Recap #3: August 2015 – the interviews cometh
Welcome one and all!
That’s month three of this EMULSIVE experiment over and done with. How did it go for you?
As regular readers will be aware, we began trialling twice-weekly interview spots this month and the response has been nothing short of amazing. Time is always short but it’s been incredibly rewarding to see so many talented people showcase their thoughts and images.
It’s easy to take credit when you feature the words and pictures of truly interesting people and to us, each one of the eight people we featured last month are stand-up straight legends – although none of them would ever let you say that to their face without flushing just a little.
Here’s who we featured in August:
- Antonio Biagiotti
Primarily Pentax 67ii – Florence, Italy
- Lee Fennings
35mm digital toe-dipper – Kent, UK
- Bill McCarroll
Leica, Rollei – SoCal, USA
- Ray Rapkerg
Large format – London, UK
- Craig Pindell
More LF and Mamiya 7 – WY, USA
- Preston Young
Hasselblad – NC, USA
- Debashish Samaddar
Mamiya 645 / Russian Steel – AZ, USA
- Chuck Baker
Bronica ERTsi, Kodak Brownie – Netherlands
If you’ve missed out on any of these, now’s the time to take a quick look.
As with most film photographers, most of these folks are not limited to a single camera but the notes above is by no means an exhaustive list of what they sure. If you’re curious, drop them a line and ask, they won’t bite (apart from Ray, whom you may need to tempt with some 8×10 sheet film).
As a photographer, it’s a rather humbling experience to have had the opportunity to share this handful of people with you over the past two months. It’s also rather difficult not to use the images they’ve been kind enough to share as a mirror for my own attempts at capturing light. Talk about a humbling experience.
There are plenty more interviews coming this month, the first of which was published yesterday. Watch this space!
Needless Christmas promotion
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September is looking packed already. We’ll be carrying on with the twice weekly interviews and with any luck, you’ll start seeing the fruits of our #filmswap projects, too. First up will be a quick review of Efke’s 25B black and white film, which came to us all the way from Sweden via @jonasx70. We’ll have another motion picture stock review, as well as covering a film you may have heard about (good and bad) but probably not yet used – Shanghai GP3 100.
At EMULSIVE – www.emulsive.org
- 60 photos
- 1 film review
- 1 film experimentation guide
- 4 field notes
- 5 interviews
- 1 Film Culture article
On Twitter – www.twitter.com/emulsivefilm
- 320 new Followers (WOW,thanks folks!)
- 700 tweets
- 250 Retweets
- 950 Mentions
- 1.5k Favourites
In Facebookland – www.facebook.com/emulsivefilm
- To be fair, Facebook seems to be a it of a wasteland unless we decide to post linkbait…which we won’t.
- 40-ish likes
- 1 unlike
- Zero shares
- -4 Facebook lives affected
Our three most popular pieces this month were (unsuprisingly) mostly interviews. Antonio Biagiotti led the pack, with Chuck Baker coming in a very close second, just edging out the ephemeral Craig Pindell and my very own thougths on why my street photography is a stinking pile of you-know-what.
Reviews and articles
With everything going on, you might have missed our Kodak VISION3 250D motion picture film review, as well as part 4 in our photographer’s daypack series. We’re hoping to have much more for your on the review front this coming month!
EMULSIVE daily photo
Thanks for making month three a wonderful experience, folks.