Dev Party – Skate Or Don’t

On this otherwise laid back episode of Dev Party, Vania has had a bit too much coffee and Eric notices.

Vania visited a skate park under a bridge and photographed its re-construction. She did so using her Hasselblad ELS (the Moon Camera from episode one). She shot it on a 220 roll of Shanghai 100. She pushed it to 400 and then devved it in Rodinal for 35 minutes. Here are a few of her pics:

Meanwhile, Eric tried out some Rollei Retro 400 shot through the RB67. The roll was devved in Rodinal 1+25 for 10.5mins. He wasn’t super impressed, but here they are:

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Hampton Comes Alive (w/ Rick Barbosa) – Episode 62

We’ve cobbled together a fine ass show for you! We’ll be talking to Rick Barbosa (IG: @m0untainm0ney), wildland firefighter and photographer. We’ll also connect a few of our past stories while telling you about Frances Benjamin Johnston’s Hampton Album of black and Native American students in the early 1900s. And then there’s Alfred Stiegletz, real life bastard who did some pretty important stuff. And we’ve got the answering machine, a zine review and… well. Let’s see what else we’ve got. 

Rick Barbosa

For nearly 20 years, from 2000 to 2018, Rick Barbosa photographed fellow firefighters and wildfires in the American West, all while working the line. We’ve both been talking to him for years now and are excited to share this conversation with you today.

IG: @rick_barbosa_photos

IG: @m0untainm0ney

Here are some of his photos:

Frances Benjamin Johnston’s Hampton Album

Frances Benjamin Johnston has been on our radar for awhile now, and when friend of the show, Jaya Bhatt, sent Eric a 1966 edition of her Hampton Album, it sent us on a sleuthy photographic caper with twists and turns and taught us once more that sexual and racial politics in America are incredibly nuanced and complex. 

Frances Benjamin Johnston  spent a month and a half at Hampton Institute during December and January of 1899 and 1900. She was accompanied by her mother, who worked as her assistant. Across the six weeks, she exposed 150 8×10 plates and made at least three prints of each, and a set of duplicate negatives. 

Here are some of the photos we mention during the episode:

The Hampton Album also played with the idea of modernization, and included several “before and after” pages:

The Hampton Album was partially released by MoMA in 1966, and then finally fully released in 2019.

Alfred Fucking Stiegletz

We’ve mentioned Alfred Stieglitz a couple times during the Iomogen Cunningham features, and we’ll be mentioning him again later in the episode. 

We don’t have a huge desire to do a deep dive on the cantankerous fellow, but he probably deserves a bit of a backstory.

Zines

We reviewed Cautious Emergence by Michael Winston Dales (IG @mdales)

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Dev Party – Embarrassingly Heavy Cream

Welcome to another episode of Dev Party! Along with developing some film, we’ve got our first entry in the embarrassing (photography-related) stories request. This was submitted by a listener who thought a milk dress would be a good idea. Hint: It was.

Also, Vania thinks her face is “presidential,” but not in a good way. Eric muses about bad photos vs. bad photo days and realizes he might not be as pessimistic as he thought (which changes absolutely nothing).

Photographically speaking, Vania developed Fomapan 200 with FA-1027; 1+19; 10.5mins. Here are her shots that she took with her Graflex Super D:

Meanwhile, Eric shot Fomapan 100 on a hike with the Chamonix. He devved with FA-1027; 1+14; 9mins. And here are his:

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Grain is Clumps, Okay? (w/ Jess Hobbs) – Episode 61

On this episode we’re talking to photographer, podcaster, and YouTuber Jess Hobbs! We’ll also break out the lab jackets and talk about the science behind film and development. Not only that, we’ll welcome The Film Detectives  – they’re together again for the first time! We’ve also got some great answering machine responses, and a really special zine review, plus so much more… 

Jess Hobbs!

The videos produced by Jess Hobbs stand apart from your typical “dude behind a desk” YouTube videos. Hers are cinematic, they tell a story, they’re a quiet meditation. Her photography is simple and elegant with a quiet thoughtfulness to it. And today we’re talking to her!

Here are some of her photos:

IG: @jesshobbsphoto

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JessHobbs

Classic Camera Revival Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/classiccamerarevival/

Dora Goodman Blog: https://doragoodman.com/blog/

Emulsive articles: https://emulsive.org/author/jess-hobbs

Zines

This episode Eric reviewed Vania’s zine!

