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#19 An Odyssey with John Boyce (Mr De Vere)

 

Just Simon and Andrew “live in the studio” this week with a recorded interview that Andrew did with John Boyce owner of Odyssey De Vere (Large format enlargers if you are unfamiliar).

Despite the lack of “live” guest we still manage to ramble on for a fair while so hang in there till you get to the inaugural LFPP Outside Broadcast (OK it will get better).

Thanks to Neil Piper for the loan of his digital recorder, it’s probably something we ought to get for future use as the chat was a lot of fun.

 

Things we chatted about on the show

 

Andrew talked about his mini exhibition of Fenland prints and how he hopes to use liquid emulsion on watercolour paper for this – here are some useful links and a note of the book Andrew spoke about

 

https://www.theimagingwarehouse.com/Products/Liquid-Photo-Emulsion/ARBM33

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silver-Gelatin-Liquid-Photographic-Emulsions/dp/1902538153

 

We chatted about Bromoil process and Simon reference a series of YouTube videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/Bromoil/featured

 

Simon and his pals at the Six Towns Darkroom Club in Stoke on Trent were recently gifted some paper and it included some lovely Oriental Seagull FB paper which is no longer available. This led on to a discussion about Lith Printing and Andrew ran through the basic process and mentioned a few helpful sites

 

The Master who is Tim Rudman

http://www.timrudman.com/

 

Get on Tim’s mailing list for news about current “lithable” papers

http://www.timrudman.com/mailing_list

 

The go-to site for lith materials and info (and Bromoil by the way) is Wolfgang Moersch

https://www.moersch-photochemie.de/content/shop/negativ/36/lang:en

 

To see beautiful examples of Wolfgang’s work check out his Flikr page

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

 

We had some emails

Joachim Gross sent links to the company in Germany where he bought his lovely wooden tripod

https://www.berlebach.de/?bereich=details&id=266&sprache=english

 

and

 

https://www.berlebach.de/?sprache=english

 

Simon mentioned he was given a Paterson Orbital print processor and Andrew mentioned the daylight tray being developed by Stearman Press

https://shop.stearmanpress.com/blogs/news/the-sp-8x10-status

 

Eventually…….. we lead in to just under an hour of discussion with John Boyce of Odyssey Devere – Now Simon refused to edit this to cover up for Andrew’s ineptness but hang in there as John is a lovely guy and we had a wonderful chat

 

John’s Link

http://odyssey-sales.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

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What a wonderful selection of guests we have had since we started the show, all very inspirational loads of fun. Our guest on show 18 is no exception, so if you are unfamiliar with the work of Brendan Barry then head over to his website straight away – alternatively do that later, sit back, pour a glass of something and enjoy the conversation.

Just a note of caution, we had a few audio issues for this episode, hopefully the gremlins will be gone for next time.

 

Things we chatted about on the show

Cary Norton builds cameras from Lego and was an early inspiration

https://carynorton.com/legotron-mark-i

 

Brendan was asked to turn the 46th floor of 101 Park Avenue into a camera obscura, the building has 160 windows and is a space of 26,000 ftsq – not a problem – just ask https://redhooklabs.com/ and https://aperture.org/about/ to hook up with some students of diverse backgrounds to come along and help. Find out more here

https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/06/04/brendan-barry-transformed-skyscraper-into-camera-obscura/

 

Of course it wasn’t long before we had to mention those good old boys over at https://homemadecamera.podbean.com/

 

Andrew mentioned the wonderful Heather Oelklaus who has a pinhole truck and a great website – www.Camerakarma.com

 

Brendan shouted out to Stephen Raff and Nicky Thompson, Wet plate Collodion workers in the UK https://www.stephenraffphotography.co.uk/new-page-2 and also https://www.nickyjthompson.co.uk/index.html

 

Here's a link to the Positive Light Projects - https://www.positivelightprojects.com

 

Brendan’s Links

 

If you are going to start somewhere then Brendan’s website is the best place https://brendanbarry.co.uk/

 

On Instagram https://www.instagram.com/brendanbarryphoto/

 

And a new commercial venture that looks super cool, relaxing and informative https://www.instagram.com/positivelightprojects/?hl=en

 

And a wonderful Ilford Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLINj68P16w

 

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We have been admirers of Jeff’s Graflex SLR mods for a while now, and who could fail to miss his awesome sheet film inserts for pretty much any size sheet film you could want. Jeff is the driving force behind 20th Century Camera and we were pleased to spend time with him chatting about his business and loads more.

We read out emails from Joachim Gross (Sinar and cutaways in glass) and Ben Farrar who puts us right over the origin of the term “Indian Summer”

Monty Craig (the lens guy) gets a shout out too as we try and answer another question about lenses.

