EP26 – Conversation with Jonathan Teplitzky, director of Railwayman and Churchill

This episode is a conversation between me, Alex Schneideman, and Jonathan Teplitzky, the director of many movies including, Better than Sex, Gettin’ Square, Burning Man, The Railway Man and 2017 released Churchill. His TV work includes Broadchurch, Marcello and the upcoming Shakspeare series, Will. Jonathan has directed actors including Timothy Spall, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Brian Cox, Olivia Coleman and David Tennant.

We discuss how a love of photography led Teplitzky to make movies. Our discussions are wide ranging and involve quite a lot of swearing.

Jonathan is Australian but has lived on and off in the UK for over thirty years.

You can follow Jonathan on Instagram @jteplitzky

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If you’d like to discuss printing your work you can get in touch with me at alex@flowphotographic.com or visit the Flow Photographic website.

Thanks for listening,

Alex 

PS Thanks to Chad Lelong for the music!

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EP24 – On the Decisive Moment – An audio essay from B+W PHOTOGRAPHY MAG

This episode takes offers a new view of the relevance of the so-called ‘decisive moment’ to contemporary photography. 

Ever since Henri Cartier Bresson coined the term to mean that there is moment when all things come together to capture the essence of a particular situation photographers have been drawn, like moths to a naked bulb, to the beauty of the images that HCB printed as proof of his assertion. 

Documentary (or street) photography has come a long way since then and in this episode I seek to update the ‘master’ famous epithet, drawing us away from that light and on to others that shed more light on the time in which we live.

Please let others know about the Photographica Podcast by rating us in iTunes  – and your are welcome to leave a comment too. It really is the best way to get the message out.

If you’d like to discuss printing your work you can get in touch with me at alex@flowphotographic.com or visit the Flow Photographic website.

Thanks for listening,

Alex 

PS Thanks to Chad Lelong for the music!

 

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EP24 – PHOTOMUSE 5 – Trump, Brexit and Money for Art, Cambrian Explosion, The Value of Joy and a New Way to Exhibit

In this new Photomuse I walk down Portobello ruminating on the issues of the day; I talk about

  • The unsettling effect of Trump
  • The risk to the area world in Britain’s exit from Europe
  • The Cambrian explosion of photographic practise
  • Against pigeonholing
  • The importance of joy to the creation of art
  • A new way to exhibit photography designed to affect the viewer viscerally

Please get in touch with alex at alex@flowphotographic.com or @schneideman331 on twitter.

Please forgive occasionally poor delivery – I’ve got a lot on my mind…

Thanks for listening…

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EP23 – On Perfectionism, a critique – An audio essay from B+W PHOTOGRAPHY MAG

This episode is a recording of my piece for Black+White Photography Magazine issue 194

This piece is all about the over emphasis on the benefits of perfection in photography. 

Photography is a medium that lends itself to perfectionism – ever better options and technology mean that aberrations and imperfections will be ‘optional’ in the not so distant future. But what effect does this have on the medium’s ability to convey the kernel of our humanity? Do ever sharper pictures with perfectly rendered tones lead us to a sense of truth or away from that and into a world where ‘values’ have moral supremacy?

If you want to take issue with me on something arising from the podcast – don’t hesitate! Head over to the Photographic Podcast website and let me know what you think.

Please let others know about the Photographica Podcast by rating us in iTunes  – and your are welcome to leave a comment too. It really is the best way to get the message out.

If you’d like to discuss printing your work you can get in touch with me at alex@flowphotographic.com or visit the Flow Photographic website.

Thanks for listening,

Alex 

PS Thanks to Chad Lelong for the music!

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EP22 – On Purpose – An audio essay from B+W PHOTOGRAPHY MAG

This episode is a recording of my piece for Black+White Photography Magazine issue 193.

This article is all about the importance of a sense of purpose to photographic projects. I argue that it is not enough just put out a few pictures and hope that people ‘connect’. Rather that the photographer must nail his or her reputation to each project and dig deep to provide an urgent reason why anyone else should spend time in the company of their photographs.

