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Photopocene

Photopocene

By Josie Purcell

This is the time when photography is having and has had, a significant impact on the world we live in. Join eco-conscious photographic artist Josie Purcell as she chats with other photographers passionate about using their talents to raise awareness of environmental issues and/or devising sustainable photographic practices.

Sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way.

Visit www.josiepurcellphotography.com/ to take part.
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Photopocene with Josie Purcell - Episode 35
Photopocene with Josie Purcell - Episode 35
Okay, so this feels a bit strange but to kick off 2023, I decided, as your podcast host, to interview myself. I’ve tried not to ramble and kept the blips in too… Head to josiepurcellphotography.com to find out more and follow me on Insta @josieshutterpod or visit http://www.exposurephotofestival.com/ and join the Tend Collective on 12 Feb.
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January 22, 2023
Photopocene with Sarah Connell - Episode 34
Photopocene with Sarah Connell - Episode 34
What a wonderful conversation with photographer, Sarah Connell. It was a joy to discover more about this very creative "hopeful cataerpillar" and how she uses analogue photography to explore the natural world and encourage contemplation. She has recently been awarded an Arts Council England grant for a new research project on the Yorkshire Moors, where she'll be employing camera-less techniques and plant-based processes to delve deeper into the world of sustainable photography. Listen along to discover more about our chat relating to the magic of photographic analogue processes, photography as an extractive medium and how we manage our use of it to create art and encourage environmental thinking and action. You can find Sarah on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/always.analogue/ Her website is https://www.sarahconnell.co.uk/ You can see her work on show until 18 September at the York Gallery as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize too.   Do get in touch if you'd like to share your eco-conscious photography in an audio way - https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/contact
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September 04, 2022
Photopocene with Oliveia Bartlett - Episode 33
Photopocene with Oliveia Bartlett - Episode 33
Listen along to the latest Photopocene conversation sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way. Experimental film photographer Oliveia Bartlett shares how she is starting out in her photographic career. She talks about the people who have sparked and influenced her passion for photography and her plans for the future. We touch on the environmental issues underpinning her series Uninhabitable and discuss the cliche-verre process she has used in much of her work. The results are captivating. You can discover more about Oliveia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliveiabartlett/ Or visit her website: https://www.oliveiabartlett.com/  And here's a link to her current show space with Pineapple Black: https://www.instagram.com/pineappleblackarts/ And if you would like to take part in the Photopocene podcast, please visit my website and send me a message: https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/contact
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August 21, 2022
Photopocene with George Rayner - Episode 32
Photopocene with George Rayner - Episode 32
Welcome to the latest Photopocene conversation with me, your host, Josie Purcell. This time, I'm joined by an upcoming visual artist from North Devon, George Rayner.  Graduating in 2021, and receiving an award from Format Festival for his final degree show work, I love the fact that George came to photography on a "whim". We chat about his love for black and white photography, keeping cool in his (well ventilated) darkroom, what nature and the natural world mean to him, and, of course, his photo projects seeking to highlight environmental matters which need us to act now to divert long term ecological damage. With an element of humour in some of his work, we chat about how that can draw someone in, and we talk about his connection to his coastal surroundings along with his collaborations with a musician and a textile artist, and his latest show. Listen in or find out more at https://www.georgeraynerfilm.com/ You can follow George on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/george__rayner/ And see his exhibit with Studio Kind at https://www.studiokind.org.uk/george-rayner-virtual-tour and in the Ephemeris publication at https://tourdemoon.com/sites/default/files/2022-03/TDM%20Issue%206_17_03_22_0_0.pdf And more links here: Solo Exhibition: https://www.studiokind.org.uk/george-rayner-transient-tales August Group Show: https://www.studiokind.org.uk/unstable-ground Music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsR68KXNY_E&t=1s Article on music video and new EP: https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2022/07/video-stevieray-latham-fugitive/?fbclid=IwAR2vcQ6wi-gZkUsmXsuPR4qR5WyQ-zRax60njYTh70jjKm_LK1UbxDe0BUo If you would like to share your eco-conscious photography story on Photopocene, simply contact me via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/contact or DM via Insta https://www.instagram.com/josieshutterpod/
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July 24, 2022
Photopocene with Alice Mason - Episode 31
Photopocene with Alice Mason - Episode 31
