://www.ebpco.org/

 

 

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“I like to see myself as a storyteller.  Photography happens to be the way I tell stories.  I see the world in a certain way and try to create visual images to take viewers on a journey.  

I gravitate towards emotional, ethereal and dream-like imagery and I use cameras like pinholes and lenses like the Aero Ektar 178mm as tools to create the look and feel I strive for”.

 

Gordon’s links

http://www.gordonszetophotography.com/

 

https://www.instagram.com/bokchoyboy/

 

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Photographers who have had an influence on Gordon’s work or who he has admired……or maybe random links from Erik.

 

Gordon has made some wonderful night work, so has another photographer.

Todd Hido - http://www.toddhido.com

 

Gordon Parks - https://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/

 

Susan Burnstine - http://www.susanburnstine.com/

 

Keith Carter - https://www.keithcarterphotographs.com/

 

Alexi Titarenko - http://www.alexeytitarenko.com/

 

 

Portraits…..plain environmental, isolated…..two different approaches.

Richard Avedon - https://www.avedonfoundation.org/

Jane Brown - https://photogpedia.com/jane-bown/

 

John Harding, City College - https://johnhardingphoto.net/

 

One camera, one lens, standard development………or not?

John Blakemore - https://www.johnblakemore.co.uk/

 

We discussed the topic of story telling with pictures and image sequencing.

Niniane Kelly - https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/niniane-kelley

Ann Jastrab - https://photography.org/staff/

 

 

81b’s photo collective - http://www.81bees.com/ ter

 

 

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/

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

The East Bay Photo Collective

https://www.ebpco.org/

 

 

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#57 Sandy King

Louisiana born and bred, lover and teacher of Spanish literature, citizen of the world, fine art printer, abstract landscape photographer…..oh and did I mention he also loved staining developers so much that he developed his own?

 

I first became aware of Sandy King as, like many others, I began investigating Pyro staining developers. There is much, much more to Sandy than his work developing PyrocatHD and today we scratch away at the surface.

 

 

Sandy’s links

http://www.sandykingphotography.com/

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

As we are chatting I can see Erik Mathy moving his fingers over his keyboard as he sends links to us all via our messenger chat . He seems to be able to pick up on things the guest is saying, do the Google research and send the links over and still keep track of the conversation....clearly he isn’t a proper male!

 

http://meetingbenches.com/2020/03/the-perfect-past-jose-ortiz-echague-aesthetics-and-photographic-techniques-of-pictorialism-gum-bichromate-and-coal/?fbclid=IwAR1k9jt-bQqVNegLAwSzeC2BxdQAffWcToBAG_d14ipnyJk4wrYfOs9WGrE

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1144285.The_Keepers_of_Light_A_History_Working_Guide_to_Early_Photographic_Processes?fbclid=IwAR0PklWhjdNfcEg1xoVtEHpBJVYUEYVvBlMS2O5FJ1XiJ3hO57LpUp9tlXM

 

https://groups.io/g/carbon?fbclid=IwAR2deRdt4MKE_ANQBbyE6k2u3Qp4TtCiR2H4E4sIYZbYG8a8FoLEL7QbSB4

 

https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/?fbclid=IwAR0x1u-gqvqZ2rDcR5KLD7p7SXVh721RdV8LNy0SzxEaCjniRfdp29PXXd4

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Golden_Age_theatre?fbclid=IwAR2PPay1VXxeem_N5CiYQOw3IJG427SNqdE_fMIVdltX9Nb9AGfq2-f26LY

 

Sandy mentioned Sam Wang a few times – I hope I have the correct person here – either way it’s pretty interesting.

https://www.alternativephotography.com/sam-wang-review/

 

Phil Davis, author of Beyond The Zone System is a book that I have but despite several attempts remains impenetrable to me. I was, therefore pleased that even Sandy struggled with it…..at least on the first read.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1751148.Beyond_the_Zone_System?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=tmCGIQZMnD&rank=1

 

