The Fine Art Photography Podcast

To sponsor the podcast, contact Keith directly. Thoughts, ideas, and commentary on the art of photography by Nashville-based professional fine art photographer Keith Dotson. It's the podcast about fine art photography made by a working fine art photographer. This podcast is written for photographers, photography collectors, photography students, and enthusiasts. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/keith-dotson/support

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 6m. Bisher sind 79 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 9 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 10 hours 9 minutes

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episode 29: Vita Brevis, Ars Longa: Photography as a Form Immortality


In this episode we discuss the idea of photography as a form immortality. Photography preserves an instant forever. In a way, it immortalizes the both the subject and the photographer, as long as the images can survive into future generations.

Sources and Links

1848 Daguerreotypes Bring Middle America’s Past to Life
https://www.wired...


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 2020-10-11  11m
 
 

episode 28: Five Legendary Movie Directors Who were Photographers First


In this episode of the fine art photography podcast, five legendary movie directors who were photographers first. We will be talking about the work of Anton Corbijn, Stanley Kubrick, Gordon Parks, Agnes Varda, and Wim Wenders -- who all started out as photographers.

Sources and Links

Anton Corbijn
Documentary, Anton Corbijn Inside Out, 2012, Directed by Klaartje Quirijns...


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 2020-10-04  14m
 
 

episode 27: The World-Class Photography Collection of Sir Elton John


In episode 28 of the fine art photography podcast, we talk about the amazing collection of photographs owned by Sir Elton John and David Furnish.

Sources

"The Radical Eye review – Elton John's ravishing photography collection," Adrian Searle, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/nov/08/the-radical-eye-review-tate-modern-switch-house

"Sir Elton John: ‘I collect for the beauty, not the value...


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 2020-09-22  6m
 
 

episode 26: Big News! A New Movie in Theaters -- About a Photographer!


In this episode -- a major Hollywood movie about two-time White House photographer Pete Souza, who worked in the White Houses of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.

Sources and Links

Obama White House Flickr account, photographs by Pete Souza

Books by Pete Souza (Amazon)

The Way I See It -- Official Movie Trailer

Terry Gross, Fresh Air -- Interview with Pete Souza

"Photographer Pete Souza Reflects On 8 Years (And 1...


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 2020-09-19  6m
 
 

episode 25: How to Prevent Fog on Your Camera Lens


I love fog in the landscape, but not on my camera lens. I recently spent a week in beautiful Charleston South Carolina, where I photographed historic architecture, and gorgeous coastal barrier islands and beaches...


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 2020-09-18  7m
 
 

episode 25: Harry Callahan Color Photographs Virtual Exhibition at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta


In this episode, I'll walk you through a virtual exhibition of color photographs by the legendary Harry Callahan, hosted by Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta.

Sources:

Encyclopedia Britannica

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Harry-Callahan

Harry Callahan, Encyclopedia.com

https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/photography-biographies/harry-callahan

Howard Greenberg

http://www...


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 2020-09-05  8m
 
 

episode 24: Daguerreotypes: How Fragile Are They?


In this episode of the fine art photography podcast: a quick followup to my discussion of daguerreotypes from my previous episode (number 23 Southworth & Hawes) --  just how fragile were they? There's a common perception, supported by much early documentation, that daguerreotypes are easily wiped off the plate. But modern science seems to contradict that.

The Daguerreotype: Nineteenth Century Technology and Modern Science by M. Susan Barger and William B...


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 2020-09-01  4m
 
 

episode 23: Southworth & Hawes: America's Early Masters of the Daguerreotype Portrait


In this episode of the Fine Art Photography podcast: the story of Boston-based Southworth & Hawes, the first American masters of daguerreotype portraiture. We will talk about the partnership between Albert Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes in the earliest days of photography that created some of the most beautiful portraits ever. We'll also take a dive into the daguerreotype process...


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 2020-08-23  19m
 
 

episode 22: What Makes a Great Black and White Photograph?


I've dedicated my career to black and white photography. In this episode, I discuss the four elements that I think are necessary to make a great black and white photograph. For me, it comes down to these four key parts: Emotion, Unique Artistic Vision, the Story, and the Print.

Listen to my thesis and see if you agree or disagree with my assessment.


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 2020-08-19  7m
 
 

episode 20: About "The Mountain Nymph, Sweet Liberty," a  Photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron Taken in 1866


In this episode, I discuss the story behind a famous 1866 photograph by pioneering British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. We know what camera and lens Cameron used to shoot the glass plate negative, but the captivating model Ms. Keene is an enigma -- almost nothing is known about her.

Credits and useful links:

The specific print I discuss is this one in the collection of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
https://www.metmuseum...


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 2020-08-09  4m