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The Photowalk

English, Arts, 1 season, 434 episodes, 2 days, 5 hours, 28 minutes
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The Photowalk is a mailbag-driven podcast where we walk and make pictures together, and meet with special guests along the trail. For anyone who likes to take pictures. Available wherever you get your podcasts.
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#437 The gloves off truth about taking pictures!

My guest today is Tim Clinch, a celebrated photographer known for his diverse and dynamic career spanning multiple continents. Having begun his career in London, he ran his own studio before embarking on a globetrotting journey that took him to Spain, France, and now Eastern Europe. His work graces top publications like Conde Nast Traveller and Forbes Life. Tim is renowned for his food and travel photography, with numerous books and prestigious awards to his name. From the mailbag, Phil and Cathy are on the road – they’ve been to London to blast off into orbit, the story of an unloved football scarf from Scott Glasgow, the poem about riding life’s train that is a real truism, we’ll do a shutter sync, reveal the winner of last month’s assignment plus remind you of the current one, and Extra Miler Mike Venable reveals his own 'why of photography,' plus at the end of the show, a freak weather event! Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
6/14/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 30 seconds
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#436 Love Power Sacrifice and other stories

Today, I’m joined by documentary photographer John Angerson, described as one of Britain’s most creative and versatile photographers, on a walk along an ancient wall in Silchester, England. This wall, part of a once-thriving Roman town, nearly led Silchester to become England’s capital. We talk about his long-term project, Love Power Sacrifice, where for 20 years, John photographed a cult-like religious organisation called the Jesus Army. Also, how the most normal of scenes can be the site of the most extraordinary photo stories and how John gained the most incredible access to one of NASA’s space shuttle flights. It being the first Friday in the month, former guest John Dolan will be setting a new one-word assignment for June and there is news about our Photowalk adventure to Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Jodhpur in 2025. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
6/7/20241 hour, 54 minutes, 9 seconds
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#435 Nudes, spiders in attics, I.T. disasters and more...

Today, it’s a show with a difference. It’s officially a week off, though I’d miss you if we didn’t chat, so I’ve compiled a short sequence of past pieces that have featured on the Patreon channel’s MORE and EXTRA MILE editions. It’s an opportunity for those who don’t belong to this additional community within The Photowalk show to hear what I promote at the end of each week’s podcast. I thought you might like to peek behind the scenes, as it were. All will be explained within the introduction to the show and I’ve dusted off the time teleporter to take us both back to editions nearer the very start of this podcast, when we had but a handful of supporters - so hopefully some of this will be fresh to the ears of even those who have been Patrons for some time. Back as usual next week as we walk together on The Photowalk. In the meantime, steady yourself for stories about nudes, a trip into my spider-infested attic and why you should never trust me in a room full of I.T. leads and plugs. And more stories besides. Oh, and if you’d like to join our community and hear the hundreds of archived audio pieces of our Patreon channel, or simply want to understand how to support this show or what Patreon actually is, then follow this LINK HERE. All will be dutifully explained. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week.
5/31/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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#434 The last unknown place in New York City

Renowned for exploring industrial landscapes and abandoned architecture, Christopher Payne delved into the forgotten corners of America's built environment for projects like Asylum and North Brother Island, to the latest, most advanced technologies that build the country now in his latest book, Made In America. What goes on in a shipyard that builds nuclear submarines? Chris has seen and photographed it. From the mailbag, photographing a stranger changes Steve Reeves' outlook on life, Jeremy Durham on 'what we do,' Neil Ford is pondering the question, 'why post on social media,' and Michael Mixon is coming out of a creative lull, though has some words of quiet genius when it comes to why we make pictures. Plus it's the last call for those joining in with this month’s assignment. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
5/24/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 38 seconds
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#433 Asleep for FOURTEEN years!

Ian Randall is a sports photographer whose journey into the genre was as unexpected as it has been impactful to his life. Fate led him to photography, a twist of destiny in a life abruptly disrupted by an unwelcome visitor: cancer. His story resonates deeply with anyone who has faced this formidable foe, whether personally or through the lens of a loved one's struggle or loss. And his superpower? It seems to be a single photograph. From the mailbag, Rikki Bunder finds solace sleeping under the stars in the outback, Casey Sisterson learns the hard way that bison can be quite stubborn subjects to photograph, and Gert Jan Cole offers a glimmer of hope for those intrigued by film development but intimidated by the thought of chemical processes. Plus, we're introducing a new segment dedicated to showcasing the incredible poetry shared with us.  Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
5/17/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 30 seconds
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#432 Graveyard Bins and Phantom Cats!

Storyteller Al Brydon is a walker with a camera enraptured by the landscape and human interaction with it. He's published and exhibited internationally, and his projects may surprise you, including his fascination with graveyard bins and an encounter with a phantom cat. Also today from the mailbag: a Route 66 adventure, the best natural medicine that we ALL have access to, Mexico in an RV, a story witnessed by a centuries-old tree, and synchronised picture making on our trails. Plus, it being the second Friday of the month, street photographer and mentor Valerie Jardin is here with Visual Stories. This month, we’re talking about the humour dogs bring into our lives photographically. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
5/10/20241 hour, 47 minutes, 41 seconds
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#431 Find your FIVE points of creative thinking

Imagine a five-pointed star. Now attach a word to each point and think of them as the core principles or values associated with how and why you create or make photographs. Today as we walk together on the Photowalk show, the philosophical YouTuber Sean Tucker discusses five that I have chosen, and we ask you to consider your own during this exercise of creative self-discovery. It's also an expanded letters show today: the special nature of the pictures we make of strangers, collaborations, the wonderful opportunity when exhibiting your work, photographs on the side of a mountain and documenting where you live as a legacy. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
5/3/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 24 seconds
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#430 Whatever you do, don't look away!

Stephen Dupont is an Australian photographer recognised around the world for his concerned photography on the human condition, war and climate, earning him dozens of prizes including the W. Eugene Smith Grant, and a Robert Capa Gold Medal Citation. Today he talks honestly about books, the why of photography, life, death and the camera.  Also on the show, remembering and respecting, taking a pilgrimage of quiet in France and Belgium along the Western Front of WWI, getting sentimental about the pips, and postcards from Toronto, plus the countdown has begun for the last week of entries to this month’s assignment from iconic American photographer Stephen Wilkes. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
4/26/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 1 second
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#429 Photography reset my life: two powerful stories

As we walk today, two guests feature in the show. Photographer and creative retreat mentor Margaret Soraya from the Isle of Harris shares how the arts have helped her mental health immeasurably during a period of grief following the passing of her mother. Former school deputy head Emily Renier, now Fujifilm UK's latest ambassador, recounts how a mental breakdown reset her life both creatively and spiritually. Also on the show today, how the recent eclipse seems to have brought people together, why AI possibly isn’t the monster to hide behind the sofa from, and recharging batteries in a beautiful forest, plus a reminder from former guest Stephen Wilkes of what this month's assignment is all about. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.  
4/19/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 5 seconds
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#428 The truth of a perfect imperfect photograph

Welcome to a photography podcast where we walk together with a mailbag of stories and pictures. My guest today, John Dolan, understands and completely embraces the importance of the photographic moment over photographic perfection. The second edition of his best-selling monograph, The Perfect Imperfect, is about to be released, and in it, he invites photographers to look beyond the shot list and find beauty and truth in imperfect moments. He has photographed the most recent Whitehouse Wedding; he is Seinfeld's family documentarian, and he is trusted to record the most intimate and often vulnerable moments for clients including Will Smith and Gwyneth Paltrow. Also from the mailbag as we walk, making pictures of the beautifully inanimate, the things that we pass by every day and never give a second thought to, a case of mistaken Googling when typing in the letters M A L and I, a letter on dragging yourself out of bed at sunrise, solar eclipses, the winner of last month’s assignment, plus it being the second Friday of the month, street photographer and photography mentor Valerie Jardin joins me for Visual Stories, this month talking about timeless pictures in Paris. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
4/12/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 28 seconds
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#427 Photowalk: 24 hours on EARTH in just ONE picture!

Today, a holiday-special interview with the iconic fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes. Since opening his studio in New York City in 1983, he's built an unprecedented body of work and a reputation as one of America’s most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editorial and commercial work. Stephen Wilkes talks candidly about being mentored by a photographic great, Jay Maisel, the most extraordinary and at times haunting project on Ellis Island, plus Day to Night, his most defining project, where epic cityscapes and landscapes, portrayed from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours, capture fleeting moments of humanity as light passes in front of his lens over the course of a full day. Stephen also sets a new assignment for the month of April. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
4/5/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 43 seconds
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#426 Photowalk: A beautiful way to live

Mary Jo Hoffman is an aeronautical engineer-turned-artist. Twelve years ago she began a daily practice of photographing found nature, no subject too small or ordinary. Now, Phaidon has published her first book Still: The Art of Noticing. This is a story about a creative serendipitous find that has become, a beautiful way to live. Also today, philosophical YouTuber Sean Tucker answers a question about finding the energy to pursue photography despite daily life competing for space in one's day. Letters from the mailbag on positivity in spite of physical challenges to make work, finding and photographing the lone tree, and minimalism in a fantastical Norwegian snow white-out. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
3/29/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 18 seconds
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#425 Photowalk Announcement: The Great Indian Railway Adventure

I'm joined on Surrey's Chobham Common for a photo walk with award-winning photojournalist Jason Florio to announce 2025's Photowalk Show Adventure, which is going to be in India, photographing and riding the urban-suburban and rural countryside trains in and out of Mumbai. There's an invite to make our adventure YOUR adventure as we explore Mumbai, including the cave temples of Elephanta Island, and enjoy Holi, a Hindu festival celebrated as the Festival of Colours, Love, and Spring. It's an opportunity to spend time with like-minded photographers and the people of this incredibly vibrant city on the west coast of India. Jason shares stories of this colourful city, plus opens his studio to our inquiring and curious eyes. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
3/22/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 21 seconds
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#424 Photowalk: Random encounters with strangers

Photographer Daniel Meadows has spent his life documenting British society, using photographs, audio recordings, and short movies. He is the creative architect of a sublime idea: putting a bed, a darkroom, and a photographic studio into a 1940s double-decker bus, touring it to meet and photograph as many people as he could to document British life, which has become a historic gem. From the mailbag, Tony Lorenzo, who bought a 1930s family photo from a box in a market, which then became a life-long detective story, is back and this time, he’s been buying vintage pictures in Italy. Also, how to photograph mushrooms in a magical sense and a road trip that’s going to be an absolute life tonic. There’s a reminder of the March assignment and an invite to come to Scotland for a week on retreat. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
3/15/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 37 seconds
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#423 Photowalk: ICEBERG right ahead!

As I walk with your letters and inspirational stories, I'm joined on the show by studio guest Michelle Valberg, the Canadian Geographic Photographer, Nikon ambassador, and international fellow of the Explorers Club. Michelle has just returned from an adventure voyage photographing wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula, navigating icebergs and rough seas to make extraordinary photographs. Also on the show from the mailbag, stuck in a watery rut in East Africa whilst seeking The Maasai, escaping the clutches of imposter syndrome, March's assignment and mentor Valérie Jardin shares photographic project workflow. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
3/8/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 53 seconds
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#422 Photowalk: The Secrets of Soviet Bus Stops!

On a long-distance bike adventure from London to St. Petersburg, an 'accidental' photographic find led photographer Christopher Herwig to subsequently cover tens of thousands of miles by car, bike, bus and taxi in 14 former Soviet countries, documenting unexpected treasures of modern art; 'Soviet Bus Stops'. This is an unbridled story of passion for a project that has consumed more than two decades of Christopher's life, and today he shares his enthusiasm for photographing the extraordinary ordinary. Also today, we set a new assignment for the month of March: Hungarian goulash and photographic must-sees in Budapest, a trip to the Hebrides, viral shopping trolly pictures and the international currency of Garibaldi biscuits. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
3/1/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 11 seconds
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#421 Photowalk: The soundtrack for HOPE and PEACE

Hans Johnson is an international award-winning film and television composer. He records and collects sounds from the cultures and people he spends time with, celebrating diversity and encouraging harmony and togetherness through his music. His videos and pictures often lead the compositions he makes and today, he shares the stories behind his music. Also, philosophical YouTuber Sean Tucker talks about the importance of retreat and recharging to energise your creativity, plus letters into the show share stories of lost and found mojo, and photographic Haiku; poetry and photography as a partnership. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
2/23/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 2 seconds
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#420 Photowalk: The Gambian Photowalk Retreat SPECIAL

This week, join me, Neale James on the show in West Africa and journey with our Photowalk team as we explore The Gambia with those attending this special Photowalk Retreat; Mat Bobby, Lynn Fraser, Michael Assmann and Shannon Coppin, guided by photojournalist Jason Florio and film producer Andy Thompson plus new-found Gambian friends. We walk and learn together about what makes this small, welcoming country known as The Smiling Coast so uniquely special, how a recent political past has left an indelible mark, and how the Gambian people’s resilience has earned a peaceful future ahead. We discuss why some of the country’s youth are making dangerous journeys across the Atlantic to the Canary Islands aboard small pirogue fishing boats; you’ll meet the most incredible students and staff at a school, take shade under the Tree of Life, come within mere inches of the most feared reptile on Earth and our fellow Photowalkers share their thoughts as we adventure during this retreat to West Africa. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
2/16/20241 hour, 48 minutes
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#419 Photowalk: Do SOMETHING for NOTHING

In 2015, Joshua Coombes, a British hairstylist, took his scissors to the street to cut the hair of the homeless community in a story that is as much about hope and humanity as it is about hair. He's now the architect of the international Do Something for Nothing movement, which our regular contributing photography mentor Valérie Jardin has photographed at work in Paris and New York. Today, both Josh and Valérie share their experiences of a project that is as philanthropic as it is photographic. Also today, the mailbag is back with letters about the scale of Mother Nature, a walk along the Norwegian coastline and what does it actually look like when you stand within an electricity pylon and look up. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
2/9/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 50 seconds
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#418 Photowalk: Leaps of faith and finding balance

Retreating home to the shires from another day working in the city of London seventeen years ago, Kevin Mullins announced to his wife, "I'm becoming a wedding photographer." What followed is quite the adventure, including almost quitting on day one of his new life! In the third of three specials interviewing friends in the photographic and creative industries, I talk to Kevin about his leap of faith, his relationship with Fujifilm, social media, staying grounded, slowing down, country music and cupboards of doom - it's an eclectic conversation! Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
2/2/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 57 seconds
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#417 Photowalk: What's missing from my life?

It's a very cryptic show title, I grant you, but the question is answered by my good friend, documentary photographer Giles Penfound, a former British army photographer who has found that the story he wishes to dedicate his life to, is now within walking distance of his home. We talk about his life making pictures in areas of conflict, those who mentored him during this time, plus his conflicted mind over some of the images he made and witnessed. Also, we chat about his plans now and for the future. Our conversation for the podcast was made walking the ridge above England's famous Watership Down. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
1/26/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 1 second
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#416 Photowalk: My pictures don't need to be good, just HONEST

In the 'niche' of photography podcasts, there are a handful of names who stand out as pioneers of the genre. One of those is my guest today, Jeffery Saddoris, a multi-disciplinary audio and visual artist based in Washington DC. He paints, he writes, and for his podcasting, he crafts conversations with people who move and inspire him. This launches three weeks of special personal conversations with creative friends of mine and I'm delighted Jeffery is launching those. I suspect I'll talk with him again for an edition about the art of podcasting, though today I concentrate on the why of his art and photography, his most intimate of photographic moments and how painting is the creative glue that 'leaves something to account for his time on this Earth.' Also today, Mali Davies, in his monthly Jibba Jabba feature, reveals what happened on Fighting Friday, the 'event' he photographed just prior to Christmas. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
1/19/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 42 seconds
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#415 Photowalk: SOS! Trapped within an iceberg!

Canadian explorer, photographer, filmmaker and international speaker Jill Heinerth joins me today for a bumper edition of The Photowalk podcast. We talk about the medical importance of our oceans, cave diving, incredible creatures beneath the waves, swimming with Polar bears and the story of a sub-marine diving mission into and iceberg. Also today, the why of making sketchbook pictures, the nostalgia of vintage prints, plus mentor and street photographer Valérie Jardin returns to launch this year's monthly Visual Stories features, which in 2024 is all about photographic feature making, starting with ONE CENTURY. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
1/12/20242 hours, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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#414 Photowalk: The power to make people feel

Today's guest is the celebrated Canadian wildlife photographer Michelle Valberg, who shares stories of her photographic adventures at the two poles and the incredible animals she observes as she creates emotional imagery that has the power to make viewers feel. From the mailbag on today's show, how introversion affects what you photograph, favourite places in the world to MAKE those pictures and how being devoured by forest has you feel, making your own book or zine in 2024, how your experiences as a child can influence your photography as an adult plus there is news of a second retreat week in Scotland. It is the first Friday of the month, so it’s assignment week, and this year, all our challenges are one-word photographic assignments. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
1/5/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 25 seconds
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#413 Photowalk: A beautiful photographic detective story

The final Photowalk edition of 2023 takes me to Oxford to visit Tony Lorenzo, who, in the early part of this century, found two fading 1930s photographs in a box on the floor of a shop in London featuring a girl called June. This is the story of a quest to find who June was in real life from those and other photographs subsequently found, a photographic detective story that takes Tony up and down the UK piecing together June's 'lost' family album. Also today, we say farewell to a very special friend of the show, Nils Amelinckx, replaying some of his inspirational words about the precious nature of the outdoors and photography. Plus, a roadside encounter with Kathleen Watson, whose mission, it seems, is to spread cheer and raise a smile. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week. WHY: A Sketchbook of Life is available here.
12/22/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 52 seconds
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#412 Photowalk: Having the 'Steele' to change your life

Nine years in the US Navy, Rachelle Steele learned her photographic craft the hard way in operations that tested her resolve. She laid down the camera for five years before rediscovering a love for black and white photography and beginning new adventures, making collections of storytelling photographs, of her life and for others.  Also today demons in markets, biscuits that take your teeth out, pictures and memories of ancient henges, Canadian wildlife and Visual Stories for December with Valérie Jardin. Links to all guests and features will be on the showpage, my sincere thanks to MPB.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week.
12/15/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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#411 Photowalk: How to become an adventurer

Alastair Humphreys is a man who has the word adventurer on his business card. He's adventured to the most incredible remote places, cycled across the world on a modest budget, crossed the ocean in a rowing boat, run across a desert, though his view of exploration changed as he sat in a small red tent in a remote part of Greenland. Now he champions micro-adventures, writing about and photographing more 'achievable' life experiences. Also today, fascinating Gambian traditions, a Nat Geo photographer's quote that nails, possibly, why making photographs is important and does adversity lead to stronger creativity? Links to all guests and features will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week.
12/8/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 17 seconds
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#410 Photowalk: Empathy and a fascination for people

Roger Hutchings is an award-winning British documentary photographer who was mentored by the Magnum photographer David Hurn. Today he talks of a life spent making pictures about people and how they navigate their lives in the most extraordinary of situations. Also on the show today, your comments and letters: we revisit a letter from last week where Tony Lorenzo went about some pretty impressive detective work to find the identity of a mystery girl in a vintage photograph, two walks and a cycle ride that have helped to bring 2023 to a more positive conclusion and what’s lurking in the clear Canadian depths of Lake Simcoe? Links to all guests and features will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week.
12/1/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 9 seconds
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#409 Photowalk: You'll never walk alone

I'm walking this week with photographer Mali Davies in cultural Liverpool, birthplace of The Beatles, looking for the city's famous Liver Birds and challenging ourselves with low-light street photography, and as we're focusing on street photography, mentor Valérie Jardin returns for her monthly series, Visual Stories. Also today, letters from the mailbag; finding your why, how photography is a great passport for friendship, and the most incredible detective story about finding someone from a 1930s photograph bought within a collection in a London shop. Links to all guests and features will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week.
11/24/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 54 seconds
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#408 Photowalk: We're not photographers, we're therapists with a camera

Today, we walk part of England's oldest road, the 5000-year-old Ridgeway, with the mailbag for a special letters edition. In the show, teaching photography to young creative minds, road trips in paradise, photo projects for the new year ahead, the why of life and photo making, revisiting Japan and a chance encounter that leads to a special portrait moment. Also thoughts from previous guests, including writer/photographer Craig Mod and VII Agency's Ed Kashi. Links to all guests and features will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week.
11/17/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 49 seconds
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#407 Photowalk: A near death experience and photographic epiphany

Aged 31, Australian Police Officer Duade Paton's sudden surprise heart attack and near-death experience introduced him to a new life, walking and making photographs of the birdlife of his extraordinary country. Moving out of the city to a small cottage in 130 acres of bush with his wife, he's been planting trees and recording the wildlife of his new home. Now also a YouTuber who spends his time helping others to find photography, Duade talks very openly about his experiences and why creativity is a tonic for physical and mental health. Also today from the mailbag, a letter imploring you to spend less time looking in life's rearview mirror, shops that sell everything, a postcard from Lake Huron and a magical trip to Iceland. We also reveal the winner of last month's assignment about the 'beautiful game'. Links to all guests and features will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week.
11/10/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 22 seconds
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#406 Photowalk: Walking Japan and the joy of pizza bread

For a show made out in nature with a microphone, camera and mailbag, today's guest fits like a well-loved and fitted favourite walking boot. Craig Mod is a walker, author, prolific maker of books and photographer. We discuss his long walks across Japan, his love of traditional Japanese country 'tea-drinking shops' called kissaten, making newsletters, his spiritual food pizza toast, the palpably personal nature of his latest work and more.  Also today and from your walking letters; photographing on the street, how bold do you need to be and what is all the fuss about street work anyway? The illegally felled historic tree, Sycamore Gap and why the end is not the end. More of your postcards and travels with a camera, the follies of England-land and a powerful PS asking you to look up to the words of Marcus Aurelius. Links to all guests and features will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week.
11/3/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 55 seconds
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#405 Photowalk: Your style, your genre, your brand, is YOU

Today's guest Karin Majoka is a visual artist, photographer, YouTube content creator and psychotherapist based in Germany. Her short films bring tuition, travel and personal stories together with an underlying love for film photography. Letters and stories today from the mailbag feature; returning to scorched lands of this summer’s cruel wildfires in Nova Scotia to find a welcome gift from Mother Nature, the 'set' of The Shining, and the dribbly-nosed child, we take some feedback from last week’s show about the peace episode, a 'Wish you were here' postcard from a 'beautiful' dark alleyway in Australia and what railway model enthusiasts like Tom Hanks share with photographers. Links to all guests and features will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking each week.
10/20/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 38 seconds
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#404 Photowalk: The Voice of Peace

Can art and the spoken word be a voice for peace? Today, following the appalling events of a violent week in the Middle East, I discuss the "Greatest communicator you've never heard of," Abie Nathan; an Israeli humanitarian and peace activist who founded the Voice of Peace radio station which broadcast from a ship in the Mediterranean, with broadcaster Robbie Owen. For two decades it transmitted a message of togetherness and brought together all cultures, beliefs and nationalities to discuss peace across the region. Also, Valérie Jardin, our street mentor, talks about making collections of pictures and there are letters about self-belief, a photographic pilgrimage, the muscle trains of Australia and motivation to venture out with a camera. Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
10/13/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 27 seconds
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#402 Photowalk: In space, no one can hear you click!

