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Outerfocus is a fortnightly photography podcast that explores the idea of photography. Each episode is a discussion with a photographer and we search for the meaning behind the work, how they got started, who influenced them, and what drives them to continue. It’s about discussion, ideas, and the philosophy of photography.
 
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Brent Lewis is a Photo Editor based out of New York City, co-founder of and from the greatest city in the world Chicago. South Side to be exact. Brent is a photo editor at The New York Times working on the Business Desk, assigning visual coverage of technology, the economy, and auto industry. Brent was a Photo Editor at The Washington Post. Formerl…
 
Susanne Baumgartner and Lynn Kaplan – Miami Street Photography Festival 2018 Today our guest is Susanne Baumgartner a prolific street photographer from Switzerland who’s been at it regularly for over 15 years. I had an opportunity to meet Susanne personally at the Miami Street photography festival back in December 2018. She was there as a finalist …
 
This episode started as a riff on the title but evolves (or devolves) into just a chat about photography. Does the camera see more than we do when we are shooting? The camera: does it work for us or do we work for it? My buddy Ward joins me in hashing out some of these questions. Here are some shots of our bookshelves: A couple of Ward's shots of s…
 
Sarah Leen is the former Director of Photography for National Geographic Visual Media. For nearly 20 years before that she worked as a freelance photographer for National Geographic magazine until 2004, when she joined the staff as a Senior Photo Editor. Sarah published 16 stories and produced five covers for the magazine. Sarah has taught photogra…
 
Keith Carter is an internationally respected author, educator, and workshop leader. He has published 13 books of his expressive images. Thirteen monographs of his work have been published, as well as two documentary films: Keith Carter: The Artist Series, Ted Forbes and A Certain Alchemy, Anthropy Arts. A fifty-year retrospective book was released …
 
Vince Aletti has been writing and reporting on culture for over 50 years. He was the first person to write about disco for Rolling Stone in the early 70’s, he worked as a senior-editor for the Village Voice for over twenty years and was the photo critic for the New Yorker until 2016. In this episode, Jordan Weitzman sits down with Aletti at his sto…
 
Photo @Greg Burnett When it comes to the contents of Street Photography Magazine, 2019 was one of our best years yet! We had so many amazing submissions come in and we are so excited to see the quality of everyone’s work getting better and better each year. In this episode of the Street Photography Magazine podcast, Bob and I talk about some of our…
 
Joel Meyerowitz (born in New York, 1938) is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He is a two-time Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of both the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities awards, and a recipient of the Deutscher Fotobuchpr…
 
Born in 1959 in Utica, New York, Ellen Friedlander is a fine art and documentary photographer who makes the unseen, visible. She graduated from Ithaca College, NY, with a BFA and received an MA from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, with a degree in Mass Communications and an emphasis in Advertising. After college, Ellen spent fifteen year…
 
Every month, we receive dozens of submissions for our Street Shooters of the Month feature, which appears in each issue of Street Photography Magazine. From those images, Bob makes a careful selection and chooses six special images to be published. It can be tough to choose with so many talented photographers sending us fascinating street shots fro…
 
Welcome back! I trust that you have all eaten your weight in cheese, drank copious amounts of alcohol and have had a bit of a rest. I have, but without the rest part. Anyway, I hope that you are all busy again and working hard to become a better photographer, and a better human being. As I mention at the beginning of the podcast, it’s been a while …
 
Sarah Hadley was born in Boston and studied both art history and photography at Georgetown University and the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, DC. She spent time in her 20's studying and working at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Biennale in Venice, Italy, where she first started photographing seriously. She worked at the National Gal…
 
Just last weekend, a piece of Carmen’s - a portrait in multiple images of Toni Morrisson was featured on the last cover of the New York Times Magazine of the decade. The culmination of an eventful past couple of years for Carmen, she released two new books - Notes on Fundamental Joy with Printed Matter and My Birth with SPBH Editions. That book acc…
 
Australian born Stephen Dimmick has been a make-up artist for over 20 years. His background includes high fashion editorial and advertising work including clients like Vogue Italia, Time Magazine, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Dimmick worked underneath the incredible Pat McGrath for many years working on editorials for Vogue U.S and Vogue Italia, as…
 
Today’s guest is Andy Walmsley. He is a resident of the UK, an IT professional in the telephone systems industry, a street photographer and huge film enthusiast. He’s also the host of the Photography Insights podcast. Andy began his photographic journey not long ago doing street photography with a digital camera. But as a very curious guy he began …
 
George Nobechi is a Japanese/Canadian Fine Art and Documentary Photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. His bi-cultural upbringing has influenced his vision that simultaneously makes him an insider and outsider to both Western and Eastern cultures. His contemplative work is often described as depicting a warm feeling of humanity. Nobechi launched the in…
 
Hokkaido-born and based photographer Eiji Ohashi (b. 1955, Japan) has been photographing Roadside Lights, a typology of vending machines across various cities and landscapes in Japan for years. Artist Statement on the series 'Roadside Lights': As dusk approaches, roadside vending machines light up in cities and in the outskirts. These scenes of ven…
 
