Episode 24 – What’s With the Fancy F?

On this episode, we delve into the weird history of f/stops! We also talk to Liz Potter (@lizpotterphotography) about pinhole photography, double exposures and making custom, handmade books. There’s a brief issue with E-6 silliness, zine reviews, and the answering machine question.

After a bit of chin-wagging, we wonder a bit about “gatekeeping” when it comes to certain photographers and their insistence that things be done a certain way – or else.

Specifically, we’re talking about E-6 Processing vs. Cross-processing.

With that garbage taken to the curb, we asked listeners to call in to answer:

Is there a place that you’ve never visited that you’d like to photograph?

Let’s Call Liz!
This episode, we called up Liz Potter to talk about handmade books, pinhole cameras, double exposures and shooting in general.

Here are a few of her photos:

Here’s a photo of her book:

f/Stops: What the f Are They Stopping?
F-stops! we all use them, and some of us even know why. But what *are* they? What’s an f? What’s a stop? What’s the difference between an aperture and diaphragm? What’s up with all the weirdly specific numbers? And what’s the deal with the funny looking f?

We answer a few of these questions to the best of our abilities. Plus, an indepth-ish look at the history of aperture settings!

Evelyn Cameron Correction
In the last episode, we said that there wasn’t really an online archive of Evelyn Cameron’s work. This wasn’t exactly true. Follow these links:

Evelyn Cameron Diaries.

Evelyn Cameron Photos.

Zine Reviews
Eric reviewed Filling the Time in Catalunya by Karen Freer.

Vania reviewed Now You See Me #1 by Alan Joseph Marx.

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

All Through a Lens: IG, Website

Episode 23 – Great Business to Exclude All the Light

On today’s episode, we’ve got a heady answering machine question, an interview with Kim “Kimchi” Giannone, zine reviews, and a feature on Montana photographer (and patron saint of All Through a Lens) Evelyn Cameron.

After a bit of chit chat (Vania’s waves have been bad and Eric’s got two zines coming out), we get right to the answering machine question:

Do you have a camera that you don’t shoot with anymore, but that you just can’t part with?

The answers ran from the practical to the literal tear-jerking. Thank you to everyone who called in.

Let’s Call Kim!
Our interview this week is with Kim Giannone. Kim has been shooting film since forever, but find herself sliding towards digital. We talk about Montana, the old days, more Montana, current and future projects, and about maybe quitting photography altogether (no, thank you).

You can find Kim’s work on Instagram – @kgphotoface.

She is also trying to raise the money to buy a mercantile in Montana so she can run a general store as well as her photo studio. She’s selling her prints to fund it here.

And is some of Kim’s work:

Evelyn Cameron
We have been wanting to tell the story of Montana photographer Evelyn Cameron since before we even had a podcast.

The story of an unknown photographer who died leaving her incredibly important work to basically disappear into obscurity only to be re-discovered decades later might sound a little familiar, but we’re betting you’ve not heard this one before.

She was a (mostly) self-taught large format photographer from the late 1800s/early 1900s. After leaving her wealthy upbringing and moving to Montana with her new (and controversial) husband, she took to photography to make ends meet.

Nearly forgotten, her work was rediscovered in the 1970s. We dig into her life, her career, and how best to view her photos.

We also talk about a project we’d like to do, but pulling it off might prove a bit difficult.

Here are a few of Evelyn Cameron’s photos:

Zine Reviews
We also reviewed two zines:

Car Distancing by Ben Yount (@benyountdds)

and

Film & Foreigner Vol. 2 by Robert Burton (@elgatomagnifico)

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

All Through a Lens: IG, Website

Episode 22 – Terrifying Deathtraps of Awesome Fun

It’s been a minute, but we are back and wow are we chatty!

After a bit of catching up, we dive right into our answering machine question. This was an easy one:

Tell us about your summer photography.

It was last minute, but we got some great answers. Also, Eric rues the loss of his five-minute Bronica. We answer this ourselves as well.

