Here at the Phoblographer, we’ve been working on diversifying our content both to reach new audiences and offer something more to our readers. For the past couple of months, we’ve been hard at work crafting our latest venture, a photography podcast called ISO 400.
On this site, you’ll find plenty of interviews with photographers, most of which were conducted over email. While that’s a great way to connect with someone, it often suffers from a lack of the back-and-forth that can really make an interview great, so we thought we’d interview photographers live over Skype. In order to be flexible, we’re offering both audio and video versions of each episode.
We are traditionally a gear-focused blog with our reviews and other features, but with ISO 400, we’re looking to break our own mold by focusing heavily on the art, craft and story of each photographer. Any mention of gear only serves to help our readers, and now our listeners, better understand how each photographer makes the images they’re known for.
The host for each episode is me, your resident Managing Editor. Skype is the platform of choice because we’re interviewing photographers all over the world–from London to Los Angeles, South Africa and beyond.
Our first episode features London-based urban photographer and social media maven Nicholas Goodden, who goes by Nico for short. He first picked up a camera in 2008, and started putting his work out there in 2010. While he may be known to many as a street photographer, Goodden considers himself an urban photographer, since he’s just as interested in the architecture and landscape as he is the people who populate London.
His recent project “The Great Londoners” was exhibited at the Hoxton Hotel in London. The project is a series of black and white images of people in London going about their day. Goodden shot the series entirely from the hip in order to both show more of his characters and give them a somewhat majestic feel.
He’s also the founder of the Street Photography London Collective, where he showcases the work of members and others, and he has sizable Twitter at following at around 88,000 followers.
Enjoy the inaugural episode of ISO 400 with Nico Goodden.