Kamal X is an astronaut with a camera, though the missions he flies, the planets he visits, are both familiar and alien. Today he talks of friendship, healing, and his latest book; Black Astronaut, The Stars Belong to the People. From the mailbag, photography as a treatment for stress, anxiety and PTSD, a newfound passion for making pictures, a rumble in the jungle, a postcard from The Fall, graffiti pictures, a trip to London, and quiet Croatian dawns. Also, did you spot the error from last week's show? News about the Scottish retreat in 2024. Since it's the first week of the new month, there's a fresh assignment, set by portrait and fashion photographer Craig Fleming. Links to all stories and guests will be on  the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
10/6/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 22 seconds
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#402 Photowalk: The art of togetherness

Today, documentary photographer David Wright talks about his life behind a lens, making stories about the British, his fascination for modern tribes, the f8 documentary community and why photography is so precious to him. From the mailbag, a whirlwind pictorial trip to Alaska, postcards that don’t have to boast vista-like views, places on photographic bucket lists, what’s ‘Mickey Mouse’ about weddings, the beauty of the British lakes, why printing your pictures is better than hoping Insta will reward you with likes, plus our friend, artist and podcaster Jefferey Saddoris muses about original work being our finest. Links to all stories and guests will be on  the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
9/29/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 23 seconds
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#401 Photowalk: Still haven't found what I'm looking for

Is the joy of what we do about the answer, or the search? I find upon the shore of Loch Ness, Steve Feltham, the Nessie Hunter, convinced that there is 'something' beneath the surface of Scotland's most famous loch. In the early 90s, Steve boarded an old library van, leaving the 'rat race' behind to travel from the south of England to the Highlands of Scotland and whilst he hasn't found the Loch Ness Monster, yet, he has found something arguably more significant, about life. Also today, dive bombing gulls, a rampant panda, we climb aboard the RV 'Stopped Life in the Fast Lane for Life in the Life Land,' we go for an audio walk with an Extra Miler in Australia, witness a perfect Greek island sunset, laze on a surfboard and escape to the deserts of our lives. Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
9/22/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 7 seconds
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#400 Photowalk: Find your heart and soul in Scotland, THE RETREAT

This week, you're invited to join our Extra Milers in beautiful, majestic, enchanting Scotland. Join us on this year's Photowalk Retreat in the Highlands. We walk the cairns, the battlefields, the moors, the lochs and mountains, learn how to shoot film, battle the squalls, immerse ourselves in history and discover the joys of going off-grid and making new friends. Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
9/15/20232 hours, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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#399 Photowalk: 9/11 Remembered

We walk together on a Monday, a special programme today to commemorate 9/11, the date in September that changed the course of history forever, socially and geopolitically. The commemoration includes archive interview material with photographer Joel Meyerowitz and photojournalist Jason Florio, with previously unpublished thoughts from the New York City-based street photographer Phil Penman. This programme contains material and language that some listeners may find disturbing.  Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
9/11/202337 minutes, 5 seconds
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#398 Photowalk: The photographer who never sleeps

Phil Penman is my guest today, the British-born, New York-based celebrated street photographer. He’s documented the ever-changing scene of New York City’s streets approaching three decades and we talk about photojournalism, confidence, making news pictures and the rich exciting nonstop tapestry where whatever could happen, probably will. Also today, why adventure is for the now, we find an old school bus in a forest which becomes photographic gold, beautiful scenery on the Emerald Isle, plus how leaving your work for a stranger to find can lead to the most incredible opportunities. As it’s the second Friday in the month, our street mentor Valérie Jardin is here, and this time, the subject is humour. Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
9/8/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 33 seconds
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#397 Photowalk: How telling stories transforms lives!

VII Agency Photojournalist and award-winning storyteller in stills, video and sound, Ilvy Njiokiktjien joins me to talk about personal risk-taking, documenting the social and political issues that continue to shape our world. Also today, perfection; is it really necessary when making pictures, or for that matter doing anything in life? Postcards today from Canada and Indonesia, from calm misty waters to the perils of sulphur mining on the side of an active volcano. NYC street photographer Phil Penman sets a new assignment for the month and photojournalist Jason Florio shares a little more of his love for the smiling coast of Africa, The Gambia. Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
9/1/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 29 seconds
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#396 Photowalk: Seven creative LIFE CHANGING chats #2

The second of two Friday Summer Specials featuring seven former guests from our three-year archive sharing photographic and LIFE wisdom. In this second show, photographer and social activist Misan Harriman, the bush-firefighter and photographer Cam Neville, the mindful landscape photographer discovering still Paul Sanders, the commercial pet and animal photographer Elke Vogelsang, landscape photographer, mentor and YouTuber Adam Karnasz, photographer and speaker Nancy Borowick, and Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Cathal McNaughton. Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
8/25/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 5 seconds
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#395 Photowalk: The photo app to change ALL apps!

A special pop-up episode today of The Photowalk as I trek along an old disused railway path with social photographer Tom Humble who is looking to launch PhoToCo, a photography app to cut through the noise of movies, adverts 'every other post' and feeds you aren't interested in, but do we really need another? Aren't there enough already? What's different about this? Why might it change ALL apps and the way we work? Questions answered today, along with a revisit to a very personal work which became a book, The Winter We Walked Alone. Links will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
8/21/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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#394 Photowalk: Seven creative LIFE CHANGING chats #1

Across the next two weeks, a brace of Friday Summer Specials featuring seven former guests from our three-year archive sharing important life learnings from their careers about photography, about creativity, about LIFE. In this first show, former army photographer and now documentarian Giles Penfound, the philosophical YouTuber Sean Tucker, documentary photographer Amelia Troubridge, creative thinker Scott Shillum, a National Geo Explorer Hailey Sadler, the landscape photographer and YouTuber Thomas Heaton and photographer, filmmaker and director, Vincent Laforet. Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.  
8/18/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 39 seconds
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#393 Photowalk: Curiosity does not kill the cat!

Documentary photographer Ian Howorth talks about identity, curiosity and his latest book, A Country Kind of Silence. Also today, the wonder in the ordinary, we visit a tree of life on two continents and there are WISH YOU WERE HEREs from North America. We have a very vulnerable and down-to-earth honest answer to "What's your why" from one of our Extra Milers and a story about acceptance and change, plus it being the second Friday of the month, street photographer Valérie Jardin is here with Visual Stories. This month we’re talking about the thing in the sky that lights our photographs but doesn’t always choose to play nicely which also becomes the new assignment for the month of August. Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
8/11/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 25 seconds
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#392 Extra Mile Special: Finding my Mum and other stories

A special edition this week as I vacation in Wales, walking the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline, not with your letters this time, but a selection of recordings that have featured in Extra Mile editions, our Patreon-supported shows which follow the Friday walking episodes. This is a behind-the-scenes invite to hear stories you will not have heard in the free stream. Today, photojournalist Erin Trieb shares a personal encounter that leads to a greater understanding of mental health and the military, I go in search of a tombstone in a windswept graveyard in Kent, moving a continent to start a new life, inspiration from a grandparent, imposter syndrome, street storytelling, a photo pilgrimage to Lockerbie, and a 'why' that warms my creative heart. Links to all stories and guests will be on the SHOW PAGE as always and my sincere thanks to mpb.com who sponsor this show and the Extra Milers without whom we wouldn't be walking every week.
8/4/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 5 seconds
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#391 Photowalk: Learn to read people!

Celebrated American sports photographer Jean Fruth joins us while we walk today, to talk about how to 'read the game' for better pictures on the field and in life. Jean is known for her love and photography of baseball, plus mentoring new photographers, though we also talk about the perfect snack, pizza, missed shots and The Rolling Stones. Also this week, WISH YOU WERE HERE, authenticity, why imperfection can be perfect and Mali Davies joins me with the 'feature roughly in the middle of the show' to talk about photographing through the chaos of trees in woodland. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to mpb.com and the Extra Milers.
7/28/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 32 seconds
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#390 Photowalk: The strangers I meet

Portrait, celebrity, fashion and theatre photographer, Craig Fleming shares his story from being a roadworker, to photographing Hollywood's finest for the LA Times, though it seems everybody is a portrait opportunity, frequently visiting air and country shows to make personal project portraits of the strangers he meets. Also today, photographers who aren't able to recall faces or visualise objects in their imagination, tackling the why question and Jeffery Saddoris, podcaster, writer and artist starts the first of his monthly features called Personal Connections, where your thoughts will shape each month's discussion. This time, visiting art galleries and the limitations of ai. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to mpb.com and the Extra Milers.
7/21/20232 hours, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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#389 Photowalk: Find beauty in the detail of life

Author, mentor, and photographer Gill Moon talks of her love for calmer landscapes finding beauty in the detail, giving others a voice within her books about nature and the environment. Also today, Valérie Jardin returns for part 2 of her series on making better street photographs, today - the art of the grab shot. There's inspiration to make a photographic road trip that you've been planning your whole life, how privacy laws affect your right to make pictures in public, photographing markets in The Gambia, camera art and finding peaceful moments away from the day job photographing crime scenes. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to mpb.com and the Extra Milers.
7/14/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 14 seconds
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#388 Photowalk: The 'secret' word of trust

A podcast that takes a mailbag, a camera, your thoughts (and a dog) out into nature, spending time together making pictures and sharing inspirational stories. Today's guest, documentary photographer Paul Choy from Mauritius shares what he's found to be the 'secret' word of trust whilst recording 'unscripted moments of everyday life he encounters all over the world'. Also today, being 'just a bloke' with a camera, aerial scenes of delight, goldfish; the snack of the walker and will ai make you a better friend? See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to mpb.com and the Extra Milers.
7/7/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 14 seconds
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#387 Photowalk: 50 Shades of a Photo Fantasy!

Meeting a stranger along a path leads one special listener to make his first 'street portrait' and unwittingly introduces us to an adventuring hiker who has changed his life, leaving the corporate hamster wheel to become a 'professional' walker. Also today, conquering an American mountain, making your own audio photowalk stories, a scary photographic proposal and the most fantastic story of the flask, a famous Canadian coffee shop and a very expectant mum. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers  and mpb.com.
6/30/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 21 seconds
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#386 Photowalk: HELP! My photographic eye has stopped working?

We use photography and taking pictures to help with a myriad of positive mindful pursuits, but what happens when the enjoyment of picture-making starts to challenge our creative self-belief, leading us to doubt our work and achievements? My multi-disciplinarian guest Jeremy Bassetti, photographer, lecturer, travel writer and podcaster, believes he has an answer and he shares it today. From the mailbag, finding courage to make stories with complete strangers, happenstance on top of a mountain, and a portrait that changed one of our listener's life. We also start a new feature with Mali Davies, as he invites you to 'Find your tree'. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers  and mpb.com.
6/23/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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#385 Photowalk SPECIAL: Conquering life's mountains

An extended show this week as I journey to North Wales, to Eryri (formerly Snowdonia) to speak, hike and climb with photographer, teacher, mentor, wild camper and outward-bound survival skills trainer, Andy Fisher. We talk about the majesty of the largest national park in Wales with its nine mountain ranges. We chat about family, survival, mental health, bush skills, human endeavour and meet an unexpected mountaineering guest from the other side of the world. I also face an 'adventure first' and you're invited to join me as I learn about the importance of self-challenge. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers  and mpb.com.
6/16/20232 hours, 17 minutes, 30 seconds
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#384 Photowalk: Freedom from the noise

The only walking photography podcast of its kind, from the Netherlands, Loek van Vliet talks today about his long-term photography project Earthly Windows, a trip through time and space in Europe. Valerie Jardin begins a new monthly series of Visual Stories; a mini street workshop and Extra Miler Matt Dolinski shares his thoughts on how photography helps his mental health. Letters as we walk today on an unknown phenomenon that removes your ability to recall objects in your mind, the walking stick and the trail walkers, pictures without an agenda in Sweden, and why leaving your work for strangers to find can result in exciting adventures. We also reveal the flask winner following May's assignment.  See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
6/9/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 53 seconds
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#383 Photowalk: Quit. Start again.

Scott Chouciño changed his photographic career direction completely during and following the pandemic. He embraced quitting at a time many creatives were clinging to whatever social or financial life raft made available. It was a 'plan' that worked. From portraits to food and filmmaking. Also today from your letters into the show, fighting the MojoDemon, a Sicilian monochrome adventure, abandoned movie theatres and looking forward, not back. It being the first Friday of the month, we have a new photo assignment which now takes its place as the 'Feature roughly in the middle of the show'. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
6/2/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 59 seconds
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#382 Photowalk: And your SUPERPOWER is...

Viktor Hübner spent two years hitchhiking across America photographing and interviewing the people he met by chance during a time of political confusion and upheaval. He seems to have found a superpower, and he shares it today. Also, a film about dad and the echoes of time, 365 inspirational help for those making picture-a-day projects, the answer to last week’s pictorial 'quizette' about ai where we asked you to identify the real photos from those made from zeros and ones. We talk about the right to roam and I make a 'schoolboy error' attempting to make a picture for the latest assignment. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
5/26/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 47 seconds
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#381 Photowalk: Prototype your life and the hat of kindness

Writer, photographer, TEDx speaker, and the author of the 1,000 True Fans essay, Kevin Kelly talks about his new book 'Excellent Advice for Living, Wisdom I wish I'd known earlier,' 450 wisdom tweets. Also on the show today, the lights are off in the Himalayas, thoughts about making 'Day Trips to Hell,' and a show page challenge to see if you can identify reality from deep fake. There’s a very touching story today about how photography has brought one of our writers back from a very dark place, news about Africa '24 and we're inviting entries for the May's photo assignment. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
5/19/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 2 seconds
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#380 Photowalk: Day Trips to Hell and the River of Life

The great passport to life; your camera. Today travel stories from three photographers; Giles Penfound whose photo projects made in and about concentration camps changed his entire approach to making documentary pictures when an army photographer, Marissa Roth on an emotional pilgrimage to Tibet and ocean passages across the Atlantic, plus Duncan Ferguson visits a mountain range in Nepal. We also talk to international music photographer Nathan Reinds about Eurovision, and there are letters about the power of music in storytelling, and how photography changed one listener's life completely. We release the full itinerary for Africa '24 and invite you to take part in the new assignment for May; a packed show! See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
5/12/20232 hours, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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#379 Photowalk: HOLLYWOOOOOOD, and the ultimate photo challenge!

Five decades behind the lens, American photographer Ave Pildas talks about making pictures of those who come to stand on the stars of Hollywood's famous Walk of Fame, plus he shares some of his 'secrets' when it comes to photographing people in a street scene. In the mailbag and on the show; could you make a picture every hour on the hour of your day for a whole year? We meet one teacher who has just completed this challenge; the ULTIMATE challenge perhaps? Also, the unparalleled rugged and AWESOME landscape of Nepal, a story of resilience, and it being the first Friday of May, we launch a new photo assignment for the month to come, where you'll need a sharpened pencil as much as photographic focus. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
5/5/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 11 seconds
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#378 Photowalk: Shhhhh, I'm hiding behind the sofa from ai

Is ai really coming to get us? Maybe not yet. Maybe not at all. This week is a show about the majesty of music, the beauty of emotion, the tactile nature of bookmaking, finding your why, celebrating our mistakes, just being human. We hear from Paul Gotts and John Ash who believe in giving a voice to unpublished photographers and Extra Miler Lynn Fraser who is part of their new project called Littoral. Letters to the show about rekindling a love for photography post-pandemic, why the moon seems to be sharper and more detailed on some smartphones, and the realisation that your why may be a lot closer to home than you think. There are stories on chasing the moon's shadow from a 737 and finding dust in your wonderfully soft-centred eye. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
4/28/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 56 seconds
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#377 Photowalk: Chasing childhood

A special photowalk made in the north-east of England with Extra Miler, writer and photographer, Paul Hutson. We start in York, chasing and finding ghosts, walk the wall and Shambles, discover a highwayman and take supper with Guy Fawkes. Street photographer Dan Baker joins us to make a seaside walk in Cleethorpes and the philosophical photographer and YouTuber Sean Tucker shares some plans for life and projects. In Grimsby, we visit the docks of this historic fishing mecca and set to sea in a 50s trawler to learn what life was like in peacetime's most dangerous occupation. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
4/21/20232 hours, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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#376 Photowalk: A life curating conflict!

Today, a special episode in which I travel to Farnham in leafy Surrey, England, to speak with former Head Curator at the Imperial War Museum London, Hilary Roberts, who for four decades assisted then led the curation of the most impressive and important collection of conflict photographs in Europe. Eleven million photographs tell the story of conflict internationally and we talk about the responsibility of such a historical task. Also, what makes an iconic photograph, a friendship with Don McCullin, and is ai a danger to the authenticity of photographs moving forward? Just some of the subjects discussed in this episode. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
4/14/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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#375 Photowalk: Help! My mind is making too much noise, make it stop!

Josh Rose, photographer, writer, thinker, and the creative voice/director behind 'Humans are social,' an LA agency that believes in the incredible things people can do when they work together is my guest. We talk about the flow state of photography, photographing dance and the power of a stare! In the mailbag, finding the courage to enter photo competitions, tiptoeing through the rattlesnakes in Arizona, why wine tasting is like pixel peeping and finding the amazing golden hour light of LA. There's a new assignment set by Valerie Jardin for April and our choice of pictures for March's light challenge. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
3/31/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 34 seconds
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#374 Photowalk: Having the time of my life making a bestseller!

Celebrated photographer turns author; Julia Boggio talks about her transition from being behind the lens, to going behind the 'typewriter' as we discuss her debut book Shooters. In the mailbag, we’re off to a modern-day henge called a denge, the catharsis making pictures brings, weddings - the responsibility, the stress, the pain in the SD card slot when someone in your family says; "You have a camera, could you just..." and I’d like you to help me search for ghosts, of an artistic kind. See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
3/24/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 27 seconds
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#373 Photowalk: When is a photo story too personal?

Thoughts, debate and personal ideas as we walk today. My guests, philosophical YouTuber, author, speaker and filmmaker Sean Tucker and international photographer, mentor and street workshop leader Valérie Jardin discuss publishing, the power of walking, travel and their personal why of photography. Oh, and extreme typewriting! Also letters from the mailbag on feeling caged, the power and study of hands in a photograph, plus a personal pilgrimage attached to the question of 'when is a photo story too personal?' See the SHOW PAGE for reference pictures and films. Our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
3/17/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 12 seconds
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#372 Photowalk: This ever amazing shrinking planet

Based out of Australia, photographer, film-maker, and audio engineer Simon Lister is my guest. He shares his travel adventures on a motorbike and, "Love for exploring the untouched World, meeting people from different walks of life, photographing and filming what there is left of this ever-amazing shrinking planet." In the mailbag, letters and thoughts about ai, spooked by what hides in the shadows, trusting what you see, why gear actually DOES matter and February's Assignment winner. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
3/10/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 39 seconds
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#371 Photowalk: COMPLETE life change to find creative soul

A special edition where I walk with Paul Sanders, former Picture Editor for The Times, who thought he had everything he'd worked for and desired until reality visited. With his marriage and private family life failing, stress at unlivable levels, physical and mental health in sharp decline, Paul found himself atop Britain's infamous Beachy Head cliffs, contemplating an ugly end to this chapter. A 'guardian angel' had very different plans it would seem and Paul has now discovered still, a company strapline and a new personal way of life with a camera. He has earned many admirers for his meditative approach to photography and today talks candidly about the healing ways of photography. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
3/3/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 33 seconds
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#370 Photowalk: Misadventures with a camera!

Canadian photographer, educator, explorer, and writer, Dave Brosha captures the beauty of this world, whether it’s beauty in the most extreme environments nature has to offer, or the beauty of humanity. He speaks to us about saying "Yes" to opportunity. Also today, photographing your travels, jostling with photojournalists, the winner of last month's assignment and what is your WHY? See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
2/24/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 16 seconds
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#369 Photowalk: Africa awaits us

This week, I’m walking just west of London with the award-winning photojournalist and friend of the show, Jason Florio. It’s a show of two halves as we talk about becoming a photojournalist, including getting on the wrong side of a Taliban virtue unit, spending time with Mother Theresa one moment, and Keith Richards the next! In the ‘second half’ we informally launch 2024’s expedition to West Africa. If you’d like to register your interest for the adventure, email the show. For links see the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
2/17/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 39 seconds
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#368 Photowalk: Close encounters of the photographic kind

Steve Reeves' encounters making street portraits include short interviews that provide a real narrative to his photo stories. He talks today about making portraits on your doorstep and embracing the skill of listening. Also today, the power of the written word within blogs, more about producing your picture-a-day project and how being prepared to ask for forgiveness rather than requesting permission helped one photographer achieve a photograph she may not have had the courage to make otherwise. Be sure to visit the show and contact page to send your photo stories and share thoughts about what making pictures means to you. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
2/10/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 34 seconds
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#367 Photowalk: Obsession, do what you LOVE

Is obsession a wonderful photographic gift? Today, photographer Tim Booth talks about his obsession for making portraits, of hands. Show of Hands is a celebrated work, available as a book, and Tim shares the experience of finding a project quite by accident that has become a life's study. We're walking at Avebury today, a Neolithic World Heritage Site and in the mailbag; a Canadian white out, being carefree, cathartic and childlike with your picture-making, finding photographic mojo and small everyday carry cameras. And, it being the first Friday of the month, there is a new assignment set by one of America's finest colour photographers, Arthur Meyerson. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
2/3/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 25 seconds
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#366 Photowalk: What is your WHY? And the 'Color of light'

Our walking guest today is one of America’s finest color photographers, Arthur Meyerson. He's travelled the world, creating award-winning advertising and editorial photographs, as well as an extensive body of personal fine art imagery. He tackles the 'why' of making our pictures. Also today, an unexpected personal story turns into a special photo project, we ask who we are making our pictures for, and how photography helps the 'one day at a time' pledge for a courageous writer and listener. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
1/27/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 20 seconds
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#365 Photowalk: A beautiful curious life

Editorial and fine art documentary photographer Alys Tomlinson is my guest, whose curious mind and methodical personal research take her on photographic adventures to make beautiful stories about people, cultures and ideas we might otherwise never discover. There's a sub-theme also running today which aligns with the edition number as we learn together about attempting/making the ultimate personal photo project; 'The 365'. And, some news, about Africa' 24. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
1/20/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 43 seconds
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#363 Photowalk: Beauty through the eyes of the law

"Restless flibbertygibbet" photographer Mark Littlejohn, former 'lawman' for three decades talks about his new life making extraordinary landscape pictures of natural beauty. Also, gifting your work on postcards, being inspired by poetry and literature, how completing a '365' changed one photographer’s way of working entirely, personal drive, plants that bite, 'accidental projects' and as a bonus guest; Johan Otterdahl Edfeldt suggests making pictures for a whole year with one camera and one lens. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
1/13/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 12 seconds
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#363 Photowalk: A New York State of Mind

With a love for photographing the people and streets of New York, this week's guest Reuben Radding talks of fragility, character and emotion in black and white. Also today, as we walk together, powerful simple creative ideas, taking a break from social, family candids and I share inspiring books, films and photographers worth exploring. It being the first Friday of the month, the new monthly assignment welcomes back former guest Alexander Ward with a project to work on across the next three weeks. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
1/6/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 26 seconds
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#362 Photowalk: Wild in the water!

Alexander Ward talks of his wild water photographic swimming project that persuaded him to take to the river too, something that landed him a stay in hospital. Also today, poetry, photography and the mental fight against chronic illness, sublime pictures from the humble smartphone, gratitude and hiking, 'that was 22' and movie homework for the holidays. We end with inspirational guests from the year in a special 'And Finally'. Friday's Photowalk returns on January 6th. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
12/23/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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#361 The Assignment: Marissa Roth #3

Former Pulitzer prize winner with the LA Times Marissa Roth sets the third of her three in a series of photographic challenges that will have you looking for trees and people! The assignment is a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. We'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
12/19/20227 minutes, 9 seconds
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#360 Photowalk: "If you can, then do!"