Join me, Josie Purcell, your host of the Photopocene podcast as I chat with the fabulous emerging freelance photographer, Alice Mason. Alice has a passion for photographing people which shines through in her work. She started out studying film at university and experimented with different mediums before falling in love with photography.  Her work has a strong documentary slant, with topics ranging from the BLM protests, street photography, stylised and thematic portraits and fashion, with representation a key focus. She often works with members of the LBGTQ+ community and/or with models who have black, Asian or mixed heritage. Along with finding out more about her BLM protest coverage and the importance of telling the story of those you photograph, we also chat about our joint love of festivals and her long-form series, Glastonbury After Hours which looks at what's left behind at such an event. Other editorial work includes her coverage of the World Naked Bike Ride in London; an event taking place globally in various cities to raise awareness of climate change and her experience photographing the event. As ever, we talk about how photography has a role to play in shining a spotlight on environmental issues, which are most often linked to humanity in some way.  Find out more about Alice's work at https://www.alicemasonphotography.com/ Or see her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/alicemasonphotography/ or LinkedIn at https://uk.linkedin.com/in/alice-mason And if you are heading to Glastobury this year, go see Alice at the Wreck Collective at Green Futures Field. And be mindful, if you take it, take it home if you can't dispose of correctly on-site. If you'd like to share how your eco-conscious photography in an audio way, please contact me via josiepurcellphotography.com/contact 
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June 19, 2022
Photopocene with Harry Fricker - Episode 30 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
Photopocene with Harry Fricker - Episode 30 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
Episode 30 with Harry is another delight for the podcast library.  His career is fascinating, from his time as a photojournalist to his sustainable photography tourism business now. And his passion for photography is apparent. Harry not only loves the medium, but he also loves sharing it with others too. I am honoured our conversation prompted his recollection of family get-togethers around a slide projector, back before TV, and loved hearing about his time photographically supporting environmental and social causes in the days before social media. Now, Harry can be found immersed in his local landscapes, using photography as a means to aid conservation and respect for our natural surroundings. His enthusiasm for natural heritage, the night sky, and much, much more is infectious. You can visit his website https://harryfricker.uk/ to discover more about his background and his project, The Shadows of Yesterday are the Light of Tomorrow. To book a workshop, including the one he mentioned with Carolyn Kennett, visit https://www.dioramadays.uk/ You can find Harry on Instagram @dioramadays and on YouTube at Harry Fricker Studios As ever, do please get in touch if you would like to share your eco-conscious photography story in an audio way via josiepurcellphotography.com And find out more about the right to roam at righttoroam.org.uk
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May 01, 2022
Photopocene with Holly Sandiford - Episode 29 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
Photopocene with Holly Sandiford - Episode 29 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
This is a fab east of England meets west of England episode as I chat with Norwich-based photographic artist, Holly Sandiford. It's great to learn more about Holly's practice and her passion for experimental photography. She's keen to stay connected to her natural environment and her work relating to soil health helps her (literally) stay hands-on with the earth beneath our feet. And it's brilliant to hear about how science and art can collide, with reference to Winogradsky columns and more. But it's not just her MA and personal practice she is passionate about as Holly is also an educator and runs a community arts project, Arts at Work Norwich, too. As with other podcast guests, learning about what motivates Holly is fascinating, including how it's important to her that her work remains accessible and can be found in spaces other than the gallery. You can find out more on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holly.sandiford/ And visit https://artatwork.co.uk/ too as there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. If you'd like to learn about the John Innes Centre, head to https://www.jic.ac.uk/ To enter the Art at Work and Original Magazine competition, visit https://www.originalmagazine.uk/home/pause-for-thought-norwich If you would like to share your eco-conscious photography on the Photopocene podcast, let me know via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/contact     
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April 24, 2022
Photopocene with Tim Beale - Episode 28
Photopocene with Tim Beale - Episode 28
