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The Richard Flint Photography Podcast

The Richard Flint Photography Podcast

By Richard Flint Photography
Released regularly, the Richard Flint Photography podcast features photography news, photo projects, website and podcast links, multimedia, videos, photography articles, upcoming exhibitions, photographic awards and more.

The photography podcast is released regularly (around six episodes a year plus a number of special bonus podcasts focusing on books, photography locations and other photography-related subjects. The podcast covers all sorts of photography-related topics and issues including photography books, photographers, classic and contemporary photojournalism plus lots more.
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Bonus Podcast: Sea, Sky, Sand and Street – Fishing Boat at Sheringham

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RFP Podcast: September 2021
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 September's Scotland trip will now be talked about in next month's podcast complete with a recording originally made for a bonus Scotland podcast.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 from the BBC In Pictures page including images of Joy Division by Kevin Cummins, award-winning wildlife photography and 1960s photographs of The Rolling Stone and The Beatles in County Durham. Photography links mentioned in the podcast Joy Division: Photographer Kevin Cummins on capturing the post-punk icons Close-up of gull's eye in Shetland wins ecology photography prize 'All I can hear is a cacophony of screaming girls' - photographing the Beatles and Stones All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can also be found on the dedicated podcast links page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
18:21
November 3, 2021
RFP Podcast: August 2021
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
15:40
September 17, 2021
Bonus Podcast: Sea, Sky, Sand and Street – Final Mooring
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 book's cover. Check out the image via the gallery at richardflintphoto.com or via the podcast links page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
19:14
September 15, 2021
Bonus Podcast: Sea, Sky, Sand and Street – Fishing Boat at Sheringham
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, Sky Sand and Street. Check out the image via the gallery at richardflintphoto.com or via the podcast links page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
09:15
September 7, 2021
Bonus Podcast: Sea, Sky, Sand and Street - Mother and Son
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
05:56
September 7, 2021
RFP Podcast: June/July 2021
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
14:33
August 11, 2021
Bonus Podcast: Mull of Galloway, Scotland - May 2021
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!
14:06
June 23, 2021
RFP Podcast: April/May 2021
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.
09:16
June 22, 2021
RFP Podcast: February/ March 2021
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 podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
27:58
April 30, 2021
RFP Podcast: January 2021
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 be found on the dedicated podcast at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcasts
25:00
February 19, 2021
Bonus Podcast: January 2020 - Chris Killip
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
22:10
January 25, 2021
RFP Podcast: November/December 2020
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 can be found via a Google search or by taking a look at the podcast's dedicated link page over at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
23:10
December 20, 2020
RFP Podcast: May 2019
In a late May podcast due to ill health - delays to the photo book releases due to an injured back and a dose of the flu. Details of a recent trip to the Scottish borders in early May and in the links it's a regular weekend reading list for photographers and filmmakers plus unseen images by Weegee lost for 82 years. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
34:41
November 27, 2020
RFP Podcast: October 2020
In this month's podcast: The Two Towns photobook gets closer to release with the final edits to text taking place plus the website will be getting a new gallery addition in December. In the website links there is Jerome Sessini's fantastic Images from his return to Mexico city where he first became a photographer, a grandfather's hidden WW2 photo album - the fascinating story of a photo album documenting life in the Royal Canadian Airforce - found only after the photographer had died and Raymond Depardon photos commissioned by The Sunday Times Magazine to travel to Glasgow for a feature on its rich and poor. The photos he took were never published. All the links and more can be found on the podcast page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
34:41
November 27, 2020
RFP Podcast: September 2020 - Three Scotland Photos
In this special September podcast... I take a look back at my trip to Fort William in Scotland from mid-September and choose two... NO... THREE images from the trip. The photos, two from Mallaig and the third from the summit of Ben Nevis, can be found on the Richard Flint Photography Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/richardflintphoto/ No photography links this month but please check out and follow me on Instagram.
