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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 or 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)

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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 or 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

    J Jason Lazarus - Electrons, Gameboys and inspiring others

    J Jason Lazarus - Electrons, Gameboys and inspiring others

    Welcome to episode 139 of photography insights and I'm your host Andrew Walmsley.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography field from across the globe.



    Today I'm really excited to share with you another great force in education and photography.  J Jason Lazarus is an educator at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Not only that but Jason loves interesting alternative or historic processes and having fun.  You can tell from our conversation he is really in to his ability to educate others and keep pushing forward.  He teaches the history of photography and talks about the importance of updating his students with his own work.  It's all about motivating others but keeping up to date and pushing yourself.



    Jason is also part of an "untapped group" where the idea is to meet up in person and provide encouragement and critique for people's images.  There are so many different projects Jason has worked on, from Mordançage, to chemigrams, cyanotype or shooting on a Gameboy!  Hope you enjoy looking through his array of images.



    Anyway, he's a very approachable guy and we had so much fun, so enjoy this one.  I really struggled to edit this one down as he's got such a great body of work.  It was even interesting to talk about how different life is because of the lack of sunlight and seasons in Alaska, but alas I had to cut so much.  Maybe I will send running a patreon service and those of you that are crazy can listen to us for hours!  



    Here are a few things we discussed:


    playing with processes
    printing van dyke brown
    electron scanning microscope
    macro photography
    cyanotypes
    anna atkins
    mordancage (remember accent on the c)
    gameboy shooting
    dot matrix printers
    chemigram
    inspiring others + pushing you



    Links

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

    Website - https://obscura-works.com/



    Donations

    Please don't forget i've launched the KO-FI donation page.  All donations mean a lot to me, i'm trying to blog and experiment with so many more things like cyanotype and lith printing. I can only do this with funds, so please do help, every £1 means so much.



    Friends of the show

    Large format + medium format cameras - https://chroma.camera

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

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



    Shout Out - Kosmo

    Don't forget we mentioned Kosmo's new film coming your way.  Details on kickstarter here:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kosmofoto/kosmo-foto-agent-shadow-35mm-bandw-film-and-the-36-frames



    Shout Out - Eric Kunsman

    Eric and his colleagues are running this opportunity for 100 students who graduated in 2010 or 2011, more details here:

    www.MFAphotographyreviews.com




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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Jaime Aelavanthara- constraints, cyanotypes & students

    Jaime Aelavanthara- constraints, cyanotypes & students

    Welcome to the episode 138 of photography insights, the show that interviews people from the photography world.  I'm your host Andrew Walmsley and today we are hop over the ocean to Florida in the United States.  When we talk about cyanotypes, I think of our friend Jonah who actually introduced Jaime to myself.  But traditionally with cyanotypes we think about small 4x6 style prints and flowers or leaves.  Well Jaime has a really different view on this and it's why I found her work so interesting.  Jaime Aelevanthara is an assistant professor at the University of Tampa.   As Jaime would put it "her work explores themes of the human condition and an interconnectedness with nature". 



    So looking at her images and projects you will see foilage, trees, water, leaves combined with her love of alternative processes like cyanotypes and gum bichromate.  In fact we discuss her project "palace of leaves" which was shot during COVID.  Also we discuss the problems around "modern beauty" - being surrounded by the perfection and expectations of others.

    You will tell from our conversation she cares deeply about learning and applying this to her students.  It's not about instructing, more a case of empowering a person to learn through trying.  We discuss how this has aided my learning and go through some examples too.

    We finish talking about one of her students work - the accordion.  I implore you to check the website for the images and see such wonderful creations considering the circumstances.  You should also check out her writing skills too - Jaime has wrote for Analog Forever!  It's in the style of a book review of cyanotypes so check that out here.



    In this one we discuss:


    Handling questions from students
    sharing knowledge
    cyanotype business cards
    projects during pandemic
    teaching darkroom
    cyanotype pre-treated
    digital negatives
    exposure times
    darkroom sessions
    students
    analog forever



    Links

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

    Website - https://www.jaelavanthara.com/



    Analog Forever - https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/



    Donations

    Please don't forget i've launched the KO-FI donation page, for anyone wanting to help me fund improvements to the show.  All donations mean a lot to me, i'm trying to blog and experiment with so many more things like cyanotype and lith printing. I can only do this with funds, so please do help, every £1 means so much.