Working in eco-conscious photographic ways is an important aspect of photography, but working to raise awareness of environmental issues that impact the fabric of our societies is vital too. In this episode, I'm joined by photographer Tim Beale, whose work reflects our psychogeographical journey through life. It considers the connections we have with natural and built environments and how these places influence how we live our lives and the life around us. Tim's work The Right to this City documents his photographic research into housing inequality in Bath. It is thought-provoking and challenging and worth finding out more about, along with his other projects. You can see more at https://www.timbealefoto.co.uk/ Plus, Tim is exhibiting as part of the Water's Edge exhibition at St Mary's Priory Church, Chepstow from Monday 18 April to Sunday 24 April and he will be a part of the Photo Frome Festival in June/July at the Station Gallery. As ever, if you would like to share how your photographic work responds to environmental matters, do get in touch via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/
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April 15, 2022
Photopocene with Elizabeth Woodger - Episode 27
Photopocene with Elizabeth Woodger - Episode 27
Listen along to the latest Photopocene podcast with me, your host Josie Purcell, as I chat with the photographic artist, Elizabeth Woodger. I love how art and science can collide, and photography is the perfect medium for it to do so.  Liz shares her enthralling background as a geologist, with a PhD in paleoclimatology, and how this led to her photographic career. We talk about fossils, curiosity, patience (or lack of), origami, and playfulness in photography while we uncover more about her stunning and varied photographic series and how she moves from studio-based construction to outdoor experimentation. Head over to https://elizabethwoodger.com/ to discover her art. You can follow Liz on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethwoodger/ And as ever, if you would like to share your eco-conscious photography in an audio way on the Photopocene podcast, then do contact me via josie@josiepurcellphotography.com or https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/
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April 03, 2022
Photopocene with Giles W Bennett - Episode 26
Photopocene with Giles W Bennett - Episode 26
If you want to discover more about photography projects which consider light pollution, solography, how history is written into the lines of our land and so much more, then Giles W Bennett's practice is one to look out for. We chat about how Giles found his way to photography via experimental film, environmental activism and even circus performance, while Giles also touches on how his dyspraxia, dyslexia and ADHD are a part of his creative process. There's also a lovely surprise to celebrate in our conversation but listen along to find out what that is. You can discover more about Giles on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gileswbennett/ And read his blogs at: https://gileswbennett.wordpress.com/ or https://gileswbennettlightpolution.wordpress.com/ While one of his MA videos - https://youtu.be/g-J1ypg2nqw - provides more info about Giles' practice and its links to the environment. You can see his current shows at: Sunny Bank Mills Ones To Watch 2022 - 19 March to 7 May - Yorkshire - https://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/arts/gallery/ones-to-watch-2022/ Uni of Gloucester MA Graduate Exhibition 2022 - 24 March to 8 April - Hardwick Gallery, Gloucester - http://hardwickgallery.org/exhibitions/ma-photography-2022-exhibition/ And as always, if you would like to share your eco-conscious photography in an audio way, get in touch with me, Josie, your Photopocene via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/photopocene
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March 23, 2022
Photopocene with Adam King - Episode 25
Photopocene with Adam King - Episode 25
In this episode of Photopocene, I discuss artwork that makes my brain work. That's because it is the impactful and intriguing photo collage work of Adam King. We talk about how environment and ecology are referenced in his images, his creative beginnings in Norfolk, life in London at art school and beyond. I learn how Argos catalogues played a role in his early, otherworldly photo collages and how charity shop finds are now informing his current creations. All of this is driven by comment on consumerism, notions of value and appearance, and a chance to see what can evolve from the discarded. To see Adam's work for yourself, visit his website https://www.adamking.site/ As always, if you would like to share your eco-conscious photography, do please get in touch via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/
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March 13, 2022
Photopocene with Claire-louise Pitman - Episode 24
Photopocene with Claire-louise Pitman - Episode 24
In this episode of Photopocene, I chat with photography student Claire-louise Pitman. She candidly spoke about how her health influences her relationship with her environment and her photography, and I certainly learned from her. With an upcoming end-of-year show in June, her final project brings a new take on the memory box, and this, and other photo series, respond to living with Anosmia. I hope you enjoy discovering more about Claire-louise's work. All the links you need... https://claire-louisepitman.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/clairelouise178/ https://www.fifthsense.org.uk/girl-who-cant-smells-official-anosmia-awareness-day-party/ https://www.gofundme.com/f/plymouth-ba-hons-degree-show-2022 https://www.almudenaromero.co.uk/ As ever, do contact me, your Photopocene host Josie Purcell at https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/ if you would like to share your eco-conscious photography in an audio way.