Of course the much mentioned article by Sandy on Pyro developers which is available from his website.

http://www.sandykingphotography.com/resources/technical-writing/pyro-staining-developers

 

Also.

http://www.sandykingphotography.com/resources/technical-writing/notes-on-pictorialism

 

And PyrocatHD formula and notes from Unblinking Eye.

https://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Pyrocat/pyrocat.html

 

 

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/

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

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#56 Erik & The Tubers

 

Just over twelve months ago, Andrew and Simon were joined by the wonderful Jenny Sampson after being spotted on the front page of the relatively obscure BBC.co.uk website with a striking wet plate image. During an excellent discussion of Jenny's work, we touched upon and fell over Jenny's description of her collaboration with the Rolls & Tubes Collective; a group of photographers taking the inexplicable Covid related toilet roll shortage and recreating some of photography's greatest moments with bog roll.

An excellent body of work was created and now Jenny along with Colleen Mullins, Christy McDonald and Nicole White have a sold out publication and success beyond their wildest dreams.

To catch up the story, we've sent Erik all the way to California to delve deeper into the project and relive the journey.

 

 

The Rolls & Tubes Collective links;

 

Rolls and Tubes

https://www.instagram.com/rolls_and_tubes

 

Colleen Mullins

Colleenmullins.net

https://www.instagram.com/colleen_mullins_photography

 

Christy McDonald

http://www.christymcdonald.net/

https://www.instagram.com/christymphoto

 

Nicole White

nicolewhite.net

https://www.instagram.com/othernicolewhite

 

Jenny Sampson

Jennysampson.com

https://www.instagram.com/jennysampsonphotography/

https://www.instagram.com/jennyruth22/

 

 

 

Links from discussions:

 

Diane Arbus, twins

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-VJiXygMgi

 

Frederich Sommer cut paper piece

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-VARIaAEu5

 

Harry Callahan

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAkzvfiFbDV

 

Josef Koudelka

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cWJztgbKG

 

Robert Frank

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_NMB13lR9l

 

Christopher Williams

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_pl5nHFUPs

 

David Maisel

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-VWG-ogfdT

 

Ken Rosenthal

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_uwPzhFfYU

 

Alex Soth

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-aLpWvgPnf

 

Anna Atkins

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAQM7z2lFyH

 

Talbot - mid 19th century

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-feGZzgoib

 

Aaron Shirreff

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-hp-9AgCpG

 

Dorothea Lange Hwy 45

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAX9lSjlJ5P

 

 

Philadelphia Photo Fest 2020

https://www.2020photofestival.org

 

 

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/

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

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Kelly-Ann Bobb is an analogue freelance photographer based in the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago.

She has always had a natural inclination towards creativity. After completing medical school, she fell in love with the unending complexities of film photography.

She utilizes photography as a tool of unmasking, telling stories that would not otherwise be told. Revealing as much of herself as the subjects she photographs.

 

Kelly’s links

 

https://www.kellyannbobb.com/

 

https://www.instagram.com/kellyannbobb_photography/

 

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

We spent a fair part of the time talking about two of Kelly’s projects that have received widespread acclaim.“Home Alone” and “Sacred Bodies and the Divine” – go to Kelly’s IG page to see examples.

 

https://www.tokyofotoawards.jp/winners/social/2020/Sacred-Bodies-1/

 

https://www.lensculture.com/search/projects?q=kelly-ann+bobb

 

The “Home Alone” project was born out of lockdown and explores how we handle solitude – its more than that so listen to the show as Kelly explains it better.

 

Gum Oil printing – Kelly shared her experiences and love for all things alternative print making.

 

Both Kelly and Erik recommend the work of Anna Ostania for all things gum oil.

https://annaostanina.com/?fbclid=IwAR15CjB-AIrjIBK6Rj3BkRAkgEBCA7cukNciL7uprBqtQ1k6kgQ_NpNursE

 

We had a fascinating conversation about how traditional colour film was balances around pale Caucasian skin.

