Viewfinder Vikings Podcast
By Svein Olav Humberset, Ian Nutt
Viewfinder Vikings PodcastFeb 13, 2021
Q: When is a photography podcast, not a photography podcast?
Back in the day, we used to occasionally put out episodes that were made while we were out taking pictures. They were always quite popular, relatively speaking.
And so as we return to your ears, this is an extension of that format and covers four days spent being blown about on, and occasionally photographing, the Sheep's Head Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland.
If you'd like to see a few of the pictures made along the way, they're here - barnabynutt.com/2022/02/28/ireland-the-sheeps-head-peninsula-in-storm-franklin/
Get in touch:
Episode 3 - Christmas party
In this episode we chat with former guests, and get call-ins from those who couldt not chat live with us.
Hope you all enjoy and lets hope for a fantastic 2022!
Episode 28 - Jeremy Calow
Jeremy Calow is a Canadian born landscape and nature fine art photographer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He specialises in photography around the Canadian Rockies and Alberta Prairies. Svein Olav Humberset and Ian Barnaby Nutt speak with Jeremy about his work, his projects, about how gear affects process and the relationship between mental health issues and photography.
Esben & The Witch - https://open.spotify.com/album/401y26iy6WN0RWN8jvmC1y?si=HUlNe_8kTkysO4ZnjgeS9A
Jeremy's website - https://www.jeremycalowphotography.com/
Jeremy on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.calow/
And on Twitter - https://twitter.com/JeremyCalow
Episode 2.3 - Julián Péter, Your Fellow Human
Julián was nervous and Ian was out of practice, but as they both agreed, we shouldn't be so hard on ourselves...
This is the project that Ian couldn't remember the name of: www.jacklatham.com/project/sugar-paper-theories
You can see Julián's work on his website or on Instagram.
Episode 2 - Arild and his Valoi
In this episode I talk to Arild Båsmo, the founder of Valoi - a film holder system for scanning film. We talk mostly about troubleshooting DSLR-scanning, and Arild helps to clarify a few things along the way that might help you out when your Epson flatbed decides to call it a day.
Episode 1 - Hans Rosemond, The King of Kallitype
In this first episode of the new season, we chat to Hans Rosemond, who has inspired alot of analog shooters through his youtube channel over the years. I knew i had to talk to him as soon as i saw his videos on Kallitype printing. We chat about life and stuff at first, and then switch to alternative printing. Hope to chat even more with Hans some day! Enjoy the season opening!
Episode 24 - I Am Not A Street Photographer.
In this episode, Ian cobbles together audio recordings made over a period of a month that describe his experience of attending a street/reportage photography course.
It's been an eventful month, that kicked off with a photography workshop, followed by a knee operation and an aborted trip to northern Italy. As the dust settled, it was finally time to put together my thoughts on the course and share them with you.
You can see my pictures from the day here: https://barnabynutt.com/2020/02/22/dublin-street-photography/
And learn more about Cathal's courses here: https://www.cathal-mcnaughton.com/courses
Episode 23 - A Couple of Podcasts Recommendations
A short recording from a forest, by a holy well, in County Kerry.
In it, Ian talks about his two favourite photography podcasts, neither of which are about gear!
1. Grant Scott's A Photographic Life - for his latest book, mentioned in the show, click here
2. Ben Smith's A Small Voice, Conversations with Photographers
For Ian's pictures from the last time he visited Ballyvourney, click here
And yes, the background sound in that final wrap-up piece is the next named storm (Dennis) beating against the windows as I recorded...
Episode 22 - Free Film!
Welcome to episode 22. It's the first time that Svein and I have had a chat for almost 4 months, and we update on what we've been upto in the intervening period, and our upcoming plans for exhibitions.
We also launch PUSHED, a collaborative project to share a bulk roll of Agfa APX400 film to photographers around the world to use and enjoy. Everyone's favourite pictures will end up in a zine. It's like the Kodak 2238 project that you'll have heard about on the show previously, the difference being, and the only limitation on your use of the film, is that all pictures have to be pushed.
Drop us a message on Flickr (the link is below), via the Anchor app or though our socials and we'll put together a list of the first twenty shooters that respond and take it from there.
Where possible, we'll try to make the whole thing FREE to those taking part - we might just need a little help with postage.
Anyway, let us know before March 15th if you'd like to get on board or if you have any questions...
(Yes, it really is FREE FILM!)
Find Ian here: https://barnabynutt.com/
And Sevin here: http://www.humbersetfoto.com/
Episode 21 - Cathal McNaughton
In this episode, Ian records his first solo interview, making his debut with a Pulitzer Prize winner no less!
He speaks with Cathal McNaughton about his life and career (so far) as a photojournalist, his thoughts on 'fake news' and the changing state of the news media. You can also enjoy his Irish pronunciation of 'film'.
Cathal McNaughton is a multi-award-winning photojournalist currently based in Ireland. After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for his coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh, Cathal relocated back to Ireland where he is continuing his work documenting people and places.
Previously Cathal was chief photographer for Reuters in India and has travelled extensively in Asia covering news stories of world importance. He also worked for Reuters in Europe, the Press Association and The Daily Telegraph - and his work regularly features in leading publications across the globe.