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February 20, 2022
Photopocene with Sophia Moffa - Episode 23
Photopocene with Sophia Moffa - Episode 23
I’m joined in this episode by the artist Sophia Moffa. Sophia works across multiple disciplines such as sculpture, performance, and photography. We talk about how photography plays its part in her varied art responses, many of which are created with natural materials and eventually only remain in photographic form. And we discuss her photographic series Western Waters which is turning the pollution issue in Birmingham’s canals ‘on its head’. Nature has huge relevance to her making as she leans towards seasonal creation. But she is also doing fabulous things for her local community, including through her grassroots CIC The Travellers’ Tree. This is supporting refugees and asylum seekers with art, nature and outdoor activities. I’m so glad to have spent this time chatting with Sophia. I hope you enjoy finding out more. You can discover more at https://sophiamoffa.com/ Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sophiamoffa/ and https://www.instagram.com/the_travellers_tree/ Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/s_moffa
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February 05, 2022
Photopocene with Karel Doing - Episode 22
Photopocene with Karel Doing - Episode 22
This episode is a fascinating conversation with Karel Doing. Karel is an independent artist, filmmaker and researcher whose practice investigates the relationship between culture and nature by means of analogue and organic process, experiment and co-creation. He’s the mind behind a wonderful photographic process, Phytography. We scratch the surface of how and why he creates work, how he shares his work and collaborates with others. The key thing for him is that plants are expressive and creative in their own right and his work is made in collaboration with nature, not from nature. With a very impressive artist CV, we could have chatted much more. You can discover Karel’s work at https://kareldoing.net/index.html Follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/phytography_/ And uncover the wonderful process he created at https://phytogram.blog/ As always, contact me, your Photopocene host, Josie, via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/ if you would like to share your eco-conscious photo-art in an audio way.
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January 23, 2022
Photopocene with Brittonie Fletcher - Episode 21 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
Photopocene with Brittonie Fletcher - Episode 21 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
This podcast is a fantastic way to welcome 2022. Join me, your Photopocene host Josie Purcell, as I chat with Brittonie Fletcher, an educator and artist based in Edinburgh, as we take an exhilarating and fun rollercoaster ride through her photographic and personal story. It’s a joyous conversation about tenacity as Brittonie’s superpower, the colour purple, coping with distraction and life’s curveballs, and even making a darkroom in a pub cellar. We discuss Brittonie’s eco-darkroom workshops with The Penumbra Foundation and Stills in Edinburgh and how terminology in the eco-sector is used to imply ‘green’ positivity and how we reconcile this in our photographic practice. The importance of how photography melds art and science, how politics and punk influence Brittonie’s creative process, the use of materials in artistic creation, and how being experimental is an intrinsic element of how she creates photographic art are all touched on. Head over to Brittonie’s website at www.brittoniefletcher.com Find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/etherwaves/ Some other interesting links where you can see her work too: https://www.edinburghlofi.com/exhibitions/2022/metamorphic/ https://massart.edu/auction https://www.riphotocenter.org/ To take part in the Photopocene podcast, email josie[at]josiepurcellphotography.com or via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/contact
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January 09, 2022
Photopocene with Nettie Edwards - Episode 20 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
Photopocene with Nettie Edwards - Episode 20 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
This podcast truly warmed my eco-conscious photography heart. Thank you to Nettie Edwards for sharing her photographic story from her early impression of the medium when a youngster as "boring" to her adoration of it and nature through her love of the anthotype and chlorophyll process. We touched on Nettie's personal mental health experience, discussing how it became a catalyst for her changed view of, and passion for, photography and a new conduit for sharing her creativity. We also talked about how working in her garden and allotment provides myriad sources of inspiration and material for her fascinating creations.  Describing herself as a "scavenger", Nettie's work merges, mixes and melds flora to found items to reflect on topics such as our relationship with light, family heritage and hidden history, social commentary and diverse communities, and so much more. And thanks to the cat for making no demands. ;-) After listening to the podcast, see Nettie's exceptional work at https://www.lumilyon.co.uk/ or https://hortuslucis.wordpress.com/ You can also follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lumilyon/ Or get involved with her tree project via https://www.instagram.com/silent_running_collective/ And if you would like to share your eco-conscious photo-art in an audio way, simply email me at: josie@josiepurcellphotography.com Episode cover art © Nettie Edwards 2021
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November 28, 2021
Photopocene with Will Templeton - Episode 19 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
Photopocene with Will Templeton - Episode 19 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
It is great to speak with Will Templeton about his work relating to people and the world in which we live. We met via my 'day job' with Westcountry Rivers Trust when we arranged for him to photograph some of the team for his upcoming exhibition, Ways and Means. Supported by The Rivers Trust too, this body of work will help showcase the importance of our rivers' health across England through the stories of those who live on, work along, and simply love them. On his website, Will states that he is "using the medium of photography to drive curiosity, inspire minds, evoke action and create lasting development that restores the balance of humans in nature".  Listen in to discover more about his photographic ethos. Visit https://williamjoshuatempleton.com/home for more info. Follow Will on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/williamtempleton/ If you want to find out more about the State of Our Rivers, visit https://www.theriverstrust.org/key-issues/state-of-our-rivers And don't forget to get in touch to let me know if you would like to share your eco-conscious photography story at https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/contact