    Friends of the show

    Large format + medium format cameras - https://chroma.camera

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

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



    Zine

    There are just a few of zines with prints left now, so grab it now while you can.  I'm going to putting a few more individual prints up soon, hopefully on my new website, but more details in the future.



    Featured

    I was honoured to be interviewed and have a 4 page feature in a magazine recently.  It's run by Jay Good and all part of something he does for his Facebook group.  


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Teresa Meier - beer, cats + time travel

    Teresa Meier - beer, cats + time travel

    Welcome to the latest episode of photography insights, the show that interviews people from the photography world.  I'm your host Andrew Walmsley and today we are going to look at some creative composites.  For episode 137 we managed to talk with Terese Meier from Oregon in the USA, who produces beautiful photo illustrations and dreamy composites.  Teresa is a skilled lady who can be seen hand making elements in her design including clothing.  She seems a jack of all trades and can take to wood and illustration by hand too - very gifted i know!  I really do have to thank Jonah for the introduction too.



    Teresa has a variety of work, from her impressions of dream like montages to portraiture and self portraiture too.  You should always be on the look out for her cats too, quite often featured in the periphery. It was such a blast talking to Teresa as she has a great and funny attitude to life.  There was lots of laughter and we even solved world problems - so don't forget to hand on till the end for my random questions.



    I became interested in Teresa's work because the projects like collective intentions where you can see a central idea but carried out in such a beautiful and bizarre way.  We briefly talk about "there's no place like home" too, as I wondered how her partner copes with her sets and getting involved.  We time travel back to her first photoshop image too of her infamous cat in a great setting, so please do check that out.



    In this one we discuss: 


    composites with photoshop
    expressing herself
    self portraiture
    lockdown anxiety
    working with your partner
    stitching images
    48x72 inch prints!
    Cats + pets
    crafting beer



    Links

    If you want to find out more about Teresa, she's running a mobile photography course and very soon teaching through skillshare too.  

    Website - https://www.teresameier.com/

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



    Donations

    Please don't forget i've launched the KO-FI donation page, for anyone wanting to help me fund improvements to the show.  All donations mean a lot to me, i'm trying to blog and experiment with so many more things like cyanotype and lith printing. I can only do this with funds, so please do help, every £1 means so much.



    Friends of the show

    This week I want to talk about Steve at Chroma Camera as he's built and building some really exciting technology.  He's building a 6x12 roll film holder, which is amazing for any large format users - imagine that perspective!!  Also he's working with another gentleman called Dave Walker to build an electronic shutter.    So please do checkout his website and feed for sneeky previews.



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

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



    Zine

    There are just a few of zines with prints left now, so grab it now while you can.  The next hand made prints will not be at this price point.






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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Kathleen Dreier - Parenting, portraits and race

    Kathleen Dreier - Parenting, portraits and race

    Welcome to the latest episode of photography insights, the show that interviews people from the world of photography.  Today I take you to America again, with our featured artist Kathleen Dreier.  Kathleen was introduced by Jonah is another lovely soul from Tucson, Arizona who is known for her corporate work until recently.  Covid well and truly had a large impact on her life and she's embraced the world of projects.  You will hear us talk about her work involving front line workers during COVID. But also we tackle and talk about racial issues in the country (voices of race).  Like Kathleen says sometimes its about looking in and not just out.  It's a thoughtful and engaging body of work she has undertaken, which may end up being long term!  



    Kathleen has been featured in press and media all over now (link here) and she's using this to educate others it's time for change.  Please do look at her Facebook page, which is now the core place for everything related to her work.  She is doing her best to help others in a respectful way.



    So in this one we discuss:


    parenting
    workshops
    portraiture
    covid
    being present
    self portraiture
    white history
    need for art

    A few words stood out during our time together including this:

                  "learning as a white person we are part of the puzzle, the problem and the solution"



    Links

    Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/kathleendreierphotographyvoicesofrace

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

    Website - https://kathleendreier.com/





    Donations

    Please don't forget i've launched the KO-FI donation page, for anyone wanting to help me fund improvements to the show.  



    Friends

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

    Large format cameras, medium format & accessories - https://chroma.camera/

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



    Zine

    The last few zines are on my website with handmade prints!!  They are priced at £10 with UK delivery.  It's a one time arrangement and I won't be selling prints at this price again.



    Article

    I've been writing again, this time it was about my first time shooting slide film.  So hope you check that out on my website too.  


