Latest Episode - #63 Michael Kenna Exhibition at Bosham Gallery

In this episode Paul travels to the Bosham Gallery on the South Coast to chat with owner Luke Whitaker about their Michael Kenna ‘45 Year Retrospective’ exhibition. Michael Kenna (born 1953) is one of the most acclaimed landscape photographers of his generation. His photographs have been the subject of some 50 monographs and are held in the collections of over 100 museums worldwide.

Kenna does not seek to present an accurate copy of the world, but to extract something original and emotive from it. He prints all his own work in the darkroom, ensuring that the tonality of his small, black and white images is evocative rather than informative, interpretive rather than documentary.

Paul and Luke discuss some of Michael’s work, his process and how other photographers can be inspired by his consistency and aesthetic. Also, they discuss the reality of running a photographic gallery, what works and what doesn’t, along with how to finesse and create your own photographic style.

Exhibition Prints -Bosham Gallery

Exhibition Prints -Bosham Gallery

Six Gondolas, Giardini ex Reali, Venice, Italy 1980  by Michael Kenna © All Rights Reserved

Six Gondolas, Giardini ex Reali, Venice, Italy 1980 by Michael Kenna © All Rights Reserved

Michael Kenna & Luke Whitaker - Bosham Gallery ‘45 Year Retrospective’

Michael Kenna & Luke Whitaker - Bosham Gallery ‘45 Year Retrospective’

Kenna only photographs his work in black and white, as he believes 'black and white is immediately more mysterious because we see in colour all the time. It is quieter than colour.' He prefers to photograph on his own, in silence, creating a sense of calm, solitude and tranquillity in his photographs. As he states, 'I prefer suggestion over description. The world is pretty chaotic, seemingly always speeding up and getting louder and more visually dense. I am interested in finding and creating calm shelters from the storm, places where quiet and solitude is encouraged and inner contemplation possible. I think we could all use a break from time to time.'

Many thanks to WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed for supporting the show as always. We’ll be back in two weeks with a rising star in the Wildlife photography world, Tom Mason.


Episode #62 - Elizabeth Roberts

We catch up with Elizabeth Roberts, editor of 'Black & White Photography' magazine, in the latest episode.

Paul chats with Elizabeth about what makes compelling photography, the importance of play and of course the state of the photographic press and the realities of running a magazine...

Image: Elizabeth Roberts

Image: Elizabeth Roberts

Image: Elizabeth Roberts

Image: Elizabeth Roberts

Image: Elizabeth Roberts

Image: Elizabeth Roberts

Thanks as ever to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show. We’ll be back in 2 weeks time!


Episode #61 - Paul Mitchell

We catch up with photographer Paul Mitchell recently to discuss his photography and many hot topics. Paul has had numerous exhibitions in London and the South East and has had articles and images published in many photographic magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and currently serves on the Fine Art Distinctions Panel. 

A trustee of the Stephen H Tyng Collection, a member of the prestigious Arena group and a founder member of The Landscape Collective UK (LCUK). Paul is also a well respected photographic judge and lecturer. (www.paulmitchellphotography.co.uk)

All Images: Paul Mitchell (paulmitchellphotography.co.uk)

We recorded this interview in front of a live audience at the Wokingham & East Berks Camera Club. If you’d be interested in having a live Togcast event at your club please do get in touch.

We’ll be back in 2 weeks time with Elizabeth Roberts, the Editor of ‘Black & White Photography’ magazine.

Thanks as ever to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show.


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