Dev Party – Let’s Put the Fun in Funeral!

On this episode of Dev Party, Vania tells us all about the time she photographed a funeral – complete with bagpipes!

While talking, Vania developed two things at once. We really don’t recommend it, but she apparently pulled it off! First up was some color film from an old disposable camera. She did this in C-41. Meanwhile, she also devved Fomapan 100 sheets in FA-1027! Here they be:

While this was going on, Eric developed some Agfa Copex Rapid. The only thing rapid about it is how quickly it develops. He did it in FA-1027 – but more diluted than Vania’s.

Here they are:

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Does the New Leica Matter At All? (w/ Lisa Toboz) – Episode 72

On this episode we’re taking a look at the new Leica M6 and what it means, if anything at all, to the film community and industry. Jess Hobbs (@jesshobbsphoto on IG) and Danielle Wrobleski (@girlwithtoomanycameras on IG) will help us out as we discuss this weirdly topical topic. 

But before that, we’ll be talking to Polaroid photographer Lisa Toboz (@lisatoboz on IG) about, ghosts, horror, and how her work isn’t your typical instant snaps. We’ve also got the answering machine and a zine review.

The New Leica M6 Doesn’t Really Matter (Sort Of)

Luxury camera company, Leica, recently brought back the M6, a 35mm rangefinder that they produced from 1984 through 2002. It seemed like huge news that a camera company that was mostly producing digital cameras decided to bring back a classic model. But what really caught everyone’s attention was the price tag. 

When it comes to film cameras,  your choices are essentially a shed or a mansion, a Yugo GV or a Lamborghini Countach,  a row boat or the yacht from the Duran Duran video.

The big question right off that bat – Does it matter that Leica brought back the M6 – especially in light of them already offering two other film cameras?

We talk to Jess Hobbs (IG @jesshobbsphotography) and Danielle Wrobleski (IG @girlwithtoomanycameras) all about this.

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

Danielle: https://www.girlwithtoomanycameras.com/

Lisa Toboz

Within the work of Lisa Toboz, you can see glimpses of uneasiness and even horror. She’s influenced by Victorian Spirit photography, which we discussed last Halloween (and the Halloween before), as well as vernacular photographs (which we’ve also talked about). How do all of these things come together to form Lisa’s saturated and beautiful Polaroid prints? Let’s find out.

IG: @lisatoboz

Web: https://www.lisatoboz.com

Analog Forever Magazine: https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/

Here are some of her photos:

Zine Review

Moving Emma to Philadelphia by Vera Benschop

The press is on IG @benschopbooks and Vera is @verabenschop

There’s also benschopbooks.com

We’ll have a link in the show notes. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BenschopBooks

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Dev Party – The Family Just Disappeared

On this episode of Dev Party, we both develop color film in Eric’s DIY ECN-2 kits. Vania shot a roll of 220 through her Pentax – on the water, of course. Meanwhile, Eric explored an abandoned house with colorful walls and a bit of a mystery.

That roll of 220 Vania shot was Kodak Vericolor III, expired in the 90s sometime. This time around she tried a few different things, but ECN-2 does some really wonderful things to expired film. It’s foamtastic!

Here are some of her shots:

Eric did something odd and shot a roll of Lomo Color 800. The reason? He discovered a house left abandoned with everything left behind. He needed a bit more light, so tried 800 and it worked. He also shot (and later developed) a roll of black & white Ultrafine 400 pushed to 3200.

And here are a few of his:

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Satan Just Does Stuff… in 3D! (w/ Amy -Badenchini) – Episode 71

On this basically spooky episode, we’ll be the podcast that hands out full size candy bars. We’ve got an enlivening interview with Amy Badenchini (@lilangelfilm2 on IG), about photography, lowriders and punk rock. Then we’ll turn to Satan to tell you all about the 1800s craze of Diableries. We’ve also got a ghoulish answering machine question, as well as zine reviews and other bits of glossolalia.

But first, Vania and Eric banter about a number of things, including a Halloween candy rant, a Duran Duran disappointment, and Vania’s potentially stolen Rolleiflex.

Amy Badenchini

Amy Badenchini’s photographic world is filled with lowriders, punk rock and cats – sometimes all at the same time. Her slightly shifted color shots of car culture caught my eye years ago, and I’m stoked to finally get the chance to sit down and talk with her.

IG: @lilanglefilm2

Here are a few of her photos, including the Bear & Oreo shot!

Diableries – 3D Images of Satan!

This collection of images was called Les Diableries – they were photographs of intricate clay sculptures depicting numerous hellscapes, photographed by stereo cameras to render them in three dimensions. 

