producer / host - The Film Photography Podcast
When I started the Film Photography Podcast Internet Radio Show (FPP) one year ago, one my goals was to provide a forum through which photographers using film could obtain news, tips, and share their art. As a photographer myself, it seemed logical and fun to offer giveaways as part of the bi-monthly show. To date, I’ve donated hundreds of rolls of film and over a dozen vintage film cameras from my personal collection. As the show began to pick up listeners, a funny thing happened – listeners started sending me their prized and quirky film cameras!
This week I received a package from FPP listener and recent contest winner Emily Savill. She donated a Polaroid One-Step 600 camera and a Vivitar PN2011.
Self portrait by Emily Savill.
The Vivitar PN2011 and prints by Emily Savill
What makes her contribution even more special is the fact that she took the time to shoot some images with the Vivitar and included them in the package.
Vivitar PN2011 Image © Emily Savill
Emily said in her letter enclosed with the cameras – “I sent a couple of prints from the Vivitar PN2011…I really love that camera…It takes nice Lomo-quality shots and the panoramic option gives the photos even more character.”
Emily's donation cameras will be offered up in a "listener draw" later this year on the FPP.
The fantastic Olympus Trip 35 has been described by users as “the perfect 35mm camera." Image © Michael Raso
Ian Cook (from the UK) turned me on to the 35mm Olympus Trip 35. Marketed in the UK from 1967 to 1984, this amazing camera was practically unknown in the United States. Ian, an authentic Trip enthusiast (known as a “Tripper),” has donated one to the pod cast, and I look forward to passing it along later this year.
Olympus Trip 35 UK TV Advert featuring David Baily
Recently Christine Candora-Hickey donated a classic 1958 Revere Eye-matic EE 127 film camera to the pod cast, and I offered it in a recent contest. Winner James Wells was so stoked about the camera that he shot a short You Tube video!
Video by Revere Eye-matic EE 127 camera winner James Wells.
I’d like to thank Dan Domme, Tony Kwong, Susan Goodwine and everyone else that has contributed recently to the show. Not only do you make my FPP experience special, but your generosity is helping film enthusiasts around the globe!
And, this month the fine folks at Freestyle Photographic in California USA donated a Holga 120 TLR camera. The Holga line of cameras are hugely popular and are used by amateurs and professionals alike! (Holga photography - think magazine photojournalist David Burnett’s fantastic Holga shot of US Vice President Al Gore!). Thanks to Freestyle for contributing to the Film Photography Podcast Give-Away program!
To enter this month’s contest, send an e-mail to FilmPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com
Include your name, mailing address and a little about you and your photography. Please write “Holga” in your e-mail header and get entries in by October 21, 2010. One winner will be drawn on the November 15, 2010 episode.
Pat Sansone book signing event at The Impossible Project NYC / Image © Michael Raso
That’s not all. We’re also giving away a copy of musician and photographer Pat Sansone’s book “100 Polaroids” (with a Polaroid camera) and free c-41 film processing courtesy of Sharp Photo & Portrait!
Listen in to Episode 17 / October 15, 2010 to get the scoop!
Thanks to your input and contributions, the Film Photography Podcast is becoming a global film project where everyone is a winner. Those donating are thrilled to put their cameras in the hands of eager, enthusiastic film shooters. The contest winners are ecstatic to receive a film camera they’ve never used or was never available in their corner of the world. Way to go, guys!
Emily Savill on Flickr
Ian Cook on Flickr
Celebrating Pat Sansone’s “100 Polaroids”
Book signing Flickr Set
The Impossible Project
Sharp Photo and Portrait