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Photography insights are important interviews with people in the photography industry. Each episode features a photographer, model, inventor, retailer, publisher, engineer or artist from the analogue and digital world.

Hosted by the Phlogger (Andrew Walmsley) who provides a casual, but intelligent insight into their work and life. All guests are subjected to my infamous "random questions" and the pay it forward recommendation scheme.

Keep up to date with photography insights on our website (phlogger.co.uk) and Instagram @phlogger.co.uk

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Photography Insights - important industry interviews by Phlogger Phlogger (Andrew Walmsley)

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Photography insights are important interviews with people in the photography industry. Each episode features a photographer, model, inventor, retailer, publisher, engineer or artist from the analogue and digital world.

Hosted by the Phlogger (Andrew Walmsley) who provides a casual, but intelligent insight into their work and life. All guests are subjected to my infamous "random questions" and the pay it forward recommendation scheme.

Keep up to date with photography insights on our website (phlogger.co.uk) and Instagram @phlogger.co.uk

Please subscribe and leave a 5 star iTunes review

    Sheri Lynn Behr - the interview

    Sheri Lynn Behr - the interview

    Welcome to today’s show everyone, another guest from the big apple.  This photographer has 2 sides to her story, and we are concentrating on her ongoing project work.  Sheri Lynn Behr is a lovely lady who grew up in the Bronx.  Originally trained in film analog and printing too, but moved quite early to digital.  We even talk about why you may want to shoot digital or film.

    I have to thank both the Michael's at Analog Forever magazine for introducing me to Sheri too. It was only through their ongoing work did I notice her unique photography.  We soon get in touch and boy did we hit it off, like old friends.  Just like in life it’s not every week you really connect with someone.  But Sheri was really different, we enjoy a mutual hobby (you will hear about it) and it’s so nice to continue messaging each other.  So who knows for the future!

    From her interview you will realise her work is about trial and error, Sheri looks at her edits and can throw them out.  It’s about going back over your work until you like it.  We even discuss it's not just about looking at single images but a body of work.  Sheri has been in a few shows including the polaroid collection.

    So in this one we discuss:


    shooting strangers

    slide film

    why instant film

    science fiction

    surveillance

    influences and processes

    social media

    television shows

    technology development

    how to become an artist

    Sheri’s book



    Article

    Before we move on I would like to thank my friends of the show.  For those who follow my writing, you will notice a recent article about Steve at Chroma camera.  Recently he sent me his “snapshot” camera to try out.  My article is all about a moron trying to work large format and not just produce multiple exposure shows!  Yes, thats right i made a few mistakes, but i’ve included my thoughts on the camera and also some shots that did come out, home developed by me too.


    Links

    Sheri Website - https://www.sherilynnbehr.com/

    Sheri Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/photographywithoutpermission/



    Friends

    For all your c41 developing needs - https://filmdev.co.uk/

    Great and affordable zines from Static Age - https://www.staticage.co.uk/


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Alejandro Ilukewitsch - travel & street photographer

    Alejandro Ilukewitsch - travel & street photographer

    Interviewing my next guest was really easy, well that's how it felt.  Alejandro or “Alex” as he calls himself was born in Venezuela but has also lived in Mexico, Brazil, Germany, and now Romania.  Along these travels, he has fallen in love with street portraiture and has a great way of showing the culture.  As he says, there is no point going to the pretty and boring places in the city, as they are the same everywhere.  So he travels into the villages and neighborhoods, which has found him in some interesting situations.  Alex describes these to us and I think he’s underplaying how scary the situations were, especially the prison story!

    Alex has used film in some of his works but is predominantly a digital shooter.  He has experience of shooting events like baptisms, weddings, and even concerts in his earlier life but loves his street work.  He’s a kind and good human who signed up for my secret project.  Alex was unfortunate as the camera was sent to Romania but didn’t make it to his office!

