A location podcast from a wet and windy Campbeltown (Mull of Kintyre) looking back at two weeks of travels around the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. Lots of photography with the weather adding some drama to the skies and coastline. Check out the websites and the richardflintphoto Instagram feed for some images from my travels.
In the podcast: With Twitter, now called X, making further changes to its platform and its lifespan up for debate, is it time to move back to blogging? Four great photography links including a history of photography TV series via YouTube. Photography links International Portrait Photographer of the Year 2023 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2023/aug/15/2023-international-portrait-photographer-of-the-year-in-pictures BBC | Extraordinary photos of July's extreme weather https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-bcea7bff-641f-4cbf-b091-26491409fbdc BBC History Of Photography Complete (Episodes 1,2, and 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMZsjYCUfpo
A bonus podcast talking about the first of two favourite photographs shot in Northumberland in late April 2023. The image of the harbour at Seahouses is my second favourite photograph. View the photo at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
A bonus podcast talking about the first of two favourite photographs shot in Northumberland in late April 2023. The image of the couple on the beach at Alnmouth is the first favourite photograph. View the photo at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
In the podcast: With Twitter, now called X, making further changes to its platform and its lifespan up for debate, is it time to move back to blogging? Four great photography links including a history of photography TV series via YouTube. Photography links International Portrait Photographer of the Year 2023 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2023/aug/15/2023-international-portrait-photographer-of-the-year-in-pictures BBC | Extraordinary photos of July's extreme weather https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-bcea7bff-641f-4cbf-b091-26491409fbdc BBC History Of Photography Complete (Episodes 1,2, and 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMZsjYCUfpo Zak Waters - Birdmen. Great Documentary photography about Pigeon Racing https://britishculturearchive.co.uk/zak-waters-documentary-photographer-birdmen-british-culture-archive/
In the podcast: More drama from Twitter with the tweet feed vanishing from the website, the new social media platform Threads arrives and looks promising, and there's more website improvement work. In the links, Eve Arnold's excellent portrait and documentary work, a love letter to the industrial part of the Melbourne suburb and the makers who work there and an 84-year-old photo mystery is solved! Photography links Mystery of Holocaust escape girls solved after 84 years https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-66040197 Roller Door: Moorabbin makers at work https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2023/jul/09/roller-door-moorabbin-makers-at-work Brothels, bartenders and film stars: Eve
In the podcast. Details on April's visit to Northumberland and photographing a couple of fantastic castles, the landscape, and more. Streamlining work on the website, to make the site a little more slick and light, and the problem with old WordPress plugins. Instagram and Twitter thoughts and RFP's social media future. The podcast link is for the excellent Railroad through the American landscape video work of Acme Cinematography on Youtube Podcast link https://www.youtube.com/@AcmeCinematography
In the March podcast: Changes to the podcast page including an audio player on the darker skies website, social media accounts including the RFP Instagram feed start up again... slowly. In the photography links... The flaky remnants of adverts painted onto the walls of Bradford buildings years ago are being recorded by photographer Jenna Greenwood and Alex Boyd is using a photographic process developed by the Victorians more than 170 years ago to create images of Scotland and Ireland. Ghost signs: Bradford's faded adverts photographed https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-64798380 The photographer using a
35 years or more after seeing it as a tennage photographer just starting to take images, I've rewatched the BBC Arena documentary 'Mentioned in Dispatches' about Vietnam war photographer Tim Page. I thought I'd capture some brief thoughts about Tim's images, his influence on my photography and how the documentary looks now.
In the podcast: A catchup about what's been happening and the plans of the podcast, photobooks etc, and in the links, I take a look at one of my early heroes Vietnam war photographer Tim Page who died in August 2022. Tim had a huge influence on me as a young photographer. The 'Mentioned in Dispatches' BBC documentary especially sparked my interest in photojournalism. Links mentioned in the podcast Time Page's obituary in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/01/tim-page-obituary Tim Page: the Vietnam war photographer’s career in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2022/aug/24/tim-page-the-vietnam-war-photographers-career-in-pictures Tim Page 'Mentioned in
Back with an update about the Podcast for 2023. Regular episodes, short 5 minute podgrams and more.
After taking a break from social media and the Podcast for a few months, it's time to start posting again. This podcast is a update about the break with a quick photo link for the photographer Eric Treacy. Check out his photography on Google.
