106 episodes

A weekly chat on Instagram Live with different photographers from all around the world and from all walks. No agenda, just organic discussion and sometimes questions from the folks watching the live stream. Topics vary between guests but it is always a lot of fun.

Follow me on Instagram @merlindb to check out the live stream every Thursday at 8pm EST.

Photography Chat with Merlin Merlin Boissonneault

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A weekly chat on Instagram Live with different photographers from all around the world and from all walks. No agenda, just organic discussion and sometimes questions from the folks watching the live stream. Topics vary between guests but it is always a lot of fun.

Follow me on Instagram @merlindb to check out the live stream every Thursday at 8pm EST.

    Photography Chat s.3 ep.37 Ray Barbee

    Photography Chat s.3 ep.37 Ray Barbee

    It took a while but it was incredible to have @r.barbee on the chat. Such rad energy and is a great storyteller. He talked about how he got into photography and shared some of his stories about going pro and his love of Ilford (and Kodak too). We got into his music and he shared some of his fav pedals and what musicians have inspired him. He talked to us about which photographers have inspired him over the years. Such a rad dude, if you have the time to check out the recording it is well worth it.
    “Ray is an American skateboarder, photographer, and musician from San Jose, California. A humble yet remarkably talented skateboarder, musician and photographer who believes that all 3 passions are crafted by various factors outside of the artist’s control. From making prints in a darkroom to making music in a studio, Ray embraces the imperfections of analogue formats.”
    Follow Ray at https://www.instagram.com/r.barbee/
    Photography Chat is a weekly Instagram Live @merlindb hosts every Thursday at 5pmPST/8pmEST
    Give me a follow if you want to see the episodes live https://www.instagram.com/merlindb/


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/photographychat/donations

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Photography Chat s.3 ep.36 Ian Azariah

    Photography Chat s.3 ep.36 Ian Azariah

    It was a lot of fun to have @ianazariah in the studio today. He told us about his journey into photography and his adventures into tin type. Shared with us his stories about photography from his childhood and how it has influenced him and about his analog photo booths that he has peppered around Vancouver. Really looking forward to chatting more with him in the future and checking out his Tin Type work in person and his photo booths.
    “A simple man with a passion for making bold images, riding things with two wheels, and building treehouses.”
    Follow Ian at https://www.instagram.com/ianazariah/
    Photography Chat is a weekly Instagram Live @merlindb hosts every Thursday at 5pmPST/8pmEST
    Give me a follow if you want to see the episodes live https://www.instagram.com/merlindb/


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/photographychat/donations

    • 55 min
    Photography Chat s.3 ep.35 Bill Manning

    Photography Chat s.3 ep.35 Bill Manning

    @studio.c41 was a real treat to have on the chat. It was super rad to hear his story of how he got started and his adventures with his podcast. We talked about the magic of the Kodak factory and then we got into the state of the film world. He educated me on Fuji Film and showed me how to show them a little bit more love. Talked about the film community and getting started with film and what those adventures are like. Then she shared with us the work he is doing in the Atlanta film community offering different options for film and processing. If you’re not following Bill you should give him a follow and keep up with the great work he is doing.
    "Bill Manning, is an Atlanta-based photographer and host of the Studio C-41: 1-Hour Photo Podcast interviewing contemporary photographers and manufacturers in the film photography industry. Currently, as a result of the drastic price increases in the photography industry, Bill recently has launched a company called Atlanta Film Co. which works with Kodak Motion Picture and Dunwoody Photo to provide an affordable solution to processing and scanning color negative motion picture film for stills using the ECN-2 process. The same process that major Hollywood production use for their multi-million dollar features."
    Follow Bill at https://www.instagram.com/studio.c41/
    Photography Chat is a weekly Instagram Live @merlindb hosts every Thursday at 5pmPST/8pmEST
    Give me a follow if you want to see the episodes live https://www.instagram.com/merlindb/


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/photographychat/donations

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Photography Chat s.3 ep.34 Casey Reit