We don’t normally do a lot of on-mic gear talking – except when we do. And we do. We took a slew-ish of cameras with us on this little photo excursion, and we will tell you all the hell about them.

Tired of that, we give a call to Anne Hollond (@annehollond). While in Kansas, we palled around with her for a few days (in a socially distant sort of way). It was amazing as we talk a lot about.

Here are a couple of our photos from Bison, Kansas:

Camera: Hasselblad 500C
Film: Ektar 100
Taken by Vania

Camera: Kodak Brownie No 2, Model D (1914)
Film: Kodak Tmax 400; x-08/2004
Process: Rodinal; 1+50; 12min
July 2020

For the “back half” of the episode, we go over the ins and outs, ups and downs of a long ass photo trip. We get sassy.

We wrap up the episode with a couple of zine reviews. First up was Haxes by 𝐉.𝐌 𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐪𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐭 (haexes). You can pick it up at Haexes.com.

Second, we looked at Wa/onderer #1 by Jaso Biehner (@jasonbiehner).

And finally, we announced the release of our zine: 6×7 – 6×7 is a zine celebrating the Mamiya RB67, perhaps the most perfect camera ever made (mileage may vary).

We each selected 30ish of our favorite photos and created a zine around them. This issue reflects the love and chaos, messiness and beauty that is film photography.

But this is not a mere photozine. The photos, still the central feature, are placed within two-page spreads made up of various related and unrelated bits and bobs.

It is available here.

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

All Through a Lens: IG, Website

Episode 21 – By the End of the Trip My Cameras Were Everywhere

We’re off on a travel episode! Buckle in for tips, tricks, stories and more as Eric and Vania share their weirdly specific brand of travel with you.

They also ask and answer the question:
If we died today, what would people say about our lives through the photos we’ve left behind?

A few folks answer, while E&V answer for each other. It’s almost touching.

Following the lengthy exploration of exploring, Vania reviews the zine Every Summer by Matt Murray (@mattlovescameras). You can pick it up at mattlovescameras.com.

During the travel segment, they tossed around a few sites and apps. Here are the links:

Free Campsites
SunCalc
The Dyrt

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

All Through a Lens: IG, Website

Episode 20 – Wasp on the Jello (Watching One Hour Photo)

On this episode, we start with a of catching up. Have we been shooting? Not much. But we’ve got a couple of things on our mind.

Answering Machine
We then turn to the answering machine messages. The question this time around was:
How would you feel about developing someone else’s work?

Hello, Brandy
Remember Brandy (@film_diary_of_a_redhead on IG)? She’s half of the Film Photo Geeks podcast, and was one of our first guests. Sh’s back to talk about what it was like working in a string of photolabs.

She also stuck around to talk about the movie One Hour Photo…

It’s Movie Night!
We’ve been wanting to do One Hour Photo for a long time now. The movie is going on 20 years old. How has it aged? Do we still think of photography in the same way? What’s taken the place of photolabs and photo albums? And isn’t Robin Williams fucking brilliant in this?

We mentioned the “work print” a couple of times. This can be found here (for now).

“And if these pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it’s this: I was here. I existed. I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture.”

Zine Review
We’ve got one zine to review this week. It’s Drunken Hong Kong by Robert Burton. It’s a 48 page, color/B&W, perfect bound beauty of a zine.

“Enjoy a vision of Hong Kong just one year ago: before the protests over the extradition bill, before the pandemic, before the end of ‘one country, two systems’ that’s threatening to happen right now–29 years ahead of schedule.”

It is, in a word, frenetic. But we loved it and you should too.
Get it here.

6×7 Zine
We have a zine of our own coming out shortly. Stay tuned…

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

All Through a Lens: IG, Website

Episode 19 – Those Beautiful Moments In Between

This is an episode full of questions! We’ve got answers! Have you ever wondered how labs develop black & white film? Do your photos tell a story? We’ve also got an interview with David Chao, a zine review and some news!

Answering Machine
Do you feel that your photos or a selection of your photos tell a larger story?

