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An irreverent bi-weekly podcast about the ups and downs of film photography.

All Through a Lens: A Podcast About Film Photography All Through a Lens

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    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

An irreverent bi-weekly podcast about the ups and downs of film photography.

    Dev Party - Devil is in the Double X

    Dev Party - Devil is in the Double X

    On this slightly less spooky episode of Dev Party, we're twinning! Both Eric and Vania are developing 120 rolls of Kodak Double X in FA-1027.





    We go into the details and the weirdo data sheet that accompanies FA-1027. We also brush up against the long history of Double X. 





    Not only that, we both give our answers for last episode's answering machine question: Which photographic trends or cliches are we no longer doing? 





    Here are some of the shots Vania developed: 






















    And here are some that Eric did: 






















     





    END CREDITS



    www.allthroughalens.com





    Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines, Website
    Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

    • 42 min
    Ghosts, Orbs, and Exploding Nitrate Film (with Dave Wilson of Victorian Photography Studio)

    Ghosts, Orbs, and Exploding Nitrate Film (with Dave Wilson of Victorian Photography Studio)

    On this spooky episode, we’ll be talking to Dave from Victorian Photo Studio in Gettysburg (@vps_gettysburg on IG) about tintypes and ghost photos! We’ll also tell you all about some ridiculously explosive film that was essentially gunpowder.  Ever wanted to know how to spot a fake ghost photo? It’s pretty easy, but we’ll tell you how anyway! There’s also Tiffen Sinclair (@tiffen.sinclair on IG), zine reviews and oodles more.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Dev Party - The Loneliest Pine

    Dev Party - The Loneliest Pine

    Full show notes at allthroughalens.com!


     


    On this episode of Dev Party, we talk about our day in Lone Pine, California, the Museum of Western Film. We also talk about Museum of Western Film History, which we visited. There were some amazing clouds, some perfect skies, and some photos we’re super stoked about.


    We also talked about the non-photographic mediums that have influenced our photography. How how safe it is to photograph lightening. There’s a whole lot here, really.


    Vania developed Arista Edu Ultra 100 (aka, Fomapan 100) in FA-1027 (much more on this developer next Dev Party). Here they are:












     


    Meanwhile, Eric developed a roll of Ilford Pan F+ that he shot at Lone Pine. He devved in Pyro PMK. Here are four:
















     


    Vania devved her Lone Pine shots a few weeks ago, and … well … check them out:
















     


    Concerning the non-photographic mediums, Eric talked about Andrew Wyeth, but also Albert Bierstadt. Here’s the Bierstadt he talked about:


    Vania talked about John Everett Millais’ “Ophelia” … and as Polonius said, “I shall be brief.”:


    END CREDITS
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    Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines, Website
    Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

    • 45 min
    French Surrealism and Chill (with Kalie Frisky)

    French Surrealism and Chill (with Kalie Frisky)

    For photos and full show notes, go to allthroughalens.com


     


    On this episode we will be chatting it up with Kalie Frisky, we’ll explore collaborations through  the somewhat recently re-discovered work by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore – two French Surrealists in love! Also Tiffin’s fit with film will drop a new hit, there’s the answering machine, and we’ll have a little bit of fun with inspirational quotes.


    Kalie Frisky
    Kalie Frisky is a color film photographer from New York. On this episode, we’re focusing a bit on collaboration, and since Kalie does just that, we thought we’d have a little talk with her.


    @kaliefrisky on IG


    Web: www.kaliefrisky.com


    Here’s a few of her shots:














     


    Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore
    Claude Cahun was born October 25, 1894 as Lucy Schwob. Though raised in a wealthy and artistic family, her childhood was plagued by misfortune and abuse. Her mother was institutionalized with a mental illness, her father wished, for her own suffering’s sake, that she had  never been born. She was sadistically bullied in school, and was prejudiced against because she was Jewish. 


    It was in this state, at the age of 15, that she met Marcel Moore, born two years before Claude, as Suzanne Malherbe. There was immediate attraction, and then love, and they would spend the rest of their lives together. 


    But first, they split for schooling – Lucy attained a literature and philosophy degree, while Suzanne attended a school of drawing and design. This education would form the foundation for all their artistic pursuits – apart, and in collaboration.


    And this collaboration is why we’re talking about Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. 


    In this piece, we reference a bunch of their photos. Here they are:
































     


    And here are some of Marcel’s photomontages and illustrations:




















    Books we suggest:


    Don’t Kiss Me: The Art of Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore edited by Louise Downie


    Exist Otherwise: The Life and Works of Claude Cahun by Jennifer L. Shaw


     


    Zine Reviews!
    We reviewed two zines! Eric took on My Only Homeland; An Unfoldable Zine by Jessica Fuentes. You can (and should) get it here.