The typical Diablerie was a diorama depicting a number of scenes filled with Satan and skeletons, demons and devils engaged in various acts. Sometimes these acts were fantastical, like the Black Sabbath or Satan’s Fete Day. Others depicted Judgment Day and Orpheus leaving Hell. And still others were weirdly mundane: Return from the Racecourse … in Hell, New Year’s Day … in Hell, and the Infernal Railway.. In – well you get the idea.

Though all of the original 72 Diableries were different, they all showed the Devil partaking in some hellish happening. And though the styles of the individual artists showed through, the basic idea – the Devil doing stuff with skeletons – was carried throughout the series. Satan and his pals were essentially actors playing whatever roles the artists placed them in. Think of it as how the Japanese toy company Sanrio uses Hello Kitty – but here, the emphasis is on the “Hell”.

We talked about a few of these Diableries, and here some are:

If you’re good at these types of things, you might be able to “free-eye” the 3D effect…

In the piece, we mentioned how the glowing eyes were made. Here’s a photo of the back of one of the Diableries. You can see the tiny pinholes where the skeleton’s eyes appeared. These holes were filled with red gel.

Zine Review

Vania reviewed Lost Memory by Chris D’Amore – a 96 page book that can be picked up here:

https://www.chrisdamore.com/shop/lostmemory

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Dev Party – Stand Development and Ask Us Basically Anything

In some sort of celebration of our third anniversary, we did an AMA – Ask Us Anything. Most folks asked us about photography and developing (and none of the boring ‘desert island’ and ‘why film’ questions).

We field a bunch of questions while waiting for our hour-long stand development to be over.

Eric developed Ilford FP4+ in 510Pyro, 1+500. Here’s some of the results:

Vania developed what she thought was some black & white film, but it turned out to be color motion picture film. She developed it in Rodinal, 1+100. Will color film develop in b&w chemistry? Here you go:

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The Woman Who Was Crippled By The Darkroom (w/ Kate Miller-Wilson and Taylor) – Episode 70

We have a unique show for you this time! We’ll be talking to both Kate Miller-Wilson (@katemillerwilson on IG) and Taylor (@Taylarlar on IG) about their recent collaborations! Also, does being in the darkroom full time for fifty years sound good to you? We’ll learn about the Kinseys and maybe your thoughts will change on that. We’ve also got a fun answering machine question and a couple of zine reviews. 

Kate & Taylor

We’ve talked to both Kate Miller-Wilson and Taylor on this show before. But today we got them both at the same damn time! They’ve been working on several collaborations together and the work has given them new insights into photography and working together as a whole. 

Here are some of Kate’s photos:

And here’s Taylors:

Darius and Tabitha Kinsey

The devotion of Tabitha Kinsey to her husband and photographer Darius Kinsey produced thousands of beautiful prints. As Darius captured the logging camps and railroads of the Pacific Northwest, Tabitha spent 50 years hunched over a basin, under a red light, developing, fixing and washing countless prints. 

With Darius on the road almost constantly, she raised two kids and was compelled to employ her nieces to help around the house or in the darkroom. She handled the family’s expenses, the groceries, the cleaning, the entire household. She sacrificed her life for printing and was damn good at it. 

History would typically only remember and herald the photographer, who, with his huge cameras, his gigantic glass plates, and his constant travel, took over 10,000 photos. But with the Kinsey’s, the work of Tabitha the printer and devoted wife has also been remembered.

Here are some of their family photos:

And here are some of their serious work:

And finally, some of their ads:

Zine Review

Vania reviewed Farmstands, Vol. 1 by Alicia Robinson-Welsh (@alrobinsonwelsh on IG).

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Dev Party – Workin’ Part Time at the 5 & Dime (510 Pyro, Okay?)

Due to popular “demand,” we’re developing Ilford FP4 in 510 Pyro!

Eric (@conspiracy.of.cartographers on IG) has used it a bit before, but Vania (@surfmartian on IG) tries it for the first time!

We both shot FP4, but Eric did 120 through the Mamiya RB67 and Vania did sheets with her Graflex Super D.

We walk you through everything, from mixing to washing.

It’s not the most available developer ever, so here’s where we got it:

https://www.freestylephoto.biz/510100-Zone-Imaging-LTD-510-Pyro-Film-Developer-with-Syringe-100ml

(The tech sheet with instructions can be found there too.)

Here are Vania’s pics:

And here are some of Eric’s:

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We Are Not Showgirls: Carinval Strippers (w/ Ariela Badenas) – Episode 69

On this episode, we’re getting literary, sort of. We’ll be talking to Ariela Badenas about her photography and her new book There Is Nothing Remarkable About This Place. We’ll then be hitting the traveling fair circuit to talk about Susan Meiselas and her project from the mid 70s – Carnival Strippers. We’ve also got the answering machine question and a couple of zine reviews!

We open with Vania talking about some hard times and some good times too. She also pinpoints the fun part about film photography. Meanwhile, Eric talks about his bad photo weekend full of bad photos. And guess who dropped his camera.

