September 13, 2018
We welcome Marianthi Lainas to the show this week. Marianthi is a fine art and landscape photographer who has exhibited and displayed her work across the UK. She is known for her careful compositions, often based around the changing coast and tides, and now is building quite a following for her beautiful hand-made books which she produces in limited editions. Sam chats with Marianthi about her yearning for certain landscapes to suit her aesthetic, and getting underneath the skin of locations to understand them more deeply with a view to making more meaningful work.
To see more of Marianthi's work check out www.marianthilainas.com
Also on the show we look back at the recent FotoFest event in Bath, and look forward to our next episode with experienced pro photographer Paul Gallagher.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. We're grateful to both WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed for supporting the show. Check out www.thetogcast.com for more info and past episodes, or via our Podbean channel.
August 24, 2018
We catch up with Welsh photographer Karl Mortimer on this weeks episode. Karl is well respected for his carefully considered images. Many of you may have seen his work from Snowdonia on social media and in various magazines, and he talks to Sam about his motivations, his retrospections and his desire for order and balance in his compositions.
Please go and check out more about Karl via his website: www.karlmortimer.com and give him a follow on social media.
Also in this episode we discuss (briefly!) the new Nikon mirrorless arrivals to the market and Paul's new 'Calm through the Camera' project. We also look forward to FotoFest South which is taking place in Bath on Sunday, Sep 9th. This features 4 leading photographers giving talks about their work, plus a special trade display area this year as well. For more, check out www.fotofest.co.uk
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders and is released bi-monthly. Check out www.thetogcast.com for more information and previous episodes. We're grateful to www.wexphotovideo.com and www.fotospeed.com for supporting the show.
We'll be back in 2-3 weeks time with our next guest Cheryl Hamer.
August 10, 2018
This episode features Mark Littlejohn, Charlie Waite, Ted Leeming, Morag Paterson and Tom Way in a Q&A session live with Sam. Hosted at the recent FotoFest Central event in Nottingham, this is a great chance to hear from multiple top photographers on one stage. We cover various topics including the importance of photography as a medium and how it's progressing, along with the photographers own approach to shooting and approaching locations. We also take a few questions from the live audience.
We hope you enjoy this group chat and can take some inspiration from their words and advice. We'll be back in two weeks with the fantastic Karl Mortimer as our guest.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders. We are ever grateful for the support we receive from WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed which keeps the show on the road. Check out www.TheTogcast.com for more info on the show.
July 27, 2018
This episode features Ben Brain, who was until very recently the editor of Digital Camera magazine. Ben has a long photographic back story which we get into during the show including his time at Art College, then working around the world as a pro shooter. This is a great chat with a photographer who has been active in many parts of photography. Ben now leads tours and workshops for Light & Land and is regularly called upon by bodies such as the Royal Photographic Society to act as a judge or mentor to upcoming photographers.
Also in this show, Sam and Paul reflect upon the 'Evolving Landscapes' exhibition that was recently held in London in which they both exhibited some work for Light & Land. We also look forward to our next show which will be a roundtable Q&A with Mark Littlejohn, Ted Leeming, Morag Paterson, Tom Way and Charlie Waite recorded recently at the Fotospeed FotoFest Central event.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders - for more info check out TheTogcast.com. As ever we're very grateful to our supporters: WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed.
July 5, 2018
On this weeks show we've flipped the tables on our co-host Paul and HE is being interviewed by the legendary Charlie Waite. Charlie sat down with Paul for a recording to compliment the release of the August 'Digital Camera' magazine which Charlie was the guest editor on. The magazine features some of Charlie's work and locations, plus it has a 10 page feature on our very own Paul and here on the podcast we've got the full audio from that interview.
Hopefully this is a nice way to get to know one of our hosts better with this in-depth interview. Paul talks about his motivations, some of his back-story as picture editor of The Times, his photographic fears and the power of creating solely for yourself.
We'll be back in a couple of weeks time with the editor of Digital Camera magazine Ben Brain. In the meantime please do keep in touch on social media and let us know if you have any events, exhibitions, book launches etc coming up and we'll share them with the listeners.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders and is supported by the lovely people at WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed.
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June 22, 2018
We catch up with the fantastic Margaret Soraya on the Isle of Lewis up in Scotland. Margaret lives up in the highlands of Scotland and enjoys working in solitude in the beautiful landscape that surrounds her. She has a particular affinity for the coast and small islands and Paul talks to her about this love of the landscape and how it inspires her image making. She is also a very successful wedding photographer and in the interview she talks about how she organises that side of her professional life to create the time for her landscape photography pursuits which are her deep passion. This is a great chat with a photographer who clearly has a real connection to their subject which really shines through in her compelling images. Check out www.margaretsoraya.com for more on Margaret's work.