Photojournalist Erin Trieb talks of her time in Ukraine as the year anniversary of Russia's invasion approaches. We also discuss identity, trauma and mental well-being. Also today, gratitude, special family projects, finding photographic gold on our home turf, looking back at '22, and raising a glass to those we meet who share their stories for our lens. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
12/16/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 33 seconds
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#359 The Assignment: Neale James #2

With 2022 drawing to a close, and ‘The Assignment’ taking up residence within the Friday Photowalk show for the next and new season, I thought I should like to set a challenge as the penultimate one in the Monday series. Today, I’m setting a challenge that doesn’t actually require you to make a new picture, moreover a request for you to look back at your work from the last year. The full assignment is within the show and I'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page remembering that today, I also need some words to go alongside your photograph/s.
12/11/20228 minutes, 20 seconds
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#358 Photowalk: All the World's a landscape

Photographic adventurer Andy Mumford talks of his love for exotic faraway lands, working with and teaching photographers to find their creative peace in the landscapes they find. Also today, making legacy films and stories in pictures and sound, saving Toy Story, bucket list photographs in Colorado, sharing your art on a postcard and poetic inspiration. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
12/9/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 47 seconds
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#357 The Assignment: Johan Otterdahl Edfeldt

Today, Johan Otterdahl Edfeldt introduces you to Project OCOLOY; One camera, One lens, One year and sets a challenge where you condense the theory of that into just one week, with a side challenge within. The assignment is a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. We'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
12/5/20225 minutes, 8 seconds
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#356 Photowalk: Walk gently those streets

The photographers' photographer Nils Jorgensen talks this week about street, the "purest form of photography, stripped to its barest minimum; you, a camera and what you see." Also today, making pictures of the every day away from the Metropole, poetry and photography, trying intentional camera movement, finding a photo theme and venturing into the historical dark. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
12/2/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 34 seconds
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#355 The Assignment: Marissa Roth #2

Former Pulitzer prize winner with the LA Times Marissa Roth sets the second of three in a series of photographic challenges that will have you today looking for a story in the people you meet. The assignment is a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. We'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
11/28/20229 minutes, 6 seconds
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#354 Photowalk: A story of FOUR lions

The World Cup that launched a photo career and a lion that captured the hearts of a nation. My guest Derek Cattani talks about Fleet Street, lucky breaks and big cats. Also, the dentist drill smashing hobby, the snow storms arrive, riots that spark a photographic love affair, simplicity; the answer to everything and other stories. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
11/25/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 51 seconds
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#353 The Assignment: Bill Ward

Friday's guest rejoins me, to set a photo assignment for a new week and if you listened to the previous Photowalk (episode 352) you may be expecting a particular style of creative camera use. The assignment is a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
11/21/20229 minutes, 36 seconds
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#352 Photowalk SPECIAL: 'Mischief' Maker to Picture Maker

Today, you and I walk with TV, film and stage actor Bill Ward. A multi-award winner for his challenging role as Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street, one of the globe's biggest soaps, playing Britain's 'vilest villain,' he is also a highly regarded decorated photographer who savours time making pictures in nature, in particular adopting ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) as his channel to mindful connection with Mother Earth. Bill shares advice on how to shoot ICM and revisits his time on set playing Charlie. We talk about landscape photography, always saying yes to opportunity and how picture-making with a camera is a tonic in a highly charged world. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
11/18/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 29 seconds
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#351 The Assignment: Chris Orange #3

In this challenge, my guest, landscape and commercial photographer Chris Orange is going to call upon your inventive nature, asking you to step into his photographic and creative shoes. It's a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
11/14/20227 minutes, 12 seconds
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#350 Photowalk: Inspirational life journeys

A childhood journey across America inspires guest Anne-Marie Michel to make Sisters of the Road, a book about forty female American truckers, an adventure that doesn't come without risks. We walk together with a mailbag making pictures and sharing ideas with letters today about 'that first photo,' the tonic of photography, old cars and haunting melodies, fierce skies, being immersed in nature and befriending those you make portraits of. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
11/11/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 37 seconds
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#349 The Assignment: Marissa Roth #1

Former Pulitzer prize winner with the LA Times Marissa Roth sets the first of three in a series of photographic challenges that will have you today reaching for a camera and a pen! The assignment is a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. We'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
11/7/202218 minutes, 33 seconds
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#348 Photowalk: Finding your faith?

“Finding Faith” is a photographic journey through central Alabama’s smallest towns. Over four years Jerimiah Smith photographed and interviewed countless men and women living above and below the poverty line for whom faith is the cornerstone of their day-to-day. Also today, recording nature in a unique way, a Jack of all trades, street exhibitions, walking in Berlin, the enduring importance of the still image, news of the next Photowalk retreat and other stories. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
11/4/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 20 seconds
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#347 The Assignment: Karah Mew #3

Documenter of life, Karah Mew sets the third and final assignment in her first series for us and asks you to break the popular photographic rules - in fact, break them all! The assignment is a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. I'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
10/31/20225 minutes, 5 seconds
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#346 Photowalk: Photographing our 'Blue Planet'

Award-winning wildlife and travel photographer, filmmaker and author Sue Flood talks of her sincere love for the Arctic and photographing in the World's harshest yet most beautiful places.  Also today in the mailbag, a love for graffiti part 2, British pleasure piers, photographing with your 'wrong' hand and navigating through and out of a world pandemic. The show is recorded this week walking and photographing on the Isle of Wight. We're helped by inspirational special guests who have appeared on our shows. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
10/28/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 52 seconds
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#345 The Assignment: Nick Turpin

Street and London-based commercial photographer Nick Turpin joins me today with thoughts about story-telling before setting an assignment that will have you observing the world in which you live for the next seven days. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
10/24/202213 minutes, 41 seconds
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#344 Photowalk: A beautiful land frozen in time

Investigative journalist and photographer Lynzy Billing talks about her work in Afghanistan; the people, the stories, the difficulty and the beauty of this much-misunderstood land. Also, be a potentialite, what's important in life, faith in the deep south, bitten by the bug, swimming into portraits, looking v seeing, castles in Sweden and is there hope for our Earth? We're helped by inspirational special guests who have appeared on our shows. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
10/21/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 23 seconds
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#343 The Assignment: Chris Orange #2

A little courage is required for this challenge perhaps as food, interiors, commercial and landscape photographer Chris Orange sets his second assignment for the show. It's a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
10/17/20228 minutes, 13 seconds
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#342 Photowalk: 1000 strangers gave me this advice

In 84 days, across 48 states, photographer Imran Nuri made portraits of 1000 strangers on his 50-year-old camera and asked them for one piece of life advice. He tells his story alongside Extra Miler Jon Buscall who shares why the still image is still so important. We discuss being a Jack-of-all-trades, how we fell in love with making pictures, the most unlikely imposter syndrome, not playing by the rules, ancient 'urban art' and rugged landscapes. We're helped by inspirational special guests who have appeared on our shows. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
10/14/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 11 seconds
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#341 The Assignment: Karah Mew #2

Documenter of life, Karah Mew sets her second assignment for us and asks you to consider a photograph so precious, you may not have a second chance tomorrow to capture it. The assignment is a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. I'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
10/10/20227 minutes, 10 seconds
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#340 Photowalk: Is there hope?

Today, the renowned artist duo Alexandrov Klum talk of their love affair with nature and share how they use photographs, music, sound and film to make their art installations and stories. Also from the mailbag why a surfboard is like a camera, going on a software diet, letting go of Adobe, free carousel templates, imposter syndrome today, inspirational books you must have, courtesy of our Extra Milers and when is a photo not a photo? We're helped by inspirational special guests who have appeared on our shows. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
10/7/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 18 seconds
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#339 The Assignment: Chris Orange #1

Food and interiors specialist Chris Orange sets his first assignment for the show, though you'll not be necessarily photographing inside! It's a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. I'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
10/3/202216 minutes, 44 seconds
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#338 Photowalk: Walk with me in France

All aboard the Eurotunnel train to France this week for a walk in southern France. As always your letters direct le travel and this week's topics include moving to France, pictures you can fall into, remembering 'The Queue', the country where a train company leads you to a photowalk, printing pictures, folklore, making pictures of things you don’t usually, countries you’ve never heard of and more. We're helped by inspirational special guests who have appeared on our shows. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
9/30/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 33 seconds
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#337 The Assignment: Russell Shakespeare

Australian Leica ambassador Russell Shakespeare invites you to go back to basics today for an assignment inspired by one of his early mentors/trainers. It's a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. I'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
9/26/20225 minutes, 13 seconds
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#336 Photowalk: Truth and social media

What is VERO? Is it the Insta replacement, or does it fulfill a very different personal and social role? It's co-founder Ayman Hariri is on the show to talk about this app 'everyone' is talking about. Also today, what's in the box, the mental health benefits of walking, a language of photography, success later on in life, walking in Taiwan and citizen photojournalism. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
9/23/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 31 seconds
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#335 Photowalk: The Queen

A special short Photowalk edition on the morning of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, also featuring Rankin's experience of photographing the Monarch, recorded earlier this year. See the SHOW NOTES for the photographs referenced at the start of the programme.
9/19/202222 minutes, 24 seconds
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#334 Photowalk: Words on a wall and words from a friend

I talk with street art and graffiti historian Roger Gastman about photographer Martha Cooper's pictures of NYC's subway art of the 80s, featured in her new book Spray Nation. Also, I 'doorstep' a special photography friend in England's Lake District and there are letters on making the last pictures of life next to the first pictures of a new life, getting up at silly o clock to make friends with the best light of the day, and the punk rocker who has swapped drum sticks for long exposure photography on a Scottish remote island. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
9/16/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 48 seconds
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#333 The Assignment: Neale James #1

An assignment today that will have you thinking on two creative levels; photographing and writing. Plus, this forms part of an announcement with regard to a new feature coming to the photowalk edition of a Friday. It's a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. I'll be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make to the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
9/12/20228 minutes, 49 seconds
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#332 Photowalk: Scottish Retreat SPECIAL

We're in Scotland for the Photowalk retreat; seven photographers on the road, immersed in the most beautiful landscapes, walking by familiar and famous lochs, enjoying some photographic challenges - and you, have an open invitation to come along with us. Grab your walking boots and come for a 'wee amble' in the Highlands. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
9/9/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 50 seconds
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#331 The Assignment: Valerie Jardin #4

Today's assignment is the fourth set by, as I describe her within the show, most prolific assignment setter so far of this series, Valerie Jardin. It's a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with, so email what you make the show via the contact page. Supported by our Patron Extra Milers and MPB.com
9/5/20227 minutes, 55 seconds
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#330 Photowalk: An Indian photographic love affair

Australian Leica ambassador Russell Shakespeare talks about the importance of clicking with people before you even start clicking with the camera and how special India has been as his photo project muse across three decades. Also, getting creative with a drone, respects paid to Tim Page, photographing Rhino, a misty Swiss walk and being grateful despite the cancellation of a round the world trip of a lifetime. See the SHOW PAGE and our thanks to the Extra Milers and mpb.com.
9/2/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 42 seconds
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#329 The Assignment: Marissa Roth

Today's assignment is set by Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Marissa Roth. It's a challenge set for the next seven days; a way to think differently about how you approach making your pictures. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up so email what you make to [email protected] The show is supported by our Patrons and MPB.com.
8/29/20226 minutes, 47 seconds
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#328 Photowalk: The 40 years project

SHOW NEWS: Photography Daily is now THE PHOTOWALK officially and we walk in Lillehammer, Norway, with our mailbag including letters today on empathy, legacy, Ukraine, the arts in Russia, Bullet Ants and giving a written narrative to your pictures. Special guest and Pulitzer prize winner Marissa Roth returns to talk about a forthcoming storytelling adventure to Nepal and we reveal the winners of MPB.com's Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame for '22. See the SHOWPAGE for links, with thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons; the 'Extra Milers'.
8/25/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 36 seconds
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#327 The Assignment: Gabrielle Motola #3

Gabrielle Motola sets the third of her four assignments and this one is one of her more straightforward challenges or is it? Of course, as always, it’s what you make it. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with in relation to today's challenge. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our Patrons and MPB.com.
8/22/20224 minutes, 22 seconds
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#326 Photowalk: Waking up to make pictures every day

Back from our two-week break, the second part of my walking conversation with the award-winning photojournalist Kieran Doherty. This week we talk together about his most potent and personal project about his parents, plus the power of the project being all around us and often when we least expect it. Your letters on the lifeline that is photography, scenes at the end of a tunnel and legacy film projects we can all aspire to make. It's an episode with much light and shade as I discover how empathy plays an important role in storytelling. See the SHOWPAGE for links, with thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons.
8/19/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 53 seconds
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#325 The Assignment: Karah Mew #1

Karah Mew sets a challenge that will have you digging a little deep, because you're being asked this week to do something as photographers, we're not quite used to, or at least comfortable doing! All will be revealed, and we'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with in relation to today's challenge. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our Patrons and MPB.com.
8/15/202211 minutes, 31 seconds
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#324 The Assignment: Kevin Mullins #2

Kevin Mullins returns for a second assignment, Fujifilm X-Photographer and my co-host on The FujiCast setting you a challenge that he uses as an exercise within his street photography workshops. This is one that will engage a further sense. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with in relation to today's challenge. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our Patrons and MPB.com.
8/8/20226 minutes, 13 seconds
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#323 The Assignment: Gabrielle Motola #2

Gabrielle Motola sets the second of her four assignments across the coming months and this one will have you photographing for the actual seven days, from whenever you listen to this episode! We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with in relation to today's challenge. Also today, a final call to vote in this year's MPB.com Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame for 2022. Email your assignments through the SHOW PAGE. Supported by our Patrons and MPB.com.
8/1/202211 minutes, 18 seconds
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#322 Photowalk: The intoxicating world of photojournalism

I walk this week in Farnborough, England, home of British aviation, with award-winning photojournalist Kieran Doherty for part one of his powerful life story behind the lens. Fired and importantly re-hired in one day by the global powerhouse of news agencies, Reuters, he went on to tell some of the most potent stories with his cameras across three decades of world events. It's an episode with much light and shade as I discover how empathy plays an important role in storytelling. See the SHOWPAGE for links, with thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons.
7/29/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 11 seconds
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#321 The Assignment: Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi, fresh from his appearance on Friday’s Photowalk show returns to set an assignment and I feel honoured that this is one he hasn’t set his international students, yet. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with following today's challenge, so please be sure to send your photographs to the show through the SHOW PAGE and I'll share the pictures you make for this challenge. My thanks to our Patrons and MPB.com who sponsor this show.
7/25/20226 minutes, 42 seconds
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#320 Photowalk: A love letter to photography

Ed Kashi's Abandoned Moments, a Love Letter to Photography is our companion conversation as we walk with our cameras and from the show's mailbag, we're getting spooked in a German forest, wonder what the animals whose home is the ocean think about us as visiting photographers, we ponder some international photowalk retreats, talk about taking up photography full time, swim in the surf, plus something strange happened with the recording this week! All will be revealed. See the SHOW NOTES for links, with thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons for their support.
7/22/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 7 seconds
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#319 The Assignment: Gabrielle Motola #1

Gabrielle Motola sets her first of four assignments across the coming months and this initial one will have you reaching for a rather different piece of kit, one that will most likely be analogue and one which may even have you leave your camera behind! We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with in relation to today's challenge. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our Patrons and MPB.com.
7/18/20227 minutes, 32 seconds
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#318 Photowalk: DO WHAT YOU CAN'T!

Four words to remember, that give the freedom to create when voices or life conspire to try and persuade us to take another path. Hannah Gimblett launches her first photo exhibition and refuses to let M.E. stop the show and Chris Harrison is shooting 1000 street portraits despite suffering anxiety. Also from the mailbag, what does a mundane picture actually mean, handling rejection, covered in coloured powders in India, forgetting about likes and algorithms and other stories. See the SHOW PAGE. With thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons.
7/14/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 53 seconds
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#317 The Assignment: Kevin Mullins #1

Kevin Mullins, Fujifilm X-Photographer and my co-host on The FujiCast sets this week's assignment and it's one that will have you photographing literally from the moment you wake up. We'll both be fascinated to see what you come up with in relation to today's challenge. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our Patrons and MPB.com.
7/11/202211 minutes, 2 seconds
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#316 Photowalk: Digging DEEP to make pictures

Digging deep to make challenging pictures, I talk with Simon Townsley, twice winner of British Press Photographer of the Year about his recent assignments in Ukraine, and Afghanistan and trust in photojournalism. In the mailbag, climbing mountains to get fit and find mental well-being, three patrons who dug deep for their own picture-making experiences and is getting angry a positive way to make your photographic imprint? See the SHOW NOTES. With thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons.
7/8/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 30 seconds
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#315 The Assignment: Jim Sollows #3

Jim Sollows, for decades, mentoring and training new and established photographers to work with film. Today though, we ask, what are you not so confident with photographing? It's a mental as well as physical or technical challenge. We talk comfort zones and I'll be fascinated to see what you come up in relation to today's challenge. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
7/3/20226 minutes, 47 seconds
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#314 Photowalk: Changing life direction

Today Alex Kilbee changes direction after decades in portrait photography to become a YouTuber. We talk about imposter syndrome and suggest a way to tackle it, I’m getting excited about van life, we talk about projects and first books, rediscovering a love for photo taking and making and the first pictures you made and processed. See the SHOW PAGE for links referenced and my thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons.
7/1/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 39 seconds
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#313 The Assignment: Valerie Jardin #3

Street photographer and mentor Valerie Jardin returns for a third time to set an exciting photography challenge, a way to think about your picture-making for the next week. It’s a challenge for everybody, whatever interests you have, and today, we're talking filters, but all is not as it seems? I would love to share the pictures you make for this challenge on the SHOW PAGE from where you can also send in the pictures you make. My thanks to MPB and our Patrons for supporting the show.
6/27/20228 minutes, 2 seconds
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#312 Photowalk: Finding the book YOU will publish!

The only photowalk podcast of its kind, led by your letters from a weekly mailbag, and the pictures you make as we walk together. This week Austrian photographer Alex Frederickson shares her personal story about finding the photo project that eventually became her first book. We also talk about lowering your heart rate taking pictures, pictures in the mist, sound recording your street portrait subjects and ask what do you hear, smell and feel when you make a picture? See the SHOW PAGE, supported by MPB.com and our Patrons.
6/23/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 26 seconds
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#311 The Assignment: Alex Kilbee

Monday means assignment day where my special guest, photographer and YouTuber Alex Kilbee sets a photography challenge or a way to think about your picture-making for the next week. It’s a challenge for everybody, whatever interests you have and today, we're asking you to think about the every day; the mundane! I would love to share the pictures you make for this challenge on the SHOW PAGE from where you can also send in the pictures you make. My thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons for supporting the show.
6/20/20225 minutes, 50 seconds
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#310 Photowalk: A secret shed in the country

A special today, as we both photowalk together in Gloucestershire with my guest Grant Scott on the United Nations of Photography, art and creative director, editor, writer, photographer, producer and the podcaster behind A Photographic Life. He shares his thoughts about Bob Dylan, working with the greats, the photographic philosopher Bill Jay, mentoring new photographers, social media and many other topics. See the SHOW NOTES on the website. Supported by MPB.com and our Patrons.
6/17/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 55 seconds
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#309 The Assignment: Nick Brandt

We’re very lucky to have Nick Brandt, the internationally respected environmental photographer as my special guest to set a unique photography assignment and as you’re about to find out, this one may well be a challenge on many levels; for its message, for its wider meaning, for perhaps some writing, for the fact that you have more than the usual week. See the SHOW NOTES and my thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons for your support.
6/13/202211 minutes, 20 seconds
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#308 Photowalk: Trees lit by a UFO?

We're photowalking together once again. Just you and I, with our cameras, special guests and a mailbag of your letters and pictures. Our guest Gareth Iwan Jones finds an ingenious way to light trees in the dark, we celebrate wonderful moments of quiet, how sound CAN be a part of photography, personal projects, caravans, morris dancers and our patrons reveal what things have happened that have helped them understand or better their photography. See the SHOW NOTES for links. The show is supported by mpb.com and our Patrons.
6/10/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 12 seconds
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#307 The Assignment: Jim Sollows #2

A photographer for 45 years, mentoring and training new photographers to work with film and established ones to be reacquainted with the medium, Jim Sollows sets this week's Assignment; his second. We'll be thinking like we're shooting with film, though listen for the full story. Digital camera shooters can take part really easily and on the show page, I repeat some of my suggestions for how to take part. It's wonderful to see the pictures you have been making from the assignments set so far, so please keep sending your photographs for inclusion on today's show page. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
6/6/20228 minutes, 19 seconds
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#306 Photowalk: Street wise and confident

Today street and people photographer Gabrielle Motola on finding confidence for making street portraits. In the mailbag, first-ever photowalks, an important letter of self-belief, holidaying from social media channels, the joy of macro with photowalks no further from your back yard, why photography has rescued one friend of the show, pictures that show how you feel and making ICM photos with a smartphone! See the SHOW NOTES for all links. Supported by our Patrons and MPB.com
6/3/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 46 seconds
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#305 The Assignment: Valerie Jardin #2

It's assignment day where our special guest, Valerie Jardin sets a photography challenge or a way to think about your picture-making for the next week. It’s a challenge for everybody, whatever interests you have and today, we're asking you to think about humour. I would love to share the pictures you make for this challenge on the SHOW PAGE from where you can also send in the pictures you make. My thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons for supporting the show.
5/30/20229 minutes, 7 seconds
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#304 Photowalk: The adventure that lies beneath!

A photowalk show featuring your letters on how you feel about making pictures; all about the why not the how. This week on the walk I chat with the internationally respected underwater wrecks and cave photographer Alex Dawson. Also, more on the right to roam, loving woodland, why skateboarding is just like photography, personal inspirations, breathless pictures, and the house clearance that made a photographer. All links and pictures on the SHOW PAGE, with thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons.
5/27/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 32 seconds
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#303 The Assignment: Jim Sollows #1

A photographer for 45 years, mentoring and training new photographers to work with film and established ones to be reacquainted with the medium, Jim Sollows sets this week's Assignment. We'll be thinking like we're shooting with film, though no more clues! It's been wonderful to see the pictures you have been making from the assignments set so far, so please keep sending your photographs for inclusion on today's show page. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
5/23/20228 minutes, 36 seconds
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#302 Photowalk: Sobriety, PTSD and 'me'

A special Photowalk week in which we talk to photographers about addiction, mental health, mindfulness and how the practice of photography has a healing positive effect. Also today, making pictures without a camera, the beautiful landscape that is the entire island of Ireland, the sound of your pictures, colourful fishing harbors, trespassing and the Welsh retreat for Frankenstein? For links to all discussed, see the SHOW PAGE. Supported by MPB.com and our Patrons.
5/20/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 56 seconds
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#301 The Assignment: Sean Tucker #3

Sean Tucker sets his third challenge for the next seven days asking us to think like designers. I talk to Sean about a style of photography he is known for when he photographs on the streets and like the last challenge he set, this has a gentle observational tone which will suit photographers of all levels and interests. It's great to see the pictures you have been making from the assignments set so far, so please keep sending your photographs for inclusion on today's show page. Email through the SHOW PAGE. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
5/16/20229 minutes, 51 seconds
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#300 Photowalk: Come on an African adventure

A photography podcast that is all about the creation and emotion of making photographs. Today I talk with photojournalist Jason Florio about photo projects in Africa which reveals a greater podcast plan for 2023 and Ronald Turnbull about sleeping with your camera under the stars in a Bivvy Bag. Also; does documentary photography have the power to change opinion, a relationship with trees, sending messages by accident and pictures from the highest privy on earth? See the SHOW NOTES for links and pictures, supported by MPB.com and our Patrons.
5/13/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 54 seconds
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#299 The Assignment: Jason Florio #1

Seeing double this week, well sort of. Jason Florio, photojournalist and African picture correspondent sets you a challenge for the next seven days with his first assignment. It's been wonderful to see the pictures you have been making from the assignments set so far, so please keep sending your photographs for inclusion on today's show page. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
5/9/202210 minutes, 6 seconds
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#298 Photowalk: Obsessions with sad and the Instagram Curiosity Shop

The spirit of community, that's what this podcast is about. We walk, we talk, we make pictures. Stories of Life told by photographers and today those stories come from Grant Scott who answers the question he posed; is documentary photography obsessed with sad? Mandy Burton talks about her personal Instagram project. In the mailbag; are we about to upset our French neighbours? We’re talking about the freedom to roam once more, what photography has enabled us to do, a story of an affair, listening to your pictures and news of the Scottish Photowalk Retreat in September. See the SHOW NOTES, with our thanks to MPB.com and our patrons.
5/6/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 59 seconds
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#297 The Assignment: Mali Davies #1

In touch with nature this week, Mali Davies sets you a challenge for the next seven days with his first assignment. We're in search of what we know on our Photowalk edition as 'Mali's Tree'. It's been wonderful to see the pictures you have been making from the assignments set so far, so please keep sending your photographs for inclusion on today's show page. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
5/2/202214 minutes, 39 seconds
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#296 Photowalk: Suffering for our art, a shortcut to mindfulness?