If you want to take issue with me on something arising from the podcast – don’t hesitate! Head over to the Photographic Podcast website and let me know what you think.

Please let others know about the Photographica Podcast by rating us in iTunes  – and your are welcome to leave a comment too. It really is the best way to get the message out.

If you’d like to discuss printing your work you can get in touch with me at alex@flowphotographic.com or visit the Flow Photographic website.

Thanks for listening,

Alex 

PS Thanks to Chad Lelong for the music!

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EP21 – PHOTOMUSE 4 – Worry about fascism, the Turner prize, a car incident and Buddhist finale

Another stroll down Portobello Road on a Friday afternoon with Alex Schneideman. On his mind this week are:

The role of photographers and artists in the new hard-right mainstream political landscape.

  • The problems of engaging with the Turner Prize.
  • A minor road rage incident.
  • Buddhism and self sticks.

Please get in touch with alex at alex@flowphotographic.com or @schneideman331 on twitter.

Please forgive occasionally poor delivery – I’ve got a lot on my mind…

Thanks for listening…

 

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EP20 – On Sharpness – An audio essay from B+W PHOTOGRAPHY MAG

This episode is a recording of my piece for Black+White Photography Magazine issue 192.

It questions the value of sharpness as a goal in photography and offers new ways to view photography in a world that values ‘high definition’ above many other qualities.

If you want to take issue with me on something arising from the podcast – don’t hesitate! Head over to the Photographic Podcast website and let me know what you think.

Please let others know about the Photographica Podcast by rating us in iTunes  – and your are welcome to leave a comment too. It really is the best way to get the message out.

If you’d like to discuss printing your work you can get in touch with me at alex@flowphotographic.com or visit the Flow Photographic website.

Thanks for listening,

Alex 

PS Thanks to Chad Lelong for the music!

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EP18 – ON CAMERAS

This episode is a recording of my piece for Black+White Photography Magazine issue 191. 

It concerns the relationship between photographers and their cameras. 

You can see a fully illustrated transcript of this article on my blog. Click here.

If you want to take issue with me on something arising from the podcast – don’t hesitate! Head over to the Photographic Podcast website and let me know what you think.

Please let others know about the Photographica Podcast by rating us in iTunes  – and your are welcome to leave a comment too. It really is the best way to get the message out.

If you’d like to discuss printing your work you can get in touch with me at alex@flowphotographic.com or visit the Flow Photographic website.

Thanks for listening,

Alex 

PS Thanks to Chad Lelong for the music!

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EP17 – Conversation with Paddy Summerfield

On July 8th I travelled to Oxford to meet Paddy Summerfield in the house he has lived in since he was 18 months old and, more particularly, the house that served as backdrop to his 2014 masterpiece ‘Mother and Father’ (published by Dewi Lewis). 

Paddy Summerville in his Garden, Oxford 2016

Paddy and his partner Patricia Baker-Cassidy live in an Edwardian villa in Oxford’s Summertown where they work together to bring a lifetime’s photography to the surface.

This year Dewi Lewis has published another collection of Paddy’s work, ‘The Oxford Pictures 1968-1978’ which are a languorous and sexually charged examination of loneliness and self discovery. Paddy has always shot on 35mm and the images in this book are exquisitely reproduced from scans and printed at the legendary EBS printers in Italy which were also the printers of my book, ‘Want More’ in 2015.

This conversation is easily the longest I have published but it is necessarily so because Paddy is engaging on the subject of photography and candid when he talks about life in general. He is a true photographer in that his life is defined by the images he makes. His energy and ambition to keep publishing his extensive work comes from a desire to represent his world and not, as is often the case, from the ego.

Please take time to listen to the piece; listen to it win tranches if necessary, as it really is worth the effort.

Alex Schneideman July 2016

All images © Alex Schneideman, 2016

 

Links

New York Times T Magazine

Photomonitor

CPM Conscientious Photography Magazine