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October 24, 2021
Photopocene with Steffie De Gaetano - Episode 18 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
Photopocene with Steffie De Gaetano - Episode 18 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
What an absolutely fascinating conversation I had with Steffie de Gaetano. Steffie is a Dutch-Italian interdisciplinary researcher who works at the intersection of architecture, art, and anthropology. Her current work Permeance investigates the River Dommel in relation to her heritage, colonialism, extractivism, and contamination as a means to approach the entanglements of earthly life. Listen in and to learn even more, head over to her website at https://steffiedegaetano.net/index.html You can also follow her at https://www.instagram.com/steffiedegaetano/ As always, if you would like to share your photographic story in relation to environmental matters, contact me via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/ or find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/josieshutterpod/
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October 03, 2021
Photopocene with Robin Shelton - Episode 17 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
Photopocene with Robin Shelton - Episode 17 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
This episode is a delightful conversation with photographer Robin Shelton (do please excuse the little hiccup near the start where my question about how he started out in photography seems to have vanished - it's still great to learn about Robin's lifetime photo love inspired by his father). We go on to discuss "making with meaning' and how this relates to his work, discover a mutual love of allotments (Robin has written a book all about life pottering around an allotment), how he partakes in "plant torture", plus his plans to highlight sewage pollution in our rivers and seas via a portrait series using the salt printing process. But there's so much more to Robin's story, so listen along to find out. You can see Robin's work at https://robinsheltonphotography.com/horror-hortus/ And find him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/robinsheltonphotography/ and https://www.instagram.com/_yabbit_/ Don't forget, you can get in touch to take part in the podcast via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/photopocene or follow me at https://www.instagram.com/josieshutterpod/
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August 30, 2021
Photopocene with Martha Gray - Episode 16
Photopocene with Martha Gray - Episode 16
In this Photopocene episode, I get to share the intriguing work of Martha Gray. Her most recent project creates sculptural photographic pieces using her 'biocyan' process - listen in to find out more. Our chat also touches on a collaborative residency at the London Alternative Photography Collective, work relating to health and wellbeing and the growing interest in sustainable photography practices. I'm sure you'll want to take a look at her creations too, so head over to https://marthagray.pb.photography/home. You can find her on Instagram too at https://www.instagram.com/m.e.a.gray/ And as always, do get in touch with me, Josie, your Photopocene host, if you'd like to share your eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way. Find me at https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/
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August 22, 2021
Photopocene with Maica Gugolati - Episode 15 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
Photopocene with Maica Gugolati - Episode 15 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
I am truly privileged to be speaking with so many talented artists with such an array of photographic ideas and interpretations. And this Photopocene podcast is no exception as I am joined by the researcher, curator and photographer, Maica Gugolati. Immerse yourself in her wonderful soundscape before listening along to our conversation about her work. Maica talks about her project, Floating Tropics, which creates questions about the 'industrialscape' on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Through this, she plays with the suggestion that all is not what it seems, that what we see has already been shaped for us and we are shaping what will be seen in the future.  Her collage images create fantastical other worlds and a "puzzle of fictionalities" - and this is all in relation to the oft-hidden extractive industries which play a big role in the economy and livelihoods of people on these islands. To find out more about Maica, visit:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maicagugolati/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaicaGugolati At the Extracting Us website: https://extractingus.org/contributors/maica-gugolati/ And on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z79h-qXxmaI As always, if you would like to chat with me on the Photopocene podcast about how you employ photography to raise awareness and/or open discussion relating to environmental issues, do get in touch via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/contact   
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August 08, 2021
Photopocene with Ilya Fisher - Episode 14 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
Photopocene with Ilya Fisher - Episode 14 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
Join in with my conversation with the very talented photographer, Ilya Fisher. Learn more about her practice and how it relates to environmental issues and social injustice and how working collaboratively bolsters the ways she presents current world issues in creative and thought provoking ways. We talk about the anxiety felt by many due to the climate crisis, and why Ilya's photographic offering provides a means to address the topic in a supportive and sometimes entertaining way. You can see Ilya's work at ilyafisher.com/home And follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/fisherilya/ In addition, watch a short film of her talking specifically about her Unravelling series at youtu.be/bR4cY2jvcAY or her Excuses book at youtu.be/bB6SR6cFQtA If you would like to take part in Photopocene, do please get in touch with me your host Josie via josiepurcellphotography.com/contact