36:40
October 26, 2020
RFP Podcast: August 2020
In the August 2020 podcast... The podcast becomes available via Amazon Music, Instagram changes its API rules that cause temporary issues on the website and details about a special podcast coming next month. In the weblinks, we have a collection of 3000 cameras, wet plate collodion images of female skateboarders in California and a photographer captures 'hidden' life with a disability. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
20:30
September 24, 2020
RFP Podcast: July 2020
In the July Podcast: After a decade I make the switch from iPhone to Android but there is a photo app I'll rather miss. I also discuss the rather interesting website I've been building recently. In the photo links, there is a heavy Magnum photo agency theme starting with Paul Fusco's superb photography from Robert Kennedy's funeral train - the Magnum photographer passing away recently at the age of 90. Also on the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, Sumeja Tulic reflects on Magnum Paolo Pellegrin's work on the subject plus Constantine Mano talks about his photography of his native South Carolina. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
22:55
August 10, 2020
RFP Podcast: June 2020
In the June 2020 podcast: Olympus announces they will stop making cameras, the main website goes wide with a slight tweak to the design, photo book news about a potential release for the first book of 2020 and in the links, there is photography and photo discussion by Stuart Franklin, images from the Magnum archive of social unrest in 1968, Shirley Bakers excellent street scene photographs from Manchester and Salford. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
32:44
July 9, 2020
Bonus Podcast: Lost over Laos - Two books about Larry Burrows
The June bonus podcast takes a look at two fascinating books about the photographer Larry Burrows who was best known for his images of the Vietnam war. The first book is 'Lost over Laos' by Richard Pyle and Horst Faas that explores the mystery of his death in 1971 when his helicopter was shot down. The second book is the equally excellent 'Larry Burrows Vietnam' that contains many of his best images from the war. Both are still available online new/secondhand via Amazon etc. All of the weblinks for the books and digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
16:52
June 23, 2020
RFP Podcast: April/May 2020
In the April/ May podcast - A few coming potential changes for the website are discussed, the landscape of Glencoe is covered in a Testflight blog post and the upcoming release date for a photobook sadly gets moved to the end of year due to COVID-19. Also, a beautiful 95 years old photo gets copied for a client but when do you stop removing the wear and tear of history? In the links, there is Magnum's Eve Arnold's remarkable photos of Malcolm X, the beauty of the Nordic landscapes by photographer Stefan Forster and gritty black and white from Christopher Bobyn of a Scottish ICU ward battling the Coronavirus pandemic. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
17:38
May 28, 2020
RFP Podcast: March 2020
In the podcast... So many changes since the last recording and none of them to do with the website! With COVID-19 restrictions in place, its time to have an experiment with my Instagram account with daily photos added from the archive. In the links there are photos from the isolation of the Faeroe Islands, more excellent Dennis Stock photography from the movie set of George Lucas' classic 'American Graffiti' and the 16mm footage from the Apollo 13 mission gets some enhancement using a very clever technique. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
16:05
April 21, 2020
Bonus Podcast: Why do I take photographs?
Why do I take Photographs? It seems like a simple question but the answers can be varied and complicated. In this podcast, I try to explain my own reasons for taking photos.