It was an odd question this week. Did it break Eric? It probably did. But we had an array of answers and some fun discussion.

Hello, David
Our interview this episode is with David Chao. David grew up between San Francisco and Osaka, Japan. The way he captures the story of a people and their culture is something a bit different than we’ve seen before. While his individual photos may be striking, his series and collections are what create his powerful narrative.

@davidchao.film on IG
davidchaophotography.com

Here are a few of his photos:

How Do Labs Process Black & White Film?
But when a photographer drops their film off at a lab, all of those choices are left to the lab. Now, granted, these folks are professionals, often with decades of experience. They’ve honed their craft from an art to a science and back again.

Still, we’ve always wondered what happens when you drop black & white film off at a lab. We’ve both done it before, and both had no idea what goes on behind the scenes. We just dropped off the rolls and picked them up a few days later. They looked great and we didn’t really question why.

But now we are. Why? Why do they look so good? It’s a question that’s always been in my head. So we reached out to about a dozen labs – and a HUGE thanks to the five that responded.

We asked them two questions. First:
Do you have a specific developer that you use or each common emulsion?

And second:
What is the practice for when a customer brings you a roll of some mysterious black & white emulsion? For example, some oddball low ISO Soviet film.

We talked with five different labs:
Panda Lab – @pandalabseattle
Cafe Obscura – @cafeobscurasudbury
Roberts Camera – @robertscamera
IconLA – @iconla
Blue Moon Camera – @bluemooncamera

Each answered these two questions in some really interesting and unique ways.

Zine Review

This is a halfsize, landscape zine, 32 pages, color and b&w. As the name highly suggests, this was taken on a roadtrip from New York to Charleston, South Carolina, though he dips down into Savanah.

The photos are mostly empty, which is right in my wheelhouse. This is what I like to shoot, and this is what I like to see. The B&W shots, mostly on HP5, live up to all the praise of that emulsion. Even the Fomapan looks wonderful (something I really can’t make happen).

Daniel recently reprinted this issue, and it’s available on his website – danielnovakphoto.com for $8.

The Slow Meow Zine
Our first rebranded film was dubbed the Slow Meow (it was Tasma Mikrat 200). It was neat to see how many of you used the hashtag and shared their results on IG.

So we’ve been talking about this. While this is *our* podcast, we really like to open it up to the community. And because of that, we’d like to make a community zine. And since so many of you shot with the Slow Meow, we’d like to make a zine of a selection of those photos.

So if you got the film, we’d like you to submit six of your favorite Slow Meow photos

We’re going to compile a zine together with everyone who has shot with it. Everyone who appears in the zine will receive a free copy (you can always buy more copies). The rest will be sold and traded like any other zine.

Criteria:
Size of image: at least 3600 x 2400(ish) at 300dpi
Cut off date: July 30
Submit via Email only: allthroughalens.podcast@gmail.com
Info needed: Name; IG/Twitter handle; Camera used; Mailing address

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

All Through a Lens: IG, Website

Episode 18 – This is Pure Record, Not Propaganda

On this episode, we talk a new old emulsion, we ask (and hear) about your first film camera, we dig into a few Depression Era photographers, have some more good news, and give a call to Texas photographer Kat Swansey.

The New Old Emulsion: Fuzzy Pürrito!

Get It Here!

Following up fast on the heels of The Slow Meow, we’ve got another limited run of new old emulsion. This time it’s a rebranding of Svema MZ-3, another Soviet-era film that’s been kicking around for a few years.

If you want dreamy and soft photos with quite a bit of haloing in the highlights, Fuzzy Pürrito – FuzzPürr for short – is the emulsion for you!

Our batch of this emulsion shoots at 12iso. This might seem a little limiting, but on a Sunny 16 sort of day, you’d shoot this at 1/100th of a second with an aperture of f/5.6 – three stops slower than 100iso. So give it a shot – push yourself to try something new. We’re offering a 3 pack for a pretty affordable price.

