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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)

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 17 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 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

    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
    Debe Arlook - Meditation, perception and fun

    Debe Arlook - Meditation, perception and fun

    Welcome to photography insights, the show that interviews people from the photography world.  I’m your host Andrew Walmsley and today we have an interesting artist from Santa Monica, USA for you.  Debe Arlook is today's lovely guest who is not also an fine art photographer, but writer, mentor and curator for Pasadena Photography arts too.

    Debe talks to us about her projects including "emptiness defined", "forseeable cache", "edge of an american dream", "semblance, "mirage" and "scene heard".  It was a big undertaking to get so much content so we've done our best to get this down to 60 minutes for you.  She is all about how life has handed her new turns and twists, from divorce to spirituality and being mindful.    Towards the end we even discuss why its important just to observe and how 1 hour looking at something can help you.

    So in this one we discuss:


    Instagram Live
    existential questions
    Spiritually minded
    abstractness
    presentation
    editing
    colour choice
    intention
    transitions
    covid
    artist statements
    creating narrative



    Links

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

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

    Pasadena arts  - http://pasadenaphotographyarts.org/



    News

    It was very strange but I've done my first model shoot - my god it was tough getting used to this.  Even managed to use some colorplus on a family seaside day.  During the bank holiday I also managed to walk around Sheffield on a rainy day with a friend too - it's not always about photography.



    Zine

    As you all heard last week the zine was launched and its out of stock - so really chuffed.  Thank you all to my mates who bought copies - you know who you are :)



    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.

    Thanks go to last weeks guest too-  he provided our first official donation.  Honestly its really appreciated, so cheers Steven.



    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/


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Steven Meyer Rassow - book covers, collages & Polaroids

    Steven Meyer Rassow - book covers, collages & Polaroids

    Welcome to photography insights, the show that interviews people from the photography world.  I’m your host Andrew Walmsley and today we have an excellent film and polaroid photographer for you.  Steven Meyer Rassow is what is known as a digital artist, as his day job involves him designing book covers and artwork for people.

    During his free time he is an advocate of film and loves the square format, but not just film.  Steven shoots and loves Polaroid too, and has a variety of work to showcase and discuss.

    He is a lovely and open person, who freely discusses his work and passion. We actually met through one of my Kodak competitions over a year ago now and one of his photographs had a lasting effect on me.

    In this one we discuss:


    Judge Dredd
    Book covers
    Digital manipulation
    Polaroid frustrations
    Abstractness
    Simplicity
    Collages
    Film

    Steven is also put through our random questions so find out why he wants to punch Steven Seagal!



    Links

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

    Website - http://smrphotoart.com/#prettyPhoto



    Instagram (work) - https://www.instagram.com/designbysmr/

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



    Zine

    Finally i'm proud to tell you all my first body of work is available to buy!  I'm very humbled by static age wanting to print this work and constant encouragement.  You all know i'm an advocate of the printed medium so to have something printed myself is incredible. 

    Not everyone realises simply how much this achievement means to me on a personal level.  My background is very humble, i'm from a poor family i have to be honest, i was an average student and brought up around a mixture of great people and not so great due to the location.  I plodded along in life for many years and always felt like something was missing.  Photography has allowed me to talk to you all, share my love, passion and zest for life.  Hopefully it's the start of a new chapter.

    The zine is only UK £4 delivered too so very affordable, even if you can't afford to buy it just share the link - i will be eternally grateful.



    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/


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ovidiu Selaru - searching, shadows and streets

    Ovidiu Selaru - searching, shadows and streets

    Welcome to photography insights, the show that interviews people from the photography world.  I’m your host Andrew Walmsley and today we have an excellent street photographer for you.

    Ovidiu Selaru's work for those that don’t already know is simply stunning.  He has captured in mono and colour for different reasons. Using architecture, perspectives and shadows so well.  It’s no surprise he has been shortlisted for this years British photo awards.  You will see he has offered workshops in the past and still sells prints of his work too.

    Ovidiu talks to us about his preparation and approach. We cover some of his gear and minimalist approach.