Also, according to math, it’s our three year anniversary.

Ariela Badenas

If you’ve listened to our podcast more than a couple of times, you’ll recognize the name: Ariela Badenas, aka Arielaaaaaaa! She’s just published her first book, There is Nothing Remarkable About this Place.

We just as much fun as we thought we’d have talking to her.

Buy her book! https://www.arielab.ca/shop

IG: @arielaaaaaaaa

Web: https://www.arielab.ca/

Here are a few of the photos that we talked about from her book:

Carnival Strippers

By the 1960s, every traveling carnival had one or more strip shows going on towards the back of the fair grounds all through the night. They reached their apex in the mid-1970s, just when photographer Susan Meiselas was beginning her career.

Susan Meiselas was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949. She received her Masters from Harvard studying under documentary photographer Barbara Norfleet. It was her first and only photography course. 

Susan began this three-year-long adventure in 1973. She brought with her the self-awareness that she was the outsider. Her upbringing and Harvard education placed her essentially in a different class from the women she was photographing.

She even admitted that it was her “first real experience with the working class.” Growing up, Maiselus had the privilege of choices. What she found at the carnival were often women who had few.

Regardless, Susan approached the workers without the desire to exploit them or glorify them. She photographed and recorded them as they were, and as they wanted to be photographed and recorded.

This was in many ways a collaboration with the workers. She gained their trust by simply being herself and allowing them to express the same. Her photographs are not sentimental or contrived. There is no hint of the “male gaze” from her camera (only from the men she also photographed). 

On this piece, we essentially review and look at the book (and project) Carnival Strippers, recently released in its third edition.

Here are a very few of the photos we can show you…

Zine Review!

We seem to review a new issue of Better Off every couple of episodes. And while they’re all pretty special, this one hits home. It’s Better Off #7 by Brandy B, who’s been a guest of ours on a couple of different episodes. 

Brandy is, of course @film_diary_of_a_redhead on IG. And this zine features all halfframe diptychs.

For those that don’t know, a half frame is just that – half of a 35mm frame. There are an assortment of cameras that shoot that format. This gives you double the photos per roll, turning a 36 exposure roll into an incredibly unwieldy 72 exposures.

What Brandy does with this is a little different. She pairs photos as she shoots, scanning both together as one photo with two images side by side, separated by a black frame. This allows for a bit of creative juxtaposition or contextualization that would otherwise be… not impossible, but slightly less convenient. 

Web: https://betteroffzine.com/

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Dev Party – DIY ECN-2 (aka Nobody Likes Grape Otter Pops)

On this episode of Dev Party, we’re developing come in Eric’s DIY ECN-2 kit! We sort of walk you through the mixing and the developing, though there’s a lot of chit chat and small talk. Mostly, it’s just an entertaining little catch up.

Vania developed rebranded Kodak Vision3 in 120 (with “spokes”). Here are some of her shots:

Meanwhile, Eric developed Kodak Vericolor III, expired in 1997. Here are some of his:

Here’s a link to Terry Evans’ book, Heartland, mentioned by Eric:

We also talked a little bit about bleach bypass, and here are a few of those:

And here’s Eric’s collection of photos developed with his DIY ECN-2 kit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/conspiracyofcartographers/albums/72157702057532881

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Two or Three Cameras in Two or Three Wagons (w/ Imran Nuri) – Episode 68

On this episode, we talk to Imran Nuri (@nuristudios on IG), who spent a few months traveling through 48 states asking strangers for life advice before taking their portraits. We’ll also tell you about a traveling photographer who might not have actually existed. And speaking of traveling photographers, Vania is on the road right now as we speak (and thus the crickets!) and will tell us all about how her trip is going. There’s also the answering machine, zine reviews and so much more…

But real quick before we start… here’s the link to Eric’s new book:

https://conspiracyofcartographers.bigcartel.com/product/expired-vol-2-photographs-on-dead-film

Imran Nuri – 48 States Full of Life Advice

This past summer, photographer Imran Nuri spent three months living out of the trunk of his car. He traveled to 48 states and asked over 1000 people if he could take their portraits, but more importantly, if they could impart upon him some sort of life advice. 

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

Web: https://www.imrannuri.com/

IG: @nuristudios

We were able to sit down with him for a chat, just after he finished developing his rolls. Here are a few of his portraits:

Vania on the Road!

Vania got a couple of rolls developed on the road! And here are a few shots:

Eric’s Day at the Fair!

Eric went to the Evergreen State Fair and shot black & white for some reason:

Mary Winslow Or Maybe Not

Since none of Mary Winslows photos exist now (or maybe ever), we don’t have anything to share. But here’s the original newspaper article about her…

Zine Review!

Monochrome Mania #8 by Mark O’Brien!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mfophotos

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