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Photography Daily

A daily Monday to Friday show about and for photographers of all styles and ability. Snapshot editions during the week with monthly longer Focus editions. Thoughts and inspirations from photography's finest internationally.

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A daily Monday to Friday show about and for photographers of all styles and ability. Snapshot editions during the week with monthly longer Focus editions. Thoughts and inspirations from photography's finest internationally.

#229 Finding a chest of photographs unlocks a new career!

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Today Karah Mew, AKA The Glass Narrator talks about how launching a career in documentary portrait photography during a difficult pregnancy that then became a pandemic business drought has helped her re-evaluate life and her love of making pictures, which starts with the most wonderful serendipitous house clearance, where she discovered a chest of photographs belonging to a lady who'd worked as a print developer. Supported by MPB.com - see the SHOW NOTES for all links.

May 17 2021

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#228 Friday Photowalk: Beware the bears!

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The Friday edition of the show is our mailbag episode; you, your questions and thoughts about the guests you have heard and the photo projects you're working on. This week, farewell portraits, a cold Canadian walk with one eye out for the bears, picturing litter, photo ping pong revisited, underwater in Jamaica, taking a degree in photography and more. Send your pictures and stories for next week's show to studio@photographydaily.show - and see the pictures on the SHOW PAGE.

May 14 2021

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#227 ‘The greatest London photographer you’ve never heard of?’

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If you’re wondering about the title today, it’s a quote from a Time Out special feature when they highlighted the historically important work of a photographer who with a Kodak camera he came about from an American GI, grew up in late 50s and 60s London, documenting life in the city, a viewpoint from a young man who had arrived from Jamaica with his family in '56. This docu-interview was recorded on location and covers Charlie's life, his time as a member of the Italian Paparazzi, his return to London and the struggle to get recognised. Supported by MPB.com. See the SHOW NOTES for all links. 

May 12 2021

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#226 'Landscape journalism' and shooting for YOU!

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Barry Butler in our Monday FOCUS edition on business talks about the incredible work he has been doing photographing each sunrise and sunset in Chicago, but his story starts at a 'friendly' hockey game, a 'fortuitous' accident leading to a life and career making photographs that he calls landscape journalism. He talks of how this became his obsession and livelihood and his love of the homeland; Ireland. Supported by MPB.com - see the SHOW NOTES.

May 10 2021

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#225 Friday Photowalk: Solving crimes in Oxford

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It's the mailbag podcast of the week from Oxford this time. Joined by a friend of the show, Steve Vaughan who takes us on a short Morse walk within the programme to celebrate the city's famous TV sleuth. Today we talk community, van life, setting up studios, the calm of photography, taking risks and making pictures in a jail. There's inspirational clips from past guests and we invite you to send us your pictures and photo stories to studio@photographydaily.show. All links and pictures from those featured are on the SHOW PAGE.

May 07 2021

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#224 Women Street Photographers: an international story

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Gulnara Samoilova, a photojournalist, a documentarian, a curator, a street photographer and now an editor with a Wednesday Photostory edition about a new book featuring 100 international Women Street Photographers. We talk about what the street genre means to her, how she curated this collection and the runaway success of the organisation created to promote the work of women street photographers worldwide. We also talk about Gulnara's own incredibly powerful work that won a coveted World Press Photo award for coverage of 9/11. The SHOW NOTES have all links to that discussed today.

May 05 2021

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#223 Building a portrait business in a NEW city: Sydney!

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A new month, a new season of the show begins; on Mondays we talk with photographers worldwide, digging a little deeper into their business stories, a FOCUS on how they work and what they did to launch, where they are now, and what the future holds. Michael Quelch decided to set up shop in a city where he knew nobody and in three years has made a real success of building a portrait and headshot business. He took a different creative route as you’re about to find out, empathy and preparation being important to his path. See the SHOW NOTES for links to all you hear.

May 03 2021

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#222 Friday Photowalk: Watership Down

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The 'end of the week show,' taking your emails and DMs on a photowalk; us with our cameras, me with my microphone. Today we're 'climbing' Watership Down, a little square of England that inspired author Richard Adams to write the book of the same name, that became a 70s blockbuster animated movie. We talk photographic therapy, 365s, sunken villages, van-life, creative drift, the peace of the sea, 'photocycling' and there's some show news about the new Monday cast. We show your photowalk pictures too and share links in the SHOW NOTES.

Apr 30 2021

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#221 Take a Picture, Tell a Story, in County Jail!

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'Take a Picture, Tell a Story' is American photojournalist Robert Gumpert’s thirteen and a half year project in County Jails where he makes a portrait, then sits with each inmate to audio record the sound of them talking about life, their experiences in prison, family and whatever else they should want to say. The conversations were always conducted in private away from Deputy's ears. The idea was simple; the exchange of prints for a story. Hear how the project was made and excerpts from those who shared. See the SHOW NOTES for links to pictures.

Apr 28 2021

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#220 When the NY Times publish your photostory...

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Photographer and National Geographic contributor Roff Smith is more used to being on an airliner travelling to his next international story, than working within a ten mile radius of his home on the south coast of England. Featured recently by the New York Times for a wonderful lockdown enforced project where the lanes around his home became his muse, every day he’d cycle for hours to make self portraits during his trips out. Today, the Art of the ride, journeys from my doorstep. See the pictures and follow the links on the SHOW PAGE.

Apr 26 2021

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#219 Photowalk: Fish, chips and a polarizer!