Today’s guest is Gulnara Samoilova. She’s an accomplished street photographer, founder and, curator of the Women Street Photographers Instagram feed. She is also an award-winning Associated Press photojournalist most notably for her photographs taken during the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 9/11. Her work is part of major collect…
 
Slept late and didn't have a topic other than what I did these past couple of weeks in photography and a rerun of episode #70 from March 2018, called "The Why." Here's the description of that show: In this 70th episode, Antonio ponders the "why" in photography. Why do we care about taking pictures? Why do we want to share our photos in social media…
 
Robert Hale's work both as a photographer and as a journalist has taken him on assignment throughout the world. His images are characterized by clarity and simplicity, with an extraordinary eye for light and shadow. His images are characterized by clarity and simplicity, with an extraordinary eye for light and shadow. Whether animate or inanimate, …
 
In this episode, our guest is Michael Kowalczyk, a photographer I met last year at the Miami Street Photography Festival, where I was honored to be asked to do a portfolio review with him. Michael is a multimedia specialist at the University of Konstanz in Germany. He’s also a prolific street photographer. Since we met last year, Michael has levera…
 
Marc Silber has been a photographer most of his life, and actually turned pro at age 13 when he sold one of his images to a teacher. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute with fellow alumna Annie Leibovitz. Marc loves to help others improve their photography, so in 2009 began his video series Advancing Your Photography, where he’s had the gre…
 
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and my usual hectic schedule, I'm repeating episode 86 from last year's end-of-November show called "Creative Oasis." I'll work on having some fresh content for mid-December but until then, if you haven't already heard this episode, I hope you'll enjoy it. It was a great discussion about creativity and what we can do…
 
Magdalena Sole was born in Spain and grew up in Switzerland, as a daughter of Spanish immigrants. She holds a Masters of Fine Art from Columbia University. Her work has won numerous awards, including the Silver Award in 2011 at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, France for her new book, "New Delta Rising" (University Press of Mississippi), and an Oscar f…
 
Stephen McLaren, editor of Magnum Streetwise, is a freelance photographer, author, curator, former TV Producer and aspiring script writer. Born and raised in Scotland, he now resides in Los Angles, California. In addition to being a very talented writer Stephen is also a highly accomplished street photographer himself. Some of his personal street p…
 
KK Ottesen documents the stories of people’s lives by combining words and images into powerful and accessible stories that resonate with a broad range of audiences. Through her magazine work, books, and contributions to documentary film, Ottesen brings her audiences close to her subjects creating what has been called “searing, intimate” portraits t…
 
This episode, I’ve been inspired by my buddy Bart Busschots podcast where he talks about computational photography and whether or not it actually is photography. My experiences with new iPhone 11 got me thinking about this as well and I thought I’d share my feelings about this subject. Photos taken with Focos App: Links: Let’s Talk Photography Patr…
 
Sebastian Meyer is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, and a recipient of multiple grants from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. His editorial photographs have been published in TIME Magazine, Fortune Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, The FT Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, among man…
 
Blogging about your street photography carries with it some huge benefits. You’ll see traffic to your website increase and you’ll notice the people who come stay longer as they get to know your work on a new level. In a world flooded with street photography images, writing about your photography will make your images stand out as unique. Your image…
 
Before we get started, I have an announcement! Outerfocus Live! On 17th December 2019 we will be hosting an Outerfocus meet-up at the The Wanstead Tap east London. Print Swap! You bring a print, you take a print. The details of how we manage this are TBC. We might lay them out, it might be a lucky dip. Or unlucky dip depending on what you get! Live…
 
Corey Rich is one of the world’s most recognized adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle visual storytellers. Over the last two decades, this photographer, director, and DP has combined his creativity, athleticism and burning desire for exploration to capture some of the wildest places on earth. In doing so, Rich not only secured a place at the cent…
 
We made it to 50! Which is not really any more important than 49, or 51, but here we are. It’s been a blast and we’ve been incredibly lucky with the quality of guests over the past year and a half who have had many different stories to tell. All genres and all different routes into photography. Some of who set out to be a photographer, or artist, a…
 
Allison Zaucha (b.1991) is an independent award-winning photojournalist based in Los Angeles, California. She is passionate about working on social issues with a variety of news publications and nonprofit organizations. In addition, Allison enjoys developing meaningful storytelling campaigns with brands and commercial clients. She uses the camera a…
 
Michael Stern is Los Angeles based commercial photographer who specializes in construction and industrial still photography and timelapse photography. But he’s much more than that. Michael leverages his artistic and technical skills to become a storyteller of his clients’ projects. His motto is: Think like an artist. Shoot like a director. Edit lik…
 
Joining me this episode is Mac from the Shuttertime Podcast. After going through an "existential midlife crisis," Mac talks to me about a photo he created during a recent trip he and his wife took and the limits he placed on himself while on this trip. Sometimes having limits can help to resolve a crisis and help create a once-in-a-lifetime photo. …
 
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