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.
Today I talk about photography and introversion, as well as mentionning more exciting film news from Adox, ferrania and Bergger.
I had a lot of fun talking photography with Jeremy North in England via Skype this morning. I am lining up a couple of other guests but if you want to talk photography and want to be on the show please let me know!
Jeremy's Flickr stream
This time around, more exciting slide film news! Kodachrome Developing! Kelly-Shane Fuller offers Kodachrome developing!
I interviewed Kelly-Shane indepth about his process last year for the Classic Camera Revival Podcast. Listen here.
Continuing my cranky old-timer theme, I talk about manual focus, manual exposure, and physical controls on cameras.
Here is an example of shooting at a foggy beach where manual controls really helped me.
This time around, I talk about my limited gear choices as a teen in the 1970's and why in retrospect it was a good thing. Also, why computers are the best thing that ever happened to film photography!
Links to cameras discussed:
Voigtlander Vito B