09:60
March 19, 2020
RFP Podcast: February 2020
In this busy February podcast: The Islay gallery is launched with photography and video from the trip to the Scottish island in 2019, from the archive makes a return to the Test Strip blog and the podcast page gets a player. In the links, there is a new film about Magnum photographer Abbas, Leonard Freed’s Work on the NYPD, W. Eugene Smith's photographs of Charlie Chaplin during the making of Limelight and Reuters look back on 18 years of images from the war in Afghanistan. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
33:17
March 9, 2020
RFP Podcast: January 2020
In the first podcast of 2020 - The first improvement to the PDF photo book and portfolio overview pages are added to the main website. The Scotland galleries get a bit of thought regarding their growing size - just how many images should you add to a gallery? In the links Raymond Depardon’s Paris Dakar Rally, Erich Hartmann’s work documenting the crumbling artefacts and remnants of Europe’s concentration camps, the images of music photographer Jim Marshall and Chechnya: Images of a Forgotten War, haunting images of the war by Thomas Dworzak. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
29:43
February 6, 2020
RFP Podcast: November/December 2019
In the podcast: A personal look back at my photography 2019 and the decade. The Two Towns book gets delayed until the end of next year... but for a very good reason. In the weblinks, Two Dennis Stock photography projects from the sets of a couple of classic movies including the 1968 classic Planet of the Apes. And Robert Capa's excellent photography marking the 75th anniversary of the battle of Bastogne in December 1944. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
28:59
December 31, 2019
RFP Podcast: October 2019
In the October podcast: More social media changes as the Facebook pages finally get deleted after ten years or more with the social media platform. The main website gets a new home page slider after the old one is wrecked before heading to Islay. In the links, photographs of Haiti's cycle team training on the hard roads of the island, Candid moments on the London Underground of the 1970s, Bruce Gilden's photography and a vision of a long-gone New York City and Berlin after the Wall – then and now with photography by Colin McPherson. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
31:15
November 13, 2019
RFP Podcast: September 2019 - The Islay Visit
Not quite the location-based recording I wanted due to technical problems. So back home, Richard discusses his trip to Islay on the west coast of Scotland that took place in September. Islay is best known for its distilleries with a total of nine currently open on the island. The ninth opened just this year and will not release any whisky for nearly ten years. Photography, whisky... and er... more whisky. No links this month. The links will be back for the October podcast.
20:14
November 8, 2019
RFP Podcast: August 2019
In this month's podcast: Richard prepares for a trip away... but isn't saying exactly where. The Darker Skies website celebrates its tenth anniversary, the website menu gets some more improvements and the RFP RedBubble store gets some much-needed love. In the links is a superb collection of WW2 photos by Magnum photographers, 21 images by Margaret Bourke-White, Markéta Luskacová capturing the people of Whitley Bay during the 1970s and Making Hitchcockian Portraits. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
33:03
September 5, 2019
RFP Podcast: July 2019
In the podcast: Apart from the occasional tech problems occurring, The 'Caught by the Tide' photo zine gets released and the foundations of the long-awaited Norfolk Project book are finally laid out. In website news, the menu has a number of big alterations made to it and some new photobook web pages are added. In the links, there are images from the 2019 Tour de France, The Magnum photographer Abbas' Vietnam war photography and more. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
23:46
August 5, 2019
RFP Bonus Podcast: Caught by the Tide Photo Zine
In the bonus podcast: Richard talks about his recently released 24-page photo zine 'Caught by The Tide'. The new photo zine features 19 street photography and landscape images shot in Norfolk during an emotionally turbulent 2016. The podcast delves into the background of the photography, favourite images, the making of the zine and more. 'Caught by the Tide' can be purchased on Blurb at https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/9554004-caught-by-the-tide. Related links for current photo book projects can be be found at richardflintphoto.com
16:05
August 1, 2019
RFP Podcast June 2019
In the podcast: The photo zine 'Caught by the Tide gets close to release and the anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson brings back a few memories of early smartphone photography. In the links is an article by Associated Press about the power of the image, an iconic climate change photo and a great archive post from the Magnum blog looking at photography from the Mexico/USA border. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
22:05
July 4, 2019
RFP Podcast: April 2019
This month: More details about the book releases including a delay to Edinburgh: Seven Hills. The website receives a massive update with the portfolio and pages changed to the new Gutenberg blocks. In the links, W.Eugene Smith's powerful photography from Minamata, Bill Owen's photos from the disastrous Altamont festival in 1969, Chris Steele-Perkins’ New Londoners documenting the many faces of one of the most diverse cities in the world and “Crying Girl at the Border” by U.S. photographer John Moore of Getty Images has won the 2019 World Press Photo of the Year. All of the weblinks for the content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