And developing it is pretty easy too, but you’ll need HC-110. For the FuzzPurr, you’ll have to use Dilution H (1+62). Do this with normal agitation for 9 minutes and you’re good. This doesn’t do well in stand development. It might be tempting, but you’ll definitely get better results with this formula. And of course, it fixes as normal.

We have three-packs of this film for sale on Eric’s etsy store for $18. Each roll has at least 24 frames on it, though the way that Eric rolls, you’re more likely to get 30. And at $6 a roll, that isn’t too bad. You’ll also get a few stickers, postcards, and an All Through a Lens button.

Here are some sample shots:

Firsties!

Vania’s first film camera (destroyed by a fall from a horse).

For our answering machine question, we asked:
What was your first film camera?

And we got a ton of replies!

Hello, Kat!
For our interview, we give a call to Kat Swansey. She grew up in a small Texas town outside of Houston, but now calls Austin home. With her 35mm Canon, she explores her smalltown roots, capturing them in vivid color.

And here are a few more:

Depression-Era FSA Photography

We dig into the early FSA photographers and discuss a few of their photos.

The early days of the project brought together Dorothea Lange (who ran a very successful portrait studio in San Francisco), Arthur Rothstein (president of the Columbia University photography club, and star pupil of Stryker’s – at first he was just used to set up the darkroom, but he eventually picked up a camera), Walker Evans (a well-known documentary photographer and pal of Earnest Hemmingway), as well as Carl Mydans (a photojournalist for the Boston Globe) and Ben Shahn (Evan’s former roommate and a well-known painter – Evans was really pulling for him).

Here are the ones we cover:

Dorothea Lange – Toward Los Angeles, California

Arthur Rothstein – Heavy black clouds of dust rising over the Texas Panhandle, Texas

Walker Evans – Floyd Burroughs, Alabama Sharecropper

Carl Mydans – “Damned if we’ll work for what they pay folks hereabouts.” Crittenden County, Arkansas. Cotton workers on the road, carrying all they possess in the world.

Ben Shahn – Watching Football Game, Star City, West Virginia.

Much more information and many many more photos can be found here:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/

Overview:
https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/documentingamerica.html
https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/background.html

The photographers:
https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/sampler.html

Most popular photographs:
https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/requests.html

More Good News
We finish off the episode with more good news from listeners! Thank you so much!

And that’s the show!

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

All Through a Lens: IG, Website

Episode 15 – Make Me a Sandwich

Everyone is locked up in their houses now or something, and what choice do we have? So we’ll talk about social distancing and creativity – Creative Social Distancing? – we’ll give a call to Ethan from Cameradactyle, talk about wire photos and what they have to do with a James Stewart movie, and zine reviews.

After a sort of meandering wellness check (including a talk about an exhibition Vania’s in), we hit the answering machine!

I Hate Your Answering Machine
We asked listeners to call in and tell us how social distancing has effected their creativity.

The array of answers was encouraging. Despite being closed in and often separated from friends and photolabs, our listeners have got their collective shit together.

Some are building darkrooms, one is building a camera out of his bedroom (like the entire room), another is perfecting old and forgotten color chemistry, some are still working in the healthcare field and use photography to keep them going.

Lots of people are being creative in lots of ways. But it’s also important to remember that we don’t need to be creative now. It’s okay to not be. It’s okay to not be able to be.

Shoot Inside Challenge Thing
That said, we’re offering a way for you to stay creative if you want to – and to do it indoors.

For those who like challenges and being tasked with things, we’ve got the Shoot Inside Challenge Thing for you! Each episode as this whole virus thing blows over, we’ll give you a challenge. This isn’t a contest. There’s no winners. But we will judge you silently.

See what you can come up with. Then after you dev the shots, tag us and we’ll feature them. #allthroughalensathome

For this episode, let’s try…
-Natural light – pick five random things from your house and take a still life with them interacting in natural light. Points for absurdity.

Interview
On this episode, we checked in with Ethan from Cameradactyl. We talk about 3D printing medical parts, new cameras, new camera ideas and the movie Call Northside 777.

