Dev Party – Spilling the Tea with Cyanotypes

On this episode of Dev Party, we’re doing something a bit different. We’re not developing film, but making a few cyanotypes, bleaching them and then tanning them in tea and/or coffee! Eric made three cyanotypes using Photographer’s Formulary Cyanotype Kit and a UV lamp. The lamp is made by Everbeam. It’s the 365nm 50w LEDContinue reading “Dev Party – Spilling the Tea with Cyanotypes”

Through Songs and Magpies: Listening to Images (w/ Jordan Tiberio)

And we’re back! It’s been a wonderful little break, but it’s even better to be back in the studio and chitty some chat. On this episode, we’ll be talking to photographer and collector Jordan Tiberio (@jordantiberio on IG)! We’ll also consider how sound interacts with our work and we’ll talk about a couple of songsContinue reading “Through Songs and Magpies: Listening to Images (w/ Jordan Tiberio)”

Dev Party – A Crash Course in Remjet Surgery

On this impromptu episode of Dev Party, we’re going commercial! Okay, not really, but we *are* using Eric’s ECN-2 kit to develop Kodak Motion Picture film in 120! Now, this isn’t Cinestill – this is the raw stuff, complete with Remjet coating! Remjet is a thin carbon coating on the non-emulsion side of motion pictureContinue reading “Dev Party – A Crash Course in Remjet Surgery”

Dev Party – X-Ray in the Tickle Tent (Again-ish)

On this weird little episode of Dev Party, Eric re-enters the Tickle Tent – his portable darkroom tent – to tray develop some Fuji HR-U X-ray film. Badly. He does it very badly. Meanwhile, Vania develops two sheets of color and somehow winds up with four sheets. What is this trickery? Find out! Here isContinue reading “Dev Party – X-Ray in the Tickle Tent (Again-ish)”

Dev Party – Technically Technical Almost Panchromatic

On the first Dev Party of 2022, Eric dips a little bit into Kodak Technical Pan, aka, Techpan! Meanwhile, Vania develops some Ilford FP4+ she shot through her Voightlander Väg. Eric developed Techpan (for some reason) in PMK; 5+10+450 for 12mins. Since the film had expired in October of 1992, he shot it at 6iso.Continue reading “Dev Party – Technically Technical Almost Panchromatic”

Disposable Cameras and Their Permanence (w/ Jenny Sampson)

On this episode, we’re talking to Jenny Sampson (@jennysampsonphotography on IG), tintypist and author of Skater Girls. We’ll also be taking a good long look at disposable cameras – from the very first in 1886 to the very last … to be released by Kodak in the near future – Apparently, the future is disposableContinue reading “Disposable Cameras and Their Permanence (w/ Jenny Sampson)”

Dev Party – Encouraging Casual Conversation (while Developing)

In this episode, we are just kicking back, developing some film and having a lovely little chat. The conversation meanders from film to developers, from that one town in Idaho or maybe Montana to whatever. Vania developed a mystery roll of Vericolor II (expired in the early 80s), and speculates as to what’s on it.Continue reading “Dev Party – Encouraging Casual Conversation (while Developing)”

Murder vs. Death: Books of Crime Scene Photos (w/ Jon Hilty)

We talk to Jon Hilty (@amphetadreamer on IG) because we were wrong about Autochromes! There’s also some history about the View-Master, and we take a good look at two books of early crime scene photos. There’s also Tiffen (@tiffen.sinclair on IG), zine reviews and some other fun along the way. Jon Hilty: DIY Autochromes InContinue reading “Murder vs. Death: Books of Crime Scene Photos (w/ Jon Hilty)”

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”