For this episode, we welcome Nicole Small to discuss her homemade cameras, her love of pinhole photography and how she found herself as a (self) portrait artist.
You can find her work in these locations and follow along with the discussions:
She mentions friend Mark Boucier and how he got her into photography.
The use of micro drill bits vs. pins for drilling pinholes. Here's a link to some: (https://smile.amazon.com/XLX-Circuit-Carbide-Tungsten-Jobber/dp/B01LWP84P7/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=micro+drill+bit+set+.10&qid=1588605831&sr=8-2)
Nicole works quite a bit with Cyanotype and the variant Cyanotype Rex developed by Terry King:
Also, direct positive cyanotypes:
Direct positive black and white processing links:
Color Direct Positive Filter Set:
Nicole talks about one of her biggest influencers, Randy Mayer a large-format photography teacher she bumped into at a camera store who became an influence in her technical photographic life and pushed her into doing a solo exhibit.
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https://soundtrapstudios.com/Sound_trap_studios/Home.html (Robbie Cribbs)
We start off the show with a discussion on how to make an enlarger from photographic stuff most photographers have around the house.
Then, there's a talk about a pinhole project Graham is putting together which Nick insists should be called the Kraken 612 Triclops Predator. We also talk about Nicole Small (https://www.instagram.com/nicolesmall_oneonone/) ahead of the next episode when she will be our guest for the whole show.
Also talked about is JOE VAN CLEAVE’s Advent Camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg3utTjG2ZE&t=477s
Nick tries to steal Graham's Canomorpic name for his own project, (though he does write it Can-O-Morphic so it may get past the Trademark police), a whole-roll 360 degree camera.
We talk about Perry Ge's work adapting various lenses to his Pentax 6X7 and a special pimp-out accessory for his X-Pan.
Lastly, one of the ugliest cars ever, the Local Motors Rally Fighter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rally_Fighter makes a cameo.
Thanks Robbie! http://soundtrapstudios.com/Sound_trap_studios/Home.html
We start out with a variation on the Desert Island Camera question, a Quarantine Island camera and morph that into talking about cameras we can build with junk you have hanging around the house. Hint: Kites, Rockets, Coconuts, Plasti-Dip and Hardie Board.
Then, we use the Google Random Number Generator to give away several sets of Holga Masks and an early Kraken 612 development model.
Through the end of April you can get 15% off a Kraken 612 using the code RELEASETHEKRAKEN15 at my Etsy Store.
You can see all about the Kraken 612 at http://frozenphoton.com/
We move on to a discussion about what we've been doing in life and in cameras:
Nick: Hiding out at home and finishing up some regular work. Finding half-done projects. 8X10 camera build.
Ethan: Crowd-sourced Ventilators. Formed (joined?) small International group of 8-12 people to work on non-digital ventilators for people who may need lower-tech ventilators that get around the need for expensive and possibly hard to source digital components. After starting with valves. In one week produced 2 working prototype, ready for testing. This ventilator uses mechanical/pneumatic controllers instead of digital ones. The key is a 4-way diverter valve, allowing a degree of analog logic control of the airflow. Working on patent language (not for patent, but for clarity of communicating the concepts and design). Online source of projects. Ethan’s team, openventilator.io . . . , is now ranked 5 and may go to number one by the time you hear this.
Graham: LIFE: Teaching online. Different. No commute time to get my head ready. Routine is good. Most students seem to be taking to the format. Starting up a DND game.
Cameras: To get my mojo back, I took out a Bronica EC-TL for the first time in a long time. The Kraken is on sale. Changed the license. Shot my 4 X 10 but haven’t developed yet.
Nick talks about long sticks in the time before drones.
Thanks Robbie! https://soundtrapstudios.com/Sound_trap_studios/Home.html
This episode was recorded during the early stages of the worldwide Coronavirus scare in the Western Hemisphere and we start of with talking about a crowdsourcing project that Ethan is working on.
Facebook group: Opensource Covid-19 medical supplies
Multiple crowd-sourced projects: #projectopenair #coventchallenge
Designing in OnShape (https://www.onshape.com/)
We eventually move on to talk to Dave Walker (https://www.instagram.com/davethewalker80/) and he tells us about how he got into cameras, photography and tinkering and about the atomic nature of his day job. He talks about the Bulldog 4X5 camera (https://www.ephotozine.com/article/bulldog-5x4-self-assembly-camera-large-format-review-7560) which is unfortunately no longer available.
He also talks a bit about a digital camera he built for infrared work in the darkroom using a car back-up camera.
The big reason we wanted to talk to Dave is his work with LCD shutters and their capabilities. They are very cool.
We move on to the Covid Camera Challenge: Build a camera at home with parts on-hand as low-tech or as high-tech as you want it to be. Build it and take pictures of it and send them to us. We will put together a PDF zine of the projects. If you can’t use it because you can’t get it developed or can’t get the film or whatever, that’s cool. We are aiming at an end of May deadline on this project.