Erik (good old Erik) found an interesting link.

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/04/16/303721251/light-and-dark-the-racial-biases-that-remain-in-photography?fbclid=IwAR0shj8MYLWYNS5B4tFfFrDE3v2Fwas2XD9GAp1zsq103EgqBKk4TBprMnQ&t=1628581073284

 

And Gordon Parks.

https://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/?fbclid=IwAR3Mb8WapxD6ex1FZXgiyJ1q7F6kkcDcpzXRlFu1RJY9PXrA-4qCGjtZMZ0

 

We got talking about photographing in a hospital environment – here are some good books to check out.

https://eugenerichards.com/the-knife-and-gun-club/?fbclid=IwAR2ea5luIXeEeudN0a_Y_POV2IjRozyBYC2HhfeXW8Y_4cgABxHRc6vEX-A

 

https://www.staticage.co.uk/post/all-in-a-day-s-work-by-david-collyer

 

Some other Erik Mathy links.

https://www.instagram.com/joelymanphotography/?fbclid=IwAR2wnegoVISQnMtKdS3p9BBpbV3OQLRYFMslitl6ZAMq8oiNfKSUeapTUos   -  well one to be precise.

 

 

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/

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

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Just the three of us this week as we recover from the trip to Dave Shrimpton’s house.

This was meant to be more of an email show but there was really only one we could read out and that was just a brilliant one from Pakistan based visual artist Jahanzeb Haroon.

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Andrew kicked off the discussion with “what we’ve all been up to”. Shamefully but rationally explained, no LF work from him for ages. The darkroom extension has been an all consuming project and with the first paying workshop customer coming in August the pressure has been on to at least get it functional, and it is now.

 

Returning from a holiday in Northumberland Andrew has a number of rolls of fil m to develop including 4 or 5 127 films, some HP5 and a roll of expired Astia that he exposed in his Toyo 45a with the 6x17 back. The question goes begging “do we or should we take large format gear on a family holiday”?

 

Another reason for not exposing too much LF film recently is the need to nail down rotary processing in his Jobo CPE2 or the new variable speed rotating base recently received from Student Photo Store on ebay.  Settling down to PyrocatHD and ID111+1 will reduce the creative choices, and darkroom is needed to play around.

 

Earlier in the year Mat Marrash posted a video all about determining your own personal film speed and “normal” developing time  using a Stouffer TP45 step wedge, after years of doing this by trial and error Andrew has taken the plunge and ordered a step wedge.

Mat’s video and a link to the Stouffer site below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN-LM1lM8Kg&t=1005s

 

https://stouffer.net/Photo.htm#:~:text=Stouffer%20Craftsmanship%20Transmission%20Projection%20%28TP%29%20Step%20Wedges%20are,concept%20used%20when%20approaching%20the%20art%20of%20photography.

 

Both Erik and Simon have been up to way more exciting things, actually exposing and playing around with LF film and paper.

 

Erik has been deep diving into lens building with Bronica ETRS lenses and more (see Erik’s IG site below).

 

Erik posted into the LFPP Facebook group ongoing work with Faux Orotones with some lovely results.

The Orotone process was made famous by Edward Curtis and more info can be found on line (OK Wikipedia to the rescue) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orotone

 

Erik is looking for a similar effect using gold spray paint and it works really well.

 

Simon has been busy using his Chroma camera both in and out of the studio with some expired velvia and, in the 6 towns studio, some Harman Direct Positive paper. We have a chat about the challenges of using HDP and its limited tonal range (high contrast). The Ilford PDF data sheet and a recent Ilford video presented by Rachel Brewster-Wright are very helpful if you are thinking of using this great paper for the first time.

 

https://www.ilfordphoto.com/harman-direct-positive-paper-sheets

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFUSiRwfOHs

 

On the subject of film speed testing friend of the show Billy Sanford recently appeared on the Sunny 16 presents show and talked about his experience with a Richard Pickup approach to film speed testing – he actually cited our LFPP interview with Richard as inspiration.

