Rank #1: The Pleasures of Limitations
Joining me this episode is Mac from the Shuttertime Podcast. After going through an "existential midlife crisis," Mac talks to me about a photo he created during a recent trip he and his wife took and the limits he placed on himself while on this trip. Sometimes having limits can help to resolve a crisis and help create a once-in-a-lifetime photo. We also catch up on a bunch of other photo stuff.
Oct 16 2019
Rank #2: Either Side of the Camera
This episode I’m joined again by my friend Ward Rosin as we take a deep dive into possibly one of the unsung heroes of photo history, Edward Steichen.
Jul 31 2019
Rank #3: The Unusual Suspects
Welcome to my 100th episode! This show I'm joined by three of my friends, Ward Rosin, Bryan Minear and David Szweduik who help me celebrate this milestone show by making a special announcement. We four, plus Mac Sokulski and Mark Reierson (who were unfortunately not on the show) have formed a new photography collective called "The Unusual Collective." In this episode we talk about what it means to be part of a collective and ask just what the heck *is* a photography collective.
Photos from some of the members of the Unusual Collective:
Antonio M. Rosario
Jun 30 2019
Rank #4: Time Trip to 83
Not to 1983 but to episode 83 from last year. Because of a hectic week, my show schedule had gone a little loopy so I decided to replay episode 83 from last October. On that show, I had both Mac Sokulski of the ShutterTime podcast and Mark Reierson (both are also part of the Unusual Collective) where we talked about photo walks. I figured because the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk is this upcoming Saturday, Oct. 5th, replaying this show might be fun for those of you will be participating in that event and didn't hear this show last year. Also, I talk a little about a cool app that's doing some amazing things with the depth features of the newer iPhones.
Sep 30 2019
Rank #5: Uncle Gene
This episode I recount a trip I took in February to visit my wife's uncle, Gene, for his 90th birthday. I decided to bring my cameras but wasn't sure if I wanted to be a documentarian during the visit. What role did I have during this trip? Was I a photographer or family member? Or both?
Apr 15 2019
Rank #6: Put It Into Gear
Aug 16 2019
Rank #7: Let Us Now Praise
This episode, Ward Rosin and I get to talk about a childhood photography hero of mine: Walker Evans. We take a little dive into Evans' life, his stint at the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression and some of his other photographic endeavors during his life. Ward and I ask what was it about Evans' work that made him such an iconic American Photographer. Also, we dovetail the discussion into a newly discovered project by some high school students from Bellaire, Ohio.
In his own words: https://youtu.be/DlXfbixbGG8NYC Public Library FSA CollectionLibrary of Congress Walker Evans FSA CollectionNow Let Us Praise Famous Men: Revisited (PBS American Experience 1988)
Bellaire, Ohio: The All-American Town Zine
Walker Evans' Images:
Jun 15 2019
Rank #8: Learn Something Old
This episode is just me and I talk about just how do we learn photography. Is it piecemeal or as formal education? Not that there's any wrong way to learn about photography but just what are the limitations of the methods of learning. Also, I chat about a topic inspired by another podcast and a friend's blog post: why do we always need to be creating new images? Should we take the time to look back at what we've already made and seek inspiration there sometimes?
Mar 31 2019
Rank #9: Lens Me Your Ears
Last show of the summer. Being that I wasn't fully prepared for a show this week, I decided to take a new lens (and you too) on a walk in Green-Wood Cemetery again. While I usually don't cover gear in my show, this was a great excuse to get out walking, shooting, and talking while I gave a new lens a test. It's not a review show and I don't only talk about the lens. Why not join me for a stroll while I share my thoughts about picture taking.
Aug 31 2019
Rank #10: Made the Papers
Couple days late but not short a dollar. On my own this episode as I tell you about getting profiled by a local Brooklyn newspaper and I take another tour of Green-Wood Cemetery with my microphone and my twin lens reflex camera.
May 17 2019