Street Shots Photography Podcast

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Put It Into Gear


A short, mid-summer episode. I'm throwing my hat into the "gear doesn't matter" circus. 


Shuttertime Episode 257

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.




Ward Rosin's Website, Instagram feed and Facebook page.

The Fighting Lady on YouTube

Family of Man scan to PDF 

Lehman College/CUNY critical revisiting of Family of Man

Chronology of MoMA to 1964


The Delights of Seeing


This episode is just you and me today and is a slight followup to my deep dive with Ward Rosin into the work of Walker Evans. Lately, I've found myself "channeling" Evans as I photograph my neighborhood and a small, upstate NY town. I'm wondering what's going to come of this and am I imitating Evans, emulating him, or just shooting in a style he made popular.  

Show Links:

Flickr Gallery Hudson, NY 2018

Flickr Gallery Hudson, NY 2019

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:

Bryan Minear





Ward Rosin







David Szweduik






Antonio M. Rosario





Show Links

The Unusual Collective Home Page

Ward Rosin's Website, Instagram feed and Facebook page.

David Szweduik's Website and Podcast

Bryan Minear's Website and Instagram feed

Mark Reierson's Website and Instagram feed

Mac Sokulski Website and Podcast

The Kage Collective

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. 

Show Links:

Ward Rosin's Website, Instagram feed and Facebook page.

In his own words:

Now Let Us Praise Famous Men: Revisited (PBS American Experience 1988)
Walker Evans' Images:




This episode I'm joined by my buddy Dave Szweduik from the Adventures in Creativity podcast and we talk about why there are those of us who want to create a more "cinematic" look for our photos. Is it as simple as applying color filters and look-up tables to the images or is there something more to it than that? 


Some of Dave's more cinematic imagery:






Show Links:

Dave Szweduik 

Adventures in Creativity podcast

Roger Deakins Cinematographer 

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.   







Lost in Lartigue


In this episode, I'm joined by my buddy Ward Rosin and we do a deep dive into the photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue. 

Ward and I touch on many aspects of Lartigue's work including his love of speed and his use of one of the first color photography processes called "Autochrome." We make some interesting discoveries during our chat and I'm sure you will too as you listen to us both talk about a photographer we've admired for a long time.

This is the first of what will be a regular feature on Street Shots. The idea of talking about interesting and exceptional photographers with a buddy has been something I've wanted to do on the show for a while now. Any feedback is appreciated. 

Show Links:

Ward Rosin's Website, Instagram feed and Facebook page.

Ted Forbes “TheArt of Photography” - "The Color Photography of Jacques-Henri Lartigue"

Ted Forbes “TheArt of Photography” - "Lartigue"

Autochrome Process

Explanation of the distortion in the racing image.

Guardian article on Lartigue

Boyhood photos of J.H. Lartigue

Book - Lartigue: Life in Color

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?


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?


Lenswork Ep. 1149 "New Is Not Always Necessary"

David Szweduik: "Looking back on missed creative opportunities."

David Szweduik: "Mobile photography as a replacement for shooting film."