The Togcast Photography Podcast
#63 - Michael Kenna Exhibition at Bosham Gallery

#63 - Michael Kenna Exhibition at Bosham Gallery

July 11, 2019

In this episode Paul travels to the Bosham Gallery on the South Coast to chat with owner Luke Whitaker about their Michael Kenna ‘45 Year Retrospective’ exhibition. Michael Kenna (born 1953) is one of the most acclaimed landscape photographers of his generation. His photographs have been the subject of some 50 monographs and are held in the collections of over 100 museums worldwide.

Kenna does not seek to present an accurate copy of the world, but to extract something original and emotive from it. He prints all his own work in the darkroom, ensuring that the tonality of his small, black and white images is evocative rather than informative, interpretive rather than documentary.

Paul and Luke discuss some of Michael’s work, his process and how other photographers can be inspired by his consistency and aesthetic. Also, they discuss the reality of running a photographic gallery, what works and what doesn’t, along with how to finesse and create your own photographic style.

Thanks as ever to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show. We’ll be back in two weeks time when we catch up with a rising star in the Wildlife photography scene, Tom Mason.

#62 - with Elizabeth Roberts

#62 - with Elizabeth Roberts

June 27, 2019

We catch up with Elizabeth Roberts, editor of 'Black & White Photography' magazine, here in the latest episode.

Paul chats with Elizabeth about what makes compelling photography, the importance of play and of course the state of the photographic press and the realities of running a magazine.

Also in this show we mention the upcoming Linda McCartney exhibition up in Glasgow and also the Michael Kenna exhibition at the Bosham Gallery. Our next episode will be an interview with gallery owner Luke Whittaker discussing Michaels work and exhibiting in general.

Many thanks for listening and to WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed for supporting the show. Check out www.thetogcast.com for more info.

#61 - with Paul Mitchell

#61 - with Paul Mitchell

June 14, 2019

We catch up with photographer Paul Mitchell recently to discuss his photography and many hot topics. Paul has had numerous exhibitions in London and the South East and has had articles and images published in many photographic magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and currently serves on the Fine Art Distinctions Panel. 

A trustee of the Stephen H Tyng Collection, a member of the prestigious Arena group and a founder member of The Landscape Collective UK (LCUK). Paul is also a well respected photographic judge and lecturer (www.paulmitchellphotography.co.uk).

We recorded this interview in front of a live audience at the Woking & East Berks Camera Club. If you’d be interested in having a live Togcast event at your club please do get in touch.

We’ll be back in 2 weeks time with Elizabeth Roberts, the Editor of ‘Black & White Photography’ magazine.

Thanks as ever to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show.

Connected 2019 - Q&A Day 1 (Paul Sanders, Lucy Saggers & Sarah Medway)

Connected 2019 - Q&A Day 1 (Paul Sanders, Lucy Saggers & Sarah Medway)

May 24, 2019

In this episode we feature the Q&A recorded live at Connected 2019 Exhibition Day 1. The featured photographers were; Lucy Saggers (documentary), Sarah Medway (landscape and wildlife) and our very own Paul Sanders (landscape and fine art). Handling the audience questions was the event organiser Rob Knight.

The varied nature of styles and approach from the 3 guest photographers made for a great Q&A session featuring various questions from the audience. There were various themes including; working on commission vs personal work, finding a connection within a landscape, dealing with the pressures of social media, camera club positive and negatives and much more.

We hope you enjoy this Q&A session, we’ll be back on Friday 14th June with our next episode featuring landscape photographer, tutor, judge and speaker Paul Mitchell. Huge thanks to WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed as ever for supporting the show.

#60 - with Andrew Gray

#60 - with Andrew Gray

May 10, 2019

We’re delighted to welcome Andrew Gray to the show. Andrew is a photographer specialising in abstract and impressionist images of the landscape. Using a blend of camera movement, in camera settings and computer techniques, he strives to use the camera as a paintbrush to create original and unique work. Inspired by local history and landscapes in the North East, Andrew is heavily influenced by the old English painting masters.

Many of his images are of recognisable historic buildings or locations, but through his process he turns them into quite different interpretations using his favoured techniques and colour palette. We talk to Andrew about his motivations, the techniques he uses and how this style blurs the boundaries between photography, classical art and digital art.

#59 - with Tom White

#59 - with Tom White

April 26, 2019

We catch up with journalist and photographer Tom White (www.tomwhitephotos.co.uk). Tom spent five years working as a reporter for the Press Association, covering the north of England as well as around the world from refugee camps in Jordan and Serbia, to royal tours in New Zealand and the Middle East and reporting live on Euro 2016 violence in Marseille. Now working as a freelance journalist and photographer his work has appeared in major newspapers such as the Guardian, the Times, the Observer and the Telegraph.

