The podcast is back with a special episode today as I chat to the wonderful duo that is York Place Studios, all about their brand new book, ‘Is This Something?’ I was incredibly honoured to have been asked to write the foreword for the book, and it also meant I was able to read an advance copy – and I can honestly say they have written *the* defining book about documentary wedding photography, honestly, it’s just brilliant.
We deep-dive into the book on the podcast today, but honestly, you don’t even need to listen because even if you have the slightest regard for documentary photography, then it’s a total must-read. Pre-orders are open right now, with the first books available on a limited first-edition print run in July. Head to seeminglyinsignificant.com to place your order.
Oh how we love our Christmas parties! It’s *so* fantastic to just be around so many lovely human beings, and just let loose – and 2022 was no exception, as photographers from all over Europe (including all over the UK, Netherlands, Germany and France) all came together on a party boat on the Thames in London, for one hell of a night….!
Excited to reveal the This is Reportage Photographer of the Year 2022: Jesse and Moira La Plante! With an amazing 19 Awards won in the year – 14 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards – they deservedly sit on top of our just-announced Top 100 Photographers in the World list. Congratulations, Jesse and Moira!
Honoured to reveal the This is Reportage Storyteller of the Year 2022: David Scholes! Yes, he’s done it again – winning our SOTY for the second year running; a truly incredible achievement. With 7 Story Awards won in the year, David sits deservedly on top of our just-revealed Top 20 Storytellers of the Year list. Many congratulations, David!
Finally I interview the man who has been mentioned by *so many* of my previous Podcast guests: The fab Dries Renglé! Dries is one of Belgium’s very best wedding photographers, was 7th in the World on TiR for 2021, has won 13 awards from us, and, as I mentioned, has been spoken about on so many of our previous episodes – he was even brought up at NineDots in London, which I just returned from last week (and it’s the reason why my voice is so hoarse, actually, totally lost it there!), within the fab Sanne De Block’s mainstage presentation. So fab to finally manage to chat to the man himself, who has had such a big impact on a lot of very talented photographers’ lives. Dries talks about so much on the episode today, including:
why it’s so important to shoot and show what you love,
how he captured one of his Reportage Awards,
tips on shooting portraits and couple time,
his previous life in animation,
shooting his very first wedding (which was his sister’s!)
being part of the Mind The Moment collective and the workshops they do,
and much more…