Found this through Twitter and I’ve probably watched it five times already.
If you’ve ever been turned off by the photography part of my podcast about photography, give this episode a listen. It’s about not fitting in, being ahead of one’s time, and misjudging history. Listen below or or read on for the transcript.
Web publishing is still in its infancy. And the problems writers and publishers face look a bit like those of the industrial revolution.
On discovering an elusive element
At record pace, a second podcast episode in two weeks. You thought I was done with Latin American? No way: Here’s an episode about the Mexican photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and more broadly about describing something that cannot be seen. Listen, or read on for the transcript.
How a Chilean photographer quit his career in pursuit of yoga and world peace.
Happy to bring you a new episode of my podcast Available Light, challenging the notion that a camera doesn’t lie. You can listen below – or click “Read more” to continue to the transcript.
“Arriving at the poetic image is mental art, not a mechanical one.” – Teju Cole
During my recent trip to New York, I stumbled upon an anothology of Manuel Alvarez Bravo’s work, succinctly called “Photopoetry”. This image of his encapsulates both that title and my fascination.
Photos taken on my grandpa’s Leica M6 with Kodak Tri-X film. “They’re sharp and soft at the same time”, as one of my friends pointed out. I think I am starting to understand why Leica is so revered.