“I like podcasts because the screen is in your head.”
– Scott Carrier
Photography may not seem like the most obvious topic for a podcast: After all, you can’t show pictures on the air. But it is precisely the challenge of covering a visual medium in an auditory one that intrigues me.
I take pictures, but I also wonder where the medium is going. Photography is in the middle of an exciting transformation: Every two minutes, humans take more photos than ever existed in total, just 150 years ago.
Cameras have become tiny and ubiquitous. Technological innovations keep stretching the concept of what a photo even is. At the same time, the past and the personalities of photographers offer rich lessons of where we’re headed.
All that means there is plenty to talk about – about the role images play, the power they have over us, and what it means to be taking them. In other words: Photography has a large enough spectrum to warrant a podcast, whilst being narrow enough for me not to get carried away.
Speaking of spectrums: The name Available Light is both a reference to the way of taking pictures and a nod to its essence.
I believe that photography isn’t about cameras, lenses, films and megapixels, but at its core about the etymological meaning of the word: Drawing with light.
Where to Listen
You can stream the episodes below or find Available Light in your favorite podcast app.