Today, Kev’s ‘Book you can buy when it’s safe to go out and spend money again’ feature and this week it’s one of his all-time favourites.

The question of worms comes up and we think we have a very basic workaround, well, sort of.

And the wedding cancellation ‘game,’ perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

Today’s conversation points

What is a photographic tribe? Are they important? Referral groups and Facebook peer groups and why mutually sharing is good for the soul and well as business.

Kev and Neale talk about how they first linked up through a mutual photographer friend Allister Freeman

For wedding photographers, with dates moving from 2020 to 2021, will this ever end? What happens if 2021 dates move to 2022, and then… well, you get the picture.

It’s a case of worms. But hang on, we’re not talking about the boys’ physical health. Do Fujifilm files really produce a wormy effect in Lightroom?

Have the boys’ workflows changed over the years of making pictures professionally?

‘Zine by Ted Smith

Ted Smith wrote in with news of a zine he has produced about a night photography project in London, which was carefully shot using film on a Hasselblad

Kev’s Book of the Week The Brothers

By Elin Høyland

Harald (75) and Mathias (80) had always lived on the small farm in which they were born. Neither had married. Mathias once worked in Oslo for two months, but hadn’t like it, whilst Harald spent one night, ‘the worst of his life,’ he would say, in a hotel in Lillehammer, some three hours away. They’d worked for an electricity company, as loggers and also as carpenters, but now much of their time was taken up just managing firewood for their home. As Harald said, they chopped wood, carried wood and burned wood. At least twice a day, they also fed wild birds in the twenty bird boxes that they monitored. Their days followed a predictable and comforting routine. In their free time they each listened to a radio or read the local paper. In the 1960s they had rented a TV for a one month trial but returned it after deciding that it took up too much time. Little changed from year to year, though Mathias once said that changes were happening the whole time and it would probably end up with them getting an inside toilet with running water. Harald died from an asthma attack while shovelling snow in conditions of -20C. Mathias continued to live alone in the house until he moved into an old people’s home. He died in 2007.

Norwegian photographer, Elin Høyland has freelanced for several major newspapers including The Guardian. She is currently photographer with the Norwegian Business Daily and her work has been widely exhibited in France, USA, China, Scandinavia and the UK. Norwegian music, instrument: Bukkehorn

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