Bringing It All Back Home returns with an episode about heartbreak, 6 X 7 medium format cameras that stop working for no good reason, the Glory Years of collecting 6 X 7 (now gone), and a possible way to salvage a breakup with a Pentax 6 X 7 that one can no longer trust 18 months after an expensive CLA.
Bringing It All Back Home goes live on tape from Parvin State Park with Kevin Madden and co-host Gerry Hecht. A special episode on the shape of things to come as spring begins and we mark the changes and challenges of the last year. Upswing included.
Bringing It All Back Home connects with Anthony Jones: He’s a Monster Man, a Creature Maker, a brilliant special effects and make-up effects artist who also happens to be one of the pioneers of Sci-Fi costumes at Creation Conventions and Comic-Cons. Anthony takes us through how he got started, growing up in NYC, new and old projects, and more.
As a Bonus 4/20 episode co-host Gerry Hecht, Ph.D, takes a timely dive deep into the chemistry and controversy of Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol. This episode does not shy away from the going into the weeds, as it were - breaking down both organic and chemical distinctions of Delta-8. Join us on this unique and trending issue as we explore CBD, Hemp Farmers, and more - especially how Delta-8 is upsetting the regulatory Cannabis scenarios.
Bringing It All Back Home Season 2 Episode 3 goes deep into selling gear on eBay, camera gear mostly, and what to expect when your supposedly finished sales are capable of being reversed anytime within 30 days. Moving gear during pandemic hit, slowed-down USPS, getting a buyer who has 2 pages worth of fraud warnings, and learning to go all Marie Kondo on the stuff you just can't let go of.
Season 2 co-host Gerry Hecht, Ph.D, brings it all back home with his scientific background in Neuropharmacology as we begin the first of many updates on Cannabis in New Jersey — as well as using the ahead of its time Yashica Electro 35 analog rangefinder.
Bringing It All Home is back! Season 2 launches with a 3am road trip down to Sea Isle City, a night sky of near perfect conditions, and a chance to relearn the basics of Milky Way photography with almost all new gear.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 38 - and it’s an exploration of the 1958 rangefinder known as the Konica IIIA. Is this the most underrated classic 50s rangefinder of all time? The mythical poor man's Leica M3? Join today's podcast as your host, Charles, explores how he discovered this neglected but brilliant camera, as well as its astonishing CLA and eBay source.
Japan Vintage Camera
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 37 with another Analog Combo and this time it features the all time classic developer - Rodinal. Combined with Rollei RPX 25, a Minolta SRT 101, the Rokkor 58mm 1.4, and some bright light — the results can be staggering. Join us again as your host, Charles, goes all in on Rollei R09/Rollei RPX 25, as well as singing the praises of Minolta’s groundbreaking CLC metering system. This episode also attempts to unravel the weirdness that is the current Rollei brand, its mysterious relationship with Ilford, and why you might want to hold off using RPX in 120 format.
It’s great to be back. And here’s to Bringing It All Back home, whichever way we can.
Minolta SRT 101
RPX 25 Origins?
Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 36, an update with Kevin Madden & Gerry Hecht on how the current situation has unfolded, looking back on where they were when it began — and what we're facing now. The first in what may be several special episodes dealing with the Coronavirus in New Jersey and how we can get through it.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 35 - and it’s A Return To The Darkroom. This episode explores how it all began, the gear involved, and putting off, for years, actually putting it all together. Now that the virus lockdown is extending the StayHome Lockdown - for at least another month - your host, Charles, dives into what will be needed to make the Darkroom process continue. Gear includes the Schneider 80mm f/4 Componon-S Enlarging Lens, the Beseler 23CII-XL Dichro Enlarger, as well as 8 x 10" Ilford MULTIGRADE RC Deluxe Pearl paper. Join in - check it out - and subscribe!
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 34 with a look at one of the slowest B&W films out there, addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic, looking for ways to stay motivated and positive, discovering old prints, as well as pondering a return to a fresh new improvised Darkroom setup.
Take a listen and come onboard for future Live Chats as we all go through these strange times.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 33 with another Analog Combo and it starts - you guessed it - with the Classic sweetness that is a 1951 Rolleiflex Automat Model 4 TLR, combined with one of the best black & white films made by Ilford today, Delta 100 Pro. Souped up in the developer that just keeps giving - what else? - HC-110. Join in and check out the *extra fun. Bonus South Jersey pronunciations included.
Bringing It All Back Home returns with Episode 32 and it’s a live interview with members of a band you probably never knew. Starting in the mid-90’s, no1uno (pronounced “no one you know”) was an exclusively studio recording band. They released two CDs and, most recently, remastered their first EP. Listen to what inspired the music, how they produced their epic songs, the mystery behind the EP cover and the shocking meaning of their song, free.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 31 — a look back on the classic 70s SLR system known as OM. Your host, Charles, explores how he got started with his back in 2005, the brassed-up pawn-shop OM-1, and his years relearning photography with the manual focus Zuiko 50mm 1.4 lens ... And why the OM system might still fall short compared to a Barnack Leica. Check it out!
