"There is still a misunderstanding on the subject of the straight print, as opposed to the modified print. Some champions of pure photography, as it is called, will even deny that a modified print is a photograph at all. For my part, I believe that if the X deposit forming an image is built up by the action of light, under the shadow of another image, transparent, and also due to light action, the result must be a photograph, whatever modifications the photographer has thought proper to introduce amongst the relative proportions of the deposit" - Robert Demachy
Welcome to the Outerfocus podcast!
This week we are joined by Argentinian photographer, Facundo Santana. Although Facu shoots weddings he is also a great street photographer, and we discuss why shooting the street can better inform wedding photography. English isn't Facu's first language and he has been learning by watching movies, reading books, and listening to the Outerfocus podcast (haha he's learning English from me! Some weird Geordie/Argentinian hybrid going on there)
That said, he did a great job as it's difficult enough to learn a new language, let alone express ideas and concepts. Facu has agreed to write a guest post for the Outerfocus website to try and explain a little better his ideas around the benefit or practicing street photography.
History this week is, Robert Demachy, and we talk about his processes, approach to the medium and his involvement with Stieglitz's Photo Secession. We also discuss his frustration with the conservative views of other photographers of the day and how that same issue is alive and well even to this day.
Correction: I mention Julia Margaret Cameron as a photographer who went the ideals of Stieglitz and the Photo Secession. My apologies. It was, of course, Gertrude Käsebier.
Facundo Santana Links
Music - James William Nicholson - https://www.facebook.com/jamesnicholsonmusic/
Thank you for listening, see you next Wednesday!
Ian & Bradley