Cathal’s photography has won him major accolades including POYI, U.K Press Photographer of the Year, Royal Photographer of the Year and Environmental Photographer of the Year. His work capturing the struggle of the exiled Rohingya Muslims saw him awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in New York in 2018.
Cathal leads master classes, workshops and conferences in universities and travels worldwide talking about the role of the media in divided societies, and the importance of factual journalism in the world of social media.
Check out his website: https://www.cathal-mcnaughton.com/
Thanks to Cathal for taking the time to speak to us and allowing us to use one of his images for the episode's artwork.
We hope that you're enjoying the mix of episodes that we're releasing at the moment - interviews, field reports and occasionally, even the two of us on the same show at the same time! As usual, let us have your feedback and ideas of what you'd like to see on the show. As long as it fits our brief of being more about projects, ideas and motivations rather than gear, we'd love to hear them.
Find Ian here: https://barnabynutt.com/
and Svein here: http://www.humbersetfoto.com/
Episode 20 - Ava Silvery
In this episode we get to talk to Ava Silvery (aka Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah) about life as a working creative and running a youtube channel. Hopefully this is just the first episode of many with Ava as it was a super fun conversation and very interesting.
Have a listen, folks!
Episode 19.5 - Not Just Blatant Self-Promotion
Previously, in episode 19 of the Viewfinder Vikings, Ian described the process of making a zine by recording his day out photographing work, and subsequent processing and production steps. We had lots of great feedback on that episode, and several people wanting more details of the process steps and creative choices involved.
Well, earlier this week Ian had the opportunity to talk to the Sunny 16 Film Photography Podcast hosts, Ade and Graeme on episode 185 of their show. He answered questions about the process as they prepared to produce their first collaborative zine. It was an 80 minute conversation and Ian was able to explore the process in more details than on VV19.
Rather than blatant self-promotion, we like to think of this cross-posting of another podcast as a service to listeners of episode 19 who had questions. Of course, if you still have questions on how to make your first zine, please do get in touch.
Anyway, if you're already a Sunny16 subscriber and have heard this week's show, there's nothing new here for you other than a brief introduction. If not, hit play and enjoy.
Episode 19 - Taking Away The Excuses Between You and Your First Zine
A solo episode where Ian Barnaby Nutt talks you through the process of creating a photozine.
He demonstrates that the subject matter of your zine doesn't need to be a lifetime's work or some conceptual art piece, but can be as simple as YOU want it to be. He also talks about how to prepare your images prior to sending on to your chosen printing company.
If you've always wanted to put out a zine but worried that your work isn't ready, find out how you can get a FREE copy of the zine that Ian is working on during the episode that might provide the inspiration you need to take your first steps.
Mixam - the printer Ian refers to during the show. https://mixam.co.uk/
Ian's blog - https://barnabynutt.com/
Svein's website - http://www.humbersetfoto.com/
Our Flickr group - https://www.flickr.com/groups/3184993@N20/
Episode 18 - Inkjet or Darkroom?
In this episode we have yet another chat with our very good friend David Allen, this time about the positives and negative sides of inkjet- and darkroom printing. We also announce a HUGE giveaway, so dont hesitate to join!
Episode 17 - The return of the JeDavid Allen
Yet again David Allen is here, and this time we get to talk to him about important stuff. And also lots of cool stuff.
Episode 16 - A conversation with David Allen
In this episode I talk to David Allen, the man who puts the D in Dangerboyz! What might be a bit different with this conversation is that is NOT about tanky mconeshot, or OneShot:Inchindown, but rather a deep dive into Dave's brain and we learn alot about him and his other projects.
Episode 16 - Barnaby's Travels
In this solo episode, the new co-host Ian explores Warsaw, Waterford and the Sunny 16 self-portrait project.
Episode 15 - Bartosek and his projects!
In this episode we talk to Michael Bartosek about his finished Kodak 2238 project and his new project thats coming up!
Super cool stuff!
Episode 14 - New Co-Host!
This is a special one, as i introduce the new co-host of the Viewfinder Vikings podcast. We also chat about projects and have a rant about naming images (well, i have a rant).
Episode 13 - So Close, with Ian Barnaby Nutt
In this episode I have a chat with Ian Barnaby Nutt, or "Mr. Zine". We talk about projects, workflow and almost everything in between.
The only thing we dont talk about, is gear. So if you got GAS, you are hereby warned.
Episode 12 - Podcast update
In this episode i talk about my newest gear purchases, give you an update on the podcast, and on life in general
Episode 11 - Here I go again on my own
Another solo show with a few tips and ideas for darkroom logistics and a bit of insight into my daily struggles as a working photographer.
Episode 10 - Solo show
In this episode i talk about Shoot film like a boss, Stand developing and the Flickr group!
Episode 9 - Mr. Andrew Bartram
In this episode, I have a nice chat with Andrew about his story, how he got into photography and then evolved into experimental stuff, and he also changes my darkroom workflow 180 degrees around. Pretty cool, folks! Have a listen!
Episode 8 - James Lee from Classic Camera Revival
Episode 7 - An interview with Simon Forster
Episode 5 - Polaroid Land Camera, Zine swap
Episode 3 - Evening photography and darkroom papers
Episode 2 - Projects And Ideas
In this episode I talk about projects, gear and everything in between.