Get it here: https://vaniazask.com/zines

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Dev Party – And Then There Was Alan

On this episode of Dev Party we’ve got a guest! It’s Alan Marx (@alanbeingalan on IG)! He joins us in “The Futures” because Vania developed a roll of film that he shot.

That was a roll of expired Fuji Neopan 1600 that he shot with a Pentax K1000. Vania developed the roll in PMK 1+2+100; 12 mins. And here are two shots from it:

Meanwhile, Eric shot with a new old 270mm brass lens on Fomapan 100. He devved in FA-1027. Here they are:

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Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Local (w/ Charlie Camuglia and Sara Murphy) – Episode 60

On this unique little episode, we’ve found ourselves a couple of new correspondents – Sara Murphy and Charlie Chux Camuglia! We’ll also be talking about  W.E.B. Du Bois and hundreds of photos of black Americans which he presented at the 1900 Paris Expo. And as usual, there’s the answering machine question, a couple of zine reviews, and a discussion on a recently-published controversial article about women in the film community.

First, the article in question can be found here: https://kosmofoto.com/2022/04/she-shoots-film-who-cares-a-female-photographers-perspective

Sara Murphy and Charlie Chux Camuglia

You might remember Charlie (@casualscience on IG) from Themselves Press from Episode 41 – Mugshots and Memorials. Either way, they’re back with Sara Murphy (@thefutureofwhat on IG). And why are we interviewing them together? Because they’re the newest members of All Through a Lens!

Every other episode or so Charlie and Sara, The Film Detectives will investigate all the film photography related mysteries, quandaries, and even some drama!

But for now they’re here to hang out and chit the chat with us!

For a quick intro, here’s some of Sara’s work:

And here are some from Charlie:

W.E.B. Du Bois and Black Photography at the 1900 Paris Expo

W.E.B. De Bois is remembered as a civil rights leader, a historian, a sociologist, and one of the founders of the NAACP. But he also amassed one of the largest collections of photographs of black middle class families to present to the world at the 1900 Paris Exposition. 

He presented two sorts of photos to fair goers. First, were the portraits of middle class black people. Here are a few examples:

He also shared various “slice of life” photos:

We also mentioned some of the charts that his university students made:

Zine Reviews

Monochrome Mania, Issue 7 by Mark O’Brien – $12, fullsize, color – https://www.etsy.com/shop/mfophotos

The View from the Driver’s Seat by Jaya Bhat – $10, halfsize, bw – https://jayabhat.bigcartel.com/product/view-from-the-drivers-seat

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Dev Party – Stop or I Shall Say Stop Again!

On this episode of Dev Party, we’re hearing from a tired and sickly Vania, while Eric contemplates stop baths. There’s also some more talk about non-photography stuff we keep in our camera bags (guess which one of us carries nothing extra!).

Vania developed a roll of Ilford SFX in HC-110, and here are a few of her pics:

Eric developed expired Kodak TMax 100 in FA-1027, and here are a few of his:

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Ready for a Picnic: Solo Camping and Photography (with Liz Potter)

We’ve got a fairly unique show for you today. We’ll be talking with Liz Potter (@lizpotterphotography on IG) – not about Polaroid lifts, but about the photos she takes while camping solo. Along with that, we’ll look into how photographers camped out in the old days, and how their experiences compare to our own. We’ll also have some zine reviews, the answering machine, and some stuff on something called tin types.

Liz Potter

Web: https://www.lizpotterphotography.com/

IG: @lizpotterphotography

The hope of camping out that comes over one in early spring, the laying of plans and arranging of details is, I sometimes think, even more enjoyable than reality itself. As there is pleasure in this, let me advise you to give a practical turn to your anticipations.

– John M. Gould, How to Camp Out, 1877

If there’s one person we could talk to about solo camping and photography, it would be Liz Potter. Her beautiful panoramic photos and self portraits show her fearless devotion to solo desert camping.

In this episode, we all talk about our experiences camping and shooting all on our lonesome. We each have different styles and goals, but we each have a lot of common ground to nod over.

Here are some:

William Henry Jackson

While we muse and laugh about solo camping, from time to time, Eric reads from an unpublished diary by 1800s photographer William Henry Jackson, who wrote extensively about his life as a camping large format photographer.

Hull and I carried two cameras. The first was a standard 8 x 10. The other was a stereo: with a pair of brass-barreled Willard lenses, it looked like a young cannon. Then, besides the bulky plates, we had a mass of collodions, silver baths and developers. We may have looked as if we were ready for a picnic – but it wasn’t one.

