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All Through a Lens: A Podcast About Film Photography

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

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


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




Episode 12: The Colors or Some Shadow or Something

On this episode, Vania and Eric talk shooting with people (or not), we’ll call up a very special guest, and dig into color photography before the invention of color film. We’ll also finish up our trilogy on zine making. Plus zine reviews and the announcement of a “new” old stock emulsion. But first, Vania’s been sick (though it’s not the annoying and mild Man-Flu). Still, she managed to do some shooting. She even surfed with a gray whale. Eric also shot some 4×5 and with the 6×7 back to...


Dev Party #4: Rock & Roll All Night and Dev Party Everyday

It’s our fourth go around for Dev Party and we’ve found some great success! Vania is developing an old roll of Kodak Gold that he mother shot back in the late 90s. Will it work? What will be found? She also double dipped and did a roll of Fuji 100 through a Weathermatic! And Eric is developing a roll of HP5 he shot through a 6×7 back strapped onto an Intrepid 4×5. He talks quite a bit about the Graflok system and why he basically likes the 6×7 back. Here are some of Eric’s shots… And here...


Episode 11: You Press the Button - We Do the Rest

It’s our Box Camera Appreciation episode! And wow do we have some box camera appreciation for you! First Eric and Vania tell everyone what they’ve been up to. Eric’s been wrestling with the 120 back for the Polaroid Automatic Land Cameras, while Vania’s been shooting in the water, getting older (but not old) and mentions a few new books. Now delving into box cameras, we asked listeners to call in and let us know which ones they’ve recommend for friends. We got answers and Eric has shot...


Dev Party #3: Dev Party with the Devil

For our third installment of the Dev Party, we’re reviewing the new 120 back made by Normal M. Dean for the Polaroid Automatic Land Cameras (the ND-120. Eric’s shot a half dozen rolls through it. Vania, on the other hand, is developing some shots from Yosemite. We’re both using HC-110! Could anything get more exciting than this? Here are some shots from the Polaroid: And here are some from Vania’s dev:


Episode 10: We're Goin' Legitimate!

Welcome to our tenth episode! Have we got a packed show for you! We start off with some much needed catching up. Vania’s been to the fictional city of Fresno, as well as Yosemite! Eric’s been to a waterfall where the owls are not what they seem. Keeping things moving, we hear from a slew of folks about lines they won’t cross while photographing. A large part of photography is literally not taking photos. While some won’t photograph homeless people or children, others refuse to snap pics of...


Dev Party #2: It's My Dev Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

We’re back for our second Dev Party and it’s a bit of bittersweet drama. We’ll get to that in a sec, but first, let’s talk about what we were developing. Eric took on Tasma Mikrat 200 in Rodinal – yes it’s another test. And Vania is developing the same in HC-110. How does it all turn out? Let’s find out. While we work, we talk about stop baths! Do you need them? What’s an acid stop? How about an indicator stop? Is water okay? It’s exciting, we promise. At the end, we also delve into a bit...


Episode 09: A Very Linty Vibe

We're easing into things with this first episode of the new year. Eric is a little mellow, while Vania gets chatty. Vania almost mentions her new portraits zine, and we're both pretty glad the holidays are over. There's more Tasma Mikrat 200 testing and a leaky bulk loader to mix things up. Moving to the answering machine message, we heard from a slew of folks about their film photographic resolutions for the new year. Zines are a big part of it, as is the idea of shooting more...


Dev Party #1: What's a Dev Party?

While we take some holiday time off, we thought it would be fun (?) to try out a new idea. We've been kicking around the idea of mini-episodes for some time now, and here's our first attempt. Basically we (Vania and Eric) each develop a couple of rolls of film. She does color, he does black & white. We talk a little about our own process and maybe you'd find this interesting. Who knows? This includes the emulsion that we're testing for a possible rebranding. What is it? Does it work? What's...


Episode 08: Surf Pal Saves Christmas Camp

On a very special All Through a Lens, Eric bakes a cake and Vania "drops by". There's film photographic Holiday memories, some talk of the next "it" camera, gift giving and general revelry. It's a short one so as to not take up too much of your holiday festivities. See you in the new year! New Zine!


Episode 07: This is Effing Clear... Where are the Pictures?

On this episode, Vania (@surfmartian) and Eric (@conspiracy.of.cartographers) dig into the listener messages. They also talk about Tasma Mikrat and rebranded film. Alexia Carroll (@alexia.evangeline) picks up her phone for a talk. IG: @allthroughalens.podcast ---- For this, our seventh episode, Vania (@surfmartian) starts things off with a bunch of new film and some chocolate from New Zealand. Eric (@conspiracy.of.cartographers) is jealous, but has some tips on Remjet. This...


Episode 06: I Can't Say Failure

Vania (@surfmartian) and Eric (@conspiracy.of.cartographers) get a bit chatty talking about a catastrophic failure and surf photography. Also roller derby with Karen Freer (@fillingthetime). Zine reviews, listeners call-ins, and maybe a short rant. IG: @allthroughalens.podcast ---- After a bit of chit-chat, Vania (@surfmartian) and Eric (@conspiracy.of.cartographers) dig into a pretty major failure concerning Eric’s Nez Perce Trail large format project. The project took him through...


Episode 05: No Ordinary Look - A Photographic Take on Rear Window

For our first movie night, Vania (@surfmartian) and Eric (@conspiracy.of.cartographers) watch Hitchcock’s Rear Window. But before getting into it, we catch up a bit with each other. Vania found herself on the other side of the camera, while Eric contemplates the end of the season as well as a parking garage. This week’s answering machine was full with calls from @kino_pravda, @kollimatorn,, @space_critter, and @elgatomagnifico. We asked how cinematography and the...


Episode 04: The Illusion That They Were Still Alive

On this extra-spooky episode - 004. The Illusion That They Were Still Alive - Vania (@surfmartian) and Eric (@conspiracy.of.cartographers) go a bit longer than usual, but we assure you it’s worth it (and still shorter than most podcasts). Things start off in a fairly normal way as we say hello and have a quick chat about Ilford’s “new” Ortho 80. Are we excited? Sure. Are we incredibly excited? Listen and find out. We then check the answering machine, which is also a normal thing. This...


Episode 03: Kinda Need to Go to Kansas

We talk weekend shooting (trains and surfing), check the answering machine, and gush over cheap film. Anne Hollond (@annehollond) stops by to talk old school zines, Polaroids and travel. Film swap and zine reviews! IG: @allthroughalens.podcast Music: Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers


Episode 02: If You Set It On Fire, Then It's Special

We talk about recent travels, check the answering machine, get frustrated by a camera that went to the moon (sort of), call up Brandy (IG: @film_diary_of_a_redhead) to talk about projects, and dig into Kodak's Colorama. Zine reviews and hopes/dreams round out the episode. IG: @allthroughalens.podcast Music: Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers


Episode 01: A Very High Tech Battery

We check the answering machine, receive questionable advice from a dead guy, talk about what's to come. Meanwhile, Eric is uncertain about a Hasselblad, while Vania questions whether photos of piers are the same as photos of bridges. We also call up Hannah Grace (@h.gracephoto - to chat with her about solo hiking with a 4x5 Graflex... alone... in winter... in her second trimester. Music provided by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers. @allthroughalens.podcast on IG


Episode Zero - A Quick Introduction

Vania and Eric swiftly run you through what to expect: Features, zine reviews, useless bits of trivia, news (sort of), historical advice from dead guys, and maybe some projects of our own. There will be film exchanges, camera exchanges, playlists, travel photography tips, and even surf reports. And along the way, they will be reaching out to you, the members of the film community, to find out what you’re up to.