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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

    Peter Kayafas - Discipline, New York + Totems

    Peter Kayafas - Discipline, New York + Totems

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 162 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.



    Once again we head to the big apple for our next guest, someone from the world of film, the darkroom, education and travels.  It's a great pleasure to talk with someone whose work has been exhibited around San Francisco, New York and New Orleans.  Peter Kayafas teaches at the Pratt Institute in New York but is also the director of Eakins Press and involved in other photography related boards.  I wanted to talk with Peter as he travels around the US and manages to make prints and monographs of his work usually in the form of books.  I mean you can't beat a good photography book so do check out the links.



    Peter has vast experience with teaching but also with shooting and darkroom too, so much he was in the darkroom with his dad around 2-3 years of age!  It was interesting to talk about his projects which are "the way west", "totems" which is about links to the past; "people in new york".  The people of New York stands out in the sense he even made 36" square prints on aluminium for this exhibition - imagine that!   The last one we discuss is "coney island waterdance" which he shot during the 1990's about the polar bear club.



    So in this one listen out for:


    broadening skills
    default audiences
    80 days in a darkroom
    printed medium
    discipline
    using instagram



    Links

    Instagram - Instagram link

    Website - Website linkWay west book - Book linkConey Island book (US) - Book linkConey Island book (UK) - Coney book link UKFriends 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 7 min
    Richard Chivers - Gas, glass and social housing

    Richard Chivers - Gas, glass and social housing

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 161 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.

    As many of you know I love shooting architecture, there is something that draws me in. After following a few photographers I have tried encouraging them to come on the show. but it's tough in this field.  I see a lot of international artist so appreciate speaking about your work is not easy.  Well that changed and pleased to introduce Richard Chivers to you all.  Richard is from the UK and not only loves architecture, but shoots this genre professionally too.  What's also interesting is although he's a digital shooter, Richard loves 5x4 too, so a lot of his personal work was shot with his large format.

    A talented man who works all over shooting some stunning buildings for architects.  This work has led him to personal projects too as part of some collectives too.  The projects like degeneration and off grid are all about the history of architecture in the UK and how its a changing landscape.  From the 1950's social housing to Victorian engineering and  modern sky scrapers, we cover it all!  Some of this work has been shot in cities like Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Portsmouth, Southampton,Sheffield, Liverpool and Birmingham.

    So in this one look out for:


    controversy of glass
    New York
    vantage points
    shooting 5x4
    social housing
    architects
    tilt shift
    gas holders

    Links

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

    Website - https://www.rchivers.co.uk/

    Personal Website - https://www.rchiversphoto.co.uk/

    Map 6 Collective - https://www.map6.co.uk/



    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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    Andrew Bartram - The fens, skateboards and workshops

    Andrew Bartram - The fens, skateboards and workshops

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 160 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.



    Today I talk with a fellow countryman and even has the same name, so 2 Andrew's for the price of one - bargain!  Some of you film fans will know Andrew Bartram from his podcasting - on both the "lensless podcast" or the "large format photography podcast". He is one of those genuine souls you find the in community who doesn't mind helping anyone.  After working in the same industry for 40 years Andrew felt like a change and now he's spending some time teaching others through the "Fenland Darkroom".  Personally I think its a fab thing to do and he's hitting a group of people that often miss out - so listen out why.



    He has experience with various types of film, cameras up to large format, different processes like tin types and decades in the darkroom. Andrew is frequently found on social media helping out and blogging too.



    So in this one we talk about:


    workshops
    pricing
    washi film
    memory killers
    ortho film
    x-ray film
    contact prints
    collecting



    Links

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

    Website - https://andrewbartram.wordpress.com/

    Lensless Podcast - https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

    Large format photography podcast - https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.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/



    News

    Recently i've had some annual leave from the day job so been in the darkroom. It's been great to be back and playing around with ideas. I would never know how to classify my work or what I do. I have a liberal approach to my art, sure this is science but most of it is experimenting. Recently I have played with perspectives, tried montage/mirroring, used blue some dye and old paper. This weeks guest has got me thinking too, so let's see.



    I'm pleased to say my film washi project has now completed too - this is the one that involved the smallest film company in the world and a 72 exposure camera.  It was a lot of fun sending this off to random people around the UK and France.  Of course we were delayed by covid so it's taken a little time.  Anyway watch out for an article soon on this.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Kristin Bedford - Equality, god & lowriders

    Kristin Bedford - Equality, god & lowriders

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 159 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.

    This weeks show I'm proud to showcase an artist from the US whose work I came across through lenscratch. The images are really nice and it's about a subject i love - well sort of.  So we talk with Kristin Bedford from Los Angeles who has worked on something called "cruise night".  Cruise night was something that stood out for me. It’s been mentioned in so many outlets around the world!  The project is about the mexican/californian lowrider community (cars that have been lowered) so although it's about cars in theory its not really.  2 years in the making but Kristin's book is now available so watch out for the link in the show notes, your welcome to treat me to a copy too!

