“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.
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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.
Neil Gaiman’s Wife Amanda Palmer published a book called “The Art of Asking” – this helped Jack enormously.
Neil Gaiman’s 2012 commencement speech also inspired Jack and gave him the confidence to follow his idea and just do it.
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.
Much to Simon’s dismay the Six Towns Darkroom remains in lock down for the time being.
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