Kristin Dittrich founded the Shift School of Contemporary Photography at Dresden, Germany in 2014. She also established the largest library of Gerhard Steidl books in Europe and uses this photographic treasure in her courses. In this interview she explains what the school is trying to achieve and what students can expect to learn.
I love interviewing young photographers. It’s refreshing to see how they approach the craft. Victoria doesn’t know the name or focal length of the lens on her camera, but you look at her photos and you realize she doesn’t need to. She’s got it figured out.
“It” being the very thing that makes photographs interesting. A certain type of edginess and a closeness with her subjects. In other words: good content.
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.
Phoning in from her kitchen, cooking dinner for her carpenter, Laura Pannack talks with eloquence about her life as a photographer, her personal projects, working with strangers and what drives her work as well as her sources of inspiration. It’s difficult not to get inspired by this energetic and accomplished young talent, even though the contact high you get from being exposed to her stressful life for an hour is strong enough to cause heart palpitations.
In this episode photographer and LPV show host Bryan Formhals and I take a meta look at the world of documentary photography. Bryan gives his views on the status quo, the people who shape the scene and what he thinks should change. We also talk about making money with photography, pushing yourself to make better pictures and becoming a better editor.