A podcast made on a photowalk with your letters, your pictures and a special guest who is an explorer, photographer, international speaker, and author who photographs the farthest expanses of Earth, Chris Burkard. In the mailbag today, the tonic that is nature and the landscape, the extreme healing photography brought one of our contributors on life support, the strange picture finds in wales, an introduction to a new feature about the stranger corners of Insta and falling in love with photography again. See the SHOW PAGE for links, with our thanks to MPB.com and our patrons.
4/29/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 43 seconds
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#295 The Assignment: Giles Penfound #1

Giles Penfound sets you a challenge for the next seven days with his first assignment. An invite to slow down and think about your picture-making for this one. It's been wonderful to see the pictures you have been making from the assignments set so far, so please keep sending your photographs for inclusion on today's show page. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
4/25/20228 minutes, 58 seconds
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#294 Photowalk: Changing life plans for photography

The only photowalk show in the podcastsphere, made by your letters, your own walks with a camera and our special guests. Today photographer Ondrej Vachek talks about his return to Ukraine having been on the front line originally in 2019, Matt Dolinski finds wildlife photography changes his life plans, dealing with angry tire changers, pictures in the mist, photographing strangers and other stories. See the SHOW NOTES. With thanks to MPB.com and our patrons.
4/21/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 38 seconds
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#293 The Assignment: Sean Tucker #2

Sean Tucker returns to challenge you for the next seven days with his second assignment. It's a gentle observational one today we feel that will suit photographers of all levels and interests. It's been wonderful to see the pictures you have been making from the assignments set so far, so please keep sending your photographs for inclusion on today's show page. Email through SHOW PAGE. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
4/18/20229 minutes, 27 seconds
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#292 Photowalk: Finding YOU and your photographic voice

It's a bumper episode this week on our photowalk together. We talk minimalist camping adventures with a camera, finding your creative mojo again having almost lost it, moose encounters, the love of trees, and we pay respects to the late Australian celebrity photographer Gina Milicia. My special guest this week is Canon ambassador Laura El-Tantawy, a masterful multi-media artist who talks about finding your photographic voice. See the SHOW NOTES on the website page. With thanks to our patrons and MPB.com for supporting the show. 
4/15/20222 hours, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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#291 The Assignment: Valerie Jardin #1

It's assignment day where our special guest sets a photography challenge or a way to think about your picture-making for the next week. It’s a challenge for everybody, whatever interests you have, whatever camera you hold, film, larger format, DLSR, mirrorless, compact, or smartphone – it’s all about the picture you see. I would love to share the pictures you make for this challenge here, so please send them in to [email protected] - 2000 pixels on the long side, any orientation you prefer; square, portrait, or landscape.
4/11/20227 minutes, 26 seconds
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#290 Photowalk: Magnum's Alec Soth finding chemistry with strangers

It's the only podcast to take a photowalk each week with your thoughts and feelings about what photography means to you. My special guest, Magnum's Alec Soth talks about his latest book, 'A Pound of Pictures' and how a camera gifts wonderful access into peoples' lives, Joel Meyerowitz on how he made pictures post 9/11 in NYC, how photography helps mental health, a day in the life of a photographer in Ukraine and mindfulness in life and your picture making. See the SHOW NOTES. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com. 
4/8/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 14 seconds
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#289 The Assignment: Sean Tucker #1

NEW! Monday is assignment day where our special guest sets a photography challenge or a way to think about your picture-making for the next week. It’s a challenge for everybody, whatever interests you have, whatever camera you hold, film, larger format, DLSR, mirrorless, compact or smartphone – it’s all about the picture you see. I would love to share the pictures you make for this challenge here, so please send them into [email protected] - 2000 pixels on the long side, any orientation you prefer; square, portrait or landscape. My thanks to our wonderful patrons and MPB.com who sponsor this show; the number one company in the UK, the US and Europe when it comes to buying, selling and trading used camera kit online – it’s a safe place to do business, with guarantees upon what you buy.
4/3/20226 minutes, 15 seconds
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#288 Photowalk: Punk Rock Star to Photographer!

John Maher guests today on the only Photowalk show in the podcastsphere. The former Buzzcocks punk rock star talks about his move to a remote Scottish island and how he finds photographic solace in finding the forgotten buildings of the Hebrides in his 'Nobody's Home' project. Also today, burn out, finding a photo project, a life lesson, photographing 'aliens' and the best mail run in the world. The show is supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW PAGE for links.
3/31/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 12 seconds
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#287 Photowalk: REDHEADS or GINGERS and a gene uniting the World

Joel Meyerowitz returns to talk about the new '22 edition of his 1991 book Redheads and Kieran Dodds introduces his book Gingers, celebrating the flow of DNA across cultures; the rare and beautiful. Two different works, two distinctive voices. Also, we talk projects, making photography a daily habit, punk rock, pictorial 'everdayness', your castaway photobook and Stopping Tanks with Books. Supported by MPB and our patrons. See the SHOW NOTES.
3/25/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 26 seconds
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#286 Photowalk: What do you see in the mirror?

Today, a photo project that is as deeply personal as it has been long in the making. François Brunelle is looking for your double! There's show news about a new weekly programme, we talk about humour and frivolity in a world that doesn’t seem to match. Also, professional burnout, dogs and politics. With inspiration from Joel Meyerowitz, Chris Orwig, Valerie Jardin and Andrew Higgins, this is the Photowalk. See the SHOW NOTES. Brought to you by MPB.com and our Patrons.
3/18/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 22 seconds
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#285 Photowalk: From dentistry to DeVito!

This week Daniel Bergeron, an LA celebrity, music and people photographer shares how he approaches the genre of portraiture. On the photowalk we're talking bugs and looking over our shoulders for the rattlesnakes and bears! We hear how macro has become an unexpected passion project, find peace on walks in Japan, receive feedback on the Ukraine special and go in search of a rare phenomenon under the ice in Canada. The show is supported by MPB.com, our patrons and see the SHOW NOTES for links. 
3/11/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 19 seconds
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#284 Photowalk: Voices from Ukraine

A photowalk episode reflecting upon the situation and feeling in Ukraine aided by three photographers from Lviv and Kyiv; artist and photographer Mark Neville who adopted Ukraine as his home, a celebrated Ukrainian documentarian and street photographer Mikhail Palinchak and an American photographer Wolfgang Schwan, who is photographing his first conflict. Also, we ask; "What is success?" A question answered by Joel Meyerowitz. Your letters, thoughts and pictures as you make your own walks. Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW NOTES.
3/4/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 28 seconds
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#283 Photowalk: Joel Meyerowitz awakening our potential

Joel Meyerowitz is my special guest on the Photowalk which this week comes from snow blessed Gålå in Norway. Walking with our cameras, making our pictures, I share your letters about photo projects, curing PTSD through a lens on long photowalks with 'a Ghost', the 10,000 nautical miles unexpected documentary, plus I'm hoping you can assist the printing of an exhibition for a very special contributor. Also inspirational words from former guests including the late revered British photojournalist, Tom Stoddart. Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW NOTES. This edition has strong language.
2/25/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 46 seconds
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#282 Photowalk: Giving EVERYTHING for one BIG picture

Today, the story of making ONE very important picture. Astro photographer Jon Carmichael talks about a photograph that has changed his life; one that had everything conspiring against it. Also this week, the advice you'd give your younger photographic self, a new photowalk retreat for September, 80 year old mirrorless cameras, achieving against all odds, celebrating courage and other stories. The only photo podcast that takes a photowalk. My thanks to our Patrons and MPB.com for supporting the show. See the SHOW NOTES.
2/18/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 27 seconds
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#281 The Photowalk Retreat 2022

This week I'm photowalking with five other photographers for the very first Photography Daily Photowalk Retreat; a week spent on the Isle of Wight, on the south coast of the UK - and you're invited to join us! We walk, talk and share our individual passions for this thing we love; photography. Also, letters today about recent shows, including the mental benefits picture-making brings, recording audio and PhotoRuns? Join us as the seventh member of our retreat house for this first special remote location broadcast event. Brought to you by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW NOTES for pictures.
2/11/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 13 seconds
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#280 Photowalk: Respect the street & criticism!

My guest Annette Lang photographs those walking the Côte d'Azur, a photographic project that grew wings from strict French lockdowns. It's the photowalk show where I take your letters and thoughts about photography into the wilds. This week alongside Annette in France, we talk about 360s, uninvited critique, seeing the world through a tourist's eye and '5 Things' you love about photography. Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW NOTES.
2/4/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 2 seconds
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#279 Photowalk: A life well lived making pictures

Photowalking with your stories about making pictures and what difference it brings to your life. Today a very potent and inspirational story recounted by my guest Nils Amelinckx, who aged 30 was told he had five years to live. Rekindling his love for photography, he decided to make pictures of his mountainous cycle rides as a legacy for his young family. Also today, quitting pro to take pictures only for you, chasing fog, photo plans for '22, shooting architecture and drone landscapes. Supported by MPB.com and our Patrons. See the SHOW NOTES. 
1/28/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 29 seconds
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#278 Photowalk: Landscape legend Charlie Waite & don't fear imposter syndrome

The landscape legend Charlie Waite is our Photowalk guest this week answering your questions. It's the only photo podcast like it; your letters plus guests Thomas Heaton and Henrik Saxgren with words of inspiration as we walk together, sharing stories and pictures on a photowalk. This week we talk imposter syndrome, photographic prompt jars, 2022 photo plans, introversion and we have the best idea to keep tripods steady in the wind. This and other stories as we make pictures together. Brought to you by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW NOTES.
1/21/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 46 seconds
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#277 Photowalk: "Sacrifice the weak?!" A photostory about empathy

After seeing a sign held aloft at a 2020 protest calling for the state to 'Sacrifice the weak,' Madison Thorn embarked on a photo and interview project to document the stories of those considered 'High Risk Humans.' Also, Dennis Skyum on producing your first self published book plus letters from the mailbag on having faith in your work, cycling and photographing to find inner peace, making your first 365 and how vintage cameras are conversation magnets. Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW NOTES for links.
1/14/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 3 seconds
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#276 Photowalk: 3 decades in a creative wilderness

Back for 2022, the Photowalk. Heading out into the cold from his desk in the warm, photographic adventurer Adrian Vila couldn't be more delighted about his work and life change. Also this week, fighting ignorance with photography, making pictures with an iron lady, images in the mist, the longest 365 journey, booking Devil's Tower, embracing introversion, raging against mortality with pictures and other stories. Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW PAGE.
1/7/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 16 seconds
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#275 Photowalk: INSPIRATION FOR 2022

The last Photowalk of the year and this week a medley of guests to inspire your 2022 photographic plans. Also photographing in Storm Barra, creative pressures, the labels we give ourselves, calming the mind with each click, kippers!, mentoring new young photographers, recording audio to go with your still pictures, bucket list locations, social media noise plus a heart felt thank you and why I think photography is the best gift we can give to ourselves. The show is brought to you by MPB.com and our Patrons. See the SHOW PAGE for pictures.
12/24/20211 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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#274 Photowalk: Photographing the homeless with dignity & Instafatigue

San Francisco based documentary photographer Robert Gumpert joins me today on the Photowalk edition. He has produced a body of work highlighting the plight of those living on the same streets we were told to stay off during lockdown, with a new book coming called Division Street. Also we talk about Instagram fatigue, your photographic plans for 2022, the subjects that choose us, 365 magic, photowalks in the rain and fog and being a Nemophilist with a camera! Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the pictures and SHOW NOTES.
12/17/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 15 seconds
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#273 MPB Special: My PASSION for buying used cameras and kit!

It's an episode with a difference today. I'm embracing an opportunity to thank MPB for supporting and partnering this show and channel during 2021. As COP 26 closed in mid November, sustainability was an important topic being discussed. I found myself in Brighton on a Photowalk, the city that is home to MPB, a company who recirculate more than 300,000 items of used kit every year, extending the life and creative potential of photo and video equipment for creators around the world. So join me as I visit the UK HQ of MPB. Meet the man who founded the company from a back room in 2011, and hear from photographers and creatives who have a passion for my and your kit needs. See pictures referenced on the SHOW NOTES page.
12/16/202151 minutes, 14 seconds
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#272 Photowalk: Magnum's Mark Power & BEATING Imposter Syndrome!

Mark Power talks about his seminal work 'The Shipping Forecast' and his latest work shooting in America and Guernsey. It's the only podcast to take a photowalk making pictures together and reading from the mailbag, with letters this week about imposter syndrome, fighting off GAS, finding the joy of film, leaving photography to fall in love with it again, working with one camera and embracing sound. See the SHOW NOTES for all pictures. With thanks to MPB.com and our Patrons.
12/10/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 33 seconds
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#271 Photowalk: The World's best darkroom printer & other stories

Considered one of the world's best darkroom printers, Robin Bell is my guest on the Photowalk this week. For the walk I'm in Berkshire, England with your letters about what photography means to you. Today, photography as a healing force, the Photowalk Retreat 2022 officially opens to all listeners, Christmas gift ideas that won't require you to sell Granny, photos from around the globe from your own adventures and inspirational words from former guests including YouTuber and landscaper photographer Thomas Heaton. Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the pictures on the SHOWNOTES PAGE.
12/3/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 22 seconds
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#270 Photowalk: National Geo's Best Pics! & the Extraordinary Tom Stoddart

This week we're walking in Sherwood Forest, the legendary woodland 'belonging' to Robin Hood, making our pictures together and reading listener letters. National Geographic's Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg is my guest and we celebrate Tom Stoddart, the British photojournalist who passed away last week. Your letters include making photographs to celebrate a win over adversity, making ultra long exposure pictures from a tin can, Christmas in Copenhagen and dream photo retirements. The show is supported by MPB.com and our wonderful Patrons. See the SHOW NOTES.
11/26/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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#269 Photowalk: Fighting for our planet, self belief & other stories

Nick Brandt is our special guest on this Photowalk edition, one of photography’s great environmental champions, showing how deeply our fates are intertwined, portraying people and animals together, causing us to reflect on the real-life consequences of climate change. From your letters we talk career starts, tackle self doubt, visit a German forest with a dark history, have news about the first Photowalk Retreat and reflect upon the loss of Tom Stoddart, one of the UK's most respected photojournalists. Supported by MPB.com, see the SHOW NOTES for pictures.
11/19/20211 hour, 58 minutes, 17 seconds
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#268 Photowalk: Polaroid portraits of the stars, van-lifing, mushrooms & other stories

We're walking together on Brighton's famous seaside beach with your photo letters, talking with an artist who makes Polaroid portraits with international trailblazing women, a photographer who's said, "&*%$ this, I'm going on a photo adventure in my van," and making beach portraits with swimmers who brave the 'icy' Brighton sea waters daily. Also how a mushroom changed one photographer's life forever, the beauty of 'random' and light in street work, Photocycles and 'forbidden pictures'. The show is supported by our Patrons and MPB.com - see the SHOW NOTES for all links.
11/11/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 28 seconds
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#267 Photowalk: Rankin, photographing The Queen & other stories

British photographer Rankin is our guest; co-founder behind Dazed and Confused, celebrated for his international portraiture of leaders and celebrities. We talk about his rise to fame and that four minutes shoot with The Queen; a nod to an infamous Sex Pistols record cover. We're also Photowalking on the Isle of Wight with your letters talking about the quiet of nature photography, how photography heals, animal photojournalism and we revisit the subject of photographing children in street photography. Supported by MPB.com and our Patrons. Visit the SHOW PAGE.
11/5/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 59 seconds
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#266 Photowalk: The photographic secret to finding calm

We photowalk together, making pictures, answering questions and sharing inspiration from Paul Sanders who helps you to 'Discover Still,' how this former Times pictures desk editor found his calm and Sandra Cattaneo Adorno returns to talk of starting pro photography in your 60s. We also talk about recording sound with your stills, the names we give our cameras, 'break our bones' making pictures, a street photographer who became an NYC cabbie for the pictures and Thomas Heaton has a bucket list landscape view. Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW NOTES.
10/29/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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#265 Photowalk: Age is but a number. Let's go get published!

The only photowalk show like it in the podcast world. This week two photographers prove that starting afresh with a camera aged 50+ is an excellent time to start. For one of our guests, Sandra Cattaneo Adorno, it's the start of an international publishing deal. We celebrate good news in our community, talk about street pictures featuring children, how to ask for street portraits and Insta posting dilemmas, plus the word 'story' - is it overused? Also introducing Miranda Remington. Our thanks to MPB.com and our patrons for supporting the show. See the SHOW NOTES.  
10/22/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 21 seconds
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#264 Photowalk: Adventures at sea, projects and making stories?!

This week the show is not so much on the road, but out at sea! We take your letters and inspirational thoughts to the east coast of England to make a walk in sea fog, before climbing aboard the X-Pilot service vessel navigating ten miles out to photograph a cluster of seven sea forts from WWII, where the Thames Estuary meets the North Sea. Our special guest, environmental portrait and advertising photographer Phil Melia talks about making projects. We discuss the fashionable word 'story', introduce the world's most famous darkroom, talk happy accidents and more. Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the SHOW PAGE.
10/15/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 20 seconds
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#263 Photowalk: Can I take your picture, please? Confidence

Inspired perhaps by the latest Bond event, we have an epic length episode where we talk respectful street photography, using a rare lens, the joy of photographing in unfamiliar places, asking for a picture, Japanese bathtime and poetry, surviving crowd busy Ikea trips and 80s TV. We hear from previous inspirational guests about potent story telling and relaunching your style. Plus our special guest, street documentary photographer, mentor and author Valerie Jardin returns for the concluding part of her interview. Supported by MPB and our patrons. See the SHOW PAGE for links.
10/8/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 24 seconds
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#262 Photowalk: Mindfulness, street, film & other stories

We take a walk with our cameras and two special guests; Valérie Jardin, documentary photographer/international mentor and Keith Moss, street shooter and tutor with a love of film. Your letters into the show talk about the pleasure of owning and using a real camera, how what we make pictures of helps us find mindfulness, we talk about positivity, learn from a photographer about how cracks in the wall might just become his fine art future, I have a warning about keeping your camera bags zipped up and there's inspiration from former guests, including YouTuber Sean Tucker. Supported by MPB.com - see the show notes HERE.
10/1/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 11 seconds
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#261 Photowalk: An accident, a photo love affair and a dog called Meg

We're in wonderful woodland for the only weekly Photowalk in podcastsphere. Your letters and messages whilst we make pictures together, plus inspirational thoughts from past guests. This week embracing fear in your picture making, street rage, finding film again, Insta-frustration, rural UrbEX, story-exhaustion, beautiful mailruns, wrong eyed shooting and finding physical strength to photograph once more. Special guest Simon Baxter invites us to explore our local woodland to find photographic peace and beauty. Supported by MPB.com and our Patrons. See the SHOW NOTES for pictures.
9/24/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 10 seconds
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#260 Photowalk: Have a little fear in your work & other stories

One of our most inspirational shows yet with many ideas, guest quotes, photographic thoughts and a guest, Simon Buckley who makes his pictures during the quite literal dead of night! It's the only photowalking mailbag podcast where your messages drive the show. This week, how do your pictures sound? We talk self publishing, making photo still life, whether the camera or photographer makes the pictures, we launch 'Bokehsia,' the island, talk vintage camera finds and there's more on the photo charity RMB which we're proud to champion. Supported by MPB.com and see all the SHOW NOTES.
9/17/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 7 seconds
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#259 Photowalk: Leaving photography to LOVE IT once again

Where once 70,000 protestors looped arms to protest against the siting of nuclear missiles, we're walking with our cameras and your letters, talking about making photographs; this thing we love. Greenham Common, former USAF base an hour west of London, now beautiful free common land. This week we talk about legacy, photo memorabilia, making emotional pictures and hear from former guests about photographing Suburbia in the American 50s, favourite street pictures and our special guest Belgian portrait photographer and storyteller Bert Stephani talks about the day he decided to become a 'professional amateur.' Supported by MPB.com and see the SHOW NOTES for all links.
9/10/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 20 seconds
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#258 Photowalk: Stumbling into a weapons establishment & URBEX with Abandoned Nordic

It's the photography show that takes a walk with the mailbag and makes photos. This week urban exploration! We reveal the lowest trick in advertising photography, we remember our parents' cameras, we launch the new 365 feature, hear about a photographer who has been exploring a part of China that was raised to the ground during the 2008 earthquake, tackle imposter syndrome and ask why do we place so many walls around us when it comes to challenges as photographers. So many other stories, your mails and special guests Kimmo and Tanja from Abandoned Nordic. Supported by our patrons, mpb.com and usbmemorydirect.com. See the SHOW NOTES for all pictures and links.
9/3/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 51 seconds
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#257 If a tear escapes, it shows we're human: photographing with compassion

If ever you have thought; "How can I make a real difference to people with my photography," I think this episode is for you and I sense you’ll be moved by this special midweek edition. It’s a very personal story at times, yet equally an appeal by one of the original co-founders of Remember My Baby, a registered charity which offers a free gift of baby remembrance photography to parents experiencing the loss of their baby before, during or shortly after birth. The show is supported by our patrons, MPB.com and usbmemorydirect.com. See the SHOW NOTES for all links today.
9/1/202142 minutes, 10 seconds
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#256 Photowalk: Add sound to your pictures, Terakopian Pt.2 & other stories

Walking a short slither of the Trans Pennine Trail today through Leeds with your mails, thoughts and pictures that you've been making. This week we talk about virtual gallery experiences, Australian photo lockdowns, inspiring young picture makers, making better portraits and dealing with tricky sitters! We also talk about adding sound to your pictures and hear part 2 of an inspirational chat with photojournalist Edmond Terakopian back to discuss photographic passion. Supported by MPB.com and usbmemorydirect.com. Click HERE to see pictures and links featured on the show.
8/27/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 24 seconds
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#255 Photowalk: Find your photo MOJO & Edmond Terakopian Pt.1

The new Friday Photowalk season starts complete with guest Edmond Terakopian, one of the UK's most respected photojournalists talking about photographic passion. Also this week, shoot without pressure, long exposures, to mask or not to mask on photographic commissions, showing the real you on social media and can you make a best selling photobook with just an iPhone? Inspirational guest appearances by Jason P. Howe and Tim Johnston. Supported by mpb.com and our patrons. See links and photos on the SHOW PAGE.
8/20/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds
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#254 Photowalk: Let's make your book, a NEW show, Sean Tucker & other stories

BIG changes announced today with a new show and new website feature for the next year! Well, 365 days at least; that's a clue. Also, do you use Affinity to edit? What do you think about Insta, really!?! The best inspiration to start your new photo project, photographing in sub zero temperatures where your fingers will freeze, the choir stops Neale in his tracks and street photographers helping each other. Guest appearances by Sean Tucker, Gulnara Samoilova, Jonny Keely and Henrik Saxgren. Supported by MPB.com and see the SHOW PAGE for pictures and links.
8/6/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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#253 Shoot from the heart to connect and turn that bl**dy app off!