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It's the end of the week show where you're invited to join me on a photowalk, just you, me, our cameras and the mailbag. This week basketball memories, genre dilemmas, daily dawn and dusk diaries, moving home in New Zealand, and walking in all seasons weather upon the Isle of Skye. Inspiration from Albert Watson, Paul Sanders, NBA legend Andrew D. Bernstein and landscape photographer Nick Page. Be sure to send your pictures and mails to studio@photographydaily.show and see the SHOW NOTES. Supported by MPB.com

Apr 22 2021

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#218 Albert Watson on Jagger, Hitchcock and passion

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Albert Watson, OBE is our guest. It's a story of moving from Scotland to America, to the bright lights of LA, which must have been very dazzling and exciting for a young photographer loaded with creative ideas, ready to take on the photographic world. We talk about first breaks, self belief, the fashion industry and some of his most famous portraits with Kate Moss, Hitchcock and the dead Goose , plus Mick Jagger morphed with a Leopard! The show is sponsored by MPB.com and send your thoughts to the Friday Photowalk edition by emailing studio@photographydaily.show. Click here for SHOW LINKS.

Apr 21 2021

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#217 The movie man who 'buys' your house for the day

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Like many good stories, this starts with an element of sliding doors circumstance, a fitting movie reference. A sucker for tales of the unexpected, those things that happen which persuade your life to take a different path; the red or blue pill, one more movie reference. Today, photographer Dodd Vickers gives a fascinating glimpse into the world of film making and the job that can literally shape the mood and look of a film or TV series; the work of photographic location scouts and set location managers. Supported by MPB.com - see the SHOW NOTES.

Apr 19 2021

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#216 Friday Photowalk: I can see the sea!

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The Photowalk edition is the show where I take your emails and DMs on a photowalk to end the week. We make some pictures and have a chat. Your thoughts about photography, what you've heard on the weekday shows, what you're working on and what it means to be a photographer. This week, the healing effect of photography, using film, walks in Rome and Norway, imposter syndrome and going pro. Inspirational thoughts too from guests including forthcoming legend of photography Albert Watson. See today's SHOW NOTES for links to all discussed.

Apr 16 2021

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#215 SHOOTING hoops, a life with legends!

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Guest Andrew D. Bernstein is a legend in American sports photography, involved in the creation of NBA Photos in 1986, responsible for helping archive the history of professional basketball. His photos have featured on thousands of magazine covers plus newspaper leads worldwide and his enduring professional and personal friendship with the late five time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant led to their global bestseller 'The Mamba Mentality: How I Play.' We talk about the game, the stars; Magic, Kobe, Phil Jackson and - Bruce Springsteen! Pics and info in the SHOW NOTES.

Apr 13 2021

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#214 Taking your LEAP of faith

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Roy Tyson creates witty and intriguing imagery with customised miniature figures in photographs and art installations. The former car mechanic and pharma sales rep is a self taught photographer and artist with works and representation by Saatchi Arts. This is a classic story of trusting instinct, feeling your way, making that leap of faith as a creative. For links to pictures, supporters and subjects discussed, be sure to visit the SHOW PAGE.

Apr 12 2021

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#213 Friday Photowalk: Vintage camera obsessions

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The mailbag walkabout edition of the week where I take the show out with you and our cameras, some 'us time' to make pictures and chat about photography, whatever kind of photographer you are; pro, amateur or even iPhonographer, it all counts. This week vintage cameras, ideas for projects, children's books, a walk in Ottawa to clear the mind and even Dr. Who! I'd love to receive your pictures from the photowalks you make, so send them in to studio@photographydaily.show - and the pictures from this week are on the SHOW PAGE.

Apr 09 2021

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#212 Broken bones to Bel-Air to NASA Classified

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Snowboarder turned photographer Mike Kelley shares a story of his entirely unplanned journey into the world of international architectural photography. He also talks of the project made with a Canon 6D and cheap 50mm lens that saw him travel to twenty airports around the world to photograph an inventive viral campaign called Airportraits, proof that you simply never know what is around the corner creatively. It’s a story of real left turns in life, being open to opportunity and letting your imagination loose at NASA HQ! Links to today's stories, pictures and a chance to listen to a MORE members only episode gratis are on the SHOW NOTES.

Apr 07 2021

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#211 A Wounded Landscape: The Kickstarter success story

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Today the extraordinary Kickstarter book project by a British commercial photographer, Marc Wilson; A Wounded Landscape, Bearing Witness to the Holocaust, based around 22 Holocaust survivor stories, a project that has a most gentle nature and revealing serendipity at times. For many photographers, Kickstarter is a route to publish and I also talk with Marc about his experience using this method. See the SHOW NOTES for this episode which also has a link to tomorrow's Patreon only edition which is available to all listeners. The show is supported by MPB.com

Apr 05 2021

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#210 Friday Photowalk: a meditative walk

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The Photowalk edition of the week is a chance to escape into ourselves with earbuds charged, you and I, chatting about what went on during the week with our guests, a revisit to some of the interview archives and an opportunity to find out what’s going on with your photography; ideas you’ve had and projects you’d like to share. This week, words that spell trouble for good reason, a white out, we discuss renewed creative zest, becoming professional and copyright. Share your photowalk pictures through the email address: studio@photographydaily.show See all the SHOW NOTES.

Apr 02 2021

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By ILaughAtWordsLikeButtAndPoop - Apr 09 2019
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I’m a huge fan of Sean Tucker and I just finished the episode with his interview. Absolutely great from beginning to end. Just subscribed to the show and I’m excited to hear more of this podcast!