There’s a lot going on in his shop these days, and we talk about a good fair amount of it.

Sending Photos By Wire

Inspired by the Jimmy Stewart movie Call Northside 777 (1948), we dig into the history of the wirephoto – actual photographs sent over telephone wires long before the internet.

We explore the early attempts at this, starting with etchings encoded and sent via telegraphs. But soon we’re mentioning names like Arthur Korn and Édouard Belin. And when Western Union, AT&T and the Associate Press get into the game, all bets are off!

Here’s a quick rundown on how all of this worked:
After the print was ready, it would be attached to a cylinder on the transmitter. This cylinder would spin 100rpm under a more modern photocell. A small lamp would shine a very small light onto the print, which would be reflected back onto the photocell. The cell, as before, would turn the array of gray tones into signals that could be transmitted across telephone wires to a receiver.

This receiver held a piece of photopaper on its cylinder. As it spun at 100rpm, the signals coming across the wire would be translated back into light. The varying lights and darks were exposed to photopaper making a positive print. Reproducing the entire photo took around 10 to 17 minutes.

By the end of the decade, these transmitters were made small and basically portable, fitting in a large suitcase. All that had to be done was to tap into an existing phone line and send the photo to a receiver near a darkroom.

The wreckage of a small plane lies in a wooded area near Morehousville, N.Y., Dec. 31, 1934 after a crash landing three days earlier. The four people aboard were reportedly not seriously injured. This photo is believed to be the first photo transmitted to Associated Press members on the AP wirephoto network, Jan. 1, 1935. (AP Photo)

Zine Reviews

Before going into the zine reviews, we talk about our quick adventure to Polacon San Francisco!

But then we get into the zine reviews, hitting two zines that we picked up that weekend. We review Big Shot Portraits by Jaya Bhat and Before My Eyes compilation zine, which you can get here (probably).

Kenny Rogers
We lost Kenny Rogers recently, who also happened to be a large format photographer. Here’s the original article about his photography that everyone keeps referencing and not linking back to.

Rogers started as a kid with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye and eventually traded up to a Hasselblad. He got really serious about it when he picked up a Linhof Master Technika 4×5. He published a book of landscapes and then moved onto 8×10, he shot portraits with that mostly, publishing two additional books from those.

And that’s the show!

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines

All Through a Lens: IG, Website

Episode 014 – Hang That Camera About My Neck

It’s March! So that means – among other things – Girl Scout Cookies! We’ve got a deep dive into the history of the Girl Scouts and photography! We’ll also give a call to Kate Miller Wilson (you might know her from her static electricity photos). There’s some news, some zine reviews!

But first, we check in with what we’ve been up to over the past week or so (give or take). While Vania was sick again and moaned about a crappy surf-winter, Eric did some shooting up at an abandoned dairy farm that used to be run by the Northern State Mental Hospital.

After a mention of the Reveni light meter, we move swiftly to this episode’s answering machine question.

Is the camera and lens combination you choose as important as the the film you choose?

We heard from a slew of listeners with a wide variety of answers, and we also gave our own opinions on the matter.

For our interview, we gave a call to Kate Miller Wilson (@katemillerwilson on IG), a large format photographer who has taken some amazingly moving photos of her children. Lately, she’s made some waves with her static electricity shots. We ask her about both, and she has quite a bit to say.

As a main feature, we run through the history of film photography and the Girl Scouts. From the very beginning, they offered merit badges for accomplishments in photography.

We take a look at the requirements, the officially-branded cameras, as well as some of the novels that feature scouts using cameras.

After a cookie break or two, we hop into zine reviews. Vania covers Thirteen Seconds by Ian Turpin (@ian_ctee on IG). Meanwhile, Eric looks at Periapsides by Jason Conklin (@ninlyone on IG).

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines

All Through a Lens: IG, Website

Episode 013 – Absolutely (Say It Again)

On this episode, we’ve got tips from listeners, a call with Iowa Amy, how to do your own tri-chromes, we’ll talk about a couple of pictures we took, there’s zine reviews and so much more.