 

https://sunny16presents.podbean.com/e/on-location-the-goldilocks-negative-with-billy-sanford/

 

LFPP listener and FB member Jahenzeb Haroon sent in a lovely email talking all about analogue photography in Pakistan, it’s a great email and do check out Jahenzeb’s work which he produces very much against the odds. We take off our collective hats and not in his direction.

https://www.instagram.com/junk.lab/

 

And this link all about one of Pakistan’s oldest photography practices that is still going.

https://www.globalvillagespace.com/zaidis-photographers-pakistans-majestic-kaliedoscope/?fbclid=IwAR3nBFNa8cvo6sJvdxDykAR0MziXteY0Ep05OiOItZHQ5adntspdyGXhkWM

 

 

 

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/

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

Stay Safe

 

 

Simon, Andrew and Yevgeni venture out on their first LFPP outside broadcast. Unfortunately Erik couldn’t get a ticket across the Atlantic so we had to use a naked female shop dummy as an able replacement.

 

After two previous attempts we arrive at the wonderful imaginarium where Dave eats, sleeps and breathes creative photography.

 

For part 2 we are mostly in the darkroom where the magic is revealed and the Tintypes of Dave come out pretty darn well.

What a brilliant day we had and both of us are hooked.

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Dave works closely with Jeff Perry who has helped him bring his photographic equipment vision to reality and Andrew will be using his 4x5 back and wetplate insert in pt 2

https://20thcenturycamera.com/

 

Dave goes out of his way to shop locally where he can for his film and chemical supplies.

RK Photographic is a long established high street retailer originally based in Potters bar, North London they recently relocated to Letchworth.

https://www.thedarkroom.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0N2nk7wCiS0zBWoLhGYFflKGw0iPn6n9TyN07r3B6RbabwrbqjJYsScX0

 

Kevin Lunham operates Wet Plate Supplies from Ramsey (down the road from Andrew) and is a brilliant place for all you may need for wet plate and your alternative photographic process.

http://www.wetplatesupplies.com/?fbclid=IwAR3E7f82xQNxk6VWveNm7ww5UAKVqjwrszku72peWHUJAgSARpjVaUinddA

 

Process Supplies in London – Founded in 1928 PS are one of the oldest photographic supply companies in Great Britain and still run by the Willes family in the same Clerkenwell premises.

https://www.processuk.net/

 

Dave Burnett – the guy that shot the 2012 Olympic Games on a Speed Graphic with an Aero Ektar lens and took the photographs that  led Dave into LF photography.

https://www.davidburnett.com/?fbclid=IwAR2e1cDtTHMzQPA15mwwGG1M5zYWGHdotLb4VkAQPN0TiKYJ_LAi8PdvZlA

 

http://grahamcopekoga.com/?fbclid=IwAR2XHzGNnDtrW_JEUh7xia6BZyxTcMQTc88IihFD0BxJ1eFzOLAGjxrYh0A

 

Dollies Little Follies make accessories and home décor with very much a quirky twist – perfect for Dave as he brings his vision into reality.

Dollie'slittlefolies (@BlackRoseCamden) / Twitter

 

 

Dave’s links

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

 

https://daveshrimpton.co.uk

 

 

 

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/

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

Stay Safe

Simon, Andrew and Yevgeni venture out on their first LFPP outside broadcast. Unfortunately Erik couldn’t get a ticket across the Atlantic so we had to use a naked female shop dummy as an able replacement.

 

After two previous attempts we arrive at the wonderful imaginarium where Dave eats, sleeps and breathes creative photography.

 

For part 1 we chat to Dave over coffee and Kit Kats as he shows us his various go to 4x5 cameras. Venturing into his photographic imaginarium that is his studio and we are like kiddies in a sweetshop…..oh and Simon exposes some LF film in his Chroma Carbon Adventurer camera.

