Today documentary photographer Jim Grover on photographing the stories in your community and creating exhibitions from them.
Also, what happened to the X-70, should I have a COVID clause in my photo contract as we begin to mix again, how many galleries SHOULD my website have?
Book of the week features Martin Parr and there’s another of your photo disaster stories.
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Today’s Guest is Jim Grover
Jim Grover is a social documentary photographer based in Clapham, South London.
His particular passion is using images to tell stories…especially about daily life, local communities and traditions…and making the unseen seen.
Jim’s images have appeared in many publications and online including The Times; The Sunday Times; The Observer; the BBC (TV, online, radio); The Guardian; The Guardian Magazine; The Daily Telegraph; Time Out; The British Journal of Photography; Black + White Photography; Leica Forum; Amateur Photographer, and many others.
Kev’s Book of the Week Martin Parr in Wales
Martin Parr’s work is famous for its humour and his quirky vision of British life.
The book reflects Parr’s unique vision, humour and style as he looks at aspects of life and popular culture in Wales, from his famous love of beaches and beach holidays – in sun or rain – to coal mining and the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.
Ever heard of a Petri Camera?
We talk about rare cameras and the Petri gets a mention as the camera used in the burning monk photograph made by Malcolm Brown.
According to Wikipedia:
The Petri Camera Company was an optical company and manufacturer of cameras in Japan. It was founded in 1907.
Prior to World War II, it was known as Kuribayashi Shashin Kōgyō or Kuribayashi Camera Industry, inc. Japan (the company name means “Acorn Grove”).
In 1962 it changed its name to Petri Camera Ltd. In 1963 the company produced the cult model, the Petri 7S Circle-Eye System coupled rangefinder, leaf-shuttered model, that was used by some professionals in the 1960s, and that was so well built that this model is still used by enthusiasts today and has a following amongst street photographer artists.
This was followed by the very successful Petri 7S 11 in 1966 .
Both models had colour corrected lenses.
Some other stuff we mention
Halbe frames mentioned in the interview: https://www.halbe-rahmen.de/en/
Julia Thorne’s Egyptian artefacts: https://tetisheri.co.uk/galleries/