Considering Art Podcast – David Koppel, photographer

In this episode, Dave Koppel relates some of the extraordinary capers he got up to while working as a paparazzo in the London of the 1980s and ’90s taking photos of the likes of Bowie, Brando, Jagger, Dylan, Cruise, Prince et al. He explains how he then bought a gallery and began photographing landscapes and portraits of ordinary people for his book Still Waters. Recently, he has been re-versioning some of his old work into what he calls Pap Art, and collaborating with other artists too.

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Considering Art Podcast – Adrian Fisk, photojournalist

In this episode, Adrian Fisk talks about how a cyclone in Bangladesh changed his life, how he spent eight years photographing in India, and about his new book and exhibition entitled Until the Last Oak Falls in which he documents the extraordinary campaigns of British environmental protesters in the 1990s, most notably against the Newbury by-pass and the city-based Reclaim the Streets, looking at the issues, the tactics, the conditions and the after-effects.

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Considering Art Podcast – Jeffery Becton, photographer

In this episode, Jeffery Becton talks about his fascination with the ocean both in reality and symbolically, how he spurned the personal advice of Robert Motherwell, how his digital montage technique using Adobe Photoshop leads to photographs of altered realities creating an unsettling sense of emptiness, and ambiguity, and how rising sea levels pose a threat to our planet.

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Considering Art podcast – Marcus Dove, pyrotechnic artist

In this episode, British artist Marcus Dove talks about how art saved him from a prison sentence, how he came to use explosives as his way of mark making in what he calls “creation through destruction”, how he adapted a missile launcher to blast paint on to his canvas, how his process once put him in hospital, how he used figurative narrative to examine human relationships and how he has recently tended towards complete abstraction.

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Considering Art Podcast – Steve Gschmeissner, scientific photographer

In this episode, photographer and microscopist Steve Gschmeissner talks about his scientific background, how he uses a scanning electron microscope to photograph subjects not visible to the naked eye, how he creates beautiful pictures through skilful colouring and how he has been embraced by the art world for album covers, exhibitions, fashion and for the work of other artists.

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Considering Art Podcast – Philipp Humm, business mogul turned artist

Sculptor, painter and photographer Philipp Humm tells how he became a business man having failed to get into art school, how he kept up his art during a glittering career in the high tech industry until the urge to become a full-time artist overcame him, and how he has updated and condensed Goethe’s Faust to address modern issues, in particular the concern that our seemingly insatiable desire for technological innovation, most notably in Artificial Intelligence (AI), threatens the very survival of the human race.

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Considering Art Podcast – Anastasia Samoylova, photographer

In our latest podcast episode, Russian-born America-based photographer Anastasia Samoylova talks about her studies in Russia, her move to America, the influence of Russian constructivism in her early work and how a move to Florida resulted in an ongoing project highlighting the dichotomy between a state that advertises the good life while experiencing the gradual but corrosive effect of climate change.

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Considering Art Podcast – Claire Luxton, multidisciplinary artist

In our latest podcast episode, British artist Claire Luxton talks about how her recent focus on photography grew from her grounding in painting and sculpture, how she uses self-portraiture as a means to express the strength and fragility of the individual that is mirrored in our environment, how her personal anxiety caught the zeitgeist of the current pandemic and how her work and accompanying poetry explores isolation, desire and uncertainty.

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