All cameras reduce down to a Light light box, a lens (or a pinhole) and somewhere to put film or a sensor. Does that mean all cameras are the same? How does choice of camera affect the creation of photographs?
This week I am joined by my good friend Bill Smith, one of the cohosts of the Classic Camera Revival podcast and a great photographer!
I highly recommend checking out his photo blog: http://funwithcameras.blogspot.ca and his Instagram feed: https://www.instagram.com/wbsmith200/
This time around I talk about my beloved Kodak Medalist 620 camera. I love that beast!
Some sample images taken with this camera:
I also talk about C-41 home colour processing with my kit from Argentix.
This week I have a chat with Toronto Street Photogapher Leon Bonin about his gift for fearlessly approaching strangers to take their photograph.
Some Examples of Leon's great work:
And a portrait I took of Leon in 2016
I also talk about usability and old habits.
Imperfection is the common theme this week; I talk about how I love the artistic effect of the optical imperfections of the Helios 44/2 lens, and the copy of got for my Nikon, tricked out to work on a Nikon body, by this clever technician (fascinating video by the way).
The other aspect of Imperfection is a reflection on my piano lessons and music, and dealing with the ups and downs of the creative process.
Here are a couple of examples of the swirly effect that is possible with the Helios 44 series of lenses.
This week I speak with model/musican Kristen Au and her partner Karl Johnson about the challenges of modelling, and in particular life/art/nude modelling. It is a profession that does not get the respect it deserves.
Here is an example of work I have done with Kristen in the past.
For my 50th episode I thought it most appropriate to have as my guest my dear friend Ken Bole AKA "Scarborough Dude" who helped me get my start in podcasting over a decade ago. Ken describes his first camera, and how photography was different in the past compared to today. The show ends off with a piece of original music!
This week I am again happy to be speaking with Moni Smith, another talented pinhole photographer, who also runs a Photography Postcard Exchange.
You can learn more about Moni and see her work here and here.
Learn more about the Photo Postcard swap here. Why not join?
More information on the Pinhole Assist iPhone app.