PTS 029 – Jens Olof Lasthein

Jens Olof Lasthein is a very popular and accomplished Swedish photographer. But you would never know it from talking to him. Jens is completely down to earth and he knows his stuff.

Also, he is curious. Incredibly curious. After I interviewed him for an hour, he questioned me for two hours more. I guess I deserved it.

PTS 028 – Ola Billmont

Ola has been on my radar for quite some time. Relatively new to photography, he accomplished quite a lot in a very short time. Lots of good pictures, a distinct style, a book, another on the way. Reason enough to spend some time with the man and try to tease out how it all happened from his point of view. Recorded on July 20, 2017.

PTS 027 – Joey Holdren

Joey Holdren is an American photographer currently living in Oslo, Norway. We talked about Joey’s first book, which is being edited right now and slated for publishing in August this year. We also addressed film photography, our working styles and shooting in Oslo. Later, Joey relates a story about meeting Bruce Gilden back in New York, which paints a somewhat different picture of the controversial photographer.

PTS 026 – Sebastian Dahl

 

Sebastian Dahl

Sebastian is a French/Norwegian photographer, currently based in Oslo, where this episode was recorded. Sebastian’s work is mostly documentary in nature. Arguably his most popular project, Oslo-Beirut, documents his hitch-hiking trip between the cities, which included rides in over a hundred different cars and staying at countless private homes.

PTS 025 – Blake Andrews

Blake is old-school. He shoots black-and-white film with simple cameras. He develops and prints his own pictures. He hasn’t used Skype since his last interview there, three years ago.
And then he meets me. A clash of sorts. His happy accident-based style of shooting, my “I’m gonna figure this out in my head” approach.
But there are similarities, too. We both like instant film. And we agree that after everything is said and done, it’s all about the photos.

PTS 024 – Finn Hopson

Finn Hopson

There aren’t many photographers who sell their prints. Finn Hopson is one of the few that do. He owns and runs a gallery at the seafront in Brighton, England, where he sells his own landscape photos, taken in and around the city. Naturally, I wanted to know what it’s like to make a living from selling prints and what he has learned along the way. This is easily one of the most insightful conversations I had on the topic of selling your own work.

PTS 023 – Jerry Webb

Jerry Webb

Live from Brighton, England comes this conversation with Jerry Webb. Originally from Brixton, Jerry photographs people in the city he now calls home, mostly up close and mostly with extremely wide-angle lenses. We talk about the local photography scene, British photography culture as a whole and many other bits and pieces that came to mind.

PTS 022 – Josh White

Josh White

Josh White (aka jtinseoul) is a Canadian, now living near Seoul in South Korea. He’s become well-known for his distinct and powerful black and white photographs of the people of Seoul, often pictured in public life situations. Josh also works on projects, most notably perhaps “The Culture” – a series of photographs about a Korean tattoo artist and his family in Toronto. In this episode we talk at length about being a photographer in Korea, good places to shoot in Seoul and the cultural idiosyncrasies one faces when exploring Korea with a camera.

PTS 021 – Rachel Bujalski

racheltreepic

Rachels Bujalski documents the lives of people living off the grid, on boats, in huts, cars and even in trees. Currently, she lives on a boat in California herself and is getting ready for a road-trip in her Toyota 4-Runner, which will also be her home away from home. Rachel is very comfortable approaching strangers. As a result her photographs are very intimate and pull in the viewer as they tell their story.

PTS 020 – Patrick Joust

Patrick Joust

Calling in from Baltimore, Patrick talks about his relationship to the city, his approach to the people who live there and how certain gear can help overcome anxiety, both in him and his subjects. We also take a brief excursion into the world of medium format photography and explore Patrick’s job as a librarian with respect to photo books.