    Another project of Kristin's is called "perfect picture" where she spent 5 weeks at the house of the father divine,  A man considered god by his followers and we are talking about a black person during the 1930’s!  I think its very respectful the way Kristin works and shoots, so please do check out her images.

    We also talk about a project about what I would call pop up shop front churches. Its all about slavery and religion, so very important documentary work. Finally we finish on "Alvarado street" about the people in the area and Kristin’s roots in street photography.

    In this one we talk about:


    equality
    natural light
    considerate portraits
    prime lenses
    famous lowriders
    churches + poverty
    black rights
    street photography
    camera technology



    Links

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

    Website - https://www.kristinbedford.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/



    News

    I was privileged to meet a couple of my friends who I met through my podcast.  Yes I able to meet the cool Louis Rodiger from episode 80!  Louis flew in from Tijuana in the states and was staying over in London for a few days.  So I hoped on a train and walked around the banks of the thames with his lovely other half Ana too!

    You can find out more about LU on our podcast- https://phlogger.co.uk/interview-with-music-fashion-photographer-louis-rodiger/



    Later in the afternoon I was able to meet with Kev Percival who you might remember from the Science Museum in London (which a lot of you have seen in the press). Kev appeared on his trusty bike and we met for a coffee in the park, just down from Buckingham Palace.  Just don't ask me where, London is new to me so I'm a total stranger.

    You can find out more about Kev on our podcast - https://phlogger.co.uk/kevin-percival-museums-space-capsules-scotland/

    Anyway it was an amazing day, hopefully I can write a little about it soon.  But for those that follow me on social media you can tell I've been busy in the darkroom again playing. Anyway more on that next week.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Johan Brooks - Fax machines, robots + sumo

    Johan Brooks - Fax machines, robots + sumo

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 158 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.



    I'm really excited to introduce this week's guest too.  It's not often we head across the other side of the world towards Asia.  This week I was very privileged to talk with Johan Brooks.  Johan is a street and documentary photography from Japan.  He's lived in the UK and America so provides a different viewpoint to life in Japan.  He has some fun street images but also some interesting documentary project work.



    We talk about a couple of these which include the "fire corps" and "young mountains" as he calls them.  Please do check out the images, especially of the sumo as you will see how they compliment the story.  Johan is a very respectful guy and talks about shooting protests on the streets of Japan, as it sounds very different to other countries. You certainly get a flavour of the country and my outcome is the word "respect". 



    So in this one we chat about:


    olympic games
    protests
    black lives mattter
    fax machines
    robots
    humour
    morals
    colour vs monochrome
    humanity



    Links

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

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



    Friends of the show

    Steve at Chroma - Find out more 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/



    News

    For those of you in the film community you will start to hear more and more about Pyro 510 developer soon.  James Lane at Zone Imaging lab is moving forward with distributing this in the UK. He's updated his safety data sheet and added lots more films to his list for development instructions.



    In personal news our family has adopted a puppy so its interesting and fun times here.  It's also why I decided to get organised and sell a load of darkroom gear recently (few items left on Facebook if you are interested). 


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Jason Houston - crying, gold and change.

    Jason Houston - crying, gold and change.

    My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 157 of photography insights.  This is the show that interviews people from the photography world.



    Last week we were entertained by one of the ZEKE award winners from last year and today we have the other joint award winner!  So we are talking with the documentary photographer Jason Houston.  His work is completely different to others as it has a focus on climate and change.  I believe the strong messages he presents in the images are needed to help wake us all up.  We do have a meaningful conversation about people and the effects we cause on this planet.  Jason is very experienced, has travelled the world and spent most of time away.   We talk about rising water in Miami, to logging in the Amazon basin and gold in Peru and oh boy there are some important stories.  I also love Jason's attitude to try and honour the communities he visits.



    Jason asks some good questions on how we make change. Remember, we are all part of the problem - from us recording the interview to even you listening to this podcast!



    So in this one:


    sharing awards,
    long covid
    stakeholders & complexities
    understand audiences
    ngo work
    gold
    environment
    deforestation
    crying



    Links

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

    Website - jasonhouston.com

    SDN - https://www.socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/Jason_Houston/4945



    Friends of the show

    Steve at Chroma - Find out more 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/



    Shout out

    So thanks for bearing with me, i had arranged 3 interviews in 7 days so busy getting back up to date.  We've also had a new member of family to through in the mix - a puppy.  So along with these new duties I have been clearing out my darkroom so watch out for equipment on social media. Some of this I'm giving away to others to help them and everything else I've sold in Facebook groups at cheaper than normal prices.  


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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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.

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.

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