Film News: Cinestill to the rescue with new powder chemistry

Film News: Cinestill to the rescue with new powder chemistry The photographic film industry has been feeling negative (hehe) on the heels of the drama surrounding Tetenal but great news arrives for lovers of home developing. CineStill has swooped to the rescue and launched new powdered versions of its color and b&w film development kits. Both the DF96 […]

In your bag No: 1628 – John Messina

In your bag No: 1628 – John Messina When John isn’t developing and printing in his “Hell Bath” he’s cycling around with these essentials in the hunt for capturing beauty. Long time reader, first bag-poster. I am a graduate student in soil ecology in the Pacific Northwest doing research on mycorrhizal communities in grasslands. In […]

Camera Geekery: Ricoh GR Lens 28mm f2.8 L39

Camera Geekery: Ricoh GR Lens 28mm f2.8 L39 Not quite the unicorn of lenses for use with a Leica but the Ricoh GR Lens 28mm f2.8 for L39 mount is nevertheless a rare beast. With reportedly only 3000 pieces made (2000 in silver, 1000 in black), you will find nary a thing on that Google […]

Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Chikako Watanuki

Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Chikako Watanuki Pop some Allegra if you have pollen allergies and enjoy the beautiful botanical blooms in Chikako Watanuki’s responses to this week’s edition of Jesse’s Visual Interview. Q1: Who are you?  Q2: What is your favorite way to waste money? Q3: What do you consider the most overrated virtue?  Q4: When […]

Film News: A Roller Coaster Ride for Tetenal

Film News: A Roller Coaster Ride for Tetenal Tetenal, one of (and arguably) the world’s largest photographic chemical manufacturers, has been caught in quite a tizzy since twenty-nineteen started. The word that after 172 years Tetenal was heading the way of the dodo spread like a California wildfire and has sent ripples throughout the industry […]

Photography Zines and Books No: 40

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Photography Zines and Books No: 40

Photography Zines and Books No: 40 Yeet, it has been quite a while. Finally we’ve had a moment to run through some of the pile of zines that make their way to JCH HQ. It always puts a smile on my face seeing the passion and care that goes in everyone’s work and I hope […]

In your bag No: 1627 – Bastian Block

In your bag No: 1627 – Bastian Block Bastian checks back in with a pack that carries his minimal yet trusted companions on new city explorations. Hi fellas of film photography, my name is Bastian Block and this is the second time showing you my ‘what’s in my bag selection’. Recently there have been some […]

In your bag No: 1626 – Marvin Lawrow

In your bag No: 1626 – Marvin Lawrow Marvin hauls his beloved beast and its friends everywhere he wanders to capture monochrome magic. My name is Marvin Lawrow. I’m a photographer from Königswinter, Germany and I am 21 years old.Photography became the big thing in my life next to music, when I was about 12 and my dad gave […]

Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Alison McCauley

Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Alison McCauley This week’s edition of Jesse’s Visual Interview brings us the subtle expressions and striking tones in Alison McCauley’s beautiful monochrome responses. Q1: Who are you?  Q2: What is your favorite way to waste money? Q3: What do you consider the most overrated virtue?  Q4: When are you happiest?  Q5: What […]

In your bag No: 1625 – Lee Basford

In your bag No: 1625 – Lee Basford Lee alluringly arrays his essential tools of the trade when cycling and working with the best. I’m an English designer and art director living in Tokyo, often mistaken as a photographer, occasionally a writer.Making images began early, with a huge influence from documentary photography and skateboard/bicycle freestyle photographers like […]