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August 01, 2021
Photopocene with Susa Solero - Episode 13 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
Photopocene with Susa Solero - Episode 13 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
I am delighted to be joined by Susa Solero for this episode of the Photopocene podcast. Based in Germany, Susa has been detailing litter to help encourage people to think about the negative impact of littering. We speak about how she makes use of time on train journeys to create painterly landscapes and her love for minimalism and abstract forms. Although Susa doesn't class herself as a professional photographer, her strong style and interpretation across varied topics most certainly shows her eye for creating images to contemplate, both visually and through her creative use of words. Find out how the word constipation makes us giggle. To see more of Susa's work, visit https://www.susasolero.com/ To find out about her work on show, go to: https://www.susasolero.com/projects-awards-events-and-press/awards-and-events/ For her latest exhibition, see https://www.lostudiosabineuhdris.com/aktuell.html You can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/susassight/ And on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/susassight Don't forget, if you'd like to share your photo practice and how it relates to eco-conscious ideas or raises awareness of environmental matters, do get in touch via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/
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July 18, 2021
Photopocene with Jonathan Straight - Episode 12 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
Photopocene with Jonathan Straight - Episode 12 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
I'm joined on this episode by street and documentary photographer, Jonathan Straight. Jonathan doesn't specifically use his photography to raise awareness of environmental issues (his day job is heavily related to things such as water resources and waste management) but his topics do reflect or connect to them. We chat about his latest photo book Vegans in Iceland. It's a great insight into the country, its vegans, and discussions around the benefit of a plant-based diet.  We also chat about the ethics of street photography, how Jonathan gets so close to his subjects and how, on occasion, he has remained in touch with some of them like the woman from Russia who he still meets occasionally for a coffee since their random meeting on a London street some years ago. To take a look at Jonathan's work, head over to his Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/straightpix/ You can also find out about his book at https://www.artbukz.com/product/vegans-in-iceland or for all books visit: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Jonathan-Straight And you can find Jonathan's Eden images via https://opensea.io/collection/edenproject If you would like to share your photographic story and how it relates to our environment or eco-conscious photo art, get in touch via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/photopocene
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July 11, 2021
Photopocene with Sarah Garrod - Episode 11 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
Photopocene with Sarah Garrod - Episode 11 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
In this podcast, photographic artist and host of Photopocene Josie Purcell is joined by the very talented Sarah Garrod. A photographer and artist specialising in darkroom printing, portraiture, and experimental photography, Sarah is also a committed environmentalist and this informs her work which is often concerned with loss; the loss of green spaces and the loss of species.  In this episode, we talk about Sarah's background and how she evolved her practice to where it is today. This takes us from her days working in community darkrooms to a recent commission recreating a living tree in large-scale cyanotype, and a new series, the Leaf Project. In this, she creates beautiful portraits connecting everyday people to their natural environments on found leaves - listen in to find out more. We chat about what informs her work, including quantum physics, the importance of plants, and how understanding and valuing light sources has a huge influence on her work, whether using camera-less techniques or in the darkroom. A mutual fascination with mermaids, the intriguing series title Here Be Dragons, a recycled darkroom and Sarah's artistic response in lockdown are uncovered too. This is just a flavour of our conversation and Sarah's photographic art. See more of her work at sarahgarrod.co.uk She has upcoming shows at deptfordx.org including a talk on 10 July - book for free at sarahgarrod.co.uk/deptford-x-opening-event And check out September's Totally Thames Festival too where Sarah will be participating.  You can follow Sarah on social media at: Facebook SarahGPhotog Instagram sarahg.photog Don't forget, if you would like to take part in Photopocene, send me a message via josiepurcellphotography.com/contact
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July 03, 2021
Photopocene with Eva Lawrence - Episode 10
Photopocene with Eva Lawrence - Episode 10
This Photopocene episode diverts slightly from the norm as I chat with multidisciplinary art-activist Eva Lawrence. It was illuminating to talk about photography as a vital tool in sharing artwork relating to environmental issues.  Jellyfish to ancient viruses and protecting wildlands from development to ways to positively influence a consumerist society were just a few of the elements we touched upon as we discussed Eva's varied artistic outputs. Find out more about Eva and all of her art at: instagram.com/evajoy_art Website - Curator Space Postcard Project show tickets Flux Review I'll be back to chatting with photo artists next time, so if you'd like to take part in Photopocene to share how you are employing photography to raise awareness of environmental matters, head over to josiepurcellphotography.com 
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June 27, 2021
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way - a short update
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way - a short update
Listen to photographers from around the world as they chat with Photopocene host Josie about what inspires their environment-related work. 
