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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 Brittonie Fletcher - Episode 21 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way

PhotopoceneJan 09, 2022

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Photopocene with Jamie House - Episode 39
Jul 09, 202342:29
Photopocene with Tess Zahn - Episode 38
Jun 25, 202338:07
Photopocene with Jo Bradford - Episode 37
Mar 19, 202340:33
Photopocene with Maria Primo - Episode 36
Feb 19, 202344:57
Photopocene with Josie Purcell - Episode 35
Jan 22, 202322:08
Photopocene with Sarah Connell - Episode 34
Sep 04, 202246:35
Photopocene with Oliveia Bartlett - Episode 33
Aug 21, 202224:12
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/

Jul 24, 202244:36
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 

Jun 19, 202246:27
Photopocene with Harry Fricker - Episode 30 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
May 01, 202251:16
Photopocene with Holly Sandiford - Episode 29 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
Apr 24, 202243:35
Photopocene with Tim Beale - Episode 28
Apr 15, 202248:14
Photopocene with Elizabeth Woodger - Episode 27
Apr 03, 202249:46
Photopocene with Giles W Bennett - Episode 26
Mar 23, 202244:13
Photopocene with Adam King - Episode 25
Mar 13, 202244:39
Photopocene with Claire-louise Pitman - Episode 24
Feb 20, 202233:32
Photopocene with Sophia Moffa - Episode 23
Feb 05, 202250:40
Photopocene with Karel Doing - Episode 22
Jan 23, 202244:41
Photopocene with Brittonie Fletcher - Episode 21 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
Jan 09, 202201:01:25
Photopocene with Nettie Edwards - Episode 20 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
Nov 28, 202153:49
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

Oct 24, 202143:31
Photopocene with Steffie De Gaetano - Episode 18 - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way
Oct 03, 202141:08
Photopocene with Robin Shelton - Episode 17 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
Aug 30, 202144:37
Photopocene with Martha Gray - Episode 16
Aug 22, 202137:50
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

Aug 08, 202147:22
Photopocene with Ilya Fisher - Episode 14 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
Aug 01, 202139:50
Photopocene with Susa Solero - Episode 13 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
Jul 18, 202141:54
Photopocene with Jonathan Straight - Episode 12 - sharing eco-conscious photo art in an audio way
Jul 11, 202147:03
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


Jul 03, 202144:04
Photopocene with Eva Lawrence - Episode 10
Jun 27, 202142:19
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. 

Jun 23, 202101:17
Photopocene with Zoran Dragelj - Episode 9
Jun 18, 202149:35
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.

Jun 05, 202157:23
Photopocene with Stig Marlon Weston - Episode 7 - sharing eco-conscious photography in a audio way
May 29, 202148:39
Photopocene with Sroyon Mukherjee - Episode 6 - sharing eco-conscious photography in a audio way
May 21, 202141:27
Photopocene with Minna Kokko - Episode 5 - sharing eco-conscious photographic art in an audio way
May 08, 202139:15
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 4 - Holly Gilman
Apr 28, 202144:07
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 3 - David Crawford
Apr 22, 202143:00
Photopocene - - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 2 - Stu Sontier
Apr 11, 202101:09:32
Photopocene - sharing eco-conscious photography in an audio way - Episode 1 - Hannah Fletcher
Apr 03, 202142:47
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.

Mar 02, 202101:05