Commercial documentary photographer Finn Beales lives the photographic life of dreams. He has a wondrous inquiring eye wherever he is in the world whether he's shooting work for Cartier, Omega or photographing his own life and passions, a potent reminder that there is story in everything you do and everywhere you go. "Always have your camera with you," as a sentiment screams at me as I look through his Instagram feed, which has amassed half a million like minded followers. The show is supported by MPB.com and our Patrons. See the SHOW PAGE.
8/4/202137 minutes, 33 seconds
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#252 Photowalk: Get your passion project on & other stories

It's the show of the week where we walk together with our cameras and I’ll bring a microphone and mailbag too. Today we talk passion projects, what conflict photography has achieved, setting out on a new photography journey whatever your age, we’re on the final leg of the Camino trail in Spain, go for a walk along Liverpool's old docks and pier head and talk about the power of sound. Inspirational words too from former and future show guests. Supported by MPB.com also see the SHOW NOTES.
7/30/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 4 seconds
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#251 INSTAGRAM: Love, hate, need, want and and and...

Since Instagram made the 'announcement' they would no longer solely be a photo sharing app, many creators and photographers have been running in all directions not sure whether their Insta experience is about to implode. Two guests today to talk about IG; Jonny Keely who has been studying the platform for a series of films and Helen Jones-Florio who uses the platform to show works from her African and Maltese passion project, plus contributors from the Facebook group asked for their thoughts prior to the show. The show is supported by MPB.com and see the SHOW PAGE for links.
7/28/202149 minutes, 40 seconds
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#250 Photowalk: Stones, crop circles, hearing your pictures & other stories

A photo podcast unlike any other; a walk with our cameras and a photo mailbag in 'the wilds,' which this week is a UNESCO world heritage site, the Avebury Stones with 5000 years of history. This week understanding monochrome cameras, street shooting in cities again, having confidence in our work, hearing our pictures 'talk', personal projects, the first thing you see feature, photo biking and late developers. Inspirational words from Helen Jones-Florio, Tim Wallace automobile photographer, NZ's Matt Searles and VII Agency's Ed Kashi. News from MPB.com and see the SHOW NOTES here.
7/23/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 25 seconds
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#249 SUCCESS is not a pipe dream: Tim Wallace

Tim Wallace 'rested' a blossoming career in newspaper photojournalism to work in an altogether more '9 to 5' environment. But picking up the camera again as he approached 40, he commented to his wife on holiday that he'd like to become a commercial photographer. He's now one of the most respected car photographers worldwide with a growing aviation and aerospace client portfolio too. Today is a story of how he started, who he is and why he believes he's succeeded after declaring his plans once; "A pipe dream." Supported by our patrons and MPB.com - see the SHOW NOTES for pictures and reference.
7/21/202155 minutes, 17 seconds
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#248 Photowalk: Instagram, vulnerability, confidence & other stories

A photo show that takes a camera and goes walking into the sounds of the countryside to make pictures and talk with you, hear from you and share with you, thoughts from photographers and anyone who just likes making pictures. This week we talk about Insta, share our vulnerability, seek travel adventures, try to cast aside imposter syndrome and hear from inspirational former guests about the quiet of photography, confidence, walking and Tibet. See the SHOW PAGE with pictures.          
7/16/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 19 seconds
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#247 Finding photography again and peace in the landscape

A gentle paced story today of a highly respected graphic designer who returned to photography after a move in retirement takes him from London to Brighton on the south coast of England. John Brockliss, an author of four books, a documentary photographer, John is known for his extraordinary images of Brighton on the coast and at play, but equally his stories of travel and his photographic pilgrimage walking the Camino in Europe. The show is supported by our patrons and MPB.com
7/14/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
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#246 Swapping FIREFIGHTS for FIREFLIES: Jason P. Howe Pt.2

Jason P. Howe returns for the second part of his two parter as we follow him from Colombia to the Middle East. He talks of a brutal step change and how he made photographs of conflicts across the region, from surviving a suicide bomb attack, an IED on patrol with the British Army to a film made about his life. We talk about the mental toll of being a witness to war and conflict, those who choose to do it now, and how the next part of his life behind a camera is changing with a move to Andalusia. Photographs from this edition can be viewed on the SHOW PAGE.
7/12/202153 minutes, 5 seconds
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#245 Photowalk: Insect attack! Expeditions and other stories

This week on the mailbag show: we talk about making expeditions, shooting left or right eyed, creating your first expedition, finding confidence, making a 365+, we take a new FIRST THING YOU SEE picture, introduce you to camera ASMR and discuss the Instagram revolution. There's inspiration from former guests including Jason P. Howe on learning conflict photography on the fly, plus Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio on canoeing in Africa. Send your pictures into the show for inclusion in next week's show and see the SHOW PAGE.
7/9/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 58 seconds
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#244 Colombian civil war; a photographic 'learning ground!'

Jason P. Howe did not go to college to study photojournalism, yet he has been widely recognised for his work covering conflict and civil war by peers at the highest level. Working in a photographic shop for the best part of a decade, he decided to sell everything he owned and departed for Colombia with fifty rolls of film and a Leica rangefinder camera to 'get stuck in and learn as he went along.' The result is his book Colombia 'Between the lines,' a determined story dedicated to the people of Colombia and their search for peace. See the SHOW PAGE for examples of Jason's work.
7/7/202144 minutes, 6 seconds
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#243 Photowalk: Photograph strangers you meet, camera bags & other stories

Each Friday we take a walk with our cameras, a microphone and a mailbag with your thoughts and ideas about photography and what making pictures means to you. It's the only location show of its kind and today we talk about our addiction to camera bags, how our lockdowns have inspired photo projects and skills, more van life, being a radio DJ, making random portraits, putting on a solo exhibition, nerves, honesty and making photo stories about the strangers we meet. The show is supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See today's SHOW NOTES.
7/2/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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#242 Frostbite before you can load a film! Henrik Saxgren

Making pictures at -35 degrees Celsius in Greenland. Your hands can freeze, long before you load a film chamber. Today, Henrik Saxgren, an internationally renowned photographer who has spent a lifetime making pictures of people who need a voice, talks about his latest book Ultima Thule. It's a story of life in Greenland, an account about the reality of living in a part of the world where the hunters are the hunted, where age old traditions are still practised; an honest and authentic pictorial study of life in the arctic. The show is supported by MPB.com and for references see the SHOW NOTES.
6/29/202135 minutes, 55 seconds
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#241 Photowalk: Build a photo business NOW & other stories

The biggest photo mailbag show in podcastsphere; where you set the agenda with your thoughts and ideas about taking pictures. Today, make pictures before the bulldozers move in, the best URBEX guide, how to launch a portrait and wedding business on the side, a first thing you see photo moment, some very wise words if you’re in a photographic or life fug, shedlife, is photography like a game of golf and photographing Christian Eriksen, a question of ethics plus we hear from Laird Kay who photographs airliners in wildlife style, Misan Harriman on life changing experiences, Brendan Barry on building cameras out of stuff you find in a fridge, Tom Stoddart and the inspirational TedX speaker and photographer Chris Orwig. See the SHOW PAGE. The show is supported by MPB.com
6/25/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 8 seconds
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#240 Van Lifing with a camera - BEST JOB EVER!

Photojournalist Ryan Vizzions excites us about being on the open road in a van, photographing every American state. We talk about escapism, freedom, mental health, the wonder of making photographs, solitude, social media, the human spirit and how being on the road 24/7 affects basic instincts such as sleep. The show is supported by MPB.com. If you're buying, selling or trading used camera equipment in the UK, US or Europe, trust MPB to be your perfect partner. See the SHOW NOTES for details and pictures from today's show.
6/23/202139 minutes, 16 seconds
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#239 Photowalk: Urban exploration, potholing & other stories

The podcastsphere photography mailbag show. Your ideas and thoughts about making photographs whilst we take in a countryside walk. It's a photowalk and you're invited to come along. This week, an invite to pothole, more abandoned buildings to photograph, exploring history, Belgian waffles in the sun, spiritual homes and close up wildlife. Our guest inspiration includes stories about Tibet, African lions, finding Chicago and smuggling photos from a conflict zone. We also hear from next week's guest Ryan Vizzions, who shares his love of van-lifing with a camera across America. The show is supported by MPB.com and see today's pictures HERE.
6/18/202159 minutes, 18 seconds
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#238 Images of Courage, Endurance and Defiance

British photojournalist Tom Stoddart on his new book Extraordinary Women, a photographic collection that salutes the resilience and courage of women through times of war, poverty and hardship. With fifty years behind the lens, Tom also shares some home truths about the business of photojournalism, why it's an exciting yet challenging time for picture makers, reinvention and the changing landscape. He revisits some of his most important pictures and talks of his time working with the late respected front line journalist Marie Colvin. See the SHOW NOTES for links and thanks to MPB.com for their support of this title.
6/16/202140 minutes, 24 seconds
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#237 Photowalk: Sharing my secret, how to shoot street & other stories

The mailbag Photowalk show is from South Devon this week in the south west of England. A dawn chorus, returning to Chernobyl, how the 'Merikans fish, exploring abandoned buildings, making your own podcast, French photography, what makes a good street photo, photographing the first thing you see and I share a secret I didn't dare tell my late parents. Be a part of the Photowalk by sending your pictures and stories to [email protected]. The show is supported by our friends at MPB.com and the wonderful Patrons. See the SHOW PAGE for pictures.       photowalk-devon-exploring
6/11/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds
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#236 Rogue Hippos! and photographing during a dictatorship

Today two stories featuring humanitarian photojournalist Jason Florio. In the first we talk about a photo expedition he took with his wife and business partner Helen Jones-Florio along the Gambia River, which sounds beautifully romantic and exotic in equal measure, but doesn’t come without its wildlife challenges as you’re about to find out. And then in part two of our conversation, we discuss moving to Africa, living initially under a regime that didn’t encourage open documentary work or journalism or indeed anyone who might want to talk of uncomfortable truths in a country which has the motto, progress, peace and prosperity. See the SHOW NOTES and thank you to MPB.com for their support.
6/9/202143 minutes, 35 seconds
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#235 Photowalk: BEATING creative block & other stories

The walking photography mailbag show of the week is truly international this week, with stories from the US about the tallest stainless steel monument in the world, 'Trigger's English lighthouse, beautiful waterfalls in Norway, a Scottish well that will cure your ills, an Iraqi pilgrimage, plus we talk creative block, stress and anxiety. A real mixed camera bag of thoughts, emotions and stories. And we'd love to hear yours for next time. Write to [email protected]. See the SHOW LINKS. Supported by MPB.com
6/4/20211 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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#234 The Meaning in the Making: Why do we make things? Why do we make pictures?

Philosophical YouTuber and photographer Sean Tucker returns to the show, this time to talk about his new book released this Summer; The Meaning in the Making. It's a read which contains personal stories interwoven with philosophical and spiritual practices that inspire and motivate him to remain a, "Maker of things." As Sean suggests, this book isn't just for photographers or filmmakers, but for musicians, painters, writers; anyone who makes anything. We talk about the process of making this book and his most personal journey of 2020/21 whilst completing it. See the SHOW NOTES. Supported by MPB.com
6/2/202146 minutes, 11 seconds
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#233 Photowalk: Chernobyl is my cosy place & other stories

It’s the photography podcast edition where we escape together like the end scene from The graduate. Just us, our cameras, earbuds and the mailbag; walking and sharing inspirational stories from photographers around the world. This week we hear from a photographer who chooses to photowalk around Chernobyl, we talk reunions, hear about photographic life in Indonesia right now, think about legacy, emails from the front line and discover a place fit for our first post lockdown meet up, plus more. Supported by MPB.com and click here for SHOW LINKS.
5/28/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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#232 Shooting your BIG life changing photo project

Pulitzer prize winner Marissa Roth returns to chat with me about a photographic trip to Tibet that changed her life and 'saved her photography.' If you’ve thought about making a journey like this, today is an episode peppered with creative, mental and practical advice on how to go about making your BIG life changing photo project. We talk about making pictures in a country where the average elevation is the best part of 15,000 feet, tackling the politics and why she'll never return. We also talk about travelling with an open mind and heart and go behind the scenes to learn more about producing a book. Supported by MPB.com - see the SHOW NOTES for all links.
5/26/202151 minutes, 30 seconds
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#231 Photowalk: Leaving my job for photography! & other stories

It's black and white week on the Friday Photowalk as I read and answer your mails you send into the show. We talk about embracing the world that is on your doorstep, the wonderful trinkets and details of our life we should be photographing, leaving an 18 year career to pursue a dream job making pictures, we make photos of the cherry blossom in Boston and a windswept coast in England, plus I'm on the lookout for those who photograph abandoned buildings. Supported by MPB.com and see the SHOW NOTES. 
5/21/202149 minutes, 5 seconds
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#230 Witnessing history with your pictures

Photojournalist Rick Findler's work focuses on both domestic features as well as travelling to some of the most dangerous places on Earth, to shine a light on other people’s stories and tales. The Afghan female ski team, autism, escaping from Syria, the Beirut blast, mentoring children and helping corporate execs understand stress and fear; the wide gamut of stories today. See Rick's work in the SHOW NOTES.
5/19/202154 minutes, 51 seconds
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#229 Finding a chest of photographs unlocks a new career!

Today Karah Mew, AKA The Glass Narrator talks about how launching a career in documentary portrait photography during a difficult pregnancy that then became a pandemic business drought has helped her re-evaluate life and her love of making pictures, which starts with the most wonderful serendipitous house clearance, where she discovered a chest of photographs belonging to a lady who'd worked as a print developer. Supported by MPB.com - see the SHOW NOTES for all links.
5/17/202146 minutes, 43 seconds
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#228 Friday Photowalk: Beware the bears!

The Friday edition of the show is our mailbag episode; you, your questions and thoughts about the guests you have heard and the photo projects you're working on. This week, farewell portraits, a cold Canadian walk with one eye out for the bears, picturing litter, photo ping pong revisited, underwater in Jamaica, taking a degree in photography and more. Send your pictures and stories for next week's show to [email protected] - and see the pictures on the SHOW PAGE.
5/14/202146 minutes, 35 seconds
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#227 ‘The greatest London photographer you’ve never heard of?’

If you’re wondering about the title today, it’s a quote from a Time Out special feature when they highlighted the historically important work of a photographer who with a Kodak camera he came about from an American GI, grew up in late 50s and 60s London, documenting life in the city, a viewpoint from a young man who had arrived from Jamaica with his family in '56. This docu-interview was recorded on location and covers Charlie's life, his time as a member of the Italian Paparazzi, his return to London and the struggle to get recognised. Supported by MPB.com. See the SHOW NOTES for all links. 
5/12/202134 minutes, 22 seconds
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#226 'Landscape journalism' and shooting for YOU!

Barry Butler in our Monday FOCUS edition on business talks about the incredible work he has been doing photographing each sunrise and sunset in Chicago, but his story starts at a 'friendly' hockey game, a 'fortuitous' accident leading to a life and career making photographs that he calls landscape journalism. He talks of how this became his obsession and livelihood and his love of the homeland; Ireland. Supported by MPB.com - see the SHOW NOTES.
5/10/202143 minutes, 5 seconds
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#225 Friday Photowalk: Solving crimes in Oxford

It's the mailbag podcast of the week from Oxford this time. Joined by a friend of the show, Steve Vaughan who takes us on a short Morse walk within the programme to celebrate the city's famous TV sleuth. Today we talk community, van life, setting up studios, the calm of photography, taking risks and making pictures in a jail. There's inspirational clips from past guests and we invite you to send us your pictures and photo stories to [email protected]. All links and pictures from those featured are on the SHOW PAGE.
5/7/202150 minutes, 13 seconds
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#224 Women Street Photographers: an international story

Gulnara Samoilova, a photojournalist, a documentarian, a curator, a street photographer and now an editor with a Wednesday Photostory edition about a new book featuring 100 international Women Street Photographers. We talk about what the street genre means to her, how she curated this collection and the runaway success of the organisation created to promote the work of women street photographers worldwide. We also talk about Gulnara's own incredibly powerful work that won a coveted World Press Photo award for coverage of 9/11. The SHOW NOTES have all links to that discussed today.
5/5/202137 minutes, 56 seconds
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#223 Building a portrait business in a NEW city: Sydney!

A new month, a new season of the show begins; on Mondays we talk with photographers worldwide, digging a little deeper into their business stories, a FOCUS on how they work and what they did to launch, where they are now, and what the future holds. Michael Quelch decided to set up shop in a city where he knew nobody and in three years has made a real success of building a portrait and headshot business. He took a different creative route as you’re about to find out, empathy and preparation being important to his path. See the SHOW NOTES for links to all you hear.
5/3/202142 minutes, 22 seconds
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#222 Friday Photowalk: Watership Down

The 'end of the week show,' taking your emails and DMs on a photowalk; us with our cameras, me with my microphone. Today we're 'climbing' Watership Down, a little square of England that inspired author Richard Adams to write the book of the same name, that became a 70s blockbuster animated movie. We talk photographic therapy, 365s, sunken villages, van-life, creative drift, the peace of the sea, 'photocycling' and there's some show news about the new Monday cast. We show your photowalk pictures too and share links in the SHOW NOTES.
4/30/202144 minutes, 38 seconds
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#221 Take a Picture, Tell a Story, in County Jail!

'Take a Picture, Tell a Story' is American photojournalist Robert Gumpert’s thirteen and a half year project in County Jails where he makes a portrait, then sits with each inmate to audio record the sound of them talking about life, their experiences in prison, family and whatever else they should want to say. The conversations were always conducted in private away from Deputy's ears. The idea was simple; the exchange of prints for a story. Hear how the project was made and excerpts from those who shared. See the SHOW NOTES for links to pictures.
4/28/202142 minutes, 2 seconds
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#220 When the NY Times publish your photostory...

Photographer and National Geographic contributor Roff Smith is more used to being on an airliner travelling to his next international story, than working within a ten mile radius of his home on the south coast of England. Featured recently by the New York Times for a wonderful lockdown enforced project where the lanes around his home became his muse, every day he’d cycle for hours to make self portraits during his trips out. Today, the Art of the ride, journeys from my doorstep. See the pictures and follow the links on the SHOW PAGE.
4/26/202137 minutes, 25 seconds
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#219 Photowalk: Fish, chips and a polarizer!

It's the end of the week show where you're invited to join me on a photowalk, just you, me, our cameras and the mailbag. This week basketball memories, genre dilemmas, daily dawn and dusk diaries, moving home in New Zealand, and walking in all seasons weather upon the Isle of Skye. Inspiration from Albert Watson, Paul Sanders, NBA legend Andrew D. Bernstein and landscape photographer Nick Page. Be sure to send your pictures and mails to [email protected] and see the SHOW NOTES. Supported by MPB.com
4/22/202147 minutes, 16 seconds
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#218 Albert Watson on Jagger, Hitchcock and passion

Albert Watson, OBE is our guest. It's a story of moving from Scotland to America, to the bright lights of LA, which must have been very dazzling and exciting for a young photographer loaded with creative ideas, ready to take on the photographic world. We talk about first breaks, self belief, the fashion industry and some of his most famous portraits with Kate Moss, Hitchcock and the dead Goose , plus Mick Jagger morphed with a Leopard! The show is sponsored by MPB.com and send your thoughts to the Friday Photowalk edition by emailing [email protected]. Click here for SHOW LINKS.
4/21/202145 minutes, 38 seconds
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#217 The movie man who 'buys' your house for the day

Like many good stories, this starts with an element of sliding doors circumstance, a fitting movie reference. A sucker for tales of the unexpected, those things that happen which persuade your life to take a different path; the red or blue pill, one more movie reference. Today, photographer Dodd Vickers gives a fascinating glimpse into the world of film making and the job that can literally shape the mood and look of a film or TV series; the work of photographic location scouts and set location managers. Supported by MPB.com - see the SHOW NOTES.
4/19/202137 minutes, 20 seconds
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#216 Friday Photowalk: I can see the sea!

The Photowalk edition is the show where I take your emails and DMs on a photowalk to end the week. We make some pictures and have a chat. Your thoughts about photography, what you've heard on the weekday shows, what you're working on and what it means to be a photographer. This week, the healing effect of photography, using film, walks in Rome and Norway, imposter syndrome and going pro. Inspirational thoughts too from guests including forthcoming legend of photography Albert Watson. See today's SHOW NOTES for links to all discussed.
4/16/202146 minutes, 11 seconds
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#215 SHOOTING hoops, a life with legends!

Guest Andrew D. Bernstein is a legend in American sports photography, involved in the creation of NBA Photos in 1986, responsible for helping archive the history of professional basketball. His photos have featured on thousands of magazine covers plus newspaper leads worldwide and his enduring professional and personal friendship with the late five time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant led to their global bestseller 'The Mamba Mentality: How I Play.' We talk about the game, the stars; Magic, Kobe, Phil Jackson and - Bruce Springsteen! Pics and info in the SHOW NOTES.
4/13/202149 minutes, 20 seconds
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#214 Taking your LEAP of faith

Roy Tyson creates witty and intriguing imagery with customised miniature figures in photographs and art installations. The former car mechanic and pharma sales rep is a self taught photographer and artist with works and representation by Saatchi Arts. This is a classic story of trusting instinct, feeling your way, making that leap of faith as a creative. For links to pictures, supporters and subjects discussed, be sure to visit the SHOW PAGE.
4/12/202133 minutes, 48 seconds
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#213 Friday Photowalk: Vintage camera obsessions

The mailbag walkabout edition of the week where I take the show out with you and our cameras, some 'us time' to make pictures and chat about photography, whatever kind of photographer you are; pro, amateur or even iPhonographer, it all counts. This week vintage cameras, ideas for projects, children's books, a walk in Ottawa to clear the mind and even Dr. Who! I'd love to receive your pictures from the photowalks you make, so send them in to [email protected] - and the pictures from this week are on the SHOW PAGE.
4/9/202139 minutes, 55 seconds
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#212 Broken bones to Bel-Air to NASA Classified

Snowboarder turned photographer Mike Kelley shares a story of his entirely unplanned journey into the world of international architectural photography. He also talks of the project made with a Canon 6D and cheap 50mm lens that saw him travel to twenty airports around the world to photograph an inventive viral campaign called Airportraits, proof that you simply never know what is around the corner creatively. It’s a story of real left turns in life, being open to opportunity and letting your imagination loose at NASA HQ! Links to today's stories, pictures and a chance to listen to a MORE members only episode gratis are on the SHOW NOTES.
4/7/202135 minutes, 39 seconds
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#211 A Wounded Landscape: The Kickstarter success story

Today the extraordinary Kickstarter book project by a British commercial photographer, Marc Wilson; A Wounded Landscape, Bearing Witness to the Holocaust, based around 22 Holocaust survivor stories, a project that has a most gentle nature and revealing serendipity at times. For many photographers, Kickstarter is a route to publish and I also talk with Marc about his experience using this method. See the SHOW NOTES for this episode which also has a link to tomorrow's Patreon only edition which is available to all listeners. The show is supported by MPB.com
4/5/202141 minutes, 56 seconds
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#210 Friday Photowalk: a meditative walk

The Photowalk edition of the week is a chance to escape into ourselves with earbuds charged, you and I, chatting about what went on during the week with our guests, a revisit to some of the interview archives and an opportunity to find out what’s going on with your photography; ideas you’ve had and projects you’d like to share. This week, words that spell trouble for good reason, a white out, we discuss renewed creative zest, becoming professional and copyright. Share your photowalk pictures through the email address: [email protected] See all the SHOW NOTES.
4/2/202148 minutes, 52 seconds
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#209 Bono, Hanks, Oprah, Tyson; how to shoot the stars!