Graeme of Sunny 16mm https://sunny16podcast.com/
Wood and Graphite YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJOStpzNewBJ0XfhRSsmfw)
Contacts: Dave: https://www.instagram.com/davethewalker80/
Also, go to http://frozenphoton.com/kraken/ to learn more about the Kraken now that it's been released.
The digital files for the Kraken are available for download right now.
This week the gang talks to Matt Bechberger, longtime listener and contributor of some excellent cameras to the first Homemade Camera Podcast Zine! Matt is launching a new kickstarter campaign for Reveni labs, making a shoe mounted light meter. Check out the project here:
In this episode the boys talk about their photographic mentors; how many shots in a roll are good, and if that matters; a chicken parade, whatever that is; future builds and what they've been up to this past week, including laser camera triggers; SWAT team device programming, making 3D printed pens, Drawing, and of course, camerabuilding.
Also, on a whim, Ethan made a Zine, check it out here: https://www.cameradactyl.com/buttergrip/camerastickers
This week Nick and Ethan have the pleasure of talking to Sandeha Lynch. Master Camera Builder and sculptor, Sandeha has some excellent work on his website at http://www.sandehalynch.com/ and is a pretty big fixture on the facebook analog photo community groups. Check out his website, and follow along with the show!
We start our discussion with potential destinations for a dream photographic trip anywhere in the world.
Dave and Simon, the DangerBoyz, made a documentary film about shooting a photograph in a huge disused World War II oil storage tank in Scotland. Not only did they shoot the image in the tank, but they also set up a darkroom and developed the film and made a large format print of the tank. They talk about the film, how they met, and why they wanted to tackle this improbable task.
The discussion ranges from rock climbing to trash bag cameras, paper negatives in the dark and bickering with the world’s longest echo.
No interview with Si and Dave would be complete without a discussion about their documentary film, One Shot: Inchindown (https://inchindown.com/) and what it took to make a very large print from a negative they exposed in the super huge oil storage tanks in Scotland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inchindown_oil_tanks).
Dave and Simon talk about what project they are currently working on (is Simon a bat?). Could lava tubes be in the future? Glass plates in a fjord?
We talk about what we've all been doing lately: Graham has been printing copies of his 6X12 camera that has now been renamed the Kraken and has an official release date (April 16, 2020). Ethan calls dibs on the use of the name Chupacabra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupacabra), Graham challenges Ethan for reserving the name, loses the argument but wins in the end.
Nick’s been in Tuscon this week, away from the dark skies of the Northwestern winter. He arrived with a broken medium format camera so he stopped at Monument Photo (https://www.google.com/maps/place/15+E+Fort+Lowell+Rd,+Tucson,+AZfirstname.lastname@example.org,-110.9734827,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x86d67161ca413fd7:0x533e55b0f04641b0!8m2!3d32.2650815!4d-110.971294) and bought a 90-year-old Zeiss Ikonta that works wonderfully.
Ethan made a 3D-printed toilet tank flap holder. He loves to flush now.
Dave has been doing some photo mash-ups with swirl-spirals, triptychs and wax paper.
Simon Hanging off ropes upside down in the tanks. There’s a lot going on down there.
We move on to shoutouts.
Graham points out the Instagram feed of Thomas Berg (@ThomasBergPhoto).
Nick mentions Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams (https://www.ifcfilms.com/films/cave-of-forgotten-dreams)
You can get in touch with us thusly:
Simon (You'll know it if you run into him)
The show's not over once the music ends. (Cryptic hint of the day)
We start off by talking about Ethan’s successful Kickstarter, the Brancopan. It’s been made real by you, the listeners along with others.
This week our guest is Jeff Perry from 20th Century Camera (https://20thcenturycamera.com/) We learn about Jeff’s real age (he’s nine, folks) and how he got started in photography and then built an automatic Jello Shot machine.
We find out that while Jeff likes modifying old cameras, part of his design ethic is to make any modifications reversible so the cameras can be restored to their original operation.
Jeff’s not only a camera modifier but also is a designer of full cameras, shutter systems, and the like.
Jeff makes a line of developing “reels” in sizes from 2 by 3 to 8 by 10 for sheet film (listen to the show for the full list or visit https://20thcenturycamera.com/). We get the story of the development (pun!) of these devices.
We roll on to our goals for 2020.
Graham has purchased but not yet received the book, Build Your Own View Camera!: An Easy and Inexpensive Passport to the Professional World of Photography for the Hobbyist by Bert West. He'll let everyone know what it's like when he gets it.
Jeff mentioned Peter Gowland (https://www.petergowland.com/) and Norman Dean (@analognmd on Instagram) who makes roll film backs for Polaroid Land cameras.
Mina Saleeb asked if Graham was going to make a 6X15 or 6X17 version of the 6Twelve. The answer is not right now but maybe soon.
Michael Catalano mentioned that he is in the process of creating a 6X12 as well.
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