Kev’s in fighting spirit this week as black-belt co-host and with Neale, he tackles questions on why Fujifilm hasn’t embraced full-frame, how to judge a photo comp, is it time to embrace a roll of film and what are the new Fujifilm simulations likely to be?
Kev reveals his dislike of Sepia and we talk scanners, camera setups, shooting candid shots of people you know, how Neale feels nearly 900 weddings in and why you NEED right now, to be working on your website for the sake of Google!
Book of the week is The Gamblers from Martin Amis and we’re delighted to have Parker J Pfister as our special guest.
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Today’s guest is Parker J Pfister
Book of the week is Martin Amis The Gamblers
Martin Amis’ photobook The Gamblers is the culmination of his long-term project photographing at racecourses across the South of England. The Gamblers is an affectionate portrait of the racing crowd, a well-informed tribe of racing enthusiasts, from a quirky mix of class and social backgrounds, who come together to find the next winner. Martin immersed himself in the racing crowds, camera at the ready, often betting himself as he sought his next subject. Despite covering so many races over more than a decade with a variety of cameras and shooting strategies, Martin has skillfully collected his images into a single story. Filled with moments of gentle humour, The Gamblers will take you from highs to lows, through moments of tension to the frenetic and jubilant energy of the holding the winning slip.
“Some of my fondest childhood memories are my regular trips to the races with my father. I loved to watch the horses race, but I loved even more to watch the motley cast of characters betting on them. The stench of beer and tobacco would fill the air, bookmakers’ chants of the latest odds cut through the gamblers lively conversations as I helped my father place his bets. As a photographer, it was a very obvious subject to focus my camera lens upon.” – Martin Amis
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