We first check in with each other. Vania is looking for inspiration, but realizes it’s been there all along. Eric just wanted some snow. Sort of. Vania talks about how the camera is her way of interacting, while Eric realizes that he’s getting old.

Those who bought the Slow Meow film are thanked, and those interested in the ECN-2 process are invited to find out via the kits Eric is making: Here.

Moving on once more to the answering machine, we asked listeners to call in with their film photography tips. Just one, and make it quick.

The response was great! We received such advice as “don’t be afraid” and “every frame is a lesson” to the practical advice like “throw away the lens cap” and “get an immersion heater.” It was a lovely mix. Thanks to all who called in!

Vania and Eric gave their own tips as well. Obviously.

We then gave a call to Amy Blessing. You might know her as @iowaamy on IG. She was in the first American Colors show in St. Louis and is working on a project and book documenting towns along the Mississippi River in Iowa.

If you’re not familiar with her work, it explores the empty spaces of smalltown, Midwestern life. While many will often overlook this part of the country, Amy and her photography embody it.

We talked to her about her rural work, and shooting in the Midwest in general.

DIY Tri-Chromes!
After the call, we dig into how to shoot your own tri-chromes! These are the color photos that are actually created by three black & white photos layered together.

Here’s a quick rundown:

First, you’ll need some panchromatic black and white film. Let’s just use Tri-X or T-Max or basically anything that isn’t Ortho. Something fast works best. Get yourself a camera, a tripod and a red, green and blue filter. These can be cheaply procured in a color filter set, or more expensively procured individually as filters with the Wratten numbers of 29, 61, and 47 (red, green and blue).

Find a subject – something with various colors represented. Set up the camera on the tripod and take three photos – the first through the red filter, the second through the green, and the last through the blue. I do them in this order so I can remember them when it comes time to scan. Make sure to not move the camera even a little. You want three identical pictures.and you will be needing to line this up in photoshop.

Develop the film in your favorite black & white developer, and then scan them in as normal. It would be a good idea to name them as “red,” “green,” and “blue” just so you can keep track of them.

Then open the images in your photo editor and align them to each other so that they’re all perfectly matched. Starting with the red layer, you want to “colorize” it. Open the colorize menu (the location varies) and tint it red. This “hue” is usually represented by “0” on the color wheel. Then set saturation to 75 and brightness to -30.

Do the same with the Green and Blue layers – setting the hue to 120 and 240, respectively (on some editor, it’s 33 and 66). The saturation and brightness are the same as with the red.

Now we’re almost finished. All we have to do is make them transparent. In the Layers panel, we need to set this to “Screen” for the top two laters and “Normal” for the bottom (at this point, it doesn’t matter which layer is where). Once we do this, the color image will appear!

Next on the episode, we take a look at two of our photos, both from the Fuck Yeah We Do zine.

Eric chose this:

While Vania chose this:

Both go on about it for a spell.

Zine Reviews
On this episode, we reviewed two zines. The first was Camerastickers by Ethan Cameradactyl.

In Ethan’s own words: ‘They are the lowest quality prints you’ve ever seen in a zine, and the binding is even worse. The books are bound to fall apart, and the stickers are all thermal, which is basically the opposite of archival. But they’re pretty fun. I think you and Vania and most of your listeners would probably get a real kick out of them.’

The other zine was Every Bus Stop Has Its Own Coffee Shop by Richard Hall. This is a color and black & white halfsize zine that’s really a lovely stroll through Shrewsbury.

Along the way, we stop to hear him point out bits of history and information. There’s the Welsh Bridge, The Buttermarket (aka Butters), and Shrewsbury Abbey. But this isn’t simply one tour. This zine takes place over the entire year, night and day. There’s the evening life in the market, and a morning commute up St. John’s Hill. We wind our way through the streets, and along the river until finally returning to the Porthill Footbridge.

Be sure to check out our Dev Party episodes. They’re about to get even more pee-inducing!

Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines

All Through a Lens: IG, Website