#67 Chris Nowell - Landscape Photographer

We're back with a new episode and we catch up with the enigmatic Chris Nowell. Chris served in the military from 2001 to 2007 in tours of Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. During a tour in Afghanistan he was badly injured in a rocket attack on his base and suffered severe head injuries, extensive skull fractures and brain damage. This neurological damage resulted in sight loss.

Amazingly, with help from Blind Veterans UK and local photographers, he has forged a path into the world of landscape photography despite his challenges with partial vision. Paul chats with Chris in more detail on the show and finds out about the positive impact photography has had on his life...

Image Credit: Chris Nowell

We’ll be back in 2 weeks time with David Ward, discussing his current exhibition at the Joe Cornish Gallery. Many thanks as ever to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show.

#66 Tom Walker - Wildlife Cameraman

In this episode we catch up with professional wildlife cameraman Tom Walker. Tom’s video credits include scenes in hit wildlife documentaries such as Planet Earth II, Autumnwatch, Coast, Wild New Zealand and many more. His passion for the great outdoors and the landscape started with landscape photography and we chat about his transition into moving images and the lifestyle and work of a professional cameraman.

Tom on location

Tom on location

Alongside this we discuss the challenges both technically and mentally of being on location for months on end waiting for spectacular animal behaviour or indeed witnessing natural wonders of the world. We touch on hot topics including the impact of climate change and tourism, alongside some tips for how to break into this industry.

Tom is also a passionate landscape photographer and we discuss his free approach to this shooting style.

Image: Tom Walker

Image: Tom Walker

#Connected Exhibition Q&A Part 2 (John Blakemore, Tim Allott, Sam Gregory)

This is the second live Q&A session from the Connected 2019 exhibition. On this panel we feature the legendary John Blakemore, Professor Tim Allott and our very own Sam Gregory. This is a great Q&A session which features a nice mix of some heavy-hitting topics and plenty of practical advice.

Amongst other points we discuss whether landscape photography is stuck in something of a time-warp, what our relationship with the land is and how we might (or might not!) be able to use photography to convey messages, be they emotional or political. We also cover some practical topics including getting inspiration and shooting in projects as well as a little about curating and understanding your own work and motivations. There’s plenty to get your teeth into in this episode!

Prof. Tim Allott Images

John Blakemore Images

Sam Gregory Images

News & Exhibition Info:

  • A new exhibition of seascape images called ‘Where the Land Meets the Sea’ which is presented by a group of photographers (Phil Edwards, Lisa Mardell, Jo Pannifer) called ‘Light & Form’, it’s being held at New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham. It runs from September 17th – 28th 2019 (Closed 22nd and 23rd)

  • Elizabeth Roberts (editor B&W Photography Mag + Episode #62 guest) has some new images showing at ‘The Old Forge, South Heighton’ over the next 3 weekends as part of the ‘Art Wave’ festival which is artwavefestival.orgin Sussex featuring artists & makers.

  • FotoFest at the University of Bath is coming very soon on Sunday Sep 8th featuring Martin Parr, Rachael Talibart, Tom Way and Nigel Danson. More info via fotofest.co.uk

Thanks as ever to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show. We’ll be back in September with Tom Walker who is a professional wildlife cameraman shooting series such as Planet Earth II. We talk to him about how he got into this world which built on his initial love and passion for landscape photogra

#65 Richard Young - NZ Landscape Photographer

Based in Wellington (NZ) Richard Young is a full-time landscape and wildlife photographer. Originally from the UK, Richard’s photography has been recognised in numerous competitions, including awards at The International Landscape Photographer of the Year, The Fine Art Photography Awards, The International Photography Awards. Richard also won the ‘Best Landscape Photograph’ at the Banff Mountain Photography Competition.

His works sell as fine art prints from his gallery in Wellington and have been widely exhibited across New Zealand, Canada, America and England in both solo and group exhibitions.

He has spent time hiking and climbing in some of New Zealand’s most remote and wild places, capturing photographs of awe-inspiring and unspoilt places. Richard has also travelled extensively, including across Africa, building a reputation as a fine wildlife photographer as well as adding to his landscape portfolio.

You can check out more of Richard’s work and his NZ based workshop company via: https://www.photographyworkshops.co.nz/about/richard-young/

Thanks as ever to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show. We’ll be back in two weeks time when we broadcast the 2nd day of Q&A’s from the Connected Exhibition featuring our very own Sam Gregory, alongside fellow panel members John Blakemore and Prof Tim Allott.

#64 Tom Mason - Wildlife Photographer

In this episode we chat with wildlife & landscape photographer Tom Mason. Tom is passionate about the natural world and has carved out a career as a photographer & journalist specialising in wildlife. His work takes him around the world but he’s equally at home getting to know the wide range of species here in the UK.

IMAGE: Tom Mason (TomMasonPhoto.com)

IMAGE: Tom Mason (TomMasonPhoto.com)

We chat with Tom about his early beginnings living on a farm and discovering photography, through to the importance of respecting your subject and the natural world in general. He is driven by a desire to constantly improve and to push the boundaries of his own limitations. We cover some of the hot topics in wildlife photography including the ecological challenges of travelling and also some of the ethics with wildlife photography and the boundaries of responsible behaviour.

Many thanks as ever to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show. We’ll be back in two weeks time when we catch up with New Zealand based landscape photographer Richard Young.