“My name is Erik Mathy, and I've been obsessed with photography since my Mom handed me her Pentax K1000 when I was 17.
While I do own a digital camera or two, traditional methods are much more exciting to me from both an artistic and personal satisfaction standpoint. There is something about combining vision with hands on techniques and then being able to hold the end result up to the light that is incredibly satisfying”.
Well here is a show that didn’t go as planned, none the worse for that but it means we have to have pt 2 to discuss Eric’s “Ride Slow, Take Photos” trip and film, his passion for making lenses and other projects.
This show is a bit sweary as Simon could not find his bleeper...
For this show……. Well I’ll list as many links as I can remember.
Things we chatted about on the show:
OK so we didn’t get on to this but here is a link to the article in AF magazine (get it if you don’t already) discussing Rides Slow and Take Photos.
Eric hinted at his passion for cycling which forms the means of transport on his “Ride Slow, Take Photos” epic journey. Check out ands subscribe to this blog which has some wonderful photo journalism by a talented team including Erik with some home made lenses.
Erik mentioned documentary photographer Eugene Richards and gave us a link (I’m sure I must have been aware of his work but couldn’t put a name to the images).
And a Vimeo clip.
And a thoughtful YouTube video interviewing Eugene Richards worth a watch.
Post Podcast Erik also recommended the work of James Fee.
Kelly-Shane Fuller I this is interesting…..
And his IG.
Making colour images by filtering through separate filters and recombining came up in this part of the discussion. Andrew remembered a discussion in the early days of the Homemade Camera Podcast. Cant remember the episode but if you don’t already listen its great!
Fred at SurplusShed.com can get you ANY lens element and more. He sounds amazing.
Sunny16 presents gets another mention, mainly because Simon was on the show with Steve from Chroma Camera.
Andrew got excited when Erik gave a shout out to Glass Key Photo in SF – Heather Polley took him there a few years ago at the start of his 50th year USA road trip.
And Bay Area Looking Glass Photo.
Andrew mentioned former guest Ben Horne’s recent video on 8x10 focus stacking….. have your mind blown.
Eastman Kodak House and Rochester.
A great source for quality and reasonably prices LF focus screens.
Look for Ebay seller in Lithuania Virgisst.