26:37
May 3, 2019
RFP Podcast: March 2019
In the March podcast: More news on the photography book development the new photo zine using images from the 2016 Norfolk trip that has been added to the roster. The links look at Gerda Taro's photography and career, Magnum's Raymond Depardon's superb photos of Glasgow in 1980, Tim Hetherington's sleeping soldiers and Toby Binder's images of teenagers on both sides of the peace walls in Belfast. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
29:06
April 5, 2019
RFP Podcast: February 2019
In the podcast: All the Google +_ links get removed from the website and two new photography books are in the works with releases due over the Summer. More details about the books in the podcast. In the weblinks, a look at the images taken in Manchester by Magnum's Martin Parr over 48 years, old Victorian photos of a huge building project rescued from a skip, plus just who were the kissing sailor and nurse in Eisenstadt's famous Times Square VJ Day image from the end of World War II? Finally, the intriguing tale of identifying a badly wounded U.S marine in an iconic photograph from the Vietnam War by John Olsen of LIFE. All of the weblinks for the content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
31:16
March 4, 2019
RFP Podcast: January 2019
It's a short podcast this month due to injuring my back. Hopefully i'll be back to full health in February. The January podcast has a brief look back at 2018 and the end of Google Plus. Only one link this month and it comes from the Magnum Photos website with Jonas Bendiksen's excellent social documentary project about Greenland.All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
08:28
February 6, 2019
RFP Podcast: December 2018
In the podcast: Photography on Calton Hill, a few details about the recent trip up to Edinburgh and the images taken. In the podcast links psychiatrist Anthony Feinstein explores the complexity of photographers’ day-to-day work covering conflict and human depravity, Masha Ivashintsova's street photographs of strangers and Lu Guang's haunting images of China environmental and social issues. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
18:46
December 28, 2018
RFP Podcast: The Photographic Memory: Press Photography - Twelve Insights
A bonus podcast looking at the 1987 book 'The Photographic Memory: Press Photography - Twelve Insights' containing essays by twelve photographers including Don mcCullin and Peter Korniss. Book links can be found on the podcast link page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
07:17
December 20, 2018
RFP Podcast: November 2018
In the podcast: Flickr changes its terms with the potential for image deletion from free accounts and in the podcast links - an community living underground in Australia, a community living off grid in the North weat of Scotland and a great documentary drama film not shown on BBC TV for twenty years - The War Game. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
18:04
December 4, 2018
RFP Podcast: October 2018
In the podcast: Ten years of talking and finding photography on Twitter. In the links are Magnum's images from Northern Ireland during early 1970's, Roman Vishniac's images of Jewish life and Jane Bown's faboulous portraits of gypsies. All of the weblinks for the digital content mentioned in the podcasts can be found on the dedicated podcast links page at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast/
22:55
November 2, 2018
RFP Podcast: September 2018
In the podcast: A new company logo, the website returns to using the Cloudflare security and CDN service plus the latest image featured in this month's'From the Archive 'post is from a project about the Army Reserve. Photo links look at F1, Brexit on the borders of Northern Ireland and Ireland, we take a look at the life and work of Magnum photographer Wayne Miller and National Geographic highlight the groundbreaking work of Dickey Chappelle. The links mentioned (and more) can be found on the podcast link page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
37:54
September 28, 2018
RFP Podcast: August 2018
In the podcast: Details on three blog posts added to the website(s) this month including a long overdue review of my Billingham 550. In the photography links, classic (Werner Bischof) and contemporary (Martin Parr) photos from the Magnum website, Le Mow endurance lawnmover racing and more. The mentioned links (plus some bonus links) can be found on the podcast link page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
29:55
August 31, 2018
RFP Podcast: July 2018
In the podcast: More changes to the website including updates to the weblog, podcast and website shop pages. The Tumblr 50mm photoblog also gets a lick of paint for the first time since 2011 and there are a couple of great photography links including the Tour de France at its most beautiful and how Washington, England, feels about President Trump's UK visit:. The mentioned links (plus some bonus links) can be found on the podcast link page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
20:01
July 30, 2018
RFP Podcast: The Norfolk Project