    Vania covered NSEW zine. Not only does it feature Vania, it’s got Jason Biehner, Kaleb Starr, and Sonja Langford.


    You can get it here.












    PATREON
    Thank you to everyone who supports us!


    Check out our Patreon for bonus episodes, extended interviews, early drops. Tons of stuff!


    patreon.com/allthroughalens


    THE CREDITS OF ENDING
    Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers


    Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
    Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits
    Tiffen: IG


    All Through a Lens: IG, Website, Patreon, Spotify Playlists


     

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Dev Party - Don‘t Be Ascared of the Dark

    Dev Party - Don‘t Be Ascared of the Dark

    Full notes and photos here: www.allthroughalens.com


     


    In this darkened episode of Dev Party, Eric and Vania develop Ilford Delta 3200, which they both shot under natural and incidental light in very dark places.


    Vania captured surfboard shaper, Mike, plying his craft. And here are some of her shots:


















     


    Meanwhile, Eric developed two roles. The first was shot in Havre, Montana, and the other was in the courthouse in Paducah, Texas:
















     


    They both devved in HC-110B for 14 minutes.


    END CREDITS
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    Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines, Website
    Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits

    • 39 min
    The Flight of the Pigeon Photographers (with Izzie Farr)

    The Flight of the Pigeon Photographers (with Izzie Farr)

    Full show notes and photos available at allthroughalens.com


     


    This episode is a mixed bag of goodness. We’ll be talking to Izzie Farr (@izzie_farr on IG), who authored an open letter to Kodak that recently got a bit of attention. Autumn is basically upon us, so we’ll talk a little bit about school pictures (while dredging up some questionable memories). And also pigeon photographers: what are they, and why? We’ve got zine reviews, the answering machine, and of course Tiffen Sinclair’s (@tiffen.sinclair on IG) Fit with Film. 


    Izzie Farr



    Our guest this week is Izzie Farr, a film photographer from London. A few weeks back Kodak’s main Instagram page (@kodak on IG), which has over 850,000 followers, received quite a lot of criticism for featuring more than thirty male photographers in a row – even after repeatedly being called out about it in their comments section.


    Izzie wrote an open letter to Kodak, and it went viral.


    We discuss her work and her letter, plus the reaction she received from the film community as well as from Kodak.


    Here are a few samples of her work:














     


    Pigeon Photographers
    The city-dwelling pigeon, though nearly identical to its more rural and sophisticated cousin, the dove, has received unfair slander from its most nearest neighbors  – the ungrateful humans. Through our character assassination of this almost noblest of birds, we have forgotten its long and storied history of unintentional service to our own unworthy species.


    In 1907, German apothecary, Dr. Julius Neubronner decided to attach a camera to a pigeon to get some shots from the air.


    “This camera was fitted to the breast of the pigeon by means of elastic braces passed across the back underneath the wings. Eight consecutive snapshots were made at regular intervals by the automatic exposing device.”


    Here are a few photos of the cameras he made:

















    And here are some shots taken by the pigeons:


























     


    School Pictures
    In a short segment, we talked a bit about Lifetouch and school photos. Here are the very few photos we could find of the Micro Z camera:










    Zine Reviews
    This episode, Vania reviewed Portraits in Paradise by David Wiewel (davidwiewel on IG).





    Eric reviewed Better off, Issue Three (@betteroffzine on IG). It was photographed by Chandler Flanagan (@dispositionpictures on IG) and edited by Travis Cannaday (@travis_cannaday on IG).





    PATREON
    Thank you to everyone who supports us!


    Check out our Patreon for bonus episodes, extended interviews, early drops. Tons of stuff!


    patreon.com/allthroughalens


    THE CREDITS OF ENDING
    Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers


    Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines
    Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits
    Tiffen: IG


    All Through a Lens: IG, Website, Patreon, Spotify Playlists


     

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Suzanne 321 ,

Outstanding and always in my podcast line up!

Eric and Vania never disappoint! I learn a ton, am entertained, and enjoy hearing about their daily going ons! This podcast is always at the top on my line up and I am always thrilled when a new episode OR dev party is released! Thanks guys and keep up the amazing work!!! ❤️

omey ,

Heck yes I do (love this podcast)

I love this guys, they are passionate about photography and put a lot of work into their research. They are entertaining and I’m always looking forward to their new episodes. Regardless of your experience from beginner to seasoned pro, they offer a view that helps me look at it from different perspectives. Give them a listen and you’ll see.

Joeshmoe77377 ,

Favorite Photography Podcast!

All Through A Lens is by far my favorite film photography podcast! Eric and Vania inform their audience in a way that makes us feel like we are just listening to a couple of our friends chat. Sure their might be some explicit language and some great blooper clips, that’s what makes their podcast so good. They are unpretentious, knowledgeable, and so much fun to listen to. Thank you two for the podcast and for bringing some much needed laughs!

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