In this episode the boys talk to Graham Burnett of Graflexparts.com. Graham is an excellent repairman and modifier of graflex cameras and other antique but still in use classics. Graham might just make the best replacement graflex shutter curtains out there, and we talk about it and look into some of his resto-mods.
In this episode the guys talk to John Aldred of DIYPhotography.net and youtube fame. John is one of those analog (and not so analog) industry figures that Ethan fealt like he should get to know, but he never expected the breadth and depth of Johns knowledge and stories about venomous snakes. (Hint: there’s a great one after the end music).
John writes about trends, products and techniques in the photo and video industry and about technology in general, and is a rare tech writer who will cover smaller and more niche products. It’s a little bit of a different perspective than our usual camera-building guests, which was a good thing. John has a deep love of tinkering and it really shows.
In this episode Nick shows Graham and Ethan the camera he has built from a baby speed graphic.
This is our first episode experimenting with recording video. The video is low quality webcam footage and screen shares, but we thought it might be a good starting point to show what we are talking to eachother about. If you are listening on a computer, we recommend watching the episode on Youtube instead.
This episode features a conversation with Graham Hufton, otherwise known as Chicken Thumbs (https://www.instagram.com/chickenthumbs/) a Canadian living in Manhattan. We learn about his career in Industrial Design, including office furniture, museum exhibits, deodorant, and other things you will find in Target.
We talk about “gendered” design and how different visual cues are as much a result of the manufacturing process as with the target demographic.
In this episode, Graham, Nick and Ethan catch up on some of their projects. They talk about the new Raspberry Pi Camera and digital camera possibilities; Nicks progress on his 8×10; his experience with the Universal Speed camera, and with the Kracken.
The gang talks about the next issue of the Homemade Camera Zine, and ways to make photographic images without a camera
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.
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.