Visual Arts

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


It's a splendid (and lots of fun) Cheap Shots judging round this week, and John and Graeme were lucky enough to be joined by the sublime Lucy Ridges who took on judging duties. 


To follow along with the pictures, you can find them all here:


Or hopefully if you're listening to this after Thursday, on the website!


You can find Lucy's work at and

And follow her on Instagram


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July 29, 2020

Ep. 213: Cereal Killer

Clare, John and Graeme catch up for a chat about what they've been up to over the last week, including darkroom printing with paint brushes, some Super 8 chat and building a bad camera by taking a good camera apart. 

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July 25, 2020

Ep. 212: Change Bag

It's a combo show this week, with Rachel, Clare and Graeme here to first off delve into some splendid listener emails, and then fill you in on some hopefully exciting and quite big (for us) changes coming to how we're going to be going forwards here at Sunny 16 Towers.


We hope you're all on board, and we're incredibly thankful for everyone who's come on the journey with us this far.


Email address for HomeMade camera zine:


Justin Quinnells Summer School:


Email address for Sunny 16 Presents related correspondence:



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It's a late night Friday ramble with John and Graeme this week where we chat about what we'd do if all constraints on our ability to take pictures were removed, and whether or not it would be a help or a hindrance in producing good pictures.


What conclusions did we arrive at? None really, other than the fact that an being given money to make art sounds pretty great, even if it wouldn't necessarily make for better art. 


You've been warned!





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July 13, 2020

Backing Paper #81

This week John Whitmore joins Graeme for some emails, some cheap shots challenge pictures and some terrible puns, and a good time is had by, if not all, the hosts at least.


Funny Face trailer link:

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On this weeks episode Rachel and Clare talk to the delightful Dave Shrimpton about his incredible and varied adventures in photography, including his beautifully ethereal portraiture, wet plate photography, and underwater large format (or really wet plate if you will.)



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On this weeks show John, Clare and Graeme are joined by the fabulous Stefan Mertz to talk about his work, his role as curator of the InstantArt exhibition in Paris, and his recent adventures in wetplate photography. 

You can find Stefans work here, please note that it is NSFW:

Information on InstantArt exhibition here:

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June 24, 2020

Ep. 208: Live Ade

Why has it been so darned hot this week? Because all of the Sunbeams are out in force, including a return visit from one very special 'beam!


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