    So in this one we discuss:


    importance of rest
    searching for light
    styles
    inspirations
    iso 10,000
    playing with colours
    moods



    Links

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

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



    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/



    Articles

    Anyone following my feed will notice I wrote an article about the importance of friendships.  The whole idea of this was about supporting the work of others, doing something for someone else.  I'm a big believer in random acts of kindness, it makes you feel good.  If you want to check it out go here - link



    Donations

    So after discussing this last week I have finally implemented a way for anyone to donate.  This will help with ongoing improvements and hosting costs for the website.  I don't allow adverts on my website unlike most other people - i believe it detracts and distracts from the content. I want to stay as ethical as I can and the only option is donations.



    Every single pound/dollar is really appreciated and you will be mentioned (if you are happy with that).



    You can do this through the link on my site or here - link


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    • 59 min
    Aline Smithson - Lenscratch, mothers & velour tracksuits

    Aline Smithson - Lenscratch, mothers & velour tracksuits

    As you know I've come across a lot of artists through the website Lenscratch.com and do urge you all to check it out.  Recently Karen Constine recommended I talk with the founder of the resource - Aline Smithson, so that's what I did.  After reaching Aline, was only to happy to chat.



    Another lovely person who is all about giving, sharing information and providing a free resource for everyone. It's a hell of an effort to write regular and find time for your work too (i know this).  But after 14 years, Aline is still going strong and now has a team of writers alongside her.  What is unusual about this site is everything here is free and it was done this way on purpose and all the staff are volunteers too.  Very commendable they provide this for others.



    Aline is a not only a talented photographer but her roots are in painting, so you will see some of this in her photography.  What I really liked was the different projects she has worked on and some of these are just so much fun.  It's not something I have seen a lot of so nice for a change. Though we will only get to talk about a few of these like "arrangement", "the lonesome doll" and "in case of rain" you really should delve in to her website to look at her portfolio.   Arrangement is about her mother and has been exhibited in Russia, Korea, China, France, Italy and the USA.



    There are a few statements Aline made during the podcast and tells you about her thought process to photography.  The idea of lenscratch was to give back to community, but also she is a big believer in being patient.  In fact I took this quote:



    "your work may not get celebrated now, but when your turn comes everyone will celebrate you” 



    Personally I really love this and we go on to explain why she talks about this. We also discuss:


    only shooting film
    board games
    hard drive failure
    Velour tracksuits
    peer reviewing
    how to get noticed
    hand painting



    Links

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

    Website - http://alinesmithson.com/



    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/



    Facebook group

    Don't forget this resource is there for anyone, need to let some steam off or chat about life?  Then come be around other creatives and help each other - https://www.facebook.com/groups/photographerstheraphy


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Eric Meow - pacman, podcasts & camping

    Eric Meow - pacman, podcasts & camping

    For episode 130 I'm talking to a guy I have followed for a while in the film community and long admired.  Originally noticed his analogue work and then started hearing him help out the team at Sunny 16 podcast.  One of the core reasons I became to admire the work was the openness about sharing details and any techniques but also his fun attitude.  Eric is full of laughter and smiles, throughout his interviews, whether a guest or host - its just his friendly personality.



    It's been great talking to someone with passion for film and most formats too (so even 4x5).  We talk about his adventures travelling around and expired film and his many camera choices.  Eric talks about his start with podcasting too and he's put a great show together with Vania, thats very different.  It has segments of news, reviews, education on photographers, listener messages and even dev parties!  Honestly the relationship they have is great and I'm thoroughly enjoying listening.



    So in this one:


    podcasting
    camping & cooking
    keeping film cool
    infra red
    mountain bikes
    very slow film
    shooting f64



    Links

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/conspiracy.of.cartographers/

    Zines - https://www.etsy.com/shop/consofcart?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=25217794

    Podcast website - https://allthroughalens.com/about/



    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/



    Facebook group

    Don't forget this resource is there for anyone, need to let some steam off or chat about life?  Then come be around other creatives and help each other - https://www.facebook.com/groups/photographerstheraphy


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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Nick St.Oegger ,

Great Show, Laid Back Interviewer

Really enjoyed my recent interview with Andrew for the podcast. Hadn't heard of the show before but am glad it's on my radar. I think it's a great way to get an insight into the ins and outs of working in the photography world and the unique way different practitioners go about their creative work. Andrew is a laid back guy who asks insightful questions. A great listen for anyone interested in photography, amateurs and pros.

slbehr ,

A great show for photographers and fans of photography

I'm really enjoying these podcasts, and I'm looking forward to listening to more of them. It's a great mix of photographers and styles, and Andrew has a way of making you feel really comfortable with the conversation.

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

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