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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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    • 4.7 • 21 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

    Zachary Stephens - Breastfeeding, Children and Polaroids

    Zachary Stephens - Breastfeeding, Children and Polaroids

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 168 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.



    Welcome to the latest show everyone, this one features an artist from the New Hampshire region in the USA.  Paula from the Griffin put a post about Zachary Stephens work, so naturally I had to check it out.  After looking through his and his website we arranged to get him to talk to us.



    Zach is a really lovely guy, a husband, father, educator and artist.  It's really nice to see Zach working with his children on his "are we there yet" project. This one really drew my attention being a father myself and couldn't help but laugh at some of his scenes.  As any dad will tell you, if you have girls at some point they will be cutting your hair and applying make up to you!  I hope you find time to check the links and laugh too at the photography.



    We also find time to talk about his "watching the ice melt" series too, which has been exhibited, another interesting take on the world and light.  Zach has also covered another unusual project too, involving breastfeeding.  It's a very authentic, tastefully shot series of portraits with mothers for Vermont local health authority.



    So watch out for these areas today:


    higher education
    changes from the pandemic
    photo journalism
    composite art
    cyanotypes
    why make work
    expired polaroids
    long term projects



    Links

    Website -  https://zacharypstephens.com/

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


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Nicole Morrison - Carl, Freelancing & GIF's

    Nicole Morrison - Carl, Freelancing & GIF's

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 167 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.



    I'm pleased to introduce you all to a photographer from San Francisco called Nicole Morrison.  Nicole specialises in food and drink,as well as lifestyle photography. When you come across her work you are drawn in by the colours and happy vibe.  It's not a simple thing to create and has taken practise.  We talk about how she has adopted to freelancing in to the world after leaving university.  Nicole is a happy and smiling type of person and loves writing too.

    I came across her work through Lenscratch as she had done some interesting work with GIF's.  The project about makers was really interesting and drew me in, it's so nice to see people using their hands in this age of technology and especially considering her local area (Silicon Valley).



    So in this one we discussed:


    editing photos vs writing
    bright colours
    GIF formats
    importance of test shoots
    culture shocks
    mentors
    Etsy
    surviving freelance



    Links

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

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





    Friends of the show

    Steve at Chroma - Find out more about his new cute & small pin hole camera at  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/


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Kathrin Federer - Anxiety, NFT's & Spies

    Kathrin Federer - Anxiety, NFT's & Spies

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 166 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.



    Welcome to 2022 everybody, happy new year. It will be interesting to see what this year brings.  Sorry the slack service recently I decided to take time off and relax (literally no photography at all). Podcast schedule should return to normal soon, so just bear with me if there are any gaps.



    I'm pleased to present this weeks guest is Kathrin Federer from Switzerland.  I had been following her for some time on Instagram and her work was so stunning, so got in touch.  Kathrin is actually a digital artist, so it was interesting to see and hear her talk about her approach to creating images.  It's not a full time engagement for her as she works in media, but never the less, a fabulous talent.  She works with companies and people like Adobe so keep a look out for her work.

    In this one we discuss:


    dealing with communication
    storing ideas
    anxiety & distractions
    NFT's, blockchain + minting
    graphic cards
    creating youtube content
    spy vs spy



    Links

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kathrinfederer.ch/

    Website - https://en.kathrinfederer.ch/



    Friends of the show

    Steve at Chroma - Find out more about his new cute & small pin hole camera at  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/


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Christmas 2021 with Eoghan Hennessy and Christopher Osborne

    Christmas 2021 with Eoghan Hennessy and Christopher Osborne

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 165 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.

    Over the last few years I have always wanted to do a christmas special which would have to be different.  After rummaging around my mind I finally came up with a plan and invited a couple of analogue shooting friends on to the show.  So this will break off for the normal interview style and will focus on the world of analogue and christmas obviously.



    I'm pleased to invite Eoghan Hennessey (prounounced Owen) and of course I messed that up several times.  Also from the world of silvergrain and film we have the esteemed Christopher Osborne.  Both guests are great film shooters, active in our UK film group but also fun to talk to, hence why they are here.

    If you are ready for the show, it's themed around the 3 ghosts, past; present and the future, meaning we all cover an element each. So we will be talking about what we miss, what we want and expect in the future!

    Not only that but Eoghan and Christopher have agreed to take part in my barmy christmas quiz too - it's a bit of my usual type questions with some sensible ones too.  It's a lot of fun so do listen for that.



