I'm really excited to announce that The Candid Frame is now part of the TWIP Network. Led by my friend Frederick Van Johnson, TWIP is shaping up to be a powerful network of photography podcasts of which I'm glad to be a part.
When I launched TCF in 2006, it started because I wanted to hear a show that focused more on creativity and process and less on equipment and technique. Though there several great photo-centric shows, there was nothing that regularly visited the ideas and stories behind great photographs. I quickly realized that if I wanted something like that, I'd have to create it myself. I did and The Candid Frame is the result.
Now, it's almost 10 years later and the world of podcasting is changing from a niche embraced by the few into a mainstream phenomena. Instead of having to have a computer and some complicated piece of software to search and subscribe to RSS feeds, you can subscribe directly to your tablet or phone, and increasingly even on your television and soon even your car. Podcasting is becoming a greater source of entertainment and information for new people worldwide and I wanted TCF to be part of that evolution.
So for me joining the TWIP Network was a no brainer. Not only are there some great new shows to be found on the network, but there are also some OG podcasters that are joining to together to create a destination unlike anything else on the web. It's really an exciting time.
I know that this show is as important to you as it is to me. Whether you've been with me for months or from the very beginning, it's always been my goal to provide you some of the best conversations on photography that I am capable of.
So, what changes? Not much really.
If you are currently subscribed to the show on iTunes or some other aggregator, you'll still enjoy receiving the show as you have been. We'll eventually make some technical changes to where the files are stored and distributed from but hopefully that will be completely invisible to you.
While we have some long-term plans for consolidating parts of TCF under the TWIP Network banner, we are committed to doing in a way that isn't disruptive of your experience. But we'll let you know as things develop.
So, thank you for accompanying me on what's proven to be an amazing journey. The last decade has been phenomenal and the next one promises growth, challenges and some wonderful conversations.
Michael Kamber has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. Between 2002 and 2012 he worked for The New York Times covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Somalia, the Congo and other countries. He has also worked as a writer and videographer for the Times. His photos have been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers.
Matt Payne is a landscape photographer who grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was lucky to have parents that instilled him with a healthy appreciation for the outdoors. He grew up quite poor, which was actually quite a blessing in disguise, as his family vacations involved going camping in the Colorado mountains almost every weekend during the summer. His father took him along on his pursuit to climb Colorado's highest 100 mountains back in the 1980's and helped him climb my first 14,000 ft. mountain at the age of 6.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how it can be a challenge during the summer to find time to dedicate to photography, especially street photography. He suggests taking personal time with family and friends to practice the same skills used on the street to document get-togethers that many of us attend during the summer months.
Melissa Spitz (b.1988) is a working artist from St. Louis, Missouri, who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from the University of Missouri - Columbia and her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Melissa was recently named Instagram Photographer of 2017 by TIME Magazine. Her work has been featured by the Aperture Foundation, TIME Magazine, VICE, The Huffington Post, The Magenta Foundation and other publications.
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When I first began podcasting, there were only a handful of shows dedicated to photography. Now, there are so many that it's hard to find one that stands out above the rest.
Granted that my perspective is more skewed than the average listener. I not only produce my own podcast, but my professional career has revolved around reviewing and writing articles about equipment and gear as well as writing profiles about photographers. So, when I look for content, I'm looking for something that I can appreciate both as a photographer and podcast producer and provides me with something that I have not had before.
Jeff Mermelstein was born in 1957 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and studied at Rutgers College and the International Center of Photography. His career combines personal photographs with assignments for publications such as LIFE, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. In the tradition of other photographers such as Helen Levitt, he has photographed street life in New York City extensively as well as September 11th and its aftermath.
Born in Cambridge, England, Jacqueline Walters is a fine art photographer based in San Francisco. Through a passion for expatriate literature from Paris of the 20s and 30s, she discovered the world of photography. One passion turned into another as her world of words became a world of images. Thus, began her journey from the textual to the visual, from one form of storytelling to another. In the process, she discovered that photography is about finding the story she had to tell. Above all, it is about seeing, being patient, and being forever humbled.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses whether it is possible to make a good photograph of someone who is just sitting down. Explores what visual qualities the photographer should be on the lookout to create a composition with just an ordinary and mundane of a scene.
Forrest Walker is a Portland--based photographer who has been traveling full-time on a 5 year project photographing 100 cities around the world. He is focus on capturing interest from day-to-day life in a wide range of cities and cultures. I also share this passion for Street Photography around the world on his blog. We sit with him just as he launches the final leg of his unique photographic adventure.
In this week's video, talks about what he looks for in photographs for inspiration. He suggests three things to consider when making the choice to photograph life around you, whether it includes strangers or family.
In my life as a street photographer, I have returned to certain locations so many times that I have lost count. I have gravitated to Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood not just because of their countless visual opportunities, but because they are home to memories and experiences of growing up Angeleno.
Nicholas Pinto (b. 1979) is an Italian-American photographer based in Chicago, IL.
As a street and documentary photographer, his work explores topics of cultural and social awareness, poverty, and mental health issues. Capturing moments in time as a visual story-teller Pinto uses these projects to shine a light on the difficulties of living, and to give a face to it that many don’t see.
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Award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission – a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others.
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