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June 23, 2021
Photopocene with Zoran Dragelj - Episode 9
Photopocene with Zoran Dragelj - Episode 9
Zoran Dragelj is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, producer/director based in Vancouver. He describes himself as an auteur filmmaker, trying to formulate a delicate balance between appearances of things versus the hidden emotional reality in everyday life. In recent short films and videos, he shows a panoramic view of contemporary experimental creations where the subject of physical motion and movement is tackled. He also tries to demonstrate how experimental films and videos can include some kind of storytelling. In our chat, we spoke about 'flaneurship' and discovering new things in places you know well; about Vancouver, its history and surroundings; about his films, a new documentary with a self-taught Costa Rican artist, and an upcoming collaboration in the city. But most importantly we looked at how Zoran's sense of place, whether local or global, influence the still and moving images he creates. You can find out more about Zoran at: https://www.instagram.com/attentionvan/ https://www.youtube.com/user/zoxx https://www.facebook.com/zdragelj/ https://www.imdb.com https://sussexfestivalofideas.co.uk/ https://www.biff-fest.com/ If you would like to take part in the Photopocene podcast, contact Josie via https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/photopocene Cover image ©Zoran Dragelj *Apologies for the slight echo when I am speaking on this episode 
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June 18, 2021
Photopocene with Natasha Sanchez - Episode 8 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
Photopocene with Natasha Sanchez - Episode 8 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
To celebrate World Environment Day 2021, I'm joined by New Orleans-based photographic artist, Natasha Sanchez. We recorded the podcast on Earth Day so it seems apt to share our chat on this day. Our conversation touches on what influences Natasha's work such as how humans have moved around but home is often found inside oneself, the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and how we are nature and not separate from it. We discuss some of her series including the Louisiana World Tour, which is a photographic & (mostly) philosophical road trip around the state of her world and inspired by a desire to find creative direction. We talk about the subsequent Ancient World Tour, which developed from the route taken in the Lousiana World Tour and reflects Natasha's love of ancient history and respect for the many Native American mounds she came across on her journey. There are tales of termites, mention of mandalas, and frolics with fossils too. We even talk about Betty the Bullhorn, but you'll need to listen in to find out more about that. And it is delightful to discover another lumen-loving soul and fellow proponent of unfixed lumens with a black bag of originals hidden from the light. Take a look at Natasha's work at https://www.natashasanchezcreates.com/ Back when we spoke, Natasha mentioned creating new work in time for the summer solstice (21 June). You might just find that on her website too. You can follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/natashasanchez.creates/ There will be a version available with captions on my ShutterPod YouTube channel too. If you would like to participate in Photopocene to share your eco-conscious photography in an audio way, please get in touch via josiepurcellphotography.com/contact.
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June 05, 2021
Photopocene with Stig Marlon Weston - Episode 7 - sharing eco-conscious photography in a audio way
Photopocene with Stig Marlon Weston - Episode 7 - sharing eco-conscious photography in a audio way
This conversation will take you to the jungles of the Amazon, mountains in Spain, and the forests of Norway. There's even mention of a poisonous snake. And you don't even have to leave home. Stig Marlon Weston is a photographer based in Norway who often employs cameraless techniques and photographic materials to interpret his interest in how we/he see/s the world.   We speak about how to let go to make art, challenge yourself to keep your work fresh, and how to still focus on short/long-term projects.  Apologies for the little bit of echo and a few blips in this recording. Hopefully, it doesn't stop you from enjoying this fascinating chat with Stig. You can see Stig's work at http://www.weston.no/ Stig will also be taking part in the Copenhagen Photo Festival; is displaying work with the Soho Photo Gallery, New York; and will be running a workshop at the Barcelona Experimental Festival. Stig can also be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/stigmw/ And he also runs Cyan Studio. If you would like to take part in Photopocene and share your eco-conscious photography in an audio way, do please get in touch via josiepurcellphotography.com/contact.