Links and references arising from the discussions:

Jeff loves Nico Photo News on YouTube (he reviewed the new one instant pack film)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6yh3JkMX-U

Speaking of pack film, Andrew is super excited to receive his “One Instant” pack film from the successful Supersense Kickstarter. This film is currently made from old Polaroid stock and whilst FP100C it is not, those who love an expired look and the old polaroid film are in luck.

Learn more over at Supersense

https://supersense.com/oneinstant/

On the subject of instant film – did you know that following the demise of “New 55 Film” a pos neg polaroid film for your 5x4 camera, Sam Hiser picked up the remains and is now producing the film under the name “Famous Format” – boasting 100 and 400 speed emulsions, a better spread of chemicals and an improved balance between the resulting negative and the print. Again not cheap but id instant photography is your thing…..

https://the-famous-large-small-format-photography-co.myshopify.com/

Thanks go to Steve Segasby who has kindly agreed to donate a 5x7 enlarger to the Six Towns Darkroom Club in Stoke-on-Trent. (Message Simon if you want to attend the club on Tuesday evenings). Steve was a previous guest on the show so check out episode 6 to hear what he gets up to.

Jeff gave shout outs to Dave Shrimpton who we hope to have on the show soon

http://daveshrimpton.co.uk/

The ubiquitous Ethan Moses of too many podcasts we can't name them all fame and Cameradactyl

https://www.cameradactyl.com/

And his son Sam (sorry no link for Sam) who thinks his Dad now has a bit of street cred as he’s been on a podcast – sorry Sam you must be confusing us with another podcast.

 

Jeff’s links

 

See Jeff’s Graflex conversion service and his LF film spirals here

https://20thcenturycamera.com/

 

Follow him on IG

https://www.instagram.com/jeffrey.who/

 

And Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/20thcenturycamera/

https://www.facebook.com/4Jeff.Perry

 

 

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We are truly honoured to be joined this week by 2018 Sony Photographer Of The Year, Alys Tomlinson. Amongst many topics, Alys talks with us about her 5 year Ex-Voto project that documents landscape, people and faith from Lourdes through Ireland and Poland. We discuss the background to the project, as well as it’s ideas and thoughts it provokes.

 

A truly inspiring artist

 

Links and references arising from the discussions:

 

Fancy a trip to Lourdes

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

 

Fine art darkroom printer Robin Bell

http://robinbell.com/

 

Mike Crawford of the Lighthouse Darkroom

http://www.mike-crawford.co.uk/index.html

 

http://www.lighthousedarkroom.com/

 

North London Darkroom

http://www.londondarkroom.com/

 

GOST are a really interesting independent photography publisher who were instrumental in publishing EV-VOTO and have some great titles on sale – check them out here

https://gostbooks.com/

 

Please listen to the end where you will hear from EM with a message about the 2019 edition of the Emulsive Secret Santa event. There’s not much time left to register folks!

https://emulsive.org/

 

 

 

Alys’s links

 

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

 

https://www.instagram.com/alystomlinson/

 

Alys is represented at the Hackelbury Gallery

https://hackelbury.co.uk/

 

LFPP links -

The shutter tester that Simon used

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Camera-shutter-tester-for-shutter-speed-up-to-1-1000th-for-PCs-and-laptops/153631032366?hash=item23c51f842e:g:Ys0AAOSwVL1WEWxR

 

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Andrew Bartram

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Hunky Pilot, body builder and press up champion (ask Ben Horne) Alan Brock joins Simon and Andrew to chat about hiking in the far reaches of Zion National park, backpacking with an Intrepid Camera, the Darkslide Collective, Fresnel screens and lots of other stuff…..ahhhh you’ll have to listen.

Oh and Simon clearly wants to get into wet mounting... (we left an outtake in the middle of recording)

 

Links and references arising from the discussions:

 

The View Camera Store in the USA sells all sorts of cool LF gear and Alan uses BTZ tubes for developing his sheet film. Andrew has one of their elasticated hoods

https://viewcamerastore.com/products/btzs-4x5-b-w-film-tube-kit

 

Justin Lowery came up quite a bit in the chat – check out his work here

https://www.lowerylandscapes.com/

 

Wet scanning!!!! Check out google – here’s a video with a scary dude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg6uO2ODvbY

 

Alan uses Praus Productions for his film developing – looks like an interesting company

https://www.4photolab.com/

 

Alan’s links

 

http://www.alanbrockimages.com/

 

Check out Alan’s flying vids

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=alan+brock+aviation&qpvt=alan+brock+aviation&FORM=VDRE

 

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Andrew Bartram

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https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com

 

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https://www.imstagram.com/warboyssnapper_pinholes

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/warboyssnapper

 

We have been trying to get Sandeha on the show for ages, it took a meal and a beer in a dodgy pub in Wales to finally convince him it was a good idea to come and chat with us.