We also briefly mention the upcoming FotoFest Central even on July 15th (www.fotofest.co.uk) and the 'Evolving Landscapes' exhibition at the Oxo Gallery in London on July 18-22 featuring both Paul and Sam's work among other Light & Land leaders. Check out http://www.oxotower.co.uk/events/light-and-land/ for more info.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders and is kindly supported by WEX Photo Video (https://www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (https://www.fotospeed.com).
We'll be back in a couple of weeks time with the editor of Digital Camera magazine Ben Brain. Thanks for listening!
June 7, 2018
We catch up with top professional photographer Jonathan Chritchley to celebrate our 40th episode in style. Jonathan is highly acclaimed for his signature style which features strong graphic elements and beautiful simplicity and minimalism. As well as shooting for top brands including Ralph Lauren, Vogue and Harrods he also runs a highly successful photographic tour company called 'Ocean Capture'. Paul chats with him about his motivations, his shooting style and the importance of good business acumen in today's climate. For more about Jonathan please visit http://www.jonathanchritchley.com
Also in this bumper episode we catch up with Charlie Waite and talk to him about the upcoming 'Evolving Landscapes' exhibition at the Oxo Tower Gallery on London's South Bank. This exhibition is celebrating 25 years of Light & Land (his photographic tour company) and features work from a host of their tour leaders including our very own Sam and Paul. The exhibition runs from July 18th-22nd and entrance is free. Check out http://www.oxotower.co.uk/events/light-and-land/ for more info.
As ever we thank you for listening to the show, we'll be back in two weeks with the landscape photographer Margaret Soraya.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (http://www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (http://www.paulsanders.biz). We're eternally grateful to WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed for supporting the show and making it all possible. Check out all our latest news via http://www.thetogcast.com
May 24, 2018
We catch up with Irish landscape photographer and gallery owner Norman McCloskey. Norman wants to make the case that it's not all doom and gloom out there for independent landscape photographers and he tells us his back story and how he's gone about establishing a successful gallery in Ireland. With a clear passion for both photography and his local landscape Norman is a compelling guest that many photographers can hopefully relate to and pick up various pointers from.
In the intro we also discuss upcoming events including the FujiFilm/Magnum 'Home' Project which is well worth checking out via http://home-magnum.com/en/ and also that the 'Take A View' Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries so get applying for the big prize!
We'll be back in two weeks time with the fantastic Jonathan Chritchley chatting with Paul in the South of France.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders, please check out www.TheTogcast.com for more information. As usual we're very pleased to be supported by two great Photographic Companies who make the show possible. Firstly Wex Photo Video who've been with us since day one (www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (www.fotospeed.com) who are the leading photographic paper supplier in the UK.
May 11, 2018
On this episode we catch up with current 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' Benjamin Graham. Benjamin won last years competition with a subtle and intriguing image and Paul chats to him about the image itself, his shooting style, how its been since winning and much more including his photographic background. Benjamin is quite a character and it's great to get into the back story of his motivations. You can see more of his work at: www.benjamingraham.co.uk
Also on this weeks show we feature 3 upcoming events that may be of interest to you all: The 'London Nights' exhibition at www.museumoflondon.org.uk feauring classic and contemporary images. The 'FotoFest Central' event on July 15th at Patchings Art Centre (www.fotofest.co.uk) featuring Charlie Waite, Mark Littlejohn, Leeming & Paterson and Tom Way. Finally we gave a shout out to Margaret Soraya (https://www.sorayaphoto.com) who has an exhibition on the Isle of Harris in June featuring her seascape images.
Thanks as ever for listening to the show, and thanks to WEX Photo Video (www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (www.fotospeed.co.uk) for supporting the show.
We'll be back as usual in two weeks time with Irish photographer and gallery owner Norman McCloskey (https://www.normanmccloskey.com)
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April 27, 2018
We're back! Apologies for the slight hiatus, we return with behind the scenes chats with eight leading landscape photographers who were behind the 'Vision 9' exhibition in London recently. We chat with Beata Moore, Astrid McGechan, Doug Chinnery, Valda Bailey, Linda Wevil, Marianthi Lainas, Rachael Talibart and our very own Paul Sanders. Sadly Cheryl Hamer who was also part of the event was unwell on the recording day.
This is a great chance to hear from 8 excellent landscape photographers, their approach to an exhibition, their thoughts about how to choose images, how to hang, what size and all their insecurities about exhibiting with their peer group. We hear some fascinating back stories behind the images including what inspired our photographers and even some very leading edge printing techniques (printing onto copper panels) from Valda Bailey.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders and supported by WEX Photo Video (www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (www.fotospeed.com). Check out www.TheTogcast.com for more info and past episodes or via www.thetogcast.podbean.com
We'll be back as per usual in two weeks time with last years 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' Benjamin Graham. Thanks for listening!