In the podcast: The second of the special podcasts takes an introductory look at the Norfolk Project, a series of images taken in the English county of Norfolk between 1998 and 2016. Part documentary and part landscape, the photographs here are part of a self initiated long term project documenting the social, historical and geographic aspects of the English county of Norfolk using digital, 35mm and 645/6×6 medium format photography. The gallery can be found at https://www.richardflintphoto.com/featured-photography-norfolk-project/
19:32
July 13, 2018
RFP Podcast: June 2018
In this month's podcast: A few more tweaks to the website, plans to improve some of the galleries and some great documentary photography (currently being exhibited) from the 1980's from Tish Murtha of community life in Newcastle Upon Tyne and David Bailey, Paul Reas and more photograph industrial Wales for Ffotogallery. The links mentioned (and more) can be found on the podcast link page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
15:21
June 30, 2018
RFP Podcast: May 2018
In the podcast: A few more improvements to the website... but problems too. The Test strip blog has one of Richard's favourite images taken in the Highlands of Scotland. In the photography links, two great photoblog posts by the Atlantic Photo blog of the Changing Way of Life For Mongolia’s Dukha Reindeer Herders, amazing images from the past week of volcanic activity on Hawaii's Big Island and A Gambler’s Look at Gamblers by photographer Martin Amis. All the links can be found on the podcast link page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
10:39
May 31, 2018
RFP Podcast: April 2018
In the podcast: More news about the improvements made to richardflintphoto.com including a new logo, new photos for the slider and more. In the links is A Sense of Community: Wolverhampton in the 1970s - A decade after Enoch Powell’s infamous speech on immigration, Chris Steele-Perkins travelled to Wolverhampton in 1978 to photograph the communities most affected. Also Helen Levitt’s Street Dramas - Levitt shot the black-and-white photographs between 1934 and 1946, mostly in working class neighbourhoods of New York City. All the links can be found on the podcast link page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
17:43
April 26, 2018
RFP Podcast: Photobook: Northumberland by J C Tordai
The first in a series of special podcasts looking at a photography book taken from Richard Flint's bookshelf. The first book in this series is the documentary photography book Northumberland by J C Tordai, published in 1993, and a book that has been a big influence on Richard's photography over the past twenty years. Book links can be found on the podcast link page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
10:06
April 8, 2018
RFP Podcast: March 2018
In the podcast: More news about the updates made to the main website including a rather good use of some video footage shot on the Isle of Skye way back in 2014. A photograph taken during the 'Beast from the East' winter storm makes it into Picfair's Top ten images of the week and another photo from the archive is posted onto the Test Strip blog. In the links... Fifty years since the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War - Getty Images talk to the photographer who was there and helped tell the story to the world, colour images of Ireland from the sixties and seventies PLUS Surfing Norway in Sub-Zero Temperatures - 30 images from AFP photographer Olivier Morin. All of the links can be found at www.darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
19:41
March 22, 2018
RFP Podcast: February 2018
In the February podcast: Details about recent updates to pages on the main website at richardflintphoto.com plus the old pressgram miniblog gets a new name - as well as the start of a new series of posts starting with a photo taken in Beaumaris, North wales in 2003. In the links there are two from the Guardian website: The photos that changed America: celebrating the work of Lewis Hine and The vanished East End - David Granick’s shots from the 1960s and 70s capture a fading world. All the mentioned links can be found on the podcast link page at darkerskies.wordpress.com/podcast
19:46
February 21, 2018
RFP Podcast: January 2018
In this podcast: Goodbye to Audioboom, The Photography News Daily Paper li online newspaper and even the Darker Skies domain name finally fades into the distance. More news on what's going on in the podcast. Also the Richard Flint Photo Instagram account gets a makeover regarding how its used... with encouraging results. No links were mentioned on the podcast but a few can be found at the NEW podcast page address at darkerskies.wordpress.com
14:22
January 10, 2018
RFP Podcast: August 2017
In this podcast: After a very tough 2016, the podcast starts up again with details on last year, plans for the future and a couple of juicy photography links. In the links there is Seven photos, seven stories: Chris Killip on capturing the declining industrial towns of England in the '70s and '80s plus Harf Zimmermann captures the day-to-day of an East German neighborhood in the 1980s. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
11:09
October 6, 2017
RFP Podcast: The Scotland Podcast 2015
In this delayed podcast special, recorded back in September 2015, Richard has a wander along the rocky north west coast of Skye discussing the beautiful landscape, observations made during the trip, the two photography bargains, a Nikon camera and bag, picked up during the trip as well as a few other topics as well. The recordings were made between 1st - 11th September.
