These conversations give you an insight into the lives of creative professionals, from photographers and publishers, to editors, designers and conservationists. I have worked with many talented friends and colleagues and unsung heroes working in the visual arts so I decided to set about interviewing these individuals, to shed new light on what goes on behind the scenes and what it means to be a creative freelancer and make it work as a career. One thing for sure is that all of them have a unique story to tell and this is my chance to share these stories with you.
Talking With Morgan Heim
Morgan Heim is a wildlife photojournalist and filmmaker who has dedicated her craft to capturing the intricate narratives of wildlife and human coexistence, both in her home country of the United States and abroad. Renowned for her profound storytelling abilities, Morgan combines captivating still photography with compelling video footage to bring a diverse array of stories to life.
Talking With Marcus Westberg
Marcus Westberg is a photographer and writer dedicated to sharing diverse conservation narratives across Africa, Asia, and his native Sweden in Europe. His work has featured in publications such as the New York Times, Guardian, Geo, and Africa Geographic.
Talking With Peter Mather
Peter Mather is a renowned Canadian photographer who has spent the last two decades capturing the stunning landscapes and unique wildlife of Canada's Yukon region. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Canadian Geographic, and numerous other publications, earning him recognition as one of the country's top wildlife photographers.
Talking With Doug Gimesy
Doug is a professional conservation and wildlife photojournalist who focuses on Australian issues. He is a four-time finalist in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the year and the inaugural winner of the WildScreen Panda Photo Story Awards and a Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)
Talking With Clay Bolt
Clay Bolt is a natural history and conservation photographer who specialises in photographing invertebrates. In his own words, Clay says, “my favourite subjects in the world are the little animals which most people ignore”. It was Clay’s obsession with bees that led him be a leading voice in the fight to protect the rust-patched bumble bee and as a result this species became America's first federally protected native bee in 2017.
Talking with Margot about Remembering Bears
Back on the podcast for second visit, Margot Raggett tells us about her latest book, Remembering Bears. Margot was a guest on this podcast four years ago so to find out more about her and the birth of this unique fundraising initiative head back to episode 12.
Great podcast! A must listen!
This is a fantastic podcast that is thought-provoking and informative. Matt is a great host and brings years of experience of being a top wildlife photographer and adds insight and thoughtful questions to the guests.
All of the guests bring something new and a different perspective, and some of them are among the best wildlife photographers in the world.
If you have a love of wildlife, conservation, the environment or photography then this podcast is a must listen for you.
Cracking podcast which is informative, interesting and thought provoking. Each guest has a different perspective and a personal story to share. Matt is also experienced and talented in his own right, so overall, loads of great content!
An excellent insight into the lives of wildlife professionals
I’ve really enjoyed working my way through the backlog of episodes of Matt’s podcast.
His interviewing technique is relaxed and easy to listen to, and this approach has his guests open up in a way that gives a very intimate insight (often coming with excellent advice) on what it is like to work with wildlife communications.
I’ve derived lots of information and inspiration from Matt’s podcast, and will continue to be an avid listener for as long as he deigns to make them!