Joe Pugliese, or 'Joepug' as you’ll find him online, is an LA based photographer, travelling the world, who photographs celebs and celeb culture, but to quote from his bio; “He’s also had the privilege to meet and photograph scientists, authors, performers of every type, creative geniuses, and everyday people who have something fascinating to say." Meet one of the most in demand photographers in a town where everything is hotly contended and find out why and how he photographs. Also today some show news about a new weekend edition coming soon! Click here for SHOW NOTES.
3/31/202147 minutes, 35 seconds
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#208 Photographers don't take sides, they take pictures

Today, two guests. An introduction to Marc Wilson about a Kickstarter project to make a book about the those who lived through, survived, or lost their lives as a result of the holocaust, a story made in a way that approaches this subject in a unique way. And then Thomas Kelly, a picture desk editor and television producer, who worked on the RTÉ documentary looking at the experiences of the incredibly resilient local and regional newspaper photographers who recorded events during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Click here for SHOW NOTES.
3/29/202136 minutes, 40 seconds
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#207 Friday Photowalk: A jab, a teenager and spring!

It's the edition you download to take out on your own photowalks. The only photowalk show on the 'dial.' This week stories, mails and pictures from Denmark, Holland, America, the UK and Canada. What to do when curious folk poke at your camera and ask what you're photographing, volcanic action in Iceland, a cautionary tale about looking after your photographic legacy, going vintage and why we love and collect camera bags. We hear from former guests too including Angelika Schneider, Marissa Roth and Ed Kashi. For pictures and all links be sure to visit the SHOW PAGE.
3/26/202148 minutes, 19 seconds
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#206 One Person Crying: Women and War

Marissa Roth, a Pulitzer prize winning photographer with the LA Times tells the story of how women in numerous countries and cultures have been directly affected by war and its aftermath. It's a project that has consumed Marissa's photographic thoughts for thirty five years. Hear how it started and then how she eventually found closure. Marissa also talks about her love of the ocean and a love story that's connected with The Queen Mary. The show is supported by MPB.com and our wonderful patrons and you'll find pictures and reference in the SHOW NOTES.
3/24/202155 minutes, 30 seconds
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#205 From reality show to photographer of the year

Today the new Irish Press Photographer of the Year, sports photographer James Crombie talks about 2020. From a pandemic stay at home order when all sports stopped to where he finds himself today, recipient of an award that hasn't gone to a sports photographer for three decades! A year of photographing where James has had to reinvent the way he thinks about making sport and news pictures. And the story of a Starling murmuration that went viral in the 'Twittersphere'. Supported by MPB.com, links and pictures in the SHOW NOTES.
3/22/202133 minutes, 34 seconds
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#204 Friday Photowalk: Snakes and Adders

The on-location mailbag show of the week where we take a walk together, make some photographs and you share your own pictures and stories of what photography means to you. This week we're talking photographic pilgrimages, animals, US Presidents, voodoo, spiders the size of dustbin lids, jazz, and trying to dodge the adders as snake season starts. If you have pictures and stories to share be sure to email: [email protected] and for the pictures and all links see the SHOW NOTES.
3/19/202150 minutes, 56 seconds
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#203 Maradona and the $6K picture of a shark

Today, world renowned fine art photographer David Yarrow whose evocative and immersive photography of life on earth has earned him an ever growing following amongst art collectors. His large black and white images grace the walls of leading galleries and museums across Europe and the US and he’s now recognised as one of the best selling fine art photographers in the world with his limited edition works in much demand at Sotheby’s and other auction houses. The show is supported by MPB.com and see SHOW LINKS.
3/17/202146 minutes, 28 seconds
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#202 Making your photobook pilgrimage

Today two guests; Angelika Schneider who has been walking the trails of the Camino in Europe, and Ayaz Ali who joined millions of pilgrims for what is described as the world’s largest peaceful gathering in Iraq. Both photographers who have made books to commemorate their personal journeys and share it with wider audiences. We learn how it has developed their photographic senses. All links to guests in the SHOW NOTES. Supported by our friends at MPB.com
3/15/202143 minutes, 28 seconds
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#201 Friday Photowalk: Gone with the wind

50mph average winds, 98% chance of rain, but you've got to take that photowalk; there's always the chance of a strong photograph. Today we talk about the calming influence of photography, pictures of feet under the seat on the train; an inspired idea for a photo book, we look back at 'Waving and Leaving,' the language of picture making, camera straps and Highland walking in Scotland. Send your photowalk stories to [email protected] and for contributor pictures plus links see the SHOW NOTES. The show is supported by MPB.com
3/12/202149 minutes, 46 seconds
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#200 What I've learned about photography

A blind photographer, an animal rights activist, a former nine to fiver who now spends his life photographing the ocean, a once army photographer and an editorial creative with his 'end of the line' thoughts. These are all photographers and stories featuring in today's 200th episode. "What I've learned about photography," is an edition of 'lightbulb' moments gleaned from making podcasts and interviewing photographers from all walks of life, all abilities and all manner of life and work dreams since June 1st 2020, when this title launched. For links go to the SHOW NOTES.
3/10/202137 minutes, 34 seconds
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#199 Leaving and Waving, Photographic Gold

Leaving and Waving; 27 years of photographs by photographer and artist Deanna Dikeman, pictures of her parents as they waved goodbye after Deanna's visits to their home in Sioux City. The work is now a book and has received much press attention as it launches this month. It’s inspired many who have seen early versions of this greater study of her parents in progress, proving that the simplest of ideas can make the most powerful stories. For links see the SHOW PAGE.
3/8/202133 minutes, 51 seconds
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#198 Friday Photowalk: Who stole my sunshine?

The mailbag show, brimming with your messages about the guests you've heard and the photos you've been making. This week we hear about Pres. Obama's photographer Pete Souza, Brendan Barry's fantastical cameras, and Sören Solkær's Murmurations. We take a photo jaunt around Sheffield, Ottawa, Copenhagen and a former uranium ore facility during the cold war in America! To feature your work on our programme gallery send your 2000 pix images into [email protected] and to see all the links and featured pictures click HERE. Supported by MPB.com
3/4/202145 minutes, 22 seconds
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#197 Pete Souza, The President's photographer

President Barack Obama wrote; “I probably spent more time with [photographer] Pete Souza than with anybody, other than my family, having Pete around made my life better. Pete became more than a photographer. He became a friend, a confidant, and a brother.” Today, that man, that photographer, talks to us on Photography Daily. We learn about how he landed the job, how he felt about it, how he interacted with the most powerful man on the planet, what happened in the Incident Room in 2011 and why he chose to do social media battle with Barack Obama's successor. See links to the show HERE.
3/3/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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#196 Honey, I shrunk the photographer!

Cameras made from carved out melons, chutney flavoured developer and salt fix? It can mean only one man; Brendan Barry, the photographer who has a love affair with making pictures the; "Old way," though in an unconventional style. Fashioning cameras from everyday objects, he reinvented his photography career entirely and now mentors and trains people young and old, in the joy of making pictures by standing them inside a camera! The show is brought to you by MPB and with the warmer months approaching, we start our shows with a short photowalk. See the show links HERE.
3/1/202136 minutes, 35 seconds
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#195 Friday Photowalk: Gone fishing

In honour of 'George,' today's photowalk mailbag edition takes us on a lake and riverside walk where the recent rains have the banks close to bursting. Emails and feedback today on staying creative during these times, personal family stories, silencing photojournalists, the Monochrom camera, favourites lenses and building your own camera! As ever the pictures sent in from your own photowalks are featured HERE. If you'd like to comment or send in your own photos, email the show: [email protected]
2/26/202152 minutes, 23 seconds
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#194 Laughter, love and loss: The Family Imprint

The Family Imprint is a story, a book about photojournalist Nancy Borowick’s parents, Howard and Laurel, married for over three decades as they undergo treatment for cancer together. The book shows everything from their to do lists, to saved love letters, to the most empathic black and white photographs of this incredibly potent life and love story made by Nancy. It has influenced many others to photograph and tell their stories and captured the hearts of people worldwide, earning a World Press Photo award in 2016 and a Humanitarian Award two years later. See the show notes HERE. The show is supported by MPB.
2/24/202143 minutes, 41 seconds
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#193 Silencing the press

'Arrested for criminal damage.' Why that particular charge has a familiar ring for two photojournalists with the Irish sea between them. Part of a growing conversation of late on this show about how the press and in particular photojournalists have found attitudes toward them changing, from the public, the law keepers and the law makers. Photojournalists Niall Carson and Andy Aitchison, share their stories. For show links click HERE. Supported by MPB.com
2/22/202132 minutes, 26 seconds
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#192 Friday Photowalk: Finding our mojo again!

The mailbag show of the week and a sub-theme develops where we hear from some writers who are finding new projects following a year where pandemic has left their cameras getting dusty on a shelf. Close to home projects, cursed houses in lost villages, the love of 'vintage' kit and standing where Custer last stood. There's some show news and a mystery guest challenge; all in today's photowalk - grab your cameras, smart phone and ear buds, let's walk. Links to the show can be found HERE.
2/19/202145 minutes, 33 seconds
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#191 Presidents, passion and problem solving

"A lot of people have jobs they don't love doing. I'm lucky in that I love photography just as much today as I always have." Scott Goldsmith has spent a life behind the lens witnessing and photographing history. He has travelled on assignment with Presidents, made and makes long tail projects of American social issues and considers himself a problem solver as much a photographer. 'Loving what you do' is at the heart of his philosophy when it comes to making pictures and today he shares why he believes we're lucky to be in a position to make history every day with our cameras. See links to pictures and Scott HERE. The show is supported by MPB.
2/17/202137 minutes, 22 seconds
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#190 Personal photo projects can make you FLY!

British editorial shooter Alex Ingram launched his business proper in 2019, just months from this world 'shut down' and I thought it may be interesting to hear a story from a photographer who started, endured and continues to build his reputation during this challenging period. It’s a story today about the personal project, and how a single idea can turn your fortunes, be that portraits, Sunday league soccer or Morris dancers! See all links HERE. The show is brought to you with MPB.com
2/15/202138 minutes, 24 seconds
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#189 Friday Photowalk: Photographic therapy

Great Pen Wood in Berkshire, surrounded by the ancient woodland and forestry, I read some thoughtful reasons why you make pictures in the mailbag show of the week. Today, candid work, finding confidence, some inspirational Dutch thinking, cold in Canada, making personal stories and how photography is real therapy for the stress, depression and anxiety. Supported by the amazing MPB.com and see the show links HERE.
2/12/202136 minutes, 52 seconds
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#188 Censorship, truth and the Instagram game

Want some forthright thinking today? NYC and LA street photographer, social documentarian and free spirited thinker, Suzanne Stein talks about a photographic purpose in life, street shooting in NYC and on Skid Row, the power and disappointment of social media, self belief, censorship and tech mistakes that lead to creative gold. For links to today's show click HERE.
2/10/202139 minutes, 7 seconds
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#187 Photographic LIFE lessons from a master

Ed Kashi, VII Photo Agency photographer talks of his incurable curiosity when it comes to photographing people. We discuss candid photography, what it is and the rules of engagement. We talk about the current social distrust of the media, photographers and photography, the importance of sound as a way to enhance your photo stories and how he has hope, real hope for the future of photojournalism. For all show links click HERE.
2/8/202137 minutes, 8 seconds
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#186 Friday Photowalk: Hidden Tracks

I've found another disused railway track and it's the perfect photo walk to take with you as we 'raid' the mailbag and messages following this week's interview shows. Today, the end of the circus but hopefully not the lion, photographing our dearest in times of crisis, street photography, photographic challenges and making pictures on a mountain in a blizzard. For all links to today's shows click the showpage HERE.
2/4/202145 minutes, 22 seconds
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#185 Born free, photographed free, living free

Meet commercial and wildlife photographer George Logan, a man who has spent his life dedicated to and now photographing one of the most magnificent cats to walk this planet. George has photographed and published a book with the Born Free Foundation, Lion: Pride before the fall, aimed to bring the plight of this now endangered species to the fore in a race against time to save African lions from being simply wiped out. For links to the book and examples of his pictures visit the show page HERE.
2/3/202133 minutes, 44 seconds
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#184 The Sandwich Generation by Ed Kashi

A story of love, empathy and dignity today. VII Photo agency member Ed Kashi in the first of two parts, the initial being a most remarkable personal photo story called The Sandwich Generation where he recounts how fourteen years ago with his wife Julie and their children, the family moved their lives and businesses three thousand miles to care for Herbie, Julie’s 83 year old father. It became a touching two part film and photo essay about Herbie's last years of life. See all links to the show HERE.
2/1/202131 minutes, 7 seconds
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#183 Friday Photowalk: Walking the globe!

The only photowalk show like it in the Podcast Universe, we take our cameras together with a mailbag of your thoughts, walk and talk. This week, celebrating and photographing everyday items discarded on the streets, forest walks in Virginia, misty Danish nights, Summer in the Southern Hemisphere, the importance of family photos, we hear how a New York writer's strike left an important photo legacy and talk positivity in the shadow of failure. For links to all pictures and sites mentioned visit the show page HERE.
1/29/202143 minutes, 35 seconds
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#182 The 9am selfie for 40 years!

American photographer Nancy Floyd talks of 'Weathering Time,' a special self portrait project spanning almost four decades featured in international press as the book is launched. We also address how street photography helps one photographer to find his peace in a world gone mad and learn about a 365 project taking flight. Comment on the show by writing to: [email protected] and visit show links HERE.
1/27/202133 minutes, 44 seconds
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#181 I've FAILED (or have I?)

An important question today for photographers; have you or do you feel you have in any way failed? As jobs dry up, as opportunities for many to just get out and make pictures falter or become harder, the philosophical YouTuber Sean Tucker with our Patrons discuss a text I received from a good friend who has had me thinking about this subject for close on a week now. We try to unpick the mental state we find ourselves in as creatives during what has been for many a barren period commercially and creatively. For the full mails from our Patrons, visit the show page HERE.
1/25/202133 minutes, 47 seconds
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#180 Friday Photowalk: Photography brings me 'normalcy'

Just you, me, our cameras, a microphone and a walk together to make pictures and look into the show's weekly digital mailbag. The only weekly photowalk show in the Podcast Universe. This week we reflect on two weeks in Washington, the strangest Christmas shoot, how photography helped one listener battle Ménières and the strangest items photographed and found in waste skips. Your mails matter to the show, so be sure to send to [email protected] and see the show links HERE.
1/22/202135 minutes, 17 seconds
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#179 The President's picture and hip hop's golden era

On the day the States welcomes in a new President, I have two stories, one of a photograph that became the favourite Inauguration Day picture for Barack Obama and then we talk music and how a science lesson helped a photography student become one of the leading lights of hip hop in its golden period; Anderson Ballantyne is my guest. Links to the pictures and sites discussed can be found HERE.
1/20/202139 minutes, 56 seconds
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#178 Stop the steal's frozen moment: Inauguration week

American photojournalist Raquel Natalicchio, in Washington this week for the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America, talks of the stop the steal rally in LA outside City Hall, where she trained her camera on the plight of a woman called Berlinda Nibo, attacked by a mob of protestors, set upon, beaten, maced and racially assaulted. Raquel made a record as the ordeal took place and recounts two stories, as a photographer and as a person. See the show notes HERE.
1/18/202128 minutes, 45 seconds
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#177 Friday Photowalk: Wild horses and dirty boots

The mailbag show; today we talk monochromatic sensors, shooting style, Berlin sights and capturing the stars as I walk once more closer to home, a result of pandemic restrictions. Snelsmore Common; dry heath, birch woods and a 5000 year old layer of peat, a military depot during WW2, now a rambler’s paradise and home to wild ponies. The signs say don’t feed and don’t pet. I'm not sure that applies to the ramblers or the ponies. See the photographs from this walk, listener pics and links HERE.
1/15/202134 minutes, 54 seconds
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#176 Break dancing, street art and the 'Black Sun'

Renowned Danish portrait photographer Søren Solkær is back for the second concluding part to his story and we talk about two very different projects, both however involve a lot of flight in their own ways and both are the result of inspiration while growing up. In the first, a project that followed street artists twice around the planet, and the second; his incredible Black Sun project about Starlings! See today's show links HERE.
1/13/202130 minutes, 9 seconds
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#175 Extraordinary ordinary pictures: our legacy

I am in a philosophically reminiscent, nostalgic mood with a very different story of photographic life from the news photojournalism, sports shooting, exploration, wildlife and world events mode that I’m often in during these show. Meet Vanessa Simpson, a portrait photographer at the start of her professional foray into making pictures and equally nearer the start of one particular project that in many respects focuses upon the end of the story for others. Today is about legacy. See the SHOW NOTES.
1/11/202130 minutes, 50 seconds
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#174 The Capitol, what the photographer saw!

A Saturday extra edition today talking to DC photojournalist David Butow. He came to Washington at the start of the Trump presidency to see how the story might play out. And as the last days of President Trump’s residence within 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue do exactly that, David found himself on Wednesday afternoon at yet another rally, but one that was to take an ugly turn. For links in today's show click HERE.
1/9/202123 minutes, 33 seconds
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#173 FRIDAY PHOTOWALK: Inspiring ideas for 2021

It's the mailbag show, featuring your feedback and photo plans for 2021. We play photo ping pong, pick up our film cameras, try to reboot our photographic dynamism, talk portraits, the power of propaganda in still imagery, and ponder a world minus creatives. Also some news of a special Saturday edition covering The Capitol riots. Be sure to email the show: [email protected]  For links to websites mentioned click HERE.
1/8/202143 minutes, 54 seconds
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#172 Soulful celebrity portraiture

A two-parter across today and next Wednesday; Danish photographer Søren Solkær known for his creative portraits of music stars, celebs and more latterly his incredible artistic studies of Starling murmurations across Europe talks about finding your photographic roots, which for him was travelling on a budget! We talk of first breaks and how his approach to portraiture has undoubtedly been shaped by his life experiences behind a lens. Click here for SHOW LINKS.
1/6/202133 minutes, 9 seconds
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#171 Photographing FIVE Prime Ministers

Today, PA Media photojournalist Stefan Rousseau on two decades spent photographing every British Prime Minister as they take power, leave power, and prepare themselves for power in the case of the latest PM. Many stories to share including what to do if asked to delete pictures on the street and what to take from Air Force One if travelling as a guest. For supporter links and all show notes click HERE.
1/4/202143 minutes, 46 seconds
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#170 MEGASODE PREVIEW: "A career making pictures of what I love!"

It's the Megasode for Patrons and this is the free preview. I talk with established London portrait photographer Neale Haynes who has photographed A lister celebs, sports stars, politicians and experienced assignments in nuclear submarines! NYC photographer Bill Wadman shares a workshop on conceptual picture making. In Patreon David Fettes talks about a Landrover adventure across South America and we discus rejection, pricing and social media with other recent guests. For more information go to the showpage HERE.
1/2/202121 minutes, 51 seconds
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#169 Friday Photowalk: 2021 Photo Plans

It’s the first show of 2021; the mailbag show and if you’re new to this podcast, during the week, I talk with photographers from all backgrounds and genres. So sport, fine art, portraits, wildlife, conflict, landscape, weddings and social, street, mindful photography too, because that played a strong lead at times last year. Then on Fridays we go walk about, with your feedback from the shows, although today it’s exclusively what listener and contributor photographic plans are for 2021. This edition is also a chance to tell you news and I have some today, plus of course it’s an unashamed excuse to get out with a camera, take a walk and make some pictures.  The show is supported by our wonderful patrons and MPB.
1/1/202142 minutes, 43 seconds
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#168 Ten inspiring photographer stories

A New Year's Eve special where we listen back to the words, advice and inspiration of some of 2020's most popular guests. From photographing presidents, starting out, getting arrested making pictures, finding reason and purpose for your photography during a global pandemic, to the most personal story a father could make. Just ten moments from the one hundred photographers I have spoken with during 2020 in this and other podcast/film projects; inspiration for a new year making pictures. Links to all guests in today's show notes.
12/31/202039 minutes, 29 seconds
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#167 War, country shows and getting personal

Today, 'embracing opportunity,' meet Ian Forsythe, former army photographer now news, social, commercial and even events photographer whose story telling skills have been working overtime in 2020. We talk about what part 'the stringer' plays in creating news photo stories for Getty, why being able to photograph a variety of subjects and genres may be the best way ahead professionally in 2021 and a personal story made about his father's battle with Parkinson's disease. The show is supported by our Patrons and MPB.
12/30/202029 minutes, 2 seconds
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#166 Don't follow the 'SHOULDAs' in 2021: be YOU!

For those a little sluggish from the rich holiday banquets, left overs and reheated left overs of left overs, plus of course the mountains of chocolate or candy, we commence our lead up to a new year with plenty of energy, and who better to do that, than LA portrait, actor and celeb photographer Bjoern Kommerell, the self titled ‘Mad German’ for the concluding part of his story on photographing and filming people in the studio. Supported by our patrons and mpb.com and see today's show links here.
12/29/202029 minutes, 40 seconds
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#165 If you're passionate about it, go ALL IN!