33:33
April 4, 2016
RFP Podcast: January/February 2016
Returning for 2016 the podcast looks into what's been happening over the last few months, the changes to the podcast and more. In the weblinks section there are portrait images from WW2 of American airmen by Roger Freeman, a look at the great photography by the 2015 World Press Photo winners and Camille Seamen's haunting and beautiful photos of disappearing icebergs. All of the links for the content mentioned (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
29:55
March 14, 2016
RFP Podcast: February/March 2015
In this podcast: After taking a winter break this spring podcast takes a look at the new Richard Flint Photography website that cam online recently. In the links there is tintype portraits from the Sundance film festival, images of New York by Lee Friedlander and an excellent photo-essay on the Navajo plus a few more. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
29:16
May 7, 2015
RFP Podcast: October/November 2014
In this, the last podcast of 2014, Richard updates about the Scotland trip and the photography book project connected to it. In the links we have photography of the all female biker gangs of Marrakesh, atmospheric photography of caves in China, portraits from Nigeria's Nollywood and ;pst photos from the Vietnam War. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
17:53
January 7, 2015
RFP Podcast: August/September 2014 - Scotland Podcast
In the Podcast: Richard leaves the studio and travels up to Scotland yet again to stay on the fabulous Isle of Skye. The recording were made at various points of the stay including a rather blowy podgram from the top of the Quiraing... but there is a twist or two to the tale after that! There is news about a rather good timelapse iPhone app from the makers of Instagram and Richard manages to pick up a few photo bargains. To see some of the photography from the Scotland trip, go through to Richard's Instagram page and check out the recent images @ http://instagram.com/richflintphotography New images are also been uploaded to the gallery on the main website @ http://www.richardflintphoto.com/portfolio/scotland/
33:42
October 22, 2014
RFP Podcast: June/July 2014
In this podcast: The website improvements continue, more photography is added to the impressive 500px website and in the weblinks there is a great video by Michael Almereyda about Chris Killip' classic photography from the North Yorkshire fishing village of Skinningrove during the 1980's, excellent photography from the Vietnam war by legendary Larry Burrows, photography of the crumbling soviet monuments and twenty five of the best images from the recent commonwealth games. All of the links (plus bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
29:16
October 22, 2014
RFP Podcast: April/May 2014
In the podcast: Updates about the repair and improvements to the website; especially the podcast pages, a few iPhone camera problems and in the links there is photography by the legendary Dennis Hopper, excellent documentary photography from the 1984 miners strike in Britain, a video about the great architectural/documentary photography of Tony Ray Jones and the superb work of photographer Guy Rhodes who photographed the Sochi Winter Olympics with a 4x5 camera. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
33:42
October 19, 2014
RFP Podcast: February/March
In this Podcast: No podcast for December/January so the slightly longer podcast returns with an update on what happened in the the early months of 2014, the main website causes some worries and the Scotland book makes process but will it be out for April? In the links there is the beautiful photographs of probably the world's only 13 year old to hunt with a golden eagle, the haunting long exposure images of Darren Moore,part one of the winners of the Sony World Photography awards, and Roger Fenton's Crimean War Photography. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
29:48
April 22, 2014
RFP Podcast: October/November 2013
In this Podcast: Details from the last podcast in Scotland are updated as Richard discusses another Scotland trip for 2014 and a new camera bag he purchased because of his last visit. In the links there is tracking down what happened to the children featured in Lewis Hine's child portraits from the early 20th century, Josef Koudelka talks about photography in a rare interview, photographer Jimmy Nelson photographs ancient cultures Before They Pass Away, and a few recommended photography websites for 2014 are also mentioned too. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
20:36
December 12, 2013
RFP Podcast: The Scotland Podcast
The August/September podcast sees Richard leave the studio and travel up to Scotland, first staying on the Isle of Skye where the podcast starts with a fabulous cliff top walk, an error with the name of the location (it's Cul-nac-noc)... and lots of midges! Later the podcast moves down to the Highlands, but returns to Skye with a rather windy walk across the very busy road bridge to Skye... and a discussion about the problems with not having the right camera bag with you! This podcast was recorded using an iPhone in Scotland over a two week period in mid September 2013.