Back after an enforced break with a quick update. The RFP Redbubble shop gets close to 400 photos available to purchase as prints etc with a new collection of archive photos. In the links are award winning photographs by Sally Mann, images from a British Army Tank unit and a look at the work of street photographer Sabine Weiss who died recently aged 97. All the links can be found on the links page. Details at richardflintphoto.com/podcast
A bit of a switch around this month due to the delay in getting the September podcast recorded. September's Scotland trip will now be talked about in next month's podcast complete with a recording originally made for a bonus Scotland podcast. I'll also cover recent website news in that podcast too. In this podcast, however, I talk about the move to new podcast hosting that should improve the podcast no end. Better distribution, links in the show notes, and more! Some great photo links are thrown in at the end
In the August podcast... talking about the recent bonus podcasts released to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Sea, Sky, Sand and Street. In the links, two from Afghanistan looking back at the twenty years of photography from the war torn country and a collection of images from this year's Olympics in Tokyo. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the Sea, Sky, Sand and Street photobook, this series of three bonus podcasts takes a look at some of my favourite images from the book. This podcast will look at three more images from the book starting with Final Mooring - shot in Brancaster Staithe. The second image is one of the most memorable photos from the project - Brancaster Beach with storm clouds building. The final image is the Wells Next the Sea crabbers down on the harbour that became the
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the Sea, Sky, Sand and Street photobook, this series of three bonus podcasts takes a look at some of my favourite images from the book. This podcast will look at two more images from the book starting with a Fishing boat a Sheringham - an image that was an early candidate for the book's cover. The second image is of an abandoned bicycle at Burnham Overy Staithe. The final podcast in this series will feature my favourite final three photographs from Sea,
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the Sea, Sky, Sand and Street photobook, this series of three bonus podcasts takes a look at some of my favourite images from the book. The first photograph is Mother and Son shot on a busy Saturday in the Norfolk town of Wells-next-the-sea. Check out the image via the gallery at richardflintphoto.com or via the podcast links page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
In the June/July podcast: News about an upcoming trilogy of bonus podcasts celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Sea, Sand, Sky and Street project. In the photo links... images from the 2021 Tour de France, photography from the fires in California and Canada and we take a look at the brilliant photojournalism of Danish Siddiqui, a Reuters photojournalist recently killed in Afghanistan. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
A special bonus podcast recorded on the Mull of Galloway in Scotland. Three separate recordings made over four days while photographing the Mull lighthouse. The weather conditions were fine but very windy which added to the fun of recording the podcast. Listen out at the end for the Mull Of Galloway foghorn!
In this brief update podcast... the Billingham bag reviews from the blog are now linked on the Billingham website. The website's exclusive fine art print shop has been improved and a new colourized photograph service has been added. Finally, there is news about an upcoming bonus podcast recorded on the Mull of Galloway. No links this month but I will add a bumper amount of links to the June podcast.
In the podcast... The website gets some love and improvement, some things that can't be talked about now but will talk about later, and a bit of news about an upcoming Scotland trip. In the photography links, there is photo repair on a huge scale in Japan as Tsunami victims are reunited with their family photos/albums, Ian Berry's photo of a summer's day in Whitby, photo in a Russian Naval base from 1990, and America by streetlight by photographer Daniel Freeman. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned
In the podcast: The difficulties of writing introductions for photo books, the website shop update issue is finally fixed, and a new Ben Nevis gallery in the portfolio section. In the photography links Michael Bennetts excellent forty-year-old photographs of North Wales seaside resorts out of season, winners of the 2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest and Grace Robertson's postwar Britain capturing a nation at work, at play – and in the delivery room in the 1950s. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can
A bonus podcast looking at photographer Chris Killip who died in October 2020 at the age of 74. Killip's excellent 1988 photography book 'In Flagrante' highlighted the effect of deindustrialisation on communities in the northeast of England. The book remains highly influential with many photographers. All the links this month look at Chris Killips photography with also a video and podcast link where Chris Killip talks about his work. The podcast links can be found at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcasts
In the last podcast of the year, Richard takes a personal look back at the year, The Two Towns photo book gets an update and the website gets a secondary menu added to highlight a few areas of the website. In the links, Searching 80,000 miles for the American dream - photography by Ian Brown, A 70-year-old photographic mystery from a recently developed roll of film, the Agency Photographer of the Year 2020 – shortlist and finally the excellent Women Photograph: 2020 Year in Pictures. As usual, all the links
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