The diary in question comes from the summer of 1869. It’s available here.

And if you’re a Patreon subscriber, you can listen to Eric read the whole damn thing.

While his work is fairly available, most of what he shot during this period is not. Here is what we could find:

Zine Reviews

Offseason #1 by Ralph Brandi: https://www.etsy.com/shop/offseasonzine $8 shipped in the US

Lost Coast Land by Robert: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1182052057/lost-coastland

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Dev Party – Dry Plates All Wet

On this episode of Dev Party, Eric and Vania develop dry plates! That’s right! Photographic emulsion on glass! How does that work? Basically like film – with a catch.

Vania shot Zebra Dry Plates and developed in HC-110. Here’s one:

And Eric developed a J. Lane Dry Plate, but effed up the exposure and got nothing. However, the following day he tried again (and took a backup shot on Fomapan!). First the dry plate, and then the Foma. Both were 60 second exposures at around f/12.

Here’s a list of links you might need to get started:

Plates:

J. Lane 4×5 2ISO – https://www.pictoriographica.com/store/p9/J_Lane_Dry_Plates_-_ASA_2.html

J. Lane 4×5 25ISO – https://www.pictoriographica.com/store/p11/www.pictoriographica.com/store/p11/J_Lane_Speed_Plates_-_ASA_25.html.html

Zebra 4×5 Dry Plates – https://www.etsy.com/listing/832159911/zebra-4×5-dry-plates-10-hand-coated

Plate Holders:

Zebra Dry Plate Holder – https://www.etsy.com/listing/1013918529/zebra-4×5-dual-glass-dry-plate-holder

ChromaGraphica Dry Plate Holder – https://www.freestylephoto.biz/185450-ChromaGraphica-Double-Dry-Plate-Holder-4×5

Developing Tank:

Stearman Press Tank (for all 4×5 sheets) – https://shop.stearmanpress.com/products/rev-4-sp-445-compact-4×5-film-processing-system

Plate Holders for the Stearman Press Tank – https://shop.stearmanpress.com/collections/photography/products/4×5-plate-holders-pair

Hardening Fixer – https://www.freestylephoto.biz/731712-LegacyPro-BandW-Powder-Hardening-Fixer-to-Make-1-Gallon

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A Little Beauty in Everything: Imogen Cunningham; (w/ Serbest Salih from Sirkhane Darkroom)

On this episode we are talking to Serbest Salih of the Sirkhane Mobile Darkroom along the Turkey Syrian border. We’ll also be presenting the second part of our story on Imogen Cunningham. Before that, there’s a couple of photographically-related songs that we’d like to tell you about. There’s also the answering machine, zine reviews and quite a bit more.

 

Serbest Salih from Sirkhane Darkroom

Serbest Salih is a film photographer living in Mardin, Turkey. He runs the Sirkhane darkroom – a mobile darkroom project servicing refugee and local children on the Turkish and Syrian border. The mobile darkroom also a branch in Iraq.

Here are all the links you need to help:

IG: @sirkhanedarkroom

Web: https://heryerdesanat.org/darkroom

Buy their book: I Saw the Air Fly: https://www.mackbooks.us/products/i-saw-the-air-fly-br-sirkhane-darkroom

Serbest Salih’s IG: @servestsalih_

Here are some of the images from I Saw the Air Fly:

And here are some recent images from the Sirkhane Darkroom IG feed:

Imogen Cunningham, Part 2

We’re back to conclude our Imogen feature. When last we left Imogene Cunningham, she had just divorced Roi and was about to photograph the Unemployed Exchange Association sawmill with Dorothea Lange! It was 1934, the Great Depression was in full swing, and Imogene was ready to begin the rest of her life.

Imogen on Carson: https://www.sfmoma.org/watch/imogen-cunningham-on-the-tonight-show-with-johnny-carson/

Portrait of Imogen (Imogen discussing many of her photos – this is the film they played at the Imogen Cunningham Exhibit): https://archive.org/details/SCV23

Imogen Cunningham, A Portrait by John Korty: https://archive.org/details/imogencunninghamphotographer

Here are most of the photos we referenced in the episode:

Songs About Photography

We also looked at two songs that had something to do with photography.

Eric chose Guy Clark’s “My Favorite Picture of You”

Vania chose Spoon’s “Turn My Camera On”

Zine Reviews

Eric reviewed Sidewalks by Garon Kiesel @grain_or_die

as well as the new monthly offering from Themselves Press!

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