Photos from the OM-1 years
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 30 as your host, Charles, explores the latest developments in analog gear for Vintage Synthesizers. How this relates to photography is perhaps a stretch — but tune in & find out if the Bringing It All Home Podcast can make the connection. Behringer, Korg, Moog, Buchla — Leica! Subscribe & check it out.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 29 as your host, Charles, returns to the fabled Doo-Wop Wildwoods in search of sublime morning sunlight on its 1950s motels, as well as Sunny 16 metering, a Barnack-era Leica IIIA, a Nikkormat FT2, a rant against modern Jersey shore architecture, and a massive chart massive mess up when it comes to dilutions. Is less really more? Can useable negatives be found after completely screwing up development times? Listen in — and find out!
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 28 as your host, Charles, explores taking photos of a live concert performance, dragging the shutter with Godox TT350 flash — then spending a week renting the mirrorless Fujifilm X-E3. Also, using GoodSync to save the day with a dying external drive.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 27 as your host, Charles, goes on a road trip to a rally in Wildwood, NJ. Returning to Ilford Delta 100 35mm film, rediscovering The Wildwoods, family landmarks, and getting back into Street Photography during a rare visit by the President of the United States.
Rock & Roll History - Wildwood
Wildwoods By The Sea documentary
Bringing It All Back Home returns with Episode 26 — a Live Chat with Don Roman. Join us as we explore Don's journey into photography and filmmaking, his years working at Modern Age in NYC, Buckminster Fuller, the coolest Nikon body ever (Nikon F), assistant camerawork on NYU film productions, Richard Avedon's American West murals, motorcycle road trips to Guatemala, as well as directing and producing (and lighting) several amazing 16mm projects at Glassboro. Don's work and vision in analog and digital has always been inspiring & brilliant. Here's a link to his web site.
Bringing It All Back Home returns with Episode 25 - featuring a Live Chat with Ken Zimmerman. Join us as we explore Ken's journey through songwriting, overseas busking in London's Tube, Bob Dylan in Tel Aviv, piano bar contracts (and ways to get around them), new music, and live singer-songwriter gigs at The Burren. Check out more of Ken's music here.
Bringing It All Back Home returns with Episode 24 — and it is a special one. A Live Chat with local filmmaker Alex DePhillipo who, along with Andrew Gessler, runs Dark Fall Productions, a professional South Jersey video production company that has produced brilliant & beautiful surfing movies during the last ten years. Come listen to their story and get inspired by their jaw-dropping, amazing work.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 23 as your host, Charles, goes on a quest to rediscover the legendary Nikon 105mm 2.5 lens, particularly the original Sonnar design Pre-AI version. Last minute eBay bids, Nikkormat FT2, as well as almost getting caught in a severe Holiday Discount induced Gear Acquisition Syndrome fever. Check it out — and subscribe!
More about the 105mm
Finding the right camera for Pre-AI lenses
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 22 as your host, Charles, explores his new passion for (slow-shutter) Panning Speedblur — and how challenging it can be for all the right and left conditions to line up. This episode also includes reports on the latest Rollei Walk, as well as looking back on the best of 2019's smartphone photography, including a street shot session from Memorial Day when thousands of Philly teenagers descended on Margate's beaches. Join us and subscribe!
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 21. Join us as your host, Charles, relates his most recent band photography shoot with local legends Deardarkhead(DDH), as well as looks into why shooting Portra still beats digital, loading film before breakfast, and the hesitancy - and urgency - of wanting to buy more camera systems.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 20. Join us as your host, Charles, explores his renewed interest in East German cameras, specifically those made in Dresden, his recent call with his pal Heike (from Dresden), plans to explore eBay, as well as a possible photo travel plan for 2020. Pushing Ilford HP5, Zenits, and tangents about coal stoves. Check it out!
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 19, a live chat with Joe Playo. Join us as we connect with Joe's concept albums — Summer of Joe/Summer of Joe 2.5. We explore Joe's decision to create and produce music on his own, his journey as a writer & hiphop artist, making his own beats, and growing up in South Jersey. Joe's music is authentic and inspiring — check out his work!
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 18, a live chat with Paula Sussman. Join us as we explore Paula's journey through her passion for making art, her first oil painting at 7, her journey from South Jersey to Montana and Italy, and what inspires her today to keep being true to artwork, herself. Come on board and check out Paula's story, as well as her Instagram and web site.
