Jan 24th, 2020 by Large Format Photography Podcast
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
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
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
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.
Bill mentioned a number of photographers who attend his PhotoStock gathering check out his website for 2020
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
Thanks to Jeremey North, Dan Tree and Greg Obst who have donated to the show since we had Max from Intrepid on
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!
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