'Twas the show before Christmas, a time to reflect a little and look forward too. Last week I introduced you to the YouTube photo philosophiser, photo essayist and photo historian, Jamie Windsor and he returns for a more casual chat about the platform today to talk about the nuts and bolts of running your own channel; the finances, the comments, the reason he become a film maker on the world's largest TV channel. The show is supported by the patrons and MPB.com
12/23/202030 minutes, 41 seconds
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#164 Three Wise Photographers

“Ah, Neale has gone and found himself three very travelled seasoned known names who are about to impart wisdom gathered from their combined 14 decades of experience in the business. Let me grab a cuppa, put my feet up and prepare to soak in all they have.” Well no, not exactly. I thought we’d take a different path and chat with three wise photographers who are nearer the start of their journeys, who have learned different skills, seen new things and indeed become a little wiser by daring to wonder even in the time of a pandemic, if this thing called photography can provide an income. The show is supported by our patrons and MPB.com
12/22/202034 minutes, 39 seconds
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#163 Elton John, the one who got away! Nearly

Meet the photographer Bjoern Kommerell who travelled from Germany to the States to find his creative fortune and I think you can safely say he found it. An energetic, enthusiastic, committed man of photographic experiment, the type of creative who embraces throwing off the shackles of procrastination. Musicians, actors and movie stars regularly grace Bjoern's LA studio and often alone, minus their entourage. His headshot business has created a place where the famous mix with those who don't appear on magazine covers. A two parter starting with his philosophy of shooting portraits. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
12/21/202030 minutes, 49 seconds
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#162 Friday Photowalk: Chasing the light

In today’s mail time show and photowalk, Matt Hardwick shares leaving a nine to five job to pursue his real passion; automobile photography, your thoughts on wildlife photography and hunting, John O Brien shares why he takes to the streets to make his pictures, what brutalist architectural photography is and we make some pictures together as a storm closes in. If you're a regular photowalk edition, be sure to write in with what photography plans you have for 2021, amateur or professional. Send to: [email protected]  Today's show is supported by our Patrons and MPB.
12/18/202043 minutes, 19 seconds
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#161 What makes you a better photographer? The sequel

With help from the mailbag, today; what makes you a better photographer? It seems that it's a mix of fun, deliberate practise, varying how you work, research and learning to embrace being uncomfortable as you move your existing genre skills into another perhaps. Today is a shorter snapshot episode and we're thankful to Mike Miller whose photo essay on this subject inspired the episode. This show is supported by MPB.com and our patrons.
12/17/202013 minutes, 5 seconds
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#160 Going viral on YouTube

With video titles like, 'How portraits lie, Why BAD photographers THINK they’re good,' and 'Are these photographers cheating,' today's guest Jamie Windsor has earned a reputation on the YouTube platform for creating passionate photographic debate. He’s a philosophiser, a photo essayist, a photo historian even, he’s certainly not just another 'unboxer.' As always your comments on the show are welcome for inclusion in the photowalk edition: [email protected]  The show is supported by our Patrons and MPB.com
12/16/202034 minutes, 58 seconds
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#159 Shooting a Royal Wedding

PA Media Photographer Owen Humphreys shares his story of a career highlight; photographing the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, high in the organ loft, one of the only photographers allowed in to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Also today, news of Christmas 'opening hours' with thanks to another of our patrons, Alison Barclay for sharing her pictures of brutalist architecture. The show is brought to you with MPB and remember to send your emails in following what you hear, or just to tell us about any photo projects you may be working on; [email protected] 
12/15/20209 minutes, 1 second
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#158 Charged by elephants, 200 times!

There's a distinct possibility, this episode could just save your life. We start the week with a walk on the wild side, literally with an international wildlife photographer David Fettes, who aged 50 decided to entirely switch life and become a photographer in a genre that’s famously hard to break into commercially, let alone make it your sole income right from the off. Swapping the nine to five, for photography. It's a story that demonstrates anything is possible, if you put your creative mind to it. Supported by our patrons and MPB.com
12/14/202040 minutes, 58 seconds
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#157 Friday Photowalk: Soggy left foot

It's the mailbag show; the episode that takes your feedback about the shows you hear and shares thoughts about photography on a weekly photowalk. This week we discover the cyclist's state of flow following Wednesday's show on adventurist photography, we share Christmas gift suggestions, muse over what we've learned from this year's guests so far, talk about personal projects, flying and a dog called Margaret. To be a part of next week's show email: [email protected] 
12/11/202045 minutes, 25 seconds
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#156 Lost and found creatively, during 'The Covid'

“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Words from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a Swiss-American psychiatrist which are significant in terms of today's episode about being lost photographically and creatively during 2020. If you have any thoughts or comments about this episode be sure to email: [email protected] This show is supported by MPB.com 
12/10/202014 minutes, 52 seconds
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#155 The adventurist photographer 8,848 metres up!

Seven years in the British Special Forces, today’s guest delivered the world’s highest video broadcast to the BBC, he’s been a professional racing team cyclist and is currently on a mission to ride and photograph the most physically and mentally exhausting hills, mountains and extraordinary places on Earth. They don’t make photographers like Daniel Hughes every day. This show is brought to you by the patrons of Photography Daily and MPB.com
12/9/202035 minutes, 2 seconds
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#154 Photographic witness to terror

For two decades, Stefan Rousseau has spent much of his time travelling with and photographing the Prime Ministers of Great Britain as a photojournalist for PA Media. On the 22nd March 2017 he was within the grounds of parliament when a lone terrorist attacker struck. This is the story of a set of pictures Stefan made that day directly witnessing the aftermath of a terror attack in the heart of London. The show is supported by our patrons and MPB.com
12/8/20209 minutes, 1 second
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#153 White horses to wild horses, the job of dreams

World renowned fine art photographer Jonathan Chritchley has discovered the serenity of the sea, being by water, on water, even in water. His trademark black and white square format pictures of the sea, sailing and more latterly horses has won him much admiration. His photographs hang around the world and his client list includes Ralph Lauren, Saatchi and Saatchi and Vogue; highly aspirational titles and markets for a photographer who built his reputation from scratch leaving a 'safe job' in marketing. This is Jonathan Chritchley's story. Supported by our Patreon members and MPB.com
12/7/202038 minutes, 57 seconds
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#152 Friday Photowalk: Chased by darkness

With the winter months descending, on this photowalk, I get, as ever, lost in the woods with the sun sinking lower and the trails back to the car disappearing into darkness. Just enough light to read your mails and thoughts though on mobile cameras, discos, mental health, New York scenery, mystery wedding guests and an idea to replace the 365, perhaps. The show is supported by our Patrons and MPB.com - remember to write in with your photo stories to: [email protected]
12/4/202035 minutes, 51 seconds
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#151 What makes you a better photographer?

Let’s be honest this is a BIG question and in many respects I’m throwing it out to you so that we can start a two way on this for inclusion in a forthcoming Tuesday or Thursday snapshot edition. I have a little help on this one from some previous guests including Michel Delsol, New York portrait photographer, news agency owner Paul Walters and film maker Vincent Laforet. Some Instagram accounts to take a saunter through and a book perhaps to add to your collection? Send your thoughts and questions to: [email protected]
12/3/202010 minutes, 5 seconds
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#150 Get in REAL close and tell the story!

David Butow, a Washington DC based photojournalist who made the decision to move to the capital purely because he wanted in on the Trump show. But away from the portraits he made of the president which was the focus of last week’s story, today he talks about the pictures he makes in the field internationally, which are often of highly charged moments where how you feel, is a strong part of what you see. Getting in close, real close, is a key to making these stories.
12/2/202023 minutes, 46 seconds
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#149 Photographing what you BELIEVE in

I’ve spent 2020 talking with and interviewing over a hundred photographers for this and the FujiCast podcast and if one thing has become clearer than looking through a sweet spot in a lens it's that I honestly now believe I can tell when someone is photographing as a 'business' and when someone is invested, not commercially, but emotionally in what they photograph. Today the first of our new style Tuesday and Thursday snapshot editions looks at this topic through the eyes of a photographer who never thought he'd be shooting weddings. Brought to you by MPB.
12/1/202013 minutes, 7 seconds
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#148 Whatever you do matters

Misan Harriman returns for his concluding part, the story of an incredible three years, from making pictures on a holiday with a camera he barely used correctly to shooting the front cover of British Vogue. He also talks of imposter syndrome, putting your message out into the world, meeting Doreen Lawrence and working with one of the most respected fashion magazines on the planet. This episode is supported by MPB for quality used cameras and lenses.
11/30/202026 minutes, 58 seconds
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#147 MEGASODE promo: seascapes, mindfulness and business 2021

Today meet Margaret Soraya, based by Loch Ness in Scotland, working in nature’s quiet places, capturing beautiful land and seascapes. We learn more about her approach to mentoring where solitude, mindfulness and peace are encouraged during her photographic retreats. Bryan Caporicci from Sprout Studio is our photographic business guest and we talk in detail about client relationships, how websites seem to be focussing on the wrong details and why it's time to get organised for better times ahead. This is a promo for the members area 2 hours edition.
11/28/202022 minutes, 5 seconds
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#146 Friday Photowalk: Bognor and the Birdman

It's the end of the week show, the photowalk; me with my camera and mails from the electronic mail bag, feedback to what you've heard on the podcast. Today we're in not so sunny Bognor Regis on the English south coast, with a fierce breeze, to reveal the results of the listener survey and be inspired by the thoughts of those photographers who have appeared on the show as guests. We also talk about shooting portraits of strangers on the street and travelling salesmen for Cadbury's Chocolate! Brought to you by MPB and Sprout Studio
11/27/202045 minutes, 29 seconds
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#145 Photographing THE PRESIDENT

Today, in photographing The President, DC based photojournalist and portrait photographer David Butow talks of making pictures in a climate where image is everything. We talk about the stress and set up involved in photographing one of the most photographed leaders on the planet. As calls rang out from street protestors to 'Defund the Media,' we discuss the attitude toward photojournalists in particular, plus we get behind the mind of a photographer's decision and story making process. The show is brought to you by MPB and Sprout Studio.
11/26/202035 minutes, 7 seconds
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#144 The greatest passport is my camera

Charlene Winfred the nomadic street photographer and Fujifilm ambassador returns today for the second concluding part of her story, and we meander a little with our conversation. I marvel at her street poetry, I muse if blogging has seen it’s time and purpose, whether Insta is now effectively the new version of, her association with a major camera brand and we talk about her love of the open road, where your best companion is your camera. Today's show is brought to you by MPB and Sprout Studios.
11/25/202027 minutes, 23 seconds
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#143 From scratch to shooting Vogue in THREE years!

Today, Nigerian-born British photographer, entrepreneur and social activist, Misan Harriman talks to us about his incredible three year entrance on to the world photographic stage, and also about founding 'What We Seee,' a unique media agency with a mission to bring uplifting, inspirational cultural conversation to the Internet. In three years as a professional photographer Misan has produced campaign images championed by figures like Lewis Hamilton and is the first black male photographer to shoot a Vogue UK front cover; the coveted September issue.  The show is brought to you by MPB and Sprout Studio.
11/24/202028 minutes, 54 seconds
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#142 Directing Martin Scorsese

Hollywood portrait photographer Michael Grecco talks of his inspirations, the business of photography in 2020 and beyond, plus being the boss of your own space; working with influential figures such as Bill Gates and directing the directors, namely Martin Scorsese. An opportunity to hear some behind the scenes stories from shoots that have positioned Grecco as one of America's most in demand portrait photographers. Brought to you by mpb.com and Sprout Studio
11/23/202030 minutes, 9 seconds
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#141 Friday Photowalk: A radioactive walk?!

Greenham Common is the location for our walk; a former nuclear missile launch site during the cold war. Today, what's driving new photographers to shoot film, whose job is it to make sure there’s photographic continuity in films? We also hear about a wonderful family photography project for a virtual and socially distanced Christmas, an alternative 365 series idea for 2021 and there’s more feedback on animal photojournalism. It's the mailbag edition of the week.  Supported by mpb.com and Sprout Studio.
11/20/202050 minutes
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#140 Discos, Mike Tyson and the diving horse!

An American photographer who mastered the art of telling photographic stories as series studies. Andy Warhol helped and inspired his Disco series of the 70s, he photographed Mike Tyson before he was, well, Mike Tyson for the Boxing series and his American Moments two parter featured scenes of life in the States that no longer exists. Supported by MPB and Sprout Studios. All links at: https://www.photographydaily.show/episodes/toby-old-photographer
11/19/202027 minutes, 53 seconds
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#139 Singapore Street Shooter

Charlene Winfred is a self-titled photographic nomad, a 'permanent in-betweener.' Over the next few weeks we’ll talk at length about being this traveling adventurist with a camera. Today we start with her beginnings, her time spent in Iraq and shooting street in her home country, Singapore. Charlene's also a strong advocate of street shooter collectives for women and talks of how initially 'others' tried to dissuade her from becoming a professional photographer. This show is supported by mpb.com and Sprout Studio; all links on the photographydaily.show website.
11/18/202025 minutes, 8 seconds
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#138 Mental health and photography

Portrait photographer Alex Benyon talks about how photography, in particular street photography, has been a positive life influence and healer during times of clinical depression and anxiety. He's been 'giving back' to those who suffer their own mental health problems with the 'Portraits of Mental Health project.' The aim of this ongoing project is to raise awareness for the different types of mental health issues, the variety of individuals affected by them and to present a positive message of hope and support. Today's show is supported by mpb.com and Sprout Studio. 
11/17/202034 minutes, 44 seconds
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#137 Cameras drugs & rock 'n' roll!

'Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978 to 1991' is possibly one of the longer book titles to grace your coffee table. This is LA celeb photographer Michael Grecco's raw pictorial account of a period of music history from the late 70s to early 90s which he captured as a photojournalist in Boston and New York. He literally 'became the music,' hanging out with bands from both sides of the Atlantic photographing the underground club scene right through to larger stadia. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB.com and Sprout Studio.
11/16/202030 minutes, 53 seconds
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#136 Friday Photowalk: BUMPER EDITION

A BUMPER LENGTH WEEK! Your emails about making pictures from the shows you hear. This week: more on animal photojournalism, fighting imposter syndrome, shooting what you love, Darrin Zammit Lupi's very personal project on photographing his daughter's battle with cancer, adding sound to your stills and perfection in photography; it's very over rated. Have your mails included by writing to [email protected]  This show is brought to you by mpb.com and Sprout Studio.
11/13/202058 minutes, 33 seconds
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#135 Are you living in the LIKES jungle?

Sean Tucker, philosophical YouTuber, photographer and writer shares his thoughts on this unnerving constant obsessive requirement to receive likes and thumbs up on our pictures and profiles as he returns for the concluding part in his mini series. We also discuss finding beauty in the ordinary, becoming a professional photographer, the challenges that lie ahead and his book and filming projects. The show is supported by mpb.com and Sprout Studio, Canada.
11/12/202033 minutes, 42 seconds
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#134 The prints that will help save lives

Photojournalist Edmond Terakopian talks about the Eyewitness Charity Photographic Print Auction in aid of Médecins sans frontières with words of photographic advice from some of the renowned professionals having prints auctioned and stories behind some of the pictures. Also David Butow on that portrait of Donald Trump in the Oval Office ahead of a interview being aired soon. Today's show is brought to you with mpb.com and Sprout Studio.
11/11/202032 minutes, 51 seconds
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#133 Photographing in heat that can melt your lens

Shooting photographs in heat temperatures way beyond what you’d usually expose your camera to, Australian bush firefighter Cameron Neville was in the midst of last year’s bush fires called Black Summer, which were particularly vicious. He talks about the frenetic ferocious style these fires have become and we learn why and how Cam’s photographs as a firefighter AND photographer seem to take you into the scene like very few other collections I’ve seen from this time. Today's show is about photography, but it's equally about ecology. Supported by mpb.com
11/10/202023 minutes, 42 seconds
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#132 NEVER be afraid to try!

Today, meet Denise Maxwell, a photographer who has had to reinvent and pivot during lockdown to make sure her business survives. She's back for the concluding edition in her mini series. We talk about the richness of our own community for photography projects and also self belief during a time when being a photographer in some countries has been somewhat challenging! Today's show is brought to you by mpb.com
11/9/202023 minutes, 30 seconds
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#131 Friday Photowalk: Lockdown 2 begins!

Lockdown 2 may be here in England, but episode 131 is not thwarted. With plenty of social distancing, it's the Friday Photowalk; reading your questions from the mailbag, making some pictures together as we walk and talk and there's news about a special photographic auction. We also talk favourite kit, but fear not, it does not get geeky. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB who are the number one platform for buying, selling and trading used gear. Right now, every time you sell, or buy or trade kit, MPB will plant a tree, it's all part of driving the circular economy.
11/6/202039 minutes, 12 seconds
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#130 More thinking, less gear talk

Sean Tucker is a photographer and YouTube film maker who would rather talk about the who than the why of making pictures. His films take a more philosophical approach to photography. There's certainly more thinking and less gear talk. I've chatted with Sean before back in episode five, but with lockdowns and restrictions dominating the creative scene of 2020, I thought we could probably do with some light photographic philosophising tonic? Projects, films, social media, YouTube; all subjects covered in today's and next week's Thursday editions. This show is partnered by MPB.com helping to buy, sell and trade your used kit.
11/5/202028 minutes, 56 seconds
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#129 Empowering my daughter part 2

Reuters photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi returns for the concluding part, to talk about a very personal project where he has photographed his daughter Rebecca’s ongoing treatment for a rare form of bone cancer. Today we talk more about how the story was made, the editing of the work in terms of what was included and how it’s changed Darrin as a photographer. We also learn more about Rebecca herself and talk about how she has inspired so many people through the Reuters Wider Image story. This show is supported by mpb.com for buying, selling and trading used camera gear online.
11/4/202023 minutes, 48 seconds
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#128 Empowering my daughter part 1

Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi is no stranger to important news events; the South-East Asia tsunami tragedy, the refugee crisis during the war in Kosovo, the war in Libya, the Costa Concordia disaster, the Mediterranean refugees crisis. The moment we pick up a camera we have the ability to do good and important things; to record history, to make potent stories about life. For some people, some photographers, these are images that shape opinion, garner connection, even change lives. It’s easy to think that to make such pictures, you need to be filing big international stories, when often the story is with us and all around us, and in this case within a room in a hospital with the most precious person in your life. Part 1 of a two parter called Empowering my Daughter. The show is partnered by MPB.com
11/3/202027 minutes, 4 seconds
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#127 Covid? You're not beating me!

Denise Maxwell is my first guest of the week who had a defiant buoyant reply to the virus and lockdown in March and with England going into its second lockdown, does so again this time. There are some people, some photographers who have weathered the storm first time round and are ready to do so again, who will investigate every avenue of opportunity no matter how slight. Covid? You're not beating me. You're not beating us! Today's show is kindly supported by MPB who are the number one platform for buying, selling and trading used gear.  Email the show: [email protected]  
11/2/202026 minutes, 24 seconds
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#125 Friday Photowalk: Stealing Sheep!

With Halloween weekend beckoning, Neale begins this photowalk edition in a place named Coombe Gibbet atop Gallows Down, a grisly lonely 'tourist attraction' in southern England. We talk about our fascination over having to own the latest released gear, the question tables are turned on the presenter, there's news about the show, a listener survey, how to escape a bear and there's a mail from a camera?! Also more on this weekend's Megasode and one lucky winner for a pair of LOWA Boots.  The show is brought to you by MPB.com, best in the business for buying, selling and trading used camera gear.
10/30/202042 minutes, 26 seconds
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#124 It’s crazy, it’s dangerous, but I have to photograph it!

Australian photojournalist Cameron Neville talks about why photography means so much to him even in the face of danger. 'Cam' has been featured internationally for his work as a firefighter AND photographer, making pictures of the wild, savage, brutal fires that rip through the Australian bush and of late, whole communities and even the rain forests of the country. We talk about the delicate ecology of this beautiful country in the first part of this two part story. The show is supported by MPB.com helping you buy, sell and trade used camera gear across Europe and the US.
10/29/202024 minutes, 37 seconds
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#123 Animal photojournalism. Why should I care?

The concluding part of my discussion with animal rights campaigner, speaker and photographer/animal photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur and writer, photojournalist, editor Keith Wilson about the book HIDDEN, Animals of the Anthropocene. It is an unflinching book of photography about our conflict with non-human animals around the globe. We talk of how people have and continue to 'turn their heads' in the face of awkward questions about the animals we eat, wear, use as entertainment, test upon and slaughter in the name of custom or religion. If you have feedback following this show for the Friday Photowalk edition email: [email protected] 
10/28/202026 minutes, 20 seconds
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#122 How to shoot news in 2020

An agency that has been providing news content for 40 years, I think Paul Walters, former news photographer, now leading the line at SWNS today, returns for his second instalment and is a strong candidate for helping us understand the place of a photographer in news today. What is the role of a news agency, what qualities do you need to be a contributing professional photographer and is citizen photojournalism changing the shape of how the industry works? Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. MPB checks, grades and photographs every single item, and adds a six month warranty, so you can be sure of what’s in the box.
10/27/202021 minutes, 58 seconds
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#121 Carrie Fisher, Getty and Me

NYC portrait photographer Michel Delsol talks about his continued passion for making portraits after decades of working within one of the world's most competitive cities, how his work with Carrie Fisher became his key to Getty. He talks also about his celebrated work, Edges of the Rainbow, a 192 page portrait photo book on contemporary LGBTQ culture and activism in Japan.  Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. MPB checks, grades and photographs every single item, and adds a six month warranty, so you can be sure of what’s in the box.
10/26/202025 minutes, 37 seconds
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#120 Friday Photowalk: "You wanna get a 'Lycra' mate!"

The South Downs forms the backdrop to today's photowalk edition, just you, me and our cameras plus some words from the mailbag. This week, a camera that swims, celebrating football fans, more vintage lenses to try and feedback to this week's episode about the animal activism book HIDDEN. Plus we celebrate 120 roll film and new listeners who have no interest in photography!? Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, and LOWA Boots.
10/23/202037 minutes, 53 seconds
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#119 PERFECTION? It's very overrated

American professional portrait photographer, teacher and TEDx speaker Chris Orwig returns for the final part of his mini series and we chat about a number of topics; portraiture in the age of Covid, celebrating flaws, not seeking perfection above authenticity and why portraiture fills him with so much joy, still. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. MPB checks, grades and photographs every single item, and adds a six month warranty, so you can be sure of what’s in the box.
10/22/202021 minutes, 41 seconds
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#118 The 'invisible animals' photographed for HIDDEN

What are the hidden animals? Jo-Anne McArthur, award winning photojournalist, animal rights activist, author, and Keith Wilson, writer, photo editor and journalist join me for the first of three serialised episodes to talk about one of the most important books I personally think I’ll purchase as a, well, not simply photographer, but as a human. HIDDEN, Animals in the Anthropocene, is a real, at times harrowing, at times hopeful and always very honest account of our actual relationship with the invisible animals in our lives. This show is supported by MPB, for buying, selling and trading used camera gear.
10/21/202022 minutes, 54 seconds
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#117 Photographing the 'Hungerford Massacre'

The CEO of news agency SWNS, Paul Walters talks about and reflects on an event in 1987 in Hungerford, England, which he covered as a news photographer; the shooting of 16 people with 15 more injured, in what was the UK’s worse mass shooting, a time where news gathering was significantly different. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. MPB checks, grades and photographs every single item, and adds a six month warranty, so you can be sure of what’s in the box. Email your feedback to this and other editions: [email protected] 
10/20/202024 minutes, 47 seconds
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#116 Photographing among GIANTS

Michel Delsol, born in Paris, working out of New York City, an in demand portrait photographer internationally, the first of three serialised parts talking to him about his work, starting with swapping the bright lights of a big city for the countryside during lockdown and working under an internship with the late great Arnold Newman. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US.  Write into the show any feedback you have for the Friday Photowalk mailbag: [email protected] 
10/19/202023 minutes, 20 seconds
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#115 Friday Photowalk: Spotted by bears!

Neale is on the Berkshire/Wiltshire border in leafy Southern England by the country's third most haunted house, though he doesn't realise it at first. But what about the bears? Are there such beasts hiding in the woods? From the show's mailbag; pictures of Trump, a French masterpiece movie, aviation and auto photography, a 365 project idea, a drowned camera and an encounter with a bear. The show is brought to you with LOWA boots, the best for hiking your own photowalk. And MPB, for buying, selling and trading kit across Europe and the U.S.
10/16/202041 minutes, 23 seconds
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#114 Do your pictures show depth, soul and authenticity?

Chris Orwig returns for the second in this three parter. A professional photographer, mentor, teacher, speaker, Chris talks about the power a photograph has when it’s 'authentic', and I, with his help try to unpick what this secret ingredient is when making a portrait in particular. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. MPB checks, grades and photographs every single item, and adds a six month warranty, so you can be sure of what’s in the box.
10/15/202019 minutes, 13 seconds
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#113 A change of life, by design

James Brittain changed the pace of his life from news photojournalism to architectural photography and is now recognised as a multi award winning international exponent of his craft. Many genres of photography require the photographer to gather quickly, however, this, is a world where time slows and if there were ever a photographic occupation focused upon quality over quantity, this would be it. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. MPB checks, grades and photographs every single item, and adds a six month warranty, so you can be sure of what’s in the box.
10/14/202028 minutes, 42 seconds
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#112 Shot, bombed, punched, arrested. Still the best job!