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May 29, 2021
Photopocene with Sroyon Mukherjee - Episode 6 - sharing eco-conscious photography in a audio way
Photopocene with Sroyon Mukherjee - Episode 6 - sharing eco-conscious photography in a audio way
Hello - glad you are here and listening to the Photopocene podcast with me, Josie Purcell. This time, I'm joined by a photographer who is discovering a passion for pinhole photography, Sroyon Mukherjee. But to create the pinhole cameras, Sroyon takes household items and upcycles them.  I love this idea and may well be raiding my recycling bins to see what items I can turn into a pinhole camera instead. We also talk about water resources, vintage cameras, writing about photography, and even beekeeping. Hope you enjoy it. Find out more about Sroyon on Instagram at instagram.com/midtonegrey. You can read his photography articles on 35mmc.com or casualphotophile.com too. If you would like to share your story about how your photographic work relates to environmental matters, please get in touch via josie[at]josiepurcellphotography.com - josiepurcellphotography.com. For a version with captions, go to my ShutterPod YouTube channel at youtu.be/bvA31I-Z_hY
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May 21, 2021
Photopocene with Minna Kokko - Episode 5 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
Photopocene with Minna Kokko - Episode 5 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
What a wonderful conversation with visual artist, Minna Kokko. Her love for nature and deep appreciation of how we are nature is clear.  Discovering more about what motivates her to create her artwork, and, by doing so, how her work can pose questions relating to the connection and/or disconnection people have to the natural world is fascinating. Our chat weaves in Japanese culture, trees, calligraphy, Auvers-sur-Oise, Minna's daughter as muse, microscopes, and much more.  You can find out more about Minna at: instagram.com/minnakokko_artist/ minnakokko.com/ aralya.fr/artistes/minna-kokko/ katmapped.org/2021-spring-show%3A-jungle tebbsgallery.com/ I hope you enjoy listening and finding out more about Minna. You can see a version with captions on my ShutterPod/Photopocene YouTube channel too. Let me know if you’d like to take part in Photopocene via josiepurcellphotography.com *Title image © Minna Kokko
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May 08, 2021
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 4 - Holly Gilman
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 4 - Holly Gilman
It's been great to chat with self-taught photographer and passionate sustainable photo practice person, Holly Gilman. We discuss topics from what sparked her interest in environmental issues to how she has recently taken the plunge with YouTube videos. Holly also shares details of her peers who are inspiring her in this field and her work with 35mmc.com (including a photo book) plus much more. You can find out more about Holly at: https://schoolofholly.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/makingphotographicpracticesmoresustainable https://www.instagram.com/schoolofholly/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YonQNeYlnBk I hope you enjoy listening and finding out more about Holly. To find out more about me and how you can take part in Photopocene, head on over to https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/photopocene
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April 28, 2021
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 3 - David Crawford
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 3 - David Crawford
Photography has had a significant impact on the world we live in. Eco-conscious photographic artist Josie Purcell has created the Photopocene Podcast to chat with other photographers passionate about using their creative talents to raise awareness of environmental issues. In the third episode, she is joined by David Crawford, a Northumberland-based photographer who explores the notions of 'Transience' both within ourselves as humans and the wider ecosphere. This chat includes great insight into David's work and what motivates him to create. He relates to scientific findings while retaining a sense of wonder and hope. Visit https://www.photographerlight.com/eco-page to see David's work and find out more. Visit https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/ if you would like to take part in Photopocene. Cover photo: Copyright David Crawford
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April 22, 2021
Photopocene - - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 2 - Stu Sontier
Photopocene - - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 2 - Stu Sontier
Photography has had a significant impact on the world we live in. Eco-conscious photographic artist Josie Purcell has created the Photopocene Podcast to chat with other photographers passionate about using their creative talents to raise awareness of environmental issues. In the second episode, she is joined by Stu Sontier, a New Zealand-based photographer, whose work has ranged from documentary to abstract, now with a focus on repurposing digital materials. He works experimentally and explores the materiality of photography in the digital era, informed by scientific and philosophical ideas around time, reality and existence, and environmental thinking related to the future. Visit https://stusontier.net/ to see Stu's work and find out more. Find out more about Stu's Ether project at https://ether.stusontier.net/ Visit https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/ if you would like to take part in Photopocene. Cover photo: Copyright Stu Sontier Instagram: @stusontierphoto
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April 11, 2021
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 1 - Hannah Fletcher
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 1 - Hannah Fletcher
Photography has had a significant impact on the world we live in.  Eco-conscious photographic artist Josie Purcell has created the Photopocene Podcast to chat with other photographers passionate about using their creative talents to raise awareness of environmental issues. In the very first episode, she is joined by Hannah Fletcher, a London-based artist, working with cameraless photographic processes, founder of The Sustainable Darkroom, Co-director of London Alternative Photography Collective, and a facilitator of sustainability within the arts. Visit https://www.hannahfletcher.com/ to see Hannah's work. Visit https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/ if you would like to take part in Photopocene. Cover photo: Copyright Hannah Fletcher Instagram: @hfletch PS. Excuse the tiny and few and far between recording hiccups :-)
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April 03, 2021
Photopocene - short intro
Photopocene - short intro
If you are a photographer or photographic artist creating work that aims to raise awareness of environmental issues, I'd love to hear from you. Send a link to your work via josie[at]josiepurcellphotography.com and we could be chatting soon about what motivates you in your photographic practice.
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March 02, 2021