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Dave works closely with Jeff Perry who has helped him bring his photographic equipment vision to reality and Andrew will be using his 4x5 back and wet plate insert in pt 2

https://20thcenturycamera.com/

 

Dave goes out of his way to shop locally where he can for his film and chemical supplies.

RK Photographic is a long established high street retailer originally based in Potters bar, North London they recently relocated to Letchworth.

https://www.thedarkroom.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0N2nk7wCiS0zBWoLhGYFflKGw0iPn6n9TyN07r3B6RbabwrbqjJYsScX0

 

Kevin Lunham operates Wet Plate Supplies from Ramsey (down the road from Andrew) and is a brilliant place for all you may need for wet plate and your alternative photographic process.

http://www.wetplatesupplies.com/?fbclid=IwAR3E7f82xQNxk6VWveNm7ww5UAKVqjwrszku72peWHUJAgSARpjVaUinddA

 

Process Supplies in London – Founded in 1928 PS are one of the oldest photographic supply companies in Great Britain and still run by the Willes family in the same Clerkenwell premises.

https://www.processuk.net/

 

Dave Burnett – the guy that shot the 2012 Olympic Games on a Speed Graphic with an Aero Ektar lens and took the photographs that  led Dave into LF photography.

https://www.davidburnett.com/?fbclid=IwAR2e1cDtTHMzQPA15mwwGG1M5zYWGHdotLb4VkAQPN0TiKYJ_LAi8PdvZlA

 

http://grahamcopekoga.com/?fbclid=IwAR2XHzGNnDtrW_JEUh7xia6BZyxTcMQTc88IihFD0BxJ1eFzOLAGjxrYh0A

 

Dollies Little Follies make accessories and home décor with very much a quirky twist – perfect for Dave as he brings his vision into reality.

Dollie'slittlefolies (@BlackRoseCamden) / Twitter

 

 

Dave’s links

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

 

https://daveshrimpton.co.uk

 

 

 

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/

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

Stay Safe

Living and working in and out of Calgary Canada, Todd is all about photography, if ever someone lived and breathed their passion it’s Todd. That passion shines through in this week’s chat and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we did. 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Loads of photographers came up in conversation and here are some links:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ralph-Gibson

https://helmut-newton-foundation.org/en/helmut-newton/

http://www.maryellenmark.com/

https://www.magnumphotos.com/photographer/abbas/

https://www.annenbergphotospace.org/person/george-mobley/

 

We chatted about Todd’s LF images of rodeo folks and how he took inspiration from photographer Kurt Markus.

https://www.kurtmarkus.com/cowboy

 

Todd recently restored a 1917 5x7 wooden camera and got his bellows made by Custom Bellows in the UK.

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

 

Another National Geographic Photographer William Albert Allard.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/article/william-albert-allard-on-the-passion-from-within

 

Melissa Renwick.

https://fotofilmic.com/portfolio/melissa-renwick/

 

Todd shared some landscape diptychs recently on his YouTube channel and we discussed the work of Elliot Dudik (thanks to Greg Obst) and his Broken Land images.

https://www.eliotdudik.com/

 

Canadian photographer Melissa Renwick and her surfer portraits.

https://www.melissarenwick.com/stories-1#/changing-tides/

 

Large Format photographer Barbara Bosworth.

https://www.barbarabosworth.com/about-the-artist

 

Richard Avedon’s work – in particular “In the American West”

https://americansuburbx.com/2011/01/richard-avedon-richard-avedons-in.html

Shout outs to:

Erik’s appearance on the Home Made Camera Podcast.

http://homemadecamera.com/erik-mathy-makes-homemade-lenses/

 

https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/niniane-kelley

 

Books by Geoff Dyer.

http://geoffdyer.com/

 

 

Todd’s links

https://www.toddkorol.com/index

https://www.instagram.com/toddkorol/

 

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/

 

And now our Flikr group curated by Colin Devroe

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lfpp/

 

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.instagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

Erik Mathy

A not updated website.

https://www.erikmathy.com/about

 

IG probably best for all things including rabbits.

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

 

Stay Safe

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