Dev Party – The Great Exchange

On this episode, we talk about our experiences shooting each others cameras (while developing the film we’re talking about). Vania shot Eric’s Mamiya m645j, while Eric shot Vania’s Hasselblad 500C. Answering the previous episode’s Answering Machine Question, we both talk about the various animal encounters we’ve had (some together!). Eric developed Foma Retropan 320 inContinue reading “Dev Party – The Great Exchange”

Kodak’s New Prices and How We’re Never Happy

This episode is all about Kodak’s recent price increases: Why’d they do it? How high will they get? And what the hell do we do now? But it’s not just us who will be talking – we asked a few former guests and some friends of the show their thoughts on it. There’s also theContinue reading “Kodak’s New Prices and How We’re Never Happy”

Nailed to the Xtol (or Maybe Exel)

Finally… Finally Vania returns to Xtol, the developer that nearly killed her (in a very metaphorical sense). Meanwhile, Eric tries out Foma’s version of Xtol called Fomadon Exel. Both are ascorbic acid developers, and while Kodak claims that Xtol is good for “fine grain and high sharpness,” Foma claims that Exel is great for “fineContinue reading “Nailed to the Xtol (or Maybe Exel)”

Carte de Vistas: The First Social Media Experiment (w/ HawnFawn)

And on this episode, we’re winding our timelines back to the first social media experiment (that seems to have gone a LOT better than the current one) – CDVs, Cabinet Cards and the mania they kicked up. We’ll also be talking to Bay Area portrait photographer and everybody’s best friend, Han Phan (@hawnfawn on IG)! Continue reading “Carte de Vistas: The First Social Media Experiment (w/ HawnFawn)”

Dev Party – Devil is in the Double X

On this slightly less spooky episode of Dev Party, we’re twinning! Both Eric and Vania are developing 120 rolls of Kodak Double X in FA-1027. We go into the details and the weirdo data sheet that accompanies FA-1027. We also brush up against the long history of Double X.  Not only that, we both giveContinue reading “Dev Party – Devil is in the Double X”

Ghosts, Orbs, and Exploding Nitrate Film (with Dave Wilson of Victorian Photography Studio)

On this spooky episode, we’ll be talking to Dave from Victorian Photo Studio in Gettysburg (@vps_gettysburg on IG) about tintypes and ghost photos! We’ll also tell you all about some ridiculously explosive film that was essentially gunpowder.  Ever wanted to know how to spot a fake ghost photo? It’s pretty easy, but we’ll tell youContinue reading “Ghosts, Orbs, and Exploding Nitrate Film (with Dave Wilson of Victorian Photography Studio)”

Dev Party – The Loneliest Pine

On this episode of Dev Party, we talk about our day in Lone Pine, California, the Museum of Western Film. We also talk about Museum of Western Film History, which we visited. There were some amazing clouds, some perfect skies, and some photos we’re super stoked about. We also talked about the non-photographic mediums thatContinue reading “Dev Party – The Loneliest Pine”

French Surrealism and Chill (with Kalie Frisky)

On this episode we will be chatting it up with Kalie Frisky, we’ll explore collaborations through  the somewhat recently re-discovered work by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore – two French Surrealists in love! Also Tiffin’s fit with film will drop a new hit, there’s the answering machine, and we’ll have a little bit of funContinue reading “French Surrealism and Chill (with Kalie Frisky)”

Dev Party – Don’t Be Ascared of the Dark

Full notes and photos here: In this darkened episode of Dev Party, Eric and Vania develop Ilford Delta 3200, which they both shot under natural and incidental light in very dark places. Vania captured surfboard shaper, Mike, plying his craft. And here are some of her shots: Meanwhile, Eric developed two roles. The firstContinue reading “Dev Party – Don’t Be Ascared of the Dark”

The Flight of the Pigeon Photographers (with Izzie Farr)

This episode is a mixed bag of goodness. We’ll be talking to Izzie Farr (@izzie_farr on IG), who authored an open letter to Kodak that recently got a bit of attention. Autumn is basically upon us, so we’ll talk a little bit about school pictures (while dredging up some questionable memories). And also pigeon photographers:Continue reading “The Flight of the Pigeon Photographers (with Izzie Farr)”