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CineStill with Brian and Brandon Wright

While shooting their own photography work, Brian and Brandon Wright discovered that they loved the look that motion picture film offered and set off to be able to get that look in their still photography. So, since they had figured out how to hand roll 35 mm motion picture film into normal 35mm still film cassettes, they started shooting with it. But developing it, became tricky. They joined us in the studio to talk about why it was challenging and what they did to not only find a solution...


Filmmaker Jess Kohl

We’re talking with filmmaker Jess Kohl this week. Jess recently directed a documentary series highlighting three artists and their individual creative processes in a campaign called "Make it Anyway" for a company called VSCO. You’ll learn a bit about how the project came to be, the workflow of using film for this project and how she works to stand out as an artist.


The Mahoning Drive-In Theater with Virgil Cardamone

This week we’re pleased to introduce Virgil Cardamone, co-owner of The Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton, PA. The Mahoning is proud to be the only drive-In to play exclusively 35mm film, and does so on the original projector from when the theater first opened in 1949. Listen in to hear Virgil’s passion for Drive-Ins and why it’s a place you’ll want to visit!


Photographer Stephen Schaub

This week, Stephen Schaub joined us in The Kodakery. Stephen is an inventive photographer who doesn’t let existing cameras or processes hinder his expression. He tinkers, modifies, tweaks until he’s able to express himself in the best way he can. He talks with us about how he makes his multiple exposure work, about printing on unique paper and what drives the narrative he tells with his work.


Winemaker Charles Bieler

Here on the The Kodakery, almost every guest we talk to works on a craft passionately, whether it’s photography, cinematography, directing or typeface artistry. And this week’s guest, Charles Bieler, is no exception – he’s a winemaker. Twenty years ago, he began a tour in a pink Cadillac to spread the word about the rosé his family had been making. Now, in 2019, he’s on the road again and make a quick stop at Kodak to discuss his wine. You’re going to learn some things about rosé you...


Photographer Justin Chung

Joining us this week is LA based photographer Justin Chung. We talk about his book series, Faculty Department, how he got his start and why film is a part of all his shoots.


Photographer and Maker Cole Rise

Cole Rise is our guest this week. Cole is a photographer so naturally we wanted to talk with him, but more than that he is a maker who has dabbled in a bit of everything, including re-manufacturing film cameras that were taken into space. Cole takes us on this hands on journey with him and we learn about space photography and the challenges he's taken on to recreate these awesome pieces of history.


Director Salomon Ligthelm

This week we're joined by Salomon Ligthelm. Salomon is a multi-disciplinary director who has shot music videos for Young Fathers, The Weeknd, Daughter, Prince he's done commercials for Fox Sports, Puma, S7 and he also has an incredible body of personal work. On this episode you'll hear about his creative process, how he comes up with ideas, and why he likes to shoot on film.


Writer, Director Alex Ross Perry on "Her Smell"

Joining us this week is Alex Ross Perry, a director and writer who is so steadily himself, it’s refreshing. We spent a good amount of time discussing his latest film, Her Smell and all of its intricacies. This was Alex’s second time on the podcast and we welcomed again his unique perspective as a filmmaker and story teller. "Her Smell" Trailer:


Photographer and Artist Nick Brandreth

This week we are joined by photographer and historic process specialist, Nick Brandreth. Nick has an incredible wealth of knowledge related to photography. He gives us a history lesson on photography and he breaks down how to make your own emulsion. We also discuss his upcoming gallery show in which he used his own emulsions to create dry plate photos. Prepare to get smarter.


Filmmaker Mark Jenkin on "Bait"

Joining us this week is filmmaker Mark Jenkin. In his latest film, Bait, two Cornish fisherman grapple with the influx of tourism in their own ways as we’re all taken on a hypnotic ride. Mark shot this film on a Bolex camera with 16 mm black and white film and hand processed the film himself. We discussed how these decisions and others played critical roles in the character and unique style of the film. Upcoming Screenings in NYC:...


Standards Manual with Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed

This week we talk with Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed, the founders of Standards Manual. Graphic designers by trade, Hamish and Jesse ventured into the world of independent publishing with their release of the iconic NYC Transit Authority 1970’s design guidelines as a book on Kickstarter. You’ll learn all about how it all came to be, what projects followed, and why these projects continue to excite Jesse and Hamish.


Painting memories with Kristin Texeira

We're joined this week by Kristin Texeira. Kristin takes her skills as a trained painter to preserve her memories in the form of abstract painting. She tells us about how she gets from experience to a final piece and how color plays a crucial role in the process.


"All of Us" with documentary photographer Richard Beaven

This week we’re talking with documentary photographer Richard Beaven, who visited us in the studio to talk about his latest project, "All of Us," a collection of 275 individual portraits. You'll learn all about how it came together as well as a discussion about the trust it takes to have someone photograph you and how Richard’s attention to this detail helps produce meaningful images.


"Mr. Malcolm’s List" with Director Emma Holly Jones

Joining us this week is director and filmmaker, Emma Holly Jones. She’s recently put out a short film, “Mr. Malcolm’s List” so we grabbed some time with her to talk about the project, what it was like shooting on film for the first time and how she got from screen play to on screen.


Photographer Jeff Johnson

Joining us this week is Jeff Johnson, a photographer whose compass points at the intersection of outdoor adventure and storytelling. Jeff shares with us about how he got his start, how he became the first staff photographer at Patagonia and what place film has in his journey.


Third Man Photo Studio with Nicole Taylor

Joining us this week is Nicole Taylor, the darkroom operator at Third Man Photo Studio, in Nashville, TN. Hidden behind the walls of the Blue Room at Jack White’s Third Man Records, this lab which opened in October of 2018, offers small batch film processing that you can hand deliver or mail in. Nicole tells us what kind of services the lab offers, how she got involved and who’s using it and why.


Harlem Candle Company with Teri Johnson

This week we talk to Teri Johnson, founder and owner of Harlem Candle Company. Teri joins us to talk about a recent collaboration with Kodak, the Snapshot Luxury Candle. We discuss everything that goes into making a candle, the fragrances she chooses and why, and a little bit about her company.


Photographing Champion Trees with Brian Kelley

This week you're in for a treat as we talk with photographer Brian Kelley about his work photographing champion trees of North America. You'll learn what a champion tree is, why he shoots them on large format and what it's like for him to work on a long term project like this.


Shooting Widelux with Jeff Bridges

Our guest this week is the honorable, Jeff Bridges. What you might not know about Jeff, is that aside from being a great actor he is also a photographer. Jeff talks with us about his photography work using a Widelux camera on all of his film sets and why he prefers to use this format for his work.