Ep.53 Chris Cooze from Hasselblad

In this episode, I get to to sit and chat with Chris Cooze, Technical Communications & Training Manager at Hasselblad. It has been a real pleasure for me to have both the Hasselblad X1D and H6D for a couple of months here at the studio and it was Chris, along with Hasselblad’s European Marketing Manager, Mark Witney, who came to the studio to help me get the most out of the kit.  Who knows, maybe we’ll add medium format to the …

Ep.52 Tom Stogdon, Sculptor

One of the greatest pleasures of recording this podcast is that I get to talk to all sorts of people and, in this episode, it gave me the opportunity to chat with an incredible, internationally renowned sculptor, Tom Stogdon. We talk about all things creative from leaving his job as a greengrocer (his love of arranging fruit and vegetables in many and various ways is still with him) to how you develop your own, unique style.  And all of this …

Ep.50 Terry Hope, Editor Professional Photo Magazine

In this podcast I get to chat with Terry Hope, the long standing editor of Professional Photo Magazine and its newbie publisher, having acquired the magazine just a few short weeks ago. Having trained as a photographer Terry went straight into journalism and has worked on titles as varied as Camera Weekly, Amateur Photographer and Professional Photographer. He was part of the team that launched Bright Publishing 13 years ago and was launch editor of Digital Photo Pro, which morphed …

Ep.48 Mark Seymour, Documentary Photographer

In this podcast it is an absolute joy to interview the fantastic documentary photographer, Mark Seymour.  Mark has spent many years at the top of the wedding profession but is equally at home (maybe more at home these days) creating iconic street documentary images – so much so that images are featured in the National Geographic magazine. In the interview we talk about many aspects of life, the job and family and Mark’s disaster one fateful day when a concerned …

Ep.46 Interview: David Bostock, Wedding Photographer

This episode was recorded in the hotel lobby at The Societies Convention 2019, so forgive the background noise (and the unexpected accompaniment of a random pianist!) I am interviewing the incredible wedding photographer and all-round nice guy, David Bostock. We talk about all things photography, saxophone playing, the importance of pursuing the image and the strategy of always selling albums. David also mentions his favourite photographers (Bob Carlos Clarke and Horst P. Horst) and his favourite book Clarke’s The Dark Summer.

Ep.44 Interview: Scott Johnson, The Edge Photography

So it’s been a week or three since recording a podcast primarily due to being out on location in Italy co-hosting The 2 Fellows workshop with David Stanbury (shameless plug: if you’d like details of the 2020 workshop then head over to the2fellows.co.uk where we’ll be releasing details for next year.) In this podcast, I get to chat (in a VERY loud restaurant) to the inimitable wedding photographer, Scott Johnson, about his work, his history and his business.  Lots of …

Ep.41 Interview: Ellie Sanderson, Bridal Gown Boutique Owner

The great thing about having my own podcast is that I get to talk to lots of interesting people – not, necessarily, from within the photographic industry. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my industry, but I think there is much to be learned from outside the industry too and, besides, the world is full of really cool people full stories, experiences and insight that just might (and I stress just might) be useful when it comes to running …

Ep.39 Interview With David Calvert

In this episode, it is my great pleasure to interview renowned photographer David Calvert FMPA FBIPP who is not only a wonderful photographer, but a true gentleman in the industry as well! The conversation talks about his passion for portraits, how he first became a photographer, his aversion to debt (he learned that the hard way) and how he came to photograph a family’s pet dog that had already ceased to be. There are many useful nuggets in here – …

Ep.38 Interview With David Stanbury

In this interview it is my pleasure to be interviewing a great friend of mine and supreme wedding photographer, David Stanbury, where we talk about how he became a photographer, how being forced into a position where it had to make money might not have been such a bad thing (though it didn’t feel like it at the time) and why he prefers red cabbage to Brussel sprouts. Who knew. We’re also talking about the workshop myself and Dave are …

Ep.34 Interview: Martin Baynes Of Graphistudio

“‘Sales’ is not a dirty word: it’s giving your clients the opportunity to purchase quality products”, Martin Baynes. One of the great joys of creating this podcast is that I get to talk to lots of people who I genuinely like and find interesting.  This week it’s Martin Baynes, Sales And Marketing Director For Graphistudio UK And Ireland. Sarah and I have been friends with Martin for a very long time now and so I thought it would be fun …