Darkroom lab owner, photographer, printer and workshop host, Lina Bessonova is one of the busiest interviewees I’ve had on so far this year.
Tag: 2019 – July
Beyond the Visual: an interactive photo booth experience
Beyond the Visual is an interactive photo booth experience: a combination of visual arts piece, immersive theater, and educational program. We are transforming an…
5 Frames… With New Oriental Seagull 100 (EI 100 / 35mm format / Canon AV-1)
In Japan, Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS was the least expensive black and white film. However, with the film no longer being made, I needed to find a replacement. This is where New Oriental Seagull 100 comes in. This film is nearly the same price as ACROS at about $6.50 US dollars (650 JP yen). I […]
Introducing the Crumpotype : Buttery Summertime cyanotype fun
Traditional photographic processes require forethought, preparation and involvement on the part of the photographer. To demonstrate this, I made crumpets from scratch and then made cyanotypes using them. Because, obviously.
5 Frames… With Cinestill 800T at night (EI 1600 / 120 format / Rolleiflex K4B)
I bought my Rolleiflex K4B off eBay about a year ago and got a pretty sweet deal for it. Since then, it has become pretty much my favorite camera to shoot personal work with. Mine came with the Carl Zeiss Tessar 75mm f/3.5 lens, and the images it produces are just stunning. Lately, I’ve been […]
Anecdotal evidence: My darkroom tricks and treats
I’ve been a street photographer and black and white darkroom worker since back when bulk film loaders boasted of “Penny a Frame” – that’s right, $.36 a roll of film.
5 Frames… With Fujifilm Natura 1600 at night (EI 1600 / 35mm format / Nikon EM)
I’ve always wanted to try out Fujifilm Natura 1600 film since over ten years ago when I first saw a photographer using it on their Flickr page.
Using a contact sheet to actively curate an image
Contact sheets are an incredibly useful tool when it comes to reviewing and learning from your own approach to photography, and when curating a series of shots down to one final “keeper.” I am an advocate of constant review
The Unique Nikon Nikkor-Q 25CM f/4 for Bronica S2/S2A
Most people will never see, hold, or use the Bronica S2A’s Nikon Nikkor-Q 25CM f/4 lens. In fact, Tony Hilton’s authoritative Bronica S2A book “Bronica: The Early History and Definitive Collector’s Guide” lists only five known copies.
5 Frames… With Kodak Tri-X 400 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Minolta SRT 201)
I just recently got this Minolta SRT201 from an old friend who didn’t have the time nor the space to make a home for her.
Changing gear: The inverse of control AKA a Holga point of view
When I first started photography as a serious hobby I was shooting a Fujifilm X10 digital camera.
5 Frames… In Cuba on Kodak Portra 400 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Rollei 35S)
I had been to Cuba about five times since 2014 before my most recent trip last year to Viñales, in the far western province of Pinar del Río.
How to: Make a simple large format pinhole camera
In this article, I will be guiding you through the construction of a simple pinhole camera out of a cardboard box, which uses photographic paper to make photographs.
5 Frames… With Kodak EKTACHROME E100 (EI 100 / 35mm format / Olympus OM-4T)
The OM-4 represented the pinnacle of Olympus film camera development. The multi-spot metering function, unique to the OM-3 and OM-4 bodies, afforded photographers the greatest manual exposure control in any film camera produced.
EMULSIVE Interview #202: I am Wendy Gunderson and this is why I shoot film
Welcome to EMULSIVE interview #202! Today I’m featuring the work and words of Wendy Gunderson, lawyer, photographer, community builder and serial website creator to name a few.
The 50th anniversary of a giant leap for mankind – Charys Schuler
July 16th 1969 at 9:32am EDT, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission began their historic journey to the moon and back atop the largest rocket system ever made, the Saturn V.
The first new colour film stock in 5 years: LomoChrome Metropolis available in 16mm, 35mm, 110 and 120 formats
It’s been nearly five years since we saw a new colour negative photographic film hit the shelves and over six since the one before that.
5 Frames… With Kodak Tri-X 400 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Bronica GS-1)
I was born in Charleroi, Belgium. This city had a long and successful past of coal mining and is therefore scattered with coal heaps.
The Hypersensitive Podcast Episode 07: I forgot the question
We got new mics…but didn’t understand the enormity of our incompetence and ended up recording the respective “other side” to our conversation while recording this month’s episode.
One year of Analogue Wonderland: a retrospective
It’s been over a year since Analogue Wonderland first opened its (virtual) doors and started selling a wide variety of films to analogue photographers around the world.