Andrew has known Sandeha since the days when they both hung out on the Fiim and Darkroom User (FADU) forum, this is still going strong and can be found in the link below.

So sit back, close your eyes and listen to this erudite gentleman talk with us two numptys.

 

Links and references arising from the discussions:

 

FADU….

http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/fadu_front_page.php

 

Andrew gave a shout out to Odyssey Devere and to John Boyce in particular – OD refurbish and make large format enlargers (including digital ones whatever they are)

http://odyssey-sales.co.uk/product-category/photographic-enlargers/

 

Sandeha mentioned a great book “Adventures with pinhole and home-made cameras” by John Evans – a few on sale here

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&an=&tn=adventures+with+pinhole+and+home-made+cameras&kn=&isbn=

 

We discussed painting’s effect on photography and vice versa, touching on Simon’s favourite subject of perspective and Sandeha recommended looking at paintings by Degas

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=degas+street+paintings&qpvt=degas+street+paintings&FORM=IGRE

 

Sandeha’s links

http://sandehalynch.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sandehalynch

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

https://www.instagram.com/sandehalynch/

 

 

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Simon Forster

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www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

 

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

 

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

 

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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

Amy Jasek The Texas Girl

 

Amy is a passionate film user, street photographer and in recent times large format photographer.

Heavily influenced by her Dad from a young age and now in possession of some beautiful wooden cameras, Amy’s love of the medium shines through in our conversation.

 

Links and references arising from the discussions:

Coming up on Saturday 28th September is World Cyanotype day – check it out here.

https://www.worldcyanotypeday.com/

 

Wet Plate artist and workshops by S Gayle Stevens

http://www.sgaylestevens.com/

 

Amy uses DK50 developer which is a bit like D76 – lots of info out there but here is one link to look at

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/dk-50-developer.62109/print

 

And…..we discussed or Amy did, Azo photographic paper, I found this thread

https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?123571-What-exactly-is-AZO-paper

 

Andrew sat up and took notice when Amy mentioned DeviantArt site!!

www.deviantart.com

 

Amy runs the Instagram Group for the Film Shooters Collective, use #heyfsc for a chance of having your work featured – check out all they do here

https://www.filmshooterscollective.com/

 

She Shoots Film and Shootapalooza are two other groups that Amy is involved with

https://sheshootsfilm.photography/

 

https://www.shootapalooza.com/

 

And for some reason we mentioned Graeme Jago of the Sunny 16 Podcast

https://sunny16podcast.com/

 

Amy’s links

http://www.texasgirlphotography.com/about

 

 

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https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

 

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

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Or from Simon –

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Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

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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 zone system free show as Simon and Andrew channel their inner talk show hosts as they quiz guests who, to be frank are only on the show to sell stuff.

Mercenary guests Jason Lane and Steve Lloyd are on the verge of completing “ChromaGraphica” a Kickstarter campaign for brand new, injection moulded dry plate holders.

We talk to Steve about his back story and the awesome Chroma Camera that will very shortly be on sale to all and sundry and then Jason tells us all about Pictoriographica, his dry plate business – the history, the process, hints and tips and why we should all be out there using dry plates (film is dead folks).

 

Links and references arising from the discussions:

 

We discussed storage methods for dry plates, Andrew uses Secol in the UK for all things archival

https://www.secol.co.uk/products/slides__films_and_negatives_stor/4_flap_folders_and_plain_sheets

 

Jason plugged “Dry Plate Photographers” Facebook Group – Andrew has joined it and very informative it is too

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428512583937923/

 

Jason referenced the work of Denise Ross who wrote about her dry plate experience on her great “light farm” site

http://www.thelightfarm.com/

 

Ron Mowrey, former Kodak emulsion engineer – check out a youtube video and go from there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4q0Ryh9pBE

 

Andrew mentioned a youtube video by “Planetrandy” (yes I know) who uses a large wooden wetplate camera and Jasons plates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uIVOOfVys4

 

Steve’s links

Check out his website for Chroma Camera

http://chroma.camera/

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/chromacamera/

 

Jason’s links

His website is the place to go for sales, hints and tips

https://www.pictoriographica.com/

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/pictoriographica/

 

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https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/

ko-fi.com/largeformatphotographypodcast

 

You can join in the fun at our Facebook Group

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Or from Simon –

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Email feedback, ideas and questions for the podcast

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Podcast Hosts Social Media presence

 

Simon Forster

www.classiclensespodcast.com

www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk

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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

FPP archivist and occasional guest joins us this week to discuss his love affair with all things wet plate.