Paula Sussman Fine Art
Bringing It All Back Home returns (at last) for Episode 17, wherein your host, Charles, gives a shoutout to listeners from Finland, developing Tmax film, HC-110, eBay finds, Fujica cameras, Pentax waist-level finders, #todayatapple Philly Photo walk, staycation colds, Indie Photo Lab, Epson scanner software weirdness ... and more.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 16, a reflection on location & timing, miracle fog, inimitable sunrise light — and the mystical art of getting a decent motion blur (panning) surfing shot. Join us, subscribe, and listen as your host Charles bangs his face into the microphone yet again.
Link to photos:
Bringing It All Back Home returns with Episode 15, where your host Charles takes a look at the somewhat unusual film called Rollei Retro 80s. This episode also includes an introduction to his passion for Surfing Photography. Here's a link to the album of photos.
Rollei Retro 80s
Nikkor F4 300mm ED
Bringing It All Back Home returns for Episode 14, a live chat with Ted Felsberg. Join us as we discover Ted's journey through his career as a photographer, his South Jersey background, his decision to go all in on Wedding Photography — and more. Check out Ted's latest work here on his Facebook page:
Also he has more on his site.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 13, this time taking a look at the ultimate classic TLR camera — Rolleiflex. Your host, Charles, attempts to explain how he imagined one could be had on a budget, explores the beauty and delight of using a lightweight medium format camera, and sings the praises of original Nottingham Raleigh bicycles. Celebrate the end of Shoobie season & check it out.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 12 - and this one is all about jumping into the Leica reality distortion field — specifically the Barnack Leica IIIA coupled with a collapsible Elmar 50mm 3.5 lens. Your host, Charles, explores the idea of Leica on a budget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, learning to love loading a Barnack, and singing the praise of Youxin Ye and his amazing new beam splitter. Come on board and get all Leica'd up!
Loading and cutting film for the LeicaIIIA
Recent shot with the LeicaIIIA
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 11 - and this one is all about under-the-radar 70s classics — specifically the legendary Minolta SRT 101 coupled with the Rokkor MC 58mm 1.4 lens. Also onboard: Ilford's slowest speed B&W film, PanF 50. Your host. Charles, manages to soup it all up in HC-110 while doing the laundry. Come on board and check out this episodes (possibly) working links to the photos!
Episode 11 photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/r3eikD21bxPJQK436
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 10, another Analog Combo featuring the medium format Pentax "The Beast" 6X7, the legendary "Beauty" Takumar 105m 2.4 Lens, the fine-grained Kodak Tmax 100, as well as Kodak's brilliant HC-110 developer. Check out the link to the photos. https://photos.app.goo.gl/eF97RXo8Syone1ZL6
Episode 9 introduces the first of many Analog Combos - and this one is all about reliability, getting it done, and focusing on film. Your host, Charles, breaks down his recommendations for the underrated Nikon F100, the "Rockstar" 85mm 1.8D, the vintage and easily scanned Ilford FP4Plus, as well as using DDX.. Also check out Darkroom Dave's great tutorials. Come on back to Bringing It All Back home - (and subscribe!). Here is the link to the gear being used as well as example photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/23p5BR3kEH8BKMHU6
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 8, a live chat with Marc A. Gallo. Producer, composer, musician, sound designer — and now he's been cloned! Join us as we discover what's behind his latest project, Gallospole, his web series of soundtracks, animations, and videos. Discover more about his remarkable dark political satire. And learn more about the man behind the egg.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 7, a live chat with Roger Ulbrich who is based in Miami Beach and continues to work in all kinds of formats — including photography, video and film, music, documentary. We explore how Roger got started, his South Jersey background, and get a glimpse into some of his extraordinary projects. Check out Roger's work here in IMBD.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 6, a live chat with pro photographer Kenneth Hamlett, who began his work in South Jersey and is now based in Atlanta, Georgia. Join us for a journey into how Kenneth began his career, our Atlantic City High School Photography class, his passion for Fashion and Beauty photography, as well as his Architectural work. Check out Kenneth's brilliant, beautiful photos here!
Episode 4 connects with Wayne "Ribs" Reid, an author and friend from England. Writing, Stories, the Universe, and Morris dancers! Ribs has published two remarkable and mesmerizing books, both of which are available from Amazon. A great chat with one of the most adventurous and brilliant storytellers I've ever met. We had one or two tech issues with the call - but the sound is much improved. Check it out - and look for his books! You can find his books here on amazon.
Bringing It All Back Home returns for episode 3, looking into how it all got started. Your host, Charles, manages to bluster his way through 30 minutes without, um, stumbling too much. Also includes a look at shooting with Kodak Portra 400.
In this first episode of Bringing It All Back Home your host, Charles, blunders his way through 25 minutes of podcasting about South Jersey Photography shoots, portraits on trains, and night sky photography with light painting. Train photo example here. And light painting here.