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Classic Camera Revival - Episode 103 - In the Loupe: Merlin
No matter how you describe him, Merlin is a film photographer that gets around, he is in touch with all different aspects of the community as a whole, kind of like Kevin Bacon and today he's joining Bill, James, and Chrissie on today's episode! While he doesn't describe himself as a photographer, he feels more like an archivist, he loves using film to archive the people and places that are important to him. While traditional film is a medium he uses, his film of choice is instant and it is the community that he feels the most connected to, especially the Instant Film Society. Merlin is a west coast native but has spent the recent years here in Toronto but is now heading back out to BC. In addition to his own work, he is part of the team behind Northern Film Collective. And has recently gotten into running a series of live interviews through Instagram with a range of different photographers. Grab a coffee, this is going to be a long episode.
Classic Camera Revival - Episode 102 - Maxxum Power!
These cameras go by many names, Alpha, Dynax and of course, we in North American call them Maxxum. They are the first commercially successful autofocus SLRs; they changed the came, they set the trend. Today James and Alex are again joined by Marwan of Silvergrain Classics, who isn't only a Leica user. He also uses Minolta Dynax (in his case) and joins us to share his wealth of knowledge as we go from the 7000 to the 7 and almost everything in between. Plus, with the return of Marwan, Silvergrain Classics has a special offer for all our listeners; if you order a subscription or individual issue of the Silvergrain Classics Magazine, use the code CCR21 at check out for 10% off your order. Also, the first three people to email us (classiccamerarevival[at]gmail[dot]com) with your name, address, and a little note about CCR, you will receive a free copy of the latest edition of Slivergrain Classics!
Classic Camera Revival - Episode 101 - In the Loupe: Becca
On today's show, we have the amazing Becca who is the driving force behind the Northern Film Collective. She started shooting back in HS, starting with disposable cameras also dabbled with digital but found film far more fulfilling. Since starting she has focused mainly on 35mm until recently when she started working with medium format. The medium format kit she ended up getting is a Bronica SQ-Ai a solid workhorse camera. And her Canon T90 remains a long time favourite and an interesting beast within the FD system. Back in 2019, she launched an online community, the Northern Film Collective, which was launched to highlight Canadian film based photographers. And recently they published their first anthology piece earlier this year. And don't worry if you missed out on volume one, this summer they will be opening up for submissions for Volume 2.
Classic Camera Revival - Episode 100 - Behind By A Century
It's been a long time coming, but we've finally reached this amazing milestone of 100 (numbered) episode. In today's episode, John, Bill, James, and Alex sit down to discuss some of our older pieces of equipment in our collections! Such as James' Kodak Autographic No. 1a and Alex's Kodak Hawk-Eye Model C. Bill discusses the awesome and hardly changed in the 100 years it has been around Kodak D-76 developer. Alex also talks about the Lomography Achromat lens, a modern SLR lens based on a lens design from 1839! John also brings us up to speed on a small project to bring modern Rasberry Pi technology into a darkroom multi-function timer device. And for the first time, we hear from you, our listeners, who speak on their favourite cameras! If there's one thing for sure, we're behind by a century.
Classic Camera Revival - Episode 99 - In the Loupe: Alexandria Jahr
James and John sit down with Alexandria Jahr, a brilliant Toronto photographer, for our continuing interview series.
Classic Camera Revival - Episode 98 - In The Loupe: Brandy
Brandy B, whom you may know from the Film Photo Geeks podcast sits down to talk with Chrissie, Bill, and John about cameras, photography, and life.