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Note: Interview with Steven starts at 15:00 mins.
It’s been 11 long months since the last Filmwasters audio podcast, but we’re back with a bang as Leon interviews one of Ilford Photo’s head honchos, Steven Brierley, about the future of analogue photography. I’d write more, but if you’re an trad photo person then you already have the best reason on the planet to go and give this a listen.
After an unscheduled delay brought on by a busy summer, we bring you part 2 of our conversation with Bath-based photographer, Phil Bebbington & Matt Wells from AG Photographic. Topics under discussion are Phil’s travels through Crete & the Southern USA, whether Kodak actually make anything anymore, how much Ilford spend each week on silver, Matt’s debut “Mythbusters” rant and much more.
- Ed recommended the Film Photography Podcast
- Phil recommended A Road Trip Journal by Stephen Shore
- Matt recommended Adox PAN 400 film
In what must qualify as our first ‘serious’ podcast, Ed is joined by Matt Wells from AG Photographic & Bath-based photographer, Phil Bebbington, for the first of 2 podcasts. This episode focuses almost entirely on Matt’s thoughts and experiences from working in the photo retail industry. He’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the future of film. Ed & Phil supply the background colour. The next episode will profile Phil and his work and continue the debate about the future of film.
Ed, Leon, Damion & Ailsa wrap up the Filmwasters’ return to podcasting after an absence of 8 months with part two of We’ve Been Bad, But We’re Back. This final instalment brings you a discussion of the recent Lillian Bassman exhibition in London, speculation that there may finally be a cool-looking digital camera on the market and the revelation that some of Ailsa’s friends leave her voicemails after having sex. Because we were a bit light on content for this episode, we contacted The Other Side and asked Arthur Fellig (aka Weegee), Ed’s spiritual guide through the world of photography to chip in from time to time with some anecdotes from way back in the day.
- Go to Google to see more Lillian Bassman images online.
- That Kevin Spacey TV ad campaign for the new digital Olympus Pen.
- The blog post on Boogie Woogie Flu from which we took the wonderful Weegee material.
Ed, Leon & Damion are joined by Ailsa McWhinnie – photographer, freelance journalist, author, former editor of Black & White Photography magazine and mad Brighton & Hove Albion fan. There’s a lot of photo talk and one spectacular sneeze. Ed’s fave street photographer, Matt Stuart, gets another look in as does the Arena Group, Jobo & Fujifilm. It’s been a long time since the last podcast. Apologies for that, but we’re doing our best to make up for the gap by producing two in as many weeks. The same cast will reconvene for a second episode in a week’s time.
Faves/picks/recommendations this time round are as follows:
- Ailsa’s latest book, Travel Photography Masterclass: Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite, David Ward and Others is available for pre-order.
- Ailsa sung the praise of the book, On Being a Photographer: A Practical Guide by David Hurn & the late, great Bill Jay.
- Leon recommends the wonderful portraits that Vicky Slater produces (see examples above) & the street photography of Nick Turpin.
- Ed raved about the recent publication of what seems to be the collected works of the wonderful, Fazal Sheikh.
- Damion recommended two Birmingham-based photographers: Vanley Burke (short bio here) and George Hallett.