31:08
September 29, 2013
RFP Podcast: June/July 2013
In the June/ July Podcast: After a bust few weeks since the last podcast, Richard contemplates the new technical challenges for photographers as the technology has complicated the photograph making process. In the links there is the Mikolaj Nowacki's photography of the Polish Odra river, a fascinating look at the changing style of Bill Brandt's early prints, great surf photos by Lucia Griggi and a father and son photograph Los Angeles. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
21:01
August 7, 2013
RFP Podcast: April/May 2013
In the Podcast... One or two of the websites get a small tweak or two, Flickr decide to update their website and divide opinion with the design, but where are incentives to upgrade? In the links there is the excellent multimedia piece by The Guardian about the Holmes family hiding from a violent bushfire in Tasmania, great images from Aleppo in Syria by NOOR photographer Stanley Greene and one photographer decides to document an oak tree over a year using his iPhone. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
24:25
June 4, 2013
RFP Podcast: February/March 2013
In the podcast: Keeping in with the current fashion for zombies, Jessops make a return from the dead with a new website and shops opening. In the links we have Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis project that took nine years to complete, Michael Falco’s excellent American Civil War 150 Pinhole Project, The Atlantic's In Focus blog takes a long look at the Iraq War’s 10th Anniversary and there is Amos Chapple's excellent travel photography from the Islamic Republic of Iran. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
20:51
April 7, 2013
RFP Podcast: December/January 2013
In this podcast: Instagram potentially loose half their regular users after a poor update to service terms and conditions, the UK retail chain Jessops closes all of its shops after nearly eighty years of trading and in the links we have a photographer who is a fisherman, wet plate process photography for modern US Civil War re-enactments and Lyndsay Addario's excellent photos of female marines at work in Afghanistan. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
20:51
February 2, 2013
RFP Podcast: October/November 2012
In this Podcast: Photographing the flood. Richard discusses the weird feeling of deja-vu while photographing the floods in his local town. Do you have a good website backup system for your photography website? The podcast contains a possible solution and in the links we look at a LIFE photo essay by Gordon Parks, soviet war photography, Two videos about wet plate photography and the epic story of Edward S Curtis. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
18:54
December 1, 2012
RFP Podcast: September 2012
In the September Podcast: It's back to the studio after a trip to Scotland with Richard reviewing his use of Instagram during the summer and discussing the need for a purpose when using social networks. In the links, 380 billion images are taken each year... what is to become of the professional photographer? Also fantastic images of the Red Bull Cliff Diving Series involving divers plunging 27 metres into the sea. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
15:46
October 6, 2012
RFP Podcast: August 2012
In the August podcast: Kodak decide to sell their film division but Impossible project move to launch a new 8x10 instant film. In the links we have images from Aleppo, Syria by Goran Tomasevic, a 1959 documentary about the life and work of Ansel Adams, NASA's curiosity send photos from Mars and their are some fantastic portrait images in Crossing Paths. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
14:46
August 30, 2012
RFP Podcast: June/July 2012
In the June/July Podcast: In the news, Fujifilm decide to kill off Velvia 100F and reduce the Velvia 50 range of film, plus the Hipstamatic issue returns. The links mentioned this month feature storm images taken in the Mid-west of the USA by Camille Seaman, photographs of the fantastic Machine That Found the Higgs Boson and images by the master of photography Sebastião Salgado: Images from his Genesis project. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
20:32
July 23, 2012
RFP Podcast: May 2012
In the May Podcast: Taking the plunge with Instagram... but what is the social photography app useful for? In the news, Leica release the Lecia Monochrom - a camera that features a black and white only digital sensor. The weblinks this month include the volcanic imagery of G Brad Lewis, an excellent audio slideshow of the last of the Billingsgate Fish Porters of London and the superb work of Edward Bertynsky who spent fifteen years photographing the complicated world of oil. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
