Street Shots Photography Podcast

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The Unusual Suspects

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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

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Ward Rosin

 

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David Szweduik

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Antonio M. Rosario

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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

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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: https://youtu.be/DlXfbixbGG8

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

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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

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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.   

 

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Lost in Lartigue

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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

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Guardian article on Lartigue

Boyhood photos of J.H. Lartigue

Book - Lartigue: Life in Color

Uncle Gene

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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

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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?

Links:

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."

Poetry of Coincidence Redux

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This week since I'm not feeling that great, rather than have no episode, I decided to rerun one of our earlier shows with an interview with photographer and podcaster, Marco Larousse. Tom and I interviewed Marco over two episodes but I glued them together to make it just one show. Yes, that means Tom is back! Here are the show notes from those episodes:

Marco started taking pictures as a young teen and has never looked back. Digital and film are part of his repertoire and despite some of the differences shooting in Germany versus the U.S. (particularly with privacy laws), Marco and the Switch to Manual guys find they share the same passion for capturing images from the street. His striking photography along with his Fuji X Files blog (where he shares techniques, tips, and reviews of Fujifilm's great X-series cameras) helped him gain a rare slot as an official Fujifilm X Photographer.

Marco’s work can be found on his website where you can also check out his Fuji X Files blog. It’s a  wonderful resource if you own a Fuji X camera and if you don't own one, you'll probably going to want to get one after reading it. Marco can also be found on Twitter and on Flickr.

UPDATE: Marco can also be found on his podcasting site PhotoPodcasts.com

Deep Dive

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Another stroll through Green-Wood with my camera, a Lensbaby, and my microphone. On this walk, I ruminate on some "deep dives" I've taken recently, studying some of the famous photographers such as W. Eugene Smith and Irving Penn. Also, some encounters with geese.

Clear Skies Ahead

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Wonderful show this week as I'm joined by my friends Mac Sokulski from the ShutterTime podcast and Fujifilm X photographer Bryan Minear. This show is a somewhat sideways response to Shuttertime episode 232 "The Replacements" where Mac goes on a little rant about (lazy) photographers who decide to replace flawed skies with newly purchased stock skies (I found these for sale on Etsy). I decided to ask Mac to come on the show, along with landscape photographer Bryan Minear, to flesh out the discussion about using manipulations to improve an image. This is not a pro or anti-Photoshop discussion; more, we talk about what we all do, at some level, to create images that speak to the viewers.