    Photography Chat s.3 ep.34 Casey Reit

    @reit_angle was so much fun to have on the chat. We got into some really deep interesting talks about social issues, and community. She told us about how she got started in photography and her love of Polaroid. We had a really great conversation about the way our world is and how we would like to see it improve. I am glad that people like Casey exist in the world, it gives some hope. I really look forward to meeting her in person at an event sometime in the future.
    “Casey is a Polaroid and analog film photographer based in Chicago. Her work centers on nature, city curiosities, and solitary spaces. For Casey, photography is a means of exploring vulnerability, memory, and mindfulness. She also enjoys capturing the raw passion of live music performances on film. Casey has been working with Polaroid film since 2019.”
    Follow Casey at https://www.instagram.com/reit_angle/
    Photography Chat is a weekly Instagram Live @merlindb hosts every Thursday at 5pmPST/8pmEST
    Give me a follow if you want to see the episodes live https://www.instagram.com/merlindb/


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/photographychat/donations

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    Photography Chat s.3 ep.33 Brisa Aceves

    Photography Chat s.3 ep.33 Brisa Aceves

    Brisa is a real gem and it was so nice to chat it out with her for a while. We talked about her life as a veterinarian and got into why cats are better than dogs :p She shared with us how she ended up in San Francisco and how she got into photography. We chatted about all of the rad photography and instant film communities in the Bay Area, so much activity there and so many great photographers. Got into her adventures with cyanotype on fabric which was really cool to hear and then shared our mutual love of Polaroid before wrapping up.
    “Brisa Aceves is a San Francisco based analog film enthusiast. Shooting 35mm, med format, instant films and later experimenting with UV reactive dyes contact printing her own images onto fabrics and clothing. She fell in love with film as a teenager, learning traditional black and white darkroom printing in high school and color darkroom printing during a scholarship at CSSA’s summer program at Cal Arts. She has been a darkroom assistant for the photography teachers with The Youth Art Exchange (2017-2019) which provided a full circle moment being able to help teens learn traditional dark room printing. Is a member at the Harvey milk photo center a community darkroom in SF, and a longtime attendee of the monthly SF Instant photo walk.
    Though her career has been focused on animals as a full-time veterinary nurse and RVT ( hence If you’ve ever seen her at a meet up in scrubs) she’s kept taking photographs and making photo related art as a favorite past time throughout her life.”
    Follow Brisa at https://www.instagram.com/vyletfemme/
    Photography Chat is a weekly Instagram Live @merlindb hosts every Thursday at 5pmPST/8pmEST
    Give me a follow if you want to see the episodes live https://www.instagram.com/merlindb/


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/photographychat/donations

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Photography Chat s.3 ep.32 Nick Collingwood

    Photography Chat s.3 ep.32 Nick Collingwood

    I enjoyed getting to know @nickcollingwoodvintage more this evening. He talked about how he got started in school doing animation and through some adventures with Polaroid and 35mm he found his way into photography. Talked with us about his experiences falling down the rabbit hole of the film community in NYC and what that experience has been like getting to know different people and places like @brooklynfilmcamera and @the.instantgram and many others. We spent some time talking about social media platforms and the communities on them and also about some of his adventures with his cameras during Fashion Week in NYC. If you’re ever in NYC Nick has put out an open invitation to hit him up and do photo stuff :)
    "Nick is a non-stop film enthusiast making a living doing motion design/animation in Brooklyn, NY. He shoots almost any format he can get his hands on but particularly is in love with expired packfilm, large format and Super 8. He's been at it more than a decade now but has fallen much deeper down the rabbit hole in the last 4-5 years after connecting to the film community in NYC and online.
    As a huge people-person, he is drawn to portraits as a subject and plays with high-fashion and fine art styles of imagery. He’s also dragged film cameras everywhere including Everest Base Camp and shoots some weddings on Super 8/Polaroids. Catch him teaching workshops, biking around the streets of NYC or in the park, taking large format portraits of strangers"
    Follow Nick at https://www.instagram.com/nickcollingwoodvintage/
    Photography Chat is a weekly Instagram Live @merlindb hosts every Thursday at 5pmPST/8pmEST
    Give me a follow if you want to see the episodes live https://www.instagram.com/merlindb/


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/photographychat/donations

    • 2 hrs 1 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

muvi goe ,

Great podcast for analog photography

This podcast is fun to listen to and there is a lot of variety with guests.

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