20:10
June 6, 2012
RFP Podcast: February/March 2012
In this podcast: Capturing the past - Richard details his final photographs of the village where his Grandparents used to live. Can you shoot a great film on an iPhone? It seems you can, as the short film 'Framed' gets a mention in the podcast. In the photography links, we have coastal erosion photography from the East coast of Yorkshire in 'Lost Villages', some excellent street photography from New York and photography of a remote Afghan people who have never ever been photographed before. The links mentioned can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
34:59
April 30, 2012
RFP Podcast: April 2012
In this month's podcast: In the news, Fujifilm decide to put their film prices up as demand drops and costs go up. In the photography links there are links to a great photography podcast, some terrific underwater photography, Steve McCurry's excellent photography blog, an unusual selection of animal portraits taken in Southern Africa and the photographer Michael Keating captures a friend's life. All of the links (plus some bonus ones) can be found at www.darker-skies.com/podcast
24:46
April 30, 2012
RFP Podcast: December/January 2012
In the December/January podcast: 2012 starts with some big news stories as Nikon release the Nikon D4 and Kodak file for bankruptcy protection. In the photography links we have tourist self portraits, the excellent multimedia piece by Seamus Murphy - A Darkness Visible:Afghanistan, and Roller Skating Rinks photographed using a 20×24 Polaroid camera. As always, the links mentioned can be found via the podcast page at darker-skies.com/podcast
23:28
February 4, 2012
RFP Podcast: October/November 2011
This month in the podcast: Is a photography degree worth taking? The pros and cons of photographic education. Sea, Sky, Sand and Street arrives on the iPad and Richard details the new book that will be released in March 2012. In the links: Photography with a 20x24 Polaroid camera, Early photography with Louis Daguerre and Polaroid images of the Manic Street Preachers collected by Nicky Wire. All the content links can be found at http://www.darker-skies.com/podcast
22:09
November 21, 2011
RFP Podcast: August/September 2011
In this month's podcast: A bit of news about a few changes coming to the podcast, the end of Solo Photo Book Month was announced recently, so what will happen to next year's PDF photo book? In the links we have some great b&w portraits of wildlife, more wildlife photos shot at night in the desert, a great Don McCullin interview (but only if you are quick!) and some brilliant photography by a lesser known FSA photographer called Jack Delano. All the content links can be found at http://www.darker-skies.com/podcast
25:25
October 19, 2011
RFP Podcast: June/July 2011
In this month's bumper 40 minute podcast: Richard catches up on his podcasting duties with news about his Solo Photo Book Month project for 2011 - Sea, Sky, Sand and Street, a few mobile podcasts from his trip down to Norfolk... and in the links... Should you photograph a war with an iPhone? Hipstamatic at War! Also Modern Victorian photography: Modern photographers in Saltburn, UK using Victorian Wet Plate Collodian photography gear. All the content links can be found at http://www.darker-skies.com/podcast
40:54
August 20, 2011
RFP Podcast: May 2011
In this month's podcast: A brief mention of what's coming up in next month's special outside broadcast podcast, Richard chats about his views on the future of film photography and in the links we have extreme rock climbing photography and James Nachtwey photo story on drug rehabilitation camps in Thailand and more. All the content links can be found at http://www.darker-skies.com/podcast
19:18
June 19, 2011
RFP Podcast: April 2011
In the April Podcast: Photography as art and therapy - the work of Mark E Hogancamp at Morwencol, portraits of American Civil War women by Matthew Brady and 25 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster a photographer photographs a couple who returned to their village in the exclusion zone. All of the photography website links can be found at http://darker-skies.com/podcast
18:49
May 9, 2011
RFP Podcast: March 2011
This month in the podcast: News about changes to the podcast hosting and feed, the Arts Council of England cut funding to the arts affecting a rather brilliant gallery in Newcastle Upon Tyne and in the links we have portraits in Nashville, Annie Leibovitz's Celebrity portraits and photographs of the aftermath of the Tsunami by Shiho Fukada. All the content links can be found at http://www.darker-skies.com/podcast
18:49
April 2, 2011