The Togcast Photography Podcast

#21 - with Colin Bell

June 28, 2017

We catch up with photographer Colin Bell and discuss his recently released book 'Healing'. With a forward from Joe Cornish, and a simply exquisite presentation, this book has been extremely well received with critical acclaim abound. Colin focuses on three areas of the North West of England in particular and documents their conflict with man and how that has shaped and varied the locations. We also discuss how this process has had a healing effect for Colin himself who has found photography to be an excellent retreat physically and mentally.

This is a great insight into the toil involved in self-publicising your own work, and also some of the joys, pitfalls and more. We also get into why the locations were chosen and some of the aesthetic choices and decisions made.

*WIN* We also have a free copy of Colins book to give away, which includes 4 signed prints - this is worth over £60 and more than that it is a beatiful piece of work that all landscape lovers will enjoy. Listen to the show for instructions on how to enter the prize draw.

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Thanks for listening! Sam & Paul