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A weekly show exploring the wonderful world of analog photography from every angle


On weeks show Ade, Clare and Graeme catch up for a hostful lite, and chat about a recent inspirational viewing of the film Manhunter, preparation of a new podcast all about using lighting in photography, and falling down an ebay hole, amongst many other things


We also have some listener emails to read, a new plastic fantastic camera from Harman Technology to talk about, the decision that the prize for the current round of the Cheap Shots challenge is going to be Graeme's Cheap shots camera, and, most excitingly of all, some news about Rachel!

It's a lot!


Pixels and Grain website:

Argos catalogue archives:

New camera from Harman Technology:

Justin Quinnell's Pinhole resource website:


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February 18, 2021

Ep. 236: From Russia with love

On this weeks show we're joined by the fantastic Vladislav Kern and Mark Beadle to talk all things Soviet cameras


Find Vlad here:



Classic lenses podcast #17 with Vlad Kern:  



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On this weeks show we're joined by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Greenstein, the two utterly delightful hosts of the camera collecting podcast "I dream of cameras", as well as being writers and producers of some of the most iconic shows in Hollywood, but really, who cares about that when there's cameras to talk about.

The conversation goes all over the place, as you might expect, but it was a real good time, and as well as listening you can also watch the show on YouTube, which is well worth your time as John was doing some incredible real time producing of his own so there's plenty to see going on. 


Youtube show:



Find the all of the I dream of cameras show info here:

Subscribe to Sunny 16 Presents to make sure you don't miss an episode:


You can find Jeff:


And you can find Gabe:


Check out the videos from Roja and Marlowe on this feed for a look at Rachel's rockstar days!



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February 8, 2021

Backing Paper February 2021

John and Graeme return with another sack of listener emails, cheap shot challenge entries and general chatter

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February 4, 2021

Ep. 234: Mental Collodion

On this weeks show it feels like we've gone full Cher and and turned back time, because it's Ade and Graeme talking to our old friend, Simon Riddell!

Simon joins us to talk about his struggles over the last 12 months, and how wet plate photography not only gave him a means of coping with these difficult times, but ended up being far more important as a tool for mental wellbeing both for himself and others.


As the subject matter is a little heavier than usual, and Simon says shit an awful lot, this may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive listeners.


You can see the work we talk about here on Instagram:

Or  here:


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January 27, 2021

Ep. 233: Shaping chaos

On this weeks episode Clare and Graeme are joined by Nikki Culley, a fantastic photographer and printer from Manchester to talk about the work she's been creating over the last year, experimenting with Ortho film and a rough developing process, and then taking these unique, marked and  negatives and making painstakingly crafted beautiful, moody prints from them.


You can find Nikki's work here:

And Nikki is on Instagram:


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John and Graeme are back for another Sunny 16 Extra, this time catching up with two of our favorite people Michelle Parr and Matt Parry from Harman Technology - the company who make all the Ilford Photo things we know and love. 


We talk about the last 12 months and how it affected the supply of Ilford stock, how the recently released Ortho film is doing, and of course the new Ilford Multigrade RC Portfolio paper. 


Watch the show on YouTube:

Lina Bessonova made a fantastic in depth video review of the new paper, check it out here:



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On this weeks show we've got a gaggle of hosts in one virtual room for a new years catch up, which we recorded on video as well - YouTube link below if you want to watch along! Clare, Ade, John and Graeme talk about recent activities including printing, photobook reading, zine preparations and Gerbil videos - what a week!


We also talk briefly about the Fuji film discontinuation, and the new paper from Ilford.


AND very excitingly, we announce the start of a new round of the Cheap Shots Challenge! Rules below for the forgetful:


Cheap shots Challenge subject  - Cliches


Rules: Use a camera that cost the equivalent of £30/$30 or less (including the lens ideally!)

Submit two images to by the 28th February

Put "Cheap Shots Challenge Cliches" in subject line

Put your name, the camera and film used in the file name for each shot

Tell us the story of your images in your email, and explain why your cliche picture transcends the cliche!


Youtube Link:


Useful Links:

John's Patron and subscribe page:


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For this podcast extra Paul Mckay from Analogue Wonderland, primarily to tell us all about the UK Film Photography Community Fund initiative that they've just started and are now taking applications for, but also to bring us up to speed with where film supplies are at the moment.

Find all the relevant information on the UKFPCF here:

You only have until the end of January to get your application in, so don't hang about!

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January 14, 2021

Ep. 231: Cruel Summer

This week we are joined by the pinnacle of 80s pop bands, The Bangles! errr...nope that's not right, but it is the equally inspirational, Dan Bassini.

Talking about his lockdown project that led him to producing 'Cruel Summer', an exploration of his local area and a solo road trip around New England. Using the same compact cameras and his vast experience that he usually applies to creating 'No Invite', a series of photozines about the New York fashion week.



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