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Carl Weese, who joined us in episode 3, is back to bring us up to date on his epic 18,000-mile trip around the USA to photograph drive-in movie theatres. He also talks about the platinum/palladium print process. He is a master of this contact printing technique, which produces prints with a remarkable tonal range. Carl reveals how he has combined this alternative printing method with thoroughly contemporary technology. He is currently offering two of his photographs for sale as platinum/palladium prints through the latest print sale on The Online Photographer - Carl Weese Print Sale 

Direct download: TDP-0021-CarlWeese.mp3
Category:Photography, Documentary -- posted at: 3:55pm UTC

Speaking purely from a selfish point of view: I could happily live out the rest of my days producing documentary photographs and films about artisan food producers. Being around them is inspirational. Their knowledge, skill and passion is infectious. Moreover, I like my food.

You can imagine, then, how excited I was when I came across the photographs and video that Reuters photographer  Denis Balibouse produced of Gruyere cheese makers. He spent time with the Murith family between May and October last year documenting the making of Gruyere cheese on the mountainside. The experience challenged his assumptions about cheese making and traditional aspects of Swiss life, which is thought were under threat. In our conversation, we talk about some of the fundamentals of documentary photography such as access and respecting your subject's integrity and rights. We also look at the rise of video and its importance for us as documentary photographers.

Direct download: TheDocumentaryPhotographer-0017-DenisBalibouse.mp3
Category:Photography, Documentary -- posted at: 4:44pm UTC

This episode features a conversation with Brian David Stevens. He speaks eloquently and thoughtfully about his work and approach to photography and his subjects. We meander through landscape photography, street photography and documentary photography as sub-genres of photography. We talk realism, truth and meaning, as well as building meaningful relationships with your human subjects when they are very different from you.
Brian's interests are varied, covering seascapes to graffiti artists, yet there is a coherence. Often Brian collaborates. Either with his subjects or by working with others on a project, a poet for instance. His work is about dialogue. Landscapes are revealed to have human meaning due to events that happened there – the interplay between image and words creates a deeper story.
Direct download: TheDocumentaryPhotographer-0016-BrianDavidStevens.mp3
Category:Photography, Documentary -- posted at: 3:06pm UTC

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