The Large Format Photography Podcast

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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

 

Stay Safe

#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

 

Stay Safe

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

 

Stay Safe

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

 

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#50 Deborah Parkin

An introduction from Deborah’s website.

 

“I live with my family & animals in the beautifully wild North Pennines.   My work is rooted in family life & my environment - past & present.  I have been photographing for many years & use a variety of mediums - from large format to digital & processes such as Wet Plate Collodion, bromoil, albumen, cyantotype & silver gelatin.

My work has been exhibited & published worldwide - including Japan, U.S. U.K, Bulgaria, Iran & China & is held in many  private collections from individual collectors  (U.S, U.K, Europe, Japan) to museums & galleries - including the Fox Talbot Museum (UK) & the Centre for Fine Art Photography (U.S) & Charlet Gallery (Paris).

My books are published by Galerie Vevais.

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

In between talking about Deborah’s life, her past, memories and how they impact her work we discussed so many other influences and hopefully most of them are here.

 

Ingar Krauss.

https://www.lensculture.com/articles/ingar-krauss-portraits

 

Clementina Hawarden.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/283095

 

Emmet Gowin.

http://www.artnet.com/artists/emmet-gowin/

 

Claud Cahun.

https://www.theartstory.org/artist/cahun-claude/

 

 

Erik mentioned Sara Sentilles – and specifically her book “Draw Your Weapons” – here is an hour long interview about this work – looks interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWi_s2FJc6Q

 

Andrew mentioned Nan Golding.

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/nan-goldin-2649

 

 

Rose Teanby – researches early women photographers.

https://twitter.com/RoseTeanby

 

Rachel Brewster-Wright

https://www.littlevintagephotography.co.uk/

 

Erik mentioned Wet Plate guru Vince Donovon , SF based and is helping Erik test his new lens for Alanna Airitam’s The Old Homeplace Project.

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/02/us/02bcculture.html

 

TV Drama “Shooting The Past” by Stephen Poliakoff.

http://www.stephenpoliakoff.com/shooting-the-past-1999/

 

Deborah’s links

 

Mainly her website but also on twitter.

https://www.deborahparkin.co.uk/

 

https://twitter.com/deborahparkin

 

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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Now that we don’t have the “bar room” chatter at the beginning of each show these occasional catch up shows allow us to update each other on all that we’ve been up to large format wise, or not, as the case may be.

 

So no guest but, “dang” we enjoyed shooting the breeze and the welcome return of “Ask Erik”. 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

Andrew has been in a bit of a photo slump for a few weeks now, and that’s really odd as it’s completely out of character. Dr Erik tries to diagnose his problems.

 

Both Andrew and Erik have been playing around with previous guest Jason Lane’s excellent dry plates. Andrew has been using the ISO 25 (shot at ISO 6) 1/6th (easier to type it than say it) plates in his Rolleiflex and developing with ID11 1+1 with minimal agitation to give some control over contrast. Seems to be working well which is more than can be said for his attempts so far with 4x5 ISO 2 plates – still more light needed methinks but we discuss some hints and tips.

 

Erik has started a little project photographing cars on driveways in his new neighbourhood as a commentary on all things American (way too deep for Simon and Andrew but we humour him).

 

You can find out all about Jason’s plates here, where to buy them and lots of useful technical detail to help get best results (which Andrew needs to read apparently).

https://www.pictoriographica.com/

 

Simon, surprise, surprise, has been buying more cameras this time it’s a Polaroid roll film camera that he will be converting to take 4x5 sheets. Lots of folk convert these cameras but Simon is ignoring all their advice and ploughing his own furrow so we look forward to how that turns out.

 

Erik mentioned a Thingyverse downloadable set of files for 4x5 conversion – a really great website where you can purchase the thing as a kit if you don’t have access to a 3D printer.

https://film.kolve.org/3ddesign/3d-design-polaroid-110-to-4x5-conversion-kit/?fbclid=IwAR2Bngul7kjpMMcMoJqeacujr3KfURzcJlcWr7Mg-1v-7jBf3JeYIz3vCzs

 

 

 

Simon also purchased a French enlarger lens to use on his graphic camera (maybe) – a Boyer Saphir. These series of lenses are M39 mount and are named after a variety of precious stones (don’t ask).

https://galerie-photo.com/boyer-lens-optic.html?fbclid=IwAR1weHjMeJR9kA6V2JkDYPR2ZoIQz6CA-xt2QsmfEckDoWhyL1X2yUkkTQ8

 

Andrew mentioned David Lago de Montana from the RB67 FB group who is making Instax Square backs for the RB – OK not LF but it formed part of a discussion around 4x5 conversions.

If you want to learn more here is a FB link.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/166020020119888/search/?q=david%20lago%20de%20monta%C3%B1a

 

 

With the triumphant return of “ASK ERIK” emails from;

 

Ian Wallace

Instagram & Twitter @ian_onahillroad

 

William Furniss

IG @williamfurniss

 

And a shout out to John Farnan

https://twitter.com/johnfphotos

https://m.facebook.com/farnanj

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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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Although not as cool as David Burnett (according to Greg Obst), nevertheless we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with the unique (if not cool) Nico Llasera.

 

Nico has been bringing us the weekly film photography photo news since 2015 and alongside his spin off “Super film support” channel they are must watch You Tube shows.

 

 

Things we chatted about on the show:

 

How the channel came about (episode 1 from November 2015 is an interesting watch to see how the show has evolved over the years).

 

Nico will be joining the Kamerastore team later in the year so he will be relocating to Finland. You can check out their website and blog.

https://kamerastore.com/

 

We chatted a bit about Orwo film, Reveni Labs and Jobo.

https://www.orwouk.com/

https://www.orwo.family/

https://www.reveni-labs.com/

https://www.jobo.com/ecms.php?ecms_lang=EN

 

Nico brought up the New Topographic work of Nicholas Nixon who is also well known for making annual 8x10 portraits of his Wife and her Sisters.

https://fraenkelgallery.com/shop/artist/nixon-nicholas

 

 

Nico’s links

Nico’s website with links to YouTube, a route to ask questions and to support Nico’s activities.

https://superfilmsupport.com

 

Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/nicolasllasera/

 

Twitter.

https://twitter.com/Nicolasllasera

 

Other News

 

Shrug

 

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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