By Alex Schneideman
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From exposure to print and everything between Photographica is an authoritative and entertaining podcast about the world of photography by the photographer and renowned printer, Alex Schneideman. Each episode will cover an aspect of photography using Alex's 20 years of experience printing for photographers, artists galleries and museums all over the world in addition to Alex's own work as a documentary
||CleanEP28 - Conversation with Loupe Magazine Editor and photographer, Luke Archer||Luke Archer is the editor of Loupe Magazine, a printed photography zine which "showcases outstanding images and engaging projects" and is distributed free through various stockists of which Flow Photographic is proudly one. I was fascinated to...||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP27 - Conversation with Professor Greg Currie (republish edited)||This conversation between me, Alex Schneideman, and Professor Greg Currie is a discussion about the edges of reality and how that concerns photography and image making. Greg Currie is Professor of Philosophy and Head of Research at York University....||18 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP26 - 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,...||10 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP25 - 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...||13 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP24 - 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...||26 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP23 - 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 -...||12 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP22 - 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...||8 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP21 - PHOTOMUSE 4 - Worries about fascism and freedom of expression, 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...||21 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP20 - 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...||6 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP19 - PHOTOMUSE 3||In which your host muses and rambles (simultaneously) down Portobello Road with a hangover draped around his shoulders. Still, between waves of nausea some interesting raw material is mined from the sodden peat of Alex's exhausted brain. Have a...||30 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP18 - 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...||26 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP17 - Conversation with Paddy Summerfield||THIS IS AN EDITED VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL PODCAST - MUCH REDUCED IN LENGTH BY CUTTING OUT ALL THE EXTRANEOUS CONTENT. NOW ITS JUST THOUGHTFUL CONVERSATION... On July 8th 2016 I travelled to Oxford to meet Paddy Summerfield in the house he...||24 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP16 - PhotoMuse 2||Listen in stereo as I take a second walk down a very sunny Portobello Road. This time I was thinking about: Chimping and the new screenless Leica MD, affectation and self imposed perfectionism. Harry Gruyaert. Jolyon Fenwick and his pictures of WW1...||17 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp14 - On Context - reading from B+W Mag Column||This piece appears in the June edition of Black and White Photography magazine. The magazine have very kindly allowed me to record my monthly column, Thinking Photography, for the PHOTOGRAPHICA podcast. Please checkout more info at the podcast page on..||16 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp13 WHY PHOTOGRAPH? - Audio version of BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY magazine article||WHY PHOTOGRAPHY AT ALL? 1st column from BLACK + WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE This is the first of of a regular series which are audio versions of my new monthly column, 'Thinking Photography' which appears in BLACK + WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY. Every month I...||22 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp12 - The inspiring and eloquent Aileen O'Sullivan - a singular documentary maker||Aileen O'Sullivan represents a double first for Photographica. She is the first woman to feature and she is NOT a stills photographer. Rather Aileen is a veteran director and producer from New Zealand who has worked both sides of the truth line, i.e....||15 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp11 - Conversation with James Mooney - photographer of marginal youth||Form London to New York, LA and Manchester plus points in-between James Mooney connects with marginal youth groups to discover the story behind the prejudice. NOTE - I used the word 'gangs' before and James very quickly asked me to change...||22 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp10 - On visiting Calais Refugee Camp||This episode of Photographica Podcast is about a recent visit to the refugee camp in Calais known as 'The Jungle'. I went there with the writer, Tom Blass, and our objective was to discover more for ourselves about the crisis that is unfolding...||15 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp9 - Heathcliff O'Malley, War photographer; from Ground Zero to Afghanistan||I'VE LIVED A THOUSAND LIVES One bright September morning in 2001 Heathcliff O'Malley was preparing to spend another day among the catwalks of New York Fashion Week for the Daily Telegraph. His phone rang. It was his editor in London saying...||4 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp8 - A Black and White Great - A personal account of the last print days of the Independent||MY HOMAGE TO A BLACK AND WHITE GREAT An essay on the power of one broadsheet newspaper, The Independent, that did more for the love of black and white photography than any other media outlet in modern times. Beautifully arranged spreads and layouts...||25 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp7 - We made into New and Noteworthy and the Top50! Thanks!||This is a really quick edition to say 'thank you' to our listeners for getting Photographica Podcast into the iTunes' highly coveted 'New and Noteworthy' section. Also we are charting! Please rate and comment on iTunes so we can consolidate this...||23 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp6 - Conversation with Gavin Maxwell - BBC documentary maker on shooting the metaphysical||The wistful understanding of the transience of life... Alex and Gavin discuss: The hunt for a personal truth in the larger body of one's work. Shooting exclusively on film. 'Thin Places'. The way a photograph should be...||19 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp5 - Conversation with John 'Boogie' Tiberi - on working with the Sex Pistols, the Clash and London in the 70's||STAND STILL AND YOU DISAPPEAR In this episode Alex Schneideman of www.asprinting.net talks to John Tiberi, a photographer who happened upon the early punk scene in London and then shot it from the inside. It was the grim, austere mid seventies...||11 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp4 - Conversation with Babycakes Romero, street shots to Ted Talks||"WE'RE HERE FOR THE BLINK OF AN EYE" Babycakes Romero is a photographer who is across many different visual media. His work encompasses - deep breath - animation, videography, script writing, street photography as well as dj-ing and record...||4 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp3 - Shooting in the Dark - love the gloom||Fed up with winter? Appalled by the grimness of dark days and nothing to (photographically) look forward to? Then listen to this short podcast that is all about the beauty of shooting in the dark and magic that happens when you push yourself,...||27 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp2 - Conversation with Photographic King of Bohemia, Michael Woods||Michael Woods, documenter of London's bohemian luminaries and Nicolas Roeg's collaborator talks to Photographica about his life's work. From Soho to Notting Hill Michael Woods is the portrait photographer who has captured the souls of many of...||27 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp1 - Launch of Photographica||In-depth forays into the world of photography by fine art printer Alex Schneideman||25 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is actually interesting and amusing. It obviously comes from a deeply knowledgable place but doesn't bore. Subscribe immediately.
The photography world through the prism of a London photographer and printer.
A fresh foray into the photography world. Well worth listening too.
Is ‘Gripping’ too strong a word?
I’ve subscribed to a few photography podcasts over the years which i quickly became bored with. I’ve got to say though that the first 4 episodes of Photographica have had me hooked. The interviews with Babycakes Romero and Michael Woods were very interesting and Alex asked the questions that I wanted to hear the answers to while the episode about shooting in the dark had me searching out Bill Brandt Blitz images as soon as I’d got home. Good work Alex - really enjoying it.