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Vania Zask - Oceans, parking and Volvo's

    Vania Zask - Oceans, parking and Volvo's

    Welcome to photography insights, the show that interviews people from the photography world. i'm your host Andrew Walmsley and today we feature a fun lovely surfing martian!  Yes it's Vania Zask a film photographer from Los Angeles and the other half of "all through a lens podcast".



    As a regular listener of allthroughalens, it was great to feature Eric in episode 130 and he really recommended Vania.  So I did my usual research and listened to even more episodes and just couldn't wait to get her on here.  I think you will understand from her vibe and constant giggles, she really is a fun and interesting lady.

    Vania's work is all about water, she's never far from it with her camera too.  She is known for her surfing shots and yes I mean shooting film on, in and under the water.  What is also fascinating is because of her love for old technology she approaches everything with a can do attitude.  Whether's its medium format, large format, cyanotypes or developing - she is a yes person.  In my opinion it's why there show is so interesting and fun, the on air friendship between Eric and Vania is fantastic.



    Vania was the type of person you can relate to and just chat with.  So yes we spent hours chatting, but narrowed this down to 60 minutes for you all.  So in this one we are going to discuss:


    female photographers
    racial issues
    Volvo's
    Surfing (obviously)
    Hanimex & Nikonos
    Saving people
    Dogs vs cats
    Opening up online
    Legendary fashion
    Parking cars
    compilation tapes



    Random questions

    It was pretty easy choosing questions for Vania, since you get to know a person through listening to them so much. So find out Vania's superpowers and her impulses.



    Links

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

    Podcast - https://allthroughalens.com/



    Donations

    Please don't forget i've launched the KO-FI donation page, for anyone wanting to help me fund improvements to the show.  I'm wanting to start off with a new microphone as I was correct, its already falling apart and my headphones too.



    Friends

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

    Large format cameras, medium format & accessories - https://chroma.camera/

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



    Zine

    Advanced notice for all my podcast listeners, the last few zines are going up on my website with handmade prints.  Keep watching the site as they are due up 18/19th May 2021 and very limited quantity available.



    Blog

    Recently I got back out there in the world of portraiture with my mate Jay Good.  We shot a local model in her town and I've wrote about my experience of coming out covid.  We had fun, we had some pictures, Jay made sure I didn't fall in the water and I survived jumping down the bridge - anything for a shot!

    So check that out here - https://phlogger.co.uk/returning-to-portraiture-coping-with-covid/


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dima Gavrysh - Afghanistan, decisions & questions

    Dima Gavrysh - Afghanistan, decisions & questions

    Welcome to photography insights, the show that interviews people from the photography world.  I’m your host Andrew Walmsley and today we have an intellectual and thought provoking photographer for you.  Dima Gavrysh started life in Ukraine and is now living and working in the USA (near Silicon Valley). 



    A man who has master degrees in cinematography from Kyiv and photography from Rhode Island (RiSD)! He’s a well travelled man who has worked as a freelance photojournalist for the Associated Press.  I first came across Dima’s work through lenscratch because of his work in Afghanistan.

    He tells us about important moments in his career like during 9/11 he was scanning in a news room and seeing what happened made him move to New York.  Dima ended up with an internship at the Washington Post as a prize for a Eddie Adams workshop.  After time he realised this had no meaning and saw the never ending war of Afghanistan in the news. That was the catalyst and volunteered to go over.  Dima talks about getting to know soldiers and the experience of them not coming back again.  The realities of war are boredom, anticipation and fear.  His take from his time was he found out lots of things about himself and had more questions that answers!

    From his work in Afghanistan he's created a book from his project called "Inshallah" - which means "god willing".



    In this one we are going to discuss:


    technology is not important
    destined to be doctor
    what education did for him
    introductions were key
    restrictions of shooting
    short form vs long form news
    Prince Charles & President Obama
    meeting Afghan elders
    press and the military
    being macho
    the tech industry
    iPhone shooting
    reading



    Links

    Website - https://dimagavrysh.com/

    Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/3868284680/?coliid=INK10UL7ORHW6&colid=1O92LNQN8SUMN&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it



    Donations

    Please don't forget i've launched the KO-FI donation page, for anyone wanting to help me fund improvements to the show.  I'm wanting to start off with a new microphone as I was correct, its already falling apart and my headphones too.



    Friends

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

    Large format cameras, medium format & accessories - https://chroma.camera/

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



    Zine

    During the introduction I mentinoed the f/8 documentary zine - specifically the work of David Gilbert Wright. Do check it out https://www.instagram.com/f8documentary/


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    • 1 hr 17 min

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