We discuss his journalistic background, how photography became part of his toolkit and his passion for landscape photography. We also tackle some hot topics around competitions, post processing extremes and the rise of the social media ‘stars’. Tom is pretty forthright with his opinions and hopefully this is an engaging and entertaining discussion which reaches from baton wielding French policemen to hipster film photography shooters and much more!

We'll be back in two weeks with Andrew Gray talking all things ICM and impressionistic photography.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders and is supported by WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed. Check out www.TheTogcast.com for more information and previous episodes.

#58 - Pinhole Photography Special

#58 - Pinhole Photography Special

April 11, 2019

In this special Pinhole Photography episode we catch up with Andrew Atkinson and Ian Burton on location to discuss all things Pinhole. We chat about how they got into shooting Pinhole and some of the differences from modern digital shooting. Sam battles wind & rain to get you the answers as we try to uncover the appeal of this particular technique - he even takes his first ever Pinhole photograph!

Also in this episode Andrew & Ian offer an amazing 12 print box-set GIVEAWAY! Just sign up to their Pinhole Newsletter (by end of April 2019) via their site (www.pinholephotographyworkshops.co.uk) and you could win this amazing print set.

Also on this show we discuss the new printing Ebook from Bruce Percy and an upcoming exhibition in Wiltshire (full details below).

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. The show is kindly supported by WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed.

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Exhibition Info:

In April Alan Cowley, Clive Carpenter and Paul Timlett will be holding a new exhibition entitled "Beginnings" to reflect the official launch of the gallery. We describe it as an eclectic collection of fine art photographs inspired by the landscape. 

There will be a reception on 18 April 2019 from 17:30 to 20:00, followed by private viewings from 19-22 April 2019 inclusive between 12:00 and 17:30. Thereafter the exhibition will run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 29 June 2019 between 12:00 and 16:00. Visitors are welcome at other times by appointment. 

The address of The Photographers Studio is:

Roundway Farm House, Roundway, Devizes, SN10 2HZ

We would ask anyone requiring further information or who wishes to attend the reception to contact Alan Cowley on 07896 043576 or email him at alan@alancowleyfineart.com

#57 - with Joe Cornish

#57 - with Joe Cornish

March 28, 2019

We welcome landscape photography legend Joe Cornish to the show. Highly respected for his consistently excellent images, Joe is undoubtably one of the leading landscape photographers in the world today. We chat about what motivates his passion for the landscape, how we all need to be respectful of the landscape and our role within it. We also discuss how his shooting style has modified and some of the elements in creating compelling landscape imagery.

This is a ‘deep dive’ into the motivations and passions of one of the leading names of our time. We hope you all can take various inspirations and talking points from this episode.

We'll be back in a couple of weeks time with Andrew Atkinson & Ian Burton, otherwise known (to us at least) as 'The Pinhole Guys!' and we'll chat about going back to the future ;)

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders. The show is kindly supported by WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed. Check out www.thetogcast.com for more information. 

Connected Exhibition Q&A - Day 2

Connected Exhibition Q&A - Day 2

March 8, 2019

This is a special bonus episode featuring the second Live Q&A from the Connected 2018 exhibition. This as yet un-published Q&A session featured Colin Bell, Chris Dale, Isabel Curdes and Rob Knight. Plus various questions from the audience about a mix of photography related topics.

Check out the different thought processes of these various photographers and get inspired to go and explore more photographic avenues.

The Connected 2019 launch weekend is April 6/7 in Nottingham at the Patchings Arts Centre. There will be talks from Lucy Saggers, Paul Sanders, Sarah Medway, Sam Gregory, Prof Tim Allott and John Blakemore. Check out #Connected2019 on social media for the latest info.

The next podcast episode will be on Thursday March 28th featuring JOE CORNISH.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders, check out www.thetogcast.com for more info and previous episodes. The show is available via iTunes, Podbean, Spotify and Stitcher.

Many thanks to www.wexphotovideo.com and www.fotospeed.com for supporting the show :)

#56 - with Nadir Khan

#56 - with Nadir Khan

February 28, 2019

We welcome award winning adventure-sports photographer Nadir Khan (www.nadirkhan.co.uk) to the show. Well known for getting into hard to reach areas and creating dynamic action shots, Nadir works with top brands such as Rab, F-Stop & Visit Britain. He chats with Paul about his motivations, the importance of good lighting and working with the subjects to get the most dynamic and engaging images.

We also chat about his new book 'Extreme Scotland', his love and respect for the wild landscapes, and how his style and approach changed throughout the past few years collating images for the book. You can find the book on Amazon, Waterstones and via Vertebrate Publishing.

We'll be back with another show next week, this will be the Connected Exhibition Q&A (Part 2) featuring x4 photographers covering some hot topics. The following show on Thurs March 28th will feature Joe Cornish, so stay tuned for that.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. For more info and past episodes please visit www.TheTogcast.com - The show is supported by WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed, we thank them for their help.

If you want to get in touch please email us via: contact@thetogcast.com