Sun, 28 April 2013
How do you choose the things that you want to photograph?
Our personal circumstances and interests play a big part in our choices, of course. But so does serendipity.
Gina Glover's story is a good example of this. She launched her career photographing something that was on her doorstep: a former nuclear missile launch site.
Gina's career has spanned several decades and in that time she has explored the missile site in detail – digging in and exploring it from a number of angles. Over time, her technique, gear and approach changed, but the topic remained the same – gradually being revealed layer by layer, deeper and deeper.
In this episode of of The Documentary Photographer podcast, we discuss her seminal Playgrounds of War, as well as practical issues such as gaining access to sensitive areas and her approach to colour.
Special thank you: this episode of the podcast owes much to the help of Richard West at Source magazine. Want to know why? Listen in.