Kev is under the weather but the test came back clean so he’s fit to fly on the podcast and Neale has unleashed (can you see what we did there) his own studio dog. We muse over photographers that can’t or won’t embrace innovation, talk cropping, discuss the amount of images returned to clients from an edit, how we send images to clients, whether it’s time to finally drop the full frame lens equivalent references, ask what makes an image great and other stories. Our guest is street photographer and FujiFilm ambassador Polly Rusyn.

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Guest of the week is Polly Rusyn

In Polly’s Words:

I was born feet first under a full moon in the middle of the night during a thunderstorm. The trailers of the movie of my life would include surviving nature trying to kill me (darn rip tide), sky-diving over Las Vegas, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, and learning how to fly the trapeze. But I’m too old for all of that shizzle now. Since 2015 Photography has been my life; and I never even wanted to be a photographer! My plans growing up ranged from wanting movie stardom to winning a Nobel Prize for medicine. Somehow I became a graphic designer (strange how life turns out), then quit in order to hit the road. I ended up globetrotting for six years, eventually settling down into office life within the travel industry. Photography became a hobby that got seriously out of hand, so I switched my “out of office” on for good, and put everything I had into turning my obsession into my career. 

Fast forward to today, and I am mainly a candid street photographer, but people also book me to make their portraits; budding photographers let me teach them; and I’m an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer (I shoot with Fujifilm X-100V and Fujifilm X-T3). Life is good. 

I dream about photography, travel as much as possible, eat too much cheese, watch way too much Netflix, and laugh at my own jokes. You can find me running online and in-person street photography workshops at the Department of Street Photography in London and all over Europe! I am one of 100 women featured in the first “Women Street Photographers” book, curated by Gulnara Samoilova (Published by Prestel 2021), and also contributed to The Travel Photographer’s Way, by Nori Jemil (Published by Bradt Travel Guides).

And after all that if you’re thinking: “Now that’s the kinda gal I’d love to work with” – then furiously type me a message. I happen to be open to new projects and collaborations if it’s a freewheeling candid shooting colour loving photographer that you are after. 

Fancy some more Listening?

Once you have listened to this week’s show. You might be interested in Neale’s other podcast, or Kevin’s Loosely Country Live Radio Show.

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