    He has some lovely feedback from people so find out:


    - shooting safely
    - concert shooting
    - street photography
    - cultures
    - shit happens
    - prints for strangers
    - film shooting
    - Local celebrations
    - shooting out of focus
    - lusting after the Mamiya 7
    - when NOT to shoot
    - portraits



    Links

    Alex Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ailukewitsch/

    Alex website -  https://ilukewitsch.blog



    Friends Links

    This week I have chosen to quickly provide an update on Steve from Chroma Camera, who has been tinkering away again.  He's made a new modular medium format camera - called the #Chroma679.  More details coming soon on pricing and availability.

    Film Dev - https://filmdev.co.uk/

    Static Age - https://www.staticage.co.uk/

    Chroma Camera -  https://chroma.camera/



    Phlogger

    Follow my work - https://phlogger.co.uk/

    My Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/phlogger.co.uk/


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Frames magazine - interview with photographer and editor Tomasz

    Frames magazine - interview with photographer and editor Tomasz

    Although I really enjoyed my small break in the hills of England with my family it's time to get back to podcasting.  This was an unusual one for me, as it was first thing in the morning but it was really nice to speak with my guest.  Tomasz is a talented classical pianist, photographer, and editor of Frames magazine!  It’s unfair how talented people like Tomasz are, the way they can work across music and photography.  This can be seen in his personal work where he shoots concerts, musicians, and portraits.

    Tomasz has editorial and podcasting experience too, as he has run Fujifilm online magazine for 5? years too.  Recently he has been working hard behind the scenes to raise awareness about his latest project – FRAMES MAGAZINE.  This idea was a beautiful printed magazine that should “wow” people.  So he’s been creating a fabulous group on Facebook, there are a youtube channel and newsletters.  It’s just getting printed in the UK now so definitely work checking it out.

    One difference about the magazine is Frames is based on a monthly subscription service with online content.  For more information check the link in the show notes or my website.



    In this one we talk about:

    - covid & printed

    - mobile photography

    - traditional photography

    - frames Facebook group

    - inspiration from different genres

    - positives of lockdown

    - photography bucket lists

    - finding your film

    - scanning film

    - the printed medium

    - the personal connection

    - importance of sleep



    Links

    Frames website - https://readframes.com/

    Frames FB group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/framesmagazine

    Frames youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC51qboBiDgcK6YdQ6GB9-0g



    Tomasz website - http://www.tomash.photography/



    Friends Links

    I have discussed David from FilmDev in this show and how he's developed all my 120 colour work for a few years.  Great work guaranteed and as an example, he only charges £4 for small files with delivery & TIFF's!  Large scans are £8 compared to.

    Do check them out - https://filmdev.co.uk/

    Other friends are:

    Static Age - https://www.staticage.co.uk/

    Chroma Camera -  https://chroma.camera/


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Phlogger projects + social media changes

    Phlogger projects + social media changes

    So it's a quieter week for you all for a change.



    COVID caused some last-minute issues for this week, so we've had to change the lineup.  In this episode, you get to listen to me all the way through!  



    I'm talking to you about projects - why you should participate, why you should create one, some of the steps involved, and lessons I have learned.  In this one, I'm going to quickly talk about changes made with my social media work.



    It's quite confusing to see yourself putting time and effort into media with so-called "activity" according to statistics, but when viewing/listeners figures don't increase it's pointless.  So I'm talking to you about what I have done instead and why.



    In this one we all discuss:

    James Lane at Zone Imaging lab

    Secret Project (completed)

    Negative Journey project (completed)

    Retro 72 project (running)




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    • 40 min
    Ben Felten - cyanotypes and multi exposures on film

    Ben Felten - cyanotypes and multi exposures on film

    Hey everybody, welcome to this week's podcast with me your host the Phlogger.  As I explore this medium of photography and play around I become interested in many areas.  One of these that always springs to mind is a double exposure.  I remember when running my competitions with Kodak Alaris that there was a few multi-exposure entries.  In fact, one of them by Ben Felten won a memorable mention and obviously stuck in my conscious mind.  So I thought hell I had not interviewed someone who does this consistently with film so let’s get him on the show.  Ben was very willing and I couldn’t wait to talk with him.

    Now bear in mind Ben is from France, but has lived in a few countries and currently living in Hong Kong.  So if you are expecting a heavy French accent you might be surprised.