    So in this one we cover:


    Film subscriptons
    Grant Brittain
    Pin hole
    Kodak/Ilford/Orwo/cinestill,Fuji +Lomography
    Film scanning
    Intrepid
    Kosmo Foto
    Chrome Camera
    Slides
    Cibachrome
    Meyer optic
    Film developers
    and more



    Links

    Quite a few so here goes in alphabetical order:

    35mmc - https://www.35mmc.com/27/10/2021/photography-through-the-pandemic-book-kickstarter-is-live/

    Analogue Wonderland film sub box - https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/products/the-analogue-wonderbox

    Chroma Camera - https://chroma.camera/product/cube-24x24mm-frame-135-pinhole/

    Cool Film sub box - https://coolfilm.co.uk/

    Grant Brittain- http://gingkopress.com/shop/push/

    Intrepid - https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/products/intrepid-enlarger-kit-full

    Kosmo Foto - https://kosmofoto.com/product/kosmo-foto-agent-shadow-film/

    Meyer Optic - https://silvergrainclassics.com/en/2021/12/meyer-optic-gorlitz-experience/
    Piinhole - https://realitysosubtle.fr/custom-cameras/realitysosubtle-6x17/
    Pyro developer - https://www.zoneimaginglab.co.uk/ordering-2/25j28ro7qvmdar7fpskjyyhw0q1wyc



    Friends of the show

    Steve at Chroma - Find out more about his new cute & small pin hole camera at  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/




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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Emilio Cresciani - cuts, rubbish & spills

    Emilio Cresciani - cuts, rubbish & spills

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 164 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.



    One day I was sending hello messages to people that had recently followed me on Instagram. I usually check out their images and websites, so I can decide if I'm going to follow their work.  As you imagine I follow a lot of people and try to keep a small number of close people to engage with.  After Emilio Cresciani followed me I was intrigued and after seeing his projects I messaged him through Instagram and here we are!



    Emilio is an artist from Australia who sees beauty in elements all around us.  It was fun talking to Emilio for his laid back personality as you will soon find out.  He's a caring person too who teaches people with disabilities and worked in care previously as well.  What's even more interesting is his project based work - like "remains of the day".  A great project looking at waste and how humans are affecting this world.



    When talking about his oil slicks, we are looking at what comes out the ground is driping back in to the ground.  Don't get me started on his car screen's too, buying over 30 of these and making art out of these.  Honestly he's able to see patterns and something interesting and use different photography processes to make art.  As we finish the conversation we talk about awards and competitions, then finally memories of his grandad.



    So in this one look out for:

    - recycle + waste

    - negative consequences

    - metallic paper 

    - shooting roadside

    - rain

    - safety glass

    - iphone vs photograms

    - making a lightbox

    - working with ice



    Links

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/emilio_08/

    Website - http://emiliocresciani.com/about-emilio



    Friends of the show

    Steve at Chroma - Find out more about his new cute & small pin hole camera at  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/



    Review

    You may have seen on social media recently, I posted the latest iTunes review.  It certainly made me laugh its a pretty bad one but everyone is entitled to an opinion so here goes.

    "Don’t bother"

    Worst interviewer in history. Mumbles. Interrupts. Wouldn’t know an intelligent question if it fell on him.
    All I can say is, whatever you are doing now, just stop. Go leave a review and help me cancel this out. I can handle criticism, but we all know the statements are incorrect. I'm not the worst interviewer, just one of them, oh well you have to laugh.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Lou Jones - skills, slides & survival

    Lou Jones - skills, slides & survival

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 163 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.

    This interview is one I had been really looking forward to as well, so let me tell you why.  First of Lou Jones was recommended by Paula Tognarelli and as the ex-head at Griffin museum, she knows a talent when she sees one.  So after reaching out we had a brief chat weeks before the discussion you will hear.  Lou is such an interesting guy and time just flew by, so I apologise for the length of this one.  I was going to split in to 2 episodes but seemed stupid so take your time with this one.  It was actually too hard to cut, the beginning of our chat lay the foundations for who Lou is and we escalate through his career and experiences (through still film and the digital world). 



    The thing is Lou has worked for many big names like Time/Life, National Geographic and other Fortune 500 companies, he's wrote many books, travelled and taught.  It's practically impossible to cover so much variety and its ever changing. Even though we didn't get chance to talk about it, his next project is so important - thats the PanAfricaProject, so do check out his work.



    So we get to talk about life, cinematography like Bladerunner and Dune, and how they effect our photography. We move in to the life and times of being a black photographer, from getting noticed to maintaining a career.  It's a long career shooting with text book publishers, advertisers, models, the Olympics (winter and summer) to musicians. Not only that but we discuss how important his Death Row series was to him as a person and his career.  You need to listen to this as it's a rare thing to gain access to death row inmates.

    Lou is a fabulous, fun and well spoken guy, so lets hope we see him again in the future.  For now here a list of a few points we come across:


    dyslexia
    influences
    cinematography
    motion
    working for clients
    being different
    a million slides
    getting appointments
    the olympics
    Charles Mingus
    contact visits



    Links

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

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





    Friends of the show

    Steve at Chroma - Find out more about his new cute & small pin hole camera at  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/


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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Rbpatt ,

Fresh, interesting and down to earth.

I’ve been listening to Andy since he started. He uses the podcast to share his enthusiasm for photography and life in general. He’s a sincere and thoughtful host who asks the questions we would ask.

Listen and decide for yourself.

Master Red X ,

Talented Interviewer, Great Content

Andrew Walmsley (aka, the Phlogger) is a talented interviewer who is deeply passionate about photography in all of its forms and approaches. His long-form approach to podcast production is refreshing and he has interviewed some of the interesting photographers of today. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and listening to his content.

ml28879 ,

Don’t bother

Worst interviewer in history. Mumbles. Interrupts. Wouldn’t know an intelligent question if it fell on him.

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