We get to question him about the process, history, materials and a bit about gear though not too much (mmm another guest we need back on).

We didn’t discuss the zone system on this show so apologies to anyone out there who needed a zone system fix, you may have to wait a few shows.

 

Links and references arising from the discussions:

For dark cloths and LF development tubes etc

https://www.panastoreonline.co.uk/harrison-dark-cloth-1035-psc-hcloth-os-n-a-came-1

https://viewcamerastore.com/

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/446773-REG/Harrison_2036_Silver_Classic_Dark_Cloth.html

 

Joseph was influenced by the wet plate portraits of American Cowboys – check out his work here

http://www.robbkendrick.com/kendrickWP/

Joseph does one on one workshops for wet plate collodion and silver gelatin printing. For more details just contact Joseph through his website https://www.josephbrunjes.com/about

Other Workshops in the USA

http://www.alternativephotography.com/penumbra-foundation-center-for-alternative-photography/

 

USA Wet Plate Supplies;

Tanks and helper trays: Lund Photographics  https://www.lundphotographics.com

Aluminum plates:   Main Trophy Supply

(800) 323-6054

https://maintrophysupply.com

 

Chemicals: Bostick and Sullivan -  They have a great wet plate starter kit complete with mixing instructions.

https://www.bostick-sullivan.com

 

Wet plate holders:  http://www.chamonixviewcamera.com

Joseph is a fan of Chamonix products

 

Supplies if you live in the UK

http://www.wetplatesupplies.com/

 

Aluminium as a base for tintypes – google trophy aluminium, in the UK one would be

http://www.engravamet.co.uk/product/trophy-aluminium/

 

Joseph said the best way to learn about LF portraiture is to study the work of the masters

August Sander

Edward Curtis

Richard Avedon

Irving Penn

Philippe Halsman

Arnold Newman

Yousef Karsh

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Douglas Kirkland

There are many more of course but it is a good start with this list.  

 

shout-outs to

 

Mike Raso on the FPP

https://filmphotographyproject.com/

Darren Riley and his “Um” song

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Craig Sheaks video channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuh15ZtmA4Rim6jjFKrXG4Q

 

And the Classic Camera Revival Podcast especially their latest LF episode

https://classiccamerarevival.podbean.com/

 

Joseph’s links

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/24021575@N02

 

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We chat this week by all-round good egg Richard Pickup

Richard is a teacher, street photographer and user of an 8x10 Intrepid camera using it for, amongst other things, making portraits and contact prints.

Richard has a great web site which is full of useful stuff for film enthusiasts. As he recently published a blog all about the zone system we thought it would be a good idea to spend some time talking about this often misunderstood subject ……..and of course Simon asks every guest we have about it so rather like the monkey / typewriter / Shakespeare thing eventually he will understand it.

 

Links and references arising from the discussions:

Andrew again recommended two books by Bruce Barnbaum to help with the whole previsualisation thing

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B00VB46KLC&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_GGljDbZF5MBTR

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Photography-2nd-Personal-Expression/dp/1681982102/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=bruce+barnbaum&qid=1562687592&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

We discussed the work of John Blakemore and his approach to the zone system – here is a great book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blakemores-Black-White-Photography-Workshop/dp/0715317210/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=john+blakemore&qid=1564130083&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

At some point we discussed night photography and how the zone system works here – two twitter folks who are night photography fans and exponents are

Sandeep - https://twitter.com/Givemeabiscuit

And Ian Nutt https://barnabynutt.com/

 

For some reason we mentioned The Hypersensitive Photographer’s Podcast

https://anchor.fm/hypersensitive

 

Richard learnt a lot from Michael Freemans books, in particular

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Photographers-Eye-Understand-Composition-Photography/dp/1781577307/ref=sr_1_2?hvadid=3171150263&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=michael+freeman+the+photographers+eye&qid=1564130419&s=gateway&sr=8-2

 

On a similar theme

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Photographers-Eye-John-Szarkowski/dp/087070527X/ref=sr_1_3?hvadid=3171150263&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=michael+freeman+the+photographers+eye&qid=1564130490&s=gateway&sr=8-3

 

We gave shout outs to

 

Isabel Curdes

https://isabelcurdes.com/

 

Ruth Storey

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

 

Richard’s links

https://www.richardpickup.com/

 

https://twitter.com/richard_pickup

 

 

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