    Anyway, Ben’s a family man like myself and a very decent guy.  After speaking with Ben I’ve come up with the idea of an act of random kindness every day.  So you search for someone on Instagram and share their picture on your story - simple.  it would be great to hear of you doing this too.  Remember karma everyone, do something nice for someone and feel positive.

    So this podcast is all about Ben’s pursuit of happiness with multi-exposure and his human nature project.  It’s a learning journey and he talks to us about the technical and conceptual aspects too, so very useful.



    So in this one we discuss:


    multi-exposure

    background choices

    shooting Xpan

    studio vs home sessions

    negative space vs busy backgrounds

    cyanotypes

    photograms

    hong kong restrictions

    zines


    Other Links

    We discuss the beginning of cyanotypes with (botanist) Anna Atkins with her book on plant life.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Atkins

    Chris Relander - www.christofferrelander.com



    Ben Links

    Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/WideWorldPhotography

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/benfelten/





    Friends of the show

    I have discussed David from FilmDev in this show and how he's developed all my 120 colour work for a few years.  Great work guaranteed and as an example, he only charges £4 for small files with delivery & TIFF's!  Large scans are £8 compared to.

    Do check them out - https://filmdev.co.uk/

    Other friends are:

    Static Age - https://www.staticage.co.uk/

    Chroma Camera -  https://chroma.camera/




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    • 1 hr 22 min
    James lane – alchemy, epilepsy & james bond

    James lane – alchemy, epilepsy & james bond

    Recently I’ve been talking with friends about developing, my mistakes, and how to improve after recently going back to development.  It’s been interesting to improve my results, so being more careful in preparation has been good.  After speaking with James Lane about developing we became friends and started talking to different developers etc.  Now although James is young, he has a scientific persona and can hear how enthusiast he is for alchemy!  He loved it so much he started developing for customers and runs his own lab!

    James talks to us about why he’s different from other labs and spends time talking to us about making your own chemicals. He’s got some top-secret plans he’s working on and has an interesting future ahead of him.  I love his passion for pushing film, controlling contrast and grain.

    What’s interesting about James lab (zone imaging lab) is you can choose the developer!  He even has explanations on his website what each one does.  I think this is a great unique selling point and makes him stand out.

    In this one:

    - spending 3 hours with a reel

    - light leaks

    - custom pushing technique

    - increasing negative density

    - epilepsy

    - career choices

    - trying new developers

    - pyro 510

    - beta testing XTOL killer



    Random questions

    having a pint with James Bond and James chooses a strange superpower.



    Links:

    We discuss a few of the characters from facebook forums including  Rüdiger Hartung and Daniel Keating

    Lab website - https://www.zoneimaginglab.co.uk/about

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/james.nguyen.7



    Friends of the show

    Recently I've shared some of the work brought to us by Static Age.  It's great to see Pete at Static Age is bringing more photographers zines to us.  The most recent is called "cooking with gas" by Brandon Lasko.  It's available now and only £7.

    https://www.staticage.co.uk/product-page/cooking-with-gas-by-brando-lasko

    Other friends are:

    Do check them out - https://filmdev.co.uk/

    Chroma Camera -  https://chroma.camera/




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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Lorenzo Mittiga ,

Great unique interviews!

After being contacted by Andrew regarding the idea of get me for an interview to talk about my underwater photography work, I was a bit concerned, but his unique way to set the conversation in super comfortable , friendly and funny way , made immediately prone to talk as I was talking to an old friend ! I really enjoyed to talk to a passionate photographer and photography lover as he is! Great job Andrew! And thank again for inviting me to be part of your blog! Lorenzo Mittiga

Joel Tjintjelaar ,

Good show

Andrew interviews his guests with genuine interest in his guests, resulting in original and interesting insights.

Lori & Mark ,

Caring and In-depth

I had the honour and privilege of being a featured guest on Andrew's podcast. Prior to the recording, Andrew and I exchanged several emails and spent an hour in a pre-interview. He wanted to get a full picture (pun intended) of me as a photographer and world citizen. He eloquently tied my passion and talents with photography to making this world a better place. I felt safe and assured his podcast is a conduit to building community through shared passion. Thank you Andrew for your wonderful gift to the photographic community, and humanity as a whole!

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