Press Association photographer Niall Carson returns for the final part in his mini series to talk about the excitement and enjoyment the job still brings him, despite being shot, bombed, punched and arrested! It seems it's all in a day's work. He also talks about the mental health pressures of photojournalism, his favourite news photograph and a forthcoming book. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US.  Write into the show: [email protected] for the Friday Photowalk edition. Your emails and thoughts whilst we walk the countryside with lens and microphone to hand.
10/13/202023 minutes, 47 seconds
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#111 Do what you love

Laird Kay is an aviation photographer. He makes extraordinary pictures of aircraft, often helping them to take on a living animal like existence, crafting unique angles to bring these man made machines to life. His career started in this very niche industry by embracing a suggestion we often moot as creatives; do what you love. A self confessed aircraft geek, there is not doubt he has found the correct 'flightpath' in life. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US.
10/12/202024 minutes, 8 seconds
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#110 Friday Photowalk: Feeling inspired

Last show of the week, and we're 'Photowalking,' with your emails from what you've heard on the show. We talk inspiration today and how some photographers may be 'grieving' for the past and not embracing what's possible now. Also more on the used camera market; the cameras you've bought and trusted second hand plus the positive mental health associated with photography. Win a pair of Lowa boots by just emailing the show: [email protected] The show is kindly supported by mpb.com
10/9/202037 minutes, 49 seconds
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#109 What the pictures you make, say about you

Chris Orwig is described as a visual artist. He is a professional photographer, a trainer, a mentor, he was on the faculty of one of America’s leading photography training institutes, he’s a speaker, a Ted X speaker no less, and he’s curious, about what your pictures say about you. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. MPB checks, grades and photographs every single item, and adds a six month warranty, so you can be sure of what’s in the box.
10/8/202023 minutes, 41 seconds
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#108 Who REALLY shoots documentary and who wants it?

Australian photographer and mentor/coach, Jai Long, caused a storm on Instagram this summer by declaring that nobody wants a documentary photographer at their wedding! Jai is back for his concluding episode to share his thoughts about why he said that and the fallout. He also shares thoughts on being able to pivot, whilst in the introduction today, my own feelings about the future, how being described as a 'non-viable' occupation in parliament stings, and briefly why I think as creatives we still have great opportunity. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. 
10/7/202023 minutes, 6 seconds
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#107 Shot by GUN, not by camera!

Niall Carson a respected Press Association photojournalist returns for part two in his Tuesday series of making stories without fear. We talk about why the attitude towards photojournalists worldwide has hardened and what may be behind it. We discuss the risks he has personally taken to deliver news pictures, including being attacked in his car, and shot by a dissident republican. Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. 
10/6/202023 minutes, 8 seconds
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#106 A hatful of ideas

New York City portrait photographer Bill Wadman is back for the final time today in his three parter. We talk invention and how for some photographers, like Bill, it’s the unknown, it’s the learning, that keeps you creatively fresh. The story also of how Richard Avedon approached his studio portrait work and how he captured a particular infamous portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in an unconventional manner.  Today's show is kindly supported by MPB, trading thousands of cameras and lenses every week across Europe and the US. MPB checks, grades and photographs every single item, and adds a six month warranty, so you can be sure of what’s in the box.
10/5/202020 minutes, 53 seconds
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#105 Friday Photowalk: Kissing strangers!

It's the show where we walk, make some pictures and talk about what's capturing your photographic imagination. Today the photographer who asked to kiss her subjects, calming your anxiety by shooting landscapes, 500+ days in a tent and other stories. There's also a chance to win yourself some Lowa Renegade boots, perfect for making those photowalks of your own. And we thank MPB.com for their support in helping to grow the show.  
10/2/202036 minutes, 58 seconds
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#104 Time to change my camera

October 1st, 2020. It's an important date for the show. Exactly four months since launch, well over the 100K download target and we welcome aboard a new supporter; MPB, which trades thousands of cameras and lenses every week, across Europe and the US. Matt Barker founded the company eleven years ago, an enthusiastic amateur photographer who saw a gap in the market for a company specialising in online used sales. Today, we talk gear and buying habits and why customers are buying more second hand cameras and lenses. https://www.mpb.com 
10/1/202023 minutes, 29 seconds
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#103 FAIL as well as you SUCCEED!

Today’s photo story is about an Australian electrician, a café and restaurant owner, a gold miner, (albeit for a short while) a wedding shooter, and now educator, possibly in the future a pilot too as you’ll hear. Jai Long, has an entrepreneurial spirit to him and a never say never edge. Some may say pivoting is the new constant in business, that being able to change it up is how we succeed in fast moving industries, pandemic or no pandemic. Jai agrees and talks of how being hungry to learn, build, succeed then reposition could be the recipe for success. Send your emails to: [email protected] for inclusion in the Friday Photowalk where I take your emails about the programmes you hear on an impromptu countryside chat and shoot.
9/30/202026 minutes, 28 seconds
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#102 "It blew up right in front of my face!"

The multi award winning photojournalist Niall Carson based in Northern Ireland is my guest for the first part of a new mini Tuesday edition mini-series where we find out what it’s like to be literally in the line of fire as a news photojournalist. Today we learn about Niall’s upbringing and early career, son to a catholic family living in West Belfast, where divide in the 70s and 80s was a way of life, something underlined by his first day working at a newspaper in the city. Your feedback as ever is important to the show: [email protected]
9/29/202024 minutes, 17 seconds
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#101 From soup to nuts; the best home studio

Super inventive, super enthusiastic, super passionate New York City portrait photographer Bill Wadman is back for part two of his Monday three parter and it’s a cornucopia of photography nuggets today from a photographer and artist who likes to know how everything ticks, both technically and creatively. Plus an A-Z of how he pieced together his 'Corners project' backdrop in his metro loft apartment, the soup to nuts advice on how to make your own. Links from today's show: https://www.photographydaily.show/episodes/bill-wadman-studio
9/28/202024 minutes, 3 seconds
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#100 News, war and weddings PREVIEW

Award winning photojournalist Paul Rogers takes you on a journey from finding news photography to risking his life, to making news style pictures at weddings. It's the end of the month, the weekend, meaning it's time for the member's area extra additional show, although you can still hear a preview here including one of Paul's more concerning moments covering world events. If you'd like to join Access All Areas visit: https://www.photographydaily.show/more
9/26/202013 minutes, 24 seconds
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#99 Friday Photowalk: Vintage lens outing

With Lowa Boots, it's the Friday Photowalk edition; your emails that you've sent in about the photographers you've heard speak on the show. This week we talk aviation photography, whether a dog would be good for the show and we draw a winner for the monthly competition to win Lowa Renegade walking boots. It's also a week to try something new photographically, the use of a vintage Yashica lens to bring the shots made during the episode which you can see here: https://www.photographydaily.show/vintage-lens-outing
9/25/202040 minutes, 54 seconds
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#98 Can we talk about confidence?

Today with the help of two guests, London fashion photographer Max Lacome and photography mentor Anna Hardy, I'm keen to discuss confidence. Max unpicks the genre of fashion for all its drama, glamour and bravado and also reveals a little of his anxieties despite his status as an established and respected photographer in the capital. And Anna will raise the spectre of a prize hike and why now could be the right time to consider it. As always your thoughts and comments are very welcome by writing to: [email protected] 
9/24/202021 minutes, 12 seconds
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#97 Death threats for taking photos

Going into hiding for making photo stories about protest is not something photographer Ryan Vizzions expected to need to do. Today the story of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and a battle to protect sacred lands from a re-routed oil pipe project. Ryan talks about being an active participant in the protests, photographing events you are genuinely and passionately angered by and how he poked a political hornet's nest. Further information: https://www.photographydaily.show/episodes/standing-rock-story
9/23/202025 minutes, 21 seconds
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#96 Changing the lives of others with your photography

Today, a project that changed many young peoples’ lives, 'Being In-between', a photographic series of portraits with recorded interviews of girls aged between ten and twelve – it’s a project that explores going from childhood to young adulthood, a study if you will of cause and effect too; how sensitive we are growing up to what we see, hear and experience. And it’s a project that seems very personal to its photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn as you'll find out. Show notes and pictures: https://www.photographydaily.show/episodes/changing-lives-with-photography
9/22/202023 minutes, 10 seconds
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#95 The portraits that launched my career

In 2007 Bill Wadman started posting one portrait per day to a blog, three years before Instagram even existed for this now popular challenge. 173 days later, USA Today and The Times in London ran a feature on this unique project. Soon, 20,000 site visitors would show up each day to find out who Bill might photograph next. It was the project that unexpectedly launched this now respected New York City photographer's career. Supported by imagesalon.com  Comment on the show: [email protected] 
9/21/202023 minutes, 59 seconds
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#94 Friday Photowalk: The Unruly

With Lowa Boots, I take your emailed thoughts and feedback from the episodes you've recently heard. A chance to make some pictures and reflect on the words we've heard from the incredible photographers who talk on these shows. Today we're walking a little of the path we've taken before, a former nuclear weapons airbase in the south of England, Greenham Common, once home to 96 lethal cruise missiles, now the grazing home to free roaming cattle, joggers, cyclists and two Photowalkers; you and I. Supported by www.lowa.co.uk 
9/18/202036 minutes, 36 seconds
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#93 Philosophically fashion

During a week where we've talked about aerial shooting, teenage lockdown, social unrest and protest photography, I'm ending the interview portion of the week before the Friday Photowalk in contemplative chat with Max Lacome, London based portrait, celebrity and fashion photographer. He's successfully created a business with a client list keen to commission him and as the doors begin to open again to his genre I'm keen to understand more about the world of photography he frequents. Comment on the show: [email protected] 
9/17/202020 minutes, 15 seconds
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#92 PPE protects me, from the cops!

Meet Ryan Vizzions, a photographer who started making pictures at the most difficult time of his life after losing his father to suicide. He quit his job at a Fortune 500 company, travelled half way across the world to a place chosen randomly with friends to find himself alone in the midst of civil unrest in Thailand during the 'Red shirt protests' of 2010. It was to be a trip that shaped his photographic future covering stories of injustice and protest. Comment on the show: [email protected] 
9/16/202021 minutes, 56 seconds
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#91 'Through our lens,' a comeback story

Today a photographer who has been making the news on the BBC and the Huffington Post of late, Carolyn Mendelsohn on her incredibly powerful photography project for teenagers in Bradford during lockdown called Through Our Lens, a grass roots photographic self-isolation project that brought young people together to express their honest feelings pictorially during this time and rebuilt a photographer's belief in her business. Visit the showpage Email the show: [email protected] 
9/15/202023 minutes, 21 seconds
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#90 The world from 12,000 feet!

Vincent Laforet is back for his third and final part and he’s in the air, for an ambitious photo project that almost didn’t get off the ground at all. Project Air pushes the boundaries of aerial photography in an unimaginable way working at the very limits of camera and gimbal technology and in helicopters working at their ceiling limitations too! For links and images see today's show page: www.photographydaily.show/episodes/vincent-laforet-project-air Send your thoughts to: [email protected] 
9/14/202016 minutes, 22 seconds
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#89 PREVIEW Food, glorious food photography

Chris Orange has changed his business and life quite considerably since finding food photography, quite by accident commercially. Today he talks about the how and why, a preview introduction to the longer hour long special in the weekend member's area, where there is a comprehensive story episode on everything from the technical side, to styling to pay. You can join the member's area and gain access to all previous specials too by going to: https://photographydaily.supportingcast.fm/
9/12/202019 minutes, 43 seconds
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#88 Friday Photowalk: Best Photo Essay Ever

It's the Photowalk Edition brought to you with help from Lowa boots, World class outdoor footware, and we're closer to home having spent the last month travelling a little more than lockdown allowed earlier in the year. There's BIG news about the show's member's area, emails about YouTube, 365 and printing, plus possibly the best photo essay ever.  Send your feedback and questions for all the shows to: [email protected]  
9/10/202037 minutes, 47 seconds
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#87 "I shoved a CARROT in Jeremy Clarkson's mouth!"

London portrait and celebrity photographer Charlie Clift is back for the final part of his mini series on making creative portraits. And if you’re intrigued by the title, this is the man who did indeed shove a carrot in Jeremy Clarkson’s mouth mid session, listen on to hear what happened. Charlie talks about working with politicians, celeb chefs, actors, expectations and creating original photo stories. Send your comments and thoughts in to the show for the Friday Photowalk edition: [email protected]
9/10/202019 minutes, 57 seconds
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#86 How to be a photography YouTuber

Today for some, this is a tutorial on how to build your YouTube channel, perhaps a new one if you’ve thought; "Why not, I’d like to have a go at running a channel?" For others it’ll be a chance to go behind the scenes; a day in the life of a landscape YouTuber, but also I think it’s an opportunity to hear the truly passionate engagement of a photographer who loves what he does, although you’re about to hear the good and bad of being in front of a camera. Adam Karnacz is my guest from First Man Photography, whose channel is starting to fly. Contact the show: [email protected] Visit the showpage
9/9/202023 minutes, 27 seconds
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#85 Take your camera and hit the road

Travel and an ingeniously creative way to teach landscape photography skills is today's inspiration for an episode about taking to the open road. American photographer and YouTuber Nick Page shares some behind the scenes secrets about the F4 Road Trip, 'a landscape photography course like no other.' Also we talk about being in the wilds and find out what floats Nick's boat when it comes to making pictures in the vast wilds of The States. Email the show: [email protected]
9/8/202020 minutes, 45 seconds
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#84 That camera CHANGED my life!

There are moments in your life, where you make decisions that change just about everything; sliding door moments. If today's guest Vincent Laforet hadn’t seen a white boxed package on a desk during a visit to Canon that held a particular brand and model of camera, if he hadn’t then essentially begged for an opportunity, if he hadn’t proposed his audacious plan quite so passionately, perhaps he wouldn’t have changed direction quite so radically? Today's show is kindly supported by www.imagesalon.com - outsource your post production and spend more time shooting and working on your business with 25% off your first order in 2020.
9/7/202017 minutes, 53 seconds
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#83 Friday Photowalk: Fish, chips and RAIN

Walk with me on the south coast of England in Swanage, in the rain with soggy fish 'n' chips, your emails and our cameras for the Friday Photowalk edition, brought to you with those nice people at Lowa, who have been making the best quality walking and hiking boots for 90 years and this month you can WIN a pair! You make this show what it is with your emails and today there are questions about photographing disaster, travel kit and what is it about Fuji users? You can see images from today's walk on the showpage.
9/4/202034 minutes, 3 seconds
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#82 Having IDEAS that make us fly!

London based creative portrait, advertising and editorial photographer Charlie Clift returns (part 2 of 4), and we’ll be concentrating in this visit on a project we’ve discussed already in a previous episode, the Let’s Talk campaign. This project involved people having their toughest and sometimes scarring inner most thoughts painted on to their faces. Some ideas organically become strong brilliant ideas and this is one of those. We talk about creativity, ideas and having the strength to know you have a good one. Supported by imagesalon.com
9/3/202020 minutes, 18 seconds
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#81 Changing your life for photography

This is the most appropriate episode I think I could air today, because personally there's a lot of change going on in our household as you'll hear about during the introduction to this podcast about Adam Karnacz from First Man Photography, who after 14 years as a police officer, completely changed his life to become a social and landscape photographer, YouTuber, mountain and hill walker. Today is about change and changing your life for one all about photography. Be sure to write into the show with your thoughts for the Friday Photowalk edition: [email protected]
9/2/202023 minutes, 53 seconds
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#80 See a need, fill a need: Inclusivity

Walking their dogs three years ago, sisters-in-law Laura Johnson and Zoe Proctor mused why there wasn't a specialist agency to represent disabled people in mainstream media and modelling. In that one walk, they hatched and launched Zebedee Management, a specialist talent agency representing people who until now have largely been excluded in the media including people with disabilities, or alternative appearance and more latterly trans/non binary. Today is a story about self belief and giving others the gift of the same - and is brought to you with Image Salon.
9/1/202022 minutes, 2 seconds
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#79 My father destroyed every out of focus picture!

We start the week with Vincent Laforet, whose work as a leading photojournalist has blessed the pages of National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Life and New York Times Magazine. He is a Pulitzer prize winner for feature photography in 2002 and his pioneering motion film work with Canon stills cameras led the way for film makers who adopted DSLR technology at a time such tech was not considered for feature film application. The episode is supported by Image Salon, for all your retouching needs. Email the show: [email protected]
8/31/202021 minutes, 42 seconds
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#78 PREVIEW: End of the Pier Show Member Special

Personal projects are so important to the way we photograph and work as photographers. Today, a preview for a story about a designer and photographer who had an idea to photograph a set of structures as iconic to British summer holidays as Punch and Judy, fish n chips and knotted handkerchiefs instead of hats. It's the End of the Pier Show with Chris Waddell. Join the members area: https://www.photographydaily.show/more
8/29/202015 minutes, 5 seconds
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#77 Friday Photowalk: Beach hut castles

Today, you and I are in Whitstable for a walk along the seafront and gentle amble along neighbouring Tankerton’s grassy banks. The Friday Photowalk edition features the emails you have sent to the show about what you've heard, your feedback and questions about photography. Email the show: [email protected]
8/28/202034 minutes, 12 seconds
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#76 Let's get photo PERSONAL

Charlie Clift is one of the go to editorial photographers when it comes to inventive, creative concepts that require pictures that go beyond the typical reception room couch pose. There aren’t many photographers who have silenced Jeremy Clarkson for example by shoving a carrot in his gob, to use a colloquialism. Meet Charlie in the first of a three parter on getting personal. Today's show is kindly supported by www.imagesalon.com - outsource your post production and spend more time shooting and working on your business with 25% off your first order in 2020. Email the show: [email protected]
8/27/202023 minutes, 34 seconds
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#75 So help me? What is my brand anyway?

Back for the second part of a two parter, Anna Hardy, award winning family photographer and photography trainer/mentor returns to talk about branding and I discover that I may have a brand I'd previously not considered. Interested to hear your thoughts about this an all our topics. Email: [email protected] Today's show is kindly supported by www.imagesalon.com - outsource your post production and spend more time shooting and working on your business with 25% off your first order in 2020.
8/26/202017 minutes, 22 seconds
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#74 Eight pictures per year! Less is more

Today the surreal world of photographer and visual artist Erik Johansson, inspired by the fantastical stories and pictures of childhood stories. He produces just eight personal works per year which go on to bless the walls of galleries and private collectors worldwide. Today's show is kindly supported by www.imagesalon.com - outsource your post production and spend more time shooting and working on your business with 25% off your first order in 2020. Email the show with your thoughts for the Friday Photowalk edition: [email protected]
8/25/202029 minutes, 9 seconds
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#73 Learnings from Salgado, Bresson, Capa...

Today Edmond Terakopian returns for the final part of a mini series and muses about his many inspirations, how important social media is and books. One book in particular. Visit the showpage for all references of photographers and pictures mentioned in the episode: https://www.photographydaily.show/episodes/edmond-terakopian-on-salgado Email the show: [email protected]
8/24/202024 minutes, 17 seconds
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#72 Friday Photowalk: Simple pleasures

The edition where I take emails and messages you've sent in about particular episodes plus your thoughts on what's affecting you as a photographer right now on a walk in the countryside. Just you, me, the mailbag and our cameras. An opportunity to make some pictures as we walk and talk. Today there's a slight difference. I'm inviting you on a surprise family day, which still features the walk, but lets you in to a little of our life behind the scenes. We're on the Kennet and Avon Canal in leafy Berkshire. Our thanks to www.imagesalon.com for supporting this episode. Email your stories and thoughts about episodes to: [email protected]
8/21/202036 minutes, 48 seconds
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#71 YouTube's KING of landscape photography

Thomas Heaton, the landscape YouTuber who has inspired thousands of people to take up this honourable pastime drops in to discuss his very honest and authentic photographic and video style. If there was a person who does exactly what he promoted on this figurative tin, it would be Thomas.  Today's show is kindly supported by www.imagesalon.com - outsource your post production and spend more time shooting with 25% off your first order in 2020. Email the show too for the Friday Photowalk mailbag: [email protected]
8/20/202024 minutes, 11 seconds
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#70 Impostor syndrome in photographers

Today, photographer, trainer and mentor Anna Hardy talks about confidence, impostor syndrome and the fact that if you're largely self taught (common in photography) it can be one of the reasons we develop as professionals anxieties such as impostor syndrome. We also discuss integrity, confidence and the problem of focusing on others’ work and trying to emulate their successful style. Supported by: www.imagesalon.com  Contact us: [email protected]
8/19/202019 minutes, 10 seconds
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#69 A story of THE DISAPPEARED

Pulitzer Prize winner, Cathal McNaughton grew up as a child alongside the troubles of Northern Ireland. As an award winning photojournalist he decided to return years later to study the story of The Disappeared; victims of abduction during the 1970s at the hands of the republican paramilitary organisations. We begin with another story of the disappeared, over seven thousand miles away in Argentina. Send your thoughts and comments to: [email protected]
8/18/202020 minutes, 1 second
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#68 The end of true local news storytelling?

Edmond Terrakopian returns to talk about the role of press photographers and the importance of local news storytelling. Plus a continuation of our conversation about THE story that is on everyone’s minds and how press censorship has prevented it properly being told by photojournalists in some countries. As always your feedback is appreciated on what you hear. Send your emails: [email protected] Today's show is supported by https://imagesalon.com/
8/17/202021 minutes, 45 seconds
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#67 PREVIEW The Lifeboat Station Project

This week, the long awaited full length interview with Jack Lowe from the Lifeboat Station Project. As a photographer, he’s dedicated his working life to visiting all 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and photograph the places and people that make this extraordinary organisation run. The full episode is in the members area for Access All Areas subscribers. This is a must episode for anyone starting a long personal project hoping to also make a living from it. Visit the members area: www.photographydaily.show/more
8/15/202020 minutes, 1 second
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#66 Friday Photowalk: The Tarka Trail

Today's episode was recorded prior to this week's rail accident in Aberdeenshire, UK. As a mark of respect to those who lost their lives, a section of the second part featuring the Dawlish railway line has been removed. The Friday Photowalk is an opportunity to read the emails and feedback you send into the daily shows. We start the show by walking a part of the Tarka Trail, inspired by the route travelled by Tarka the Otter, a fictional story. This 180 mile, figure of eight route travels through unspoiled countryside and beautiful beaches. Email the show: [email protected]
8/14/202037 minutes, 14 seconds
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#65 Name your price and HOLD FIRM!

As today’s guest says; “You don’t get to say let’s start again.” Steve Jones, professional commercial negotiator and trainer starts to unpick discount culture and understand how as creatives we can build a better stance when it comes to the question; "What can you do on price?" Whether you're full or part time this is a must listen. It's the first in a couple of visits by Steve, the next invites you to send your questions to: [email protected]
8/13/202025 minutes, 8 seconds
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#64 Follow and believe in your dreams

Elke Vogelsang based in Germany began photographing as a way to tackle some hard emotional challenges presented by a series of personal family life events. The camera, the pictures, the animals, became a mental refuge. Published in The Sunday Times, National Geographic and Taschen she has earned the title of Europe's top pet photographer. Look into the eyes of her subjects and you’ll see a dog or cat, not just looking back, but talking to you. But initially, self doubt, held her back. Email the show to comment: [email protected]