The term 'Street Photographer' can be considered misleading. It covers all aspects of photographs taken on the street, in cities, towns and villages. But considering Reportage, Documentarist or Photojournalist brings a whole new meaning to the genre. Whatever the desired title all are important. Without the image in my opinion our history is lost. Words alone can be great and powerful but it is the image that will stay with you. Peter Dench for over 20 years has dedicated his photography career to the study of 'life', be that in Dallas, Ibiza or Bournemouth. It could be argued that his image making is similar to Martin Parr and in some cases William Egglestone. That said Peter's work is important to recognise and to enjoy.

He started photography at the age after 14 (realising that although he was a talented cricketer it wasn't going to be a profession he could enjoy fully). Photography gave him that and he went on to study various degrees of photography from school through to University.

He is a photographer that regards the camera as a tool, choosing a system that works for him on the projects that he sets for himself. Now an Olympus ambassador, simply put with two Olympus bodies (m4/3), two prime lenses (with dare I mention One Zoom lens as a back up!) he is set to go. As you will see in the Screenshare section of the show, Peter's style is one of colour (he never works in Mono) and getting close into the action. He is not one to stand on the other side of the street with a zoom lens and work (as one of my previous guest mentioned) 'Sneaky' style!).

Peter's latest project though has been the publication of a book titled The Dench Dozen! A book that studies 12 British photographers. At £50 one could think it a little pricey, but its not your usual photo book. It's written in a style to share the lives and work of each given photographer that are his friends and those he admires. Interesting to note the sub title of the book is Volume 1... Maybe another to follow? 

Thanks Peter.

The all important links..

Photography Live and Uncut No 108 with Peter Dench 

The Peter Dench website

The Hungry Eye as they say "HUNGRY EYE is on an insatiable search for original and exceptional image-making in every aspect and every discipline." Well worth a read!

The Dench Dozen. Great Britons of Photography Vol.1


Matt Hart

Matt Hart

I've known Matt Hart for a couple of years and to be honest I have always wanted him to be a guest on Photography Live and Uncut. There is a saying better late than never and this show didn't disappoint. Matt Hart has been a photographer since he can remember. Starting to take photos at a very young age setting up his own darkroom in his parents attic and gaining his knowledge by the good old fashioned route of talking to knowledgable people in the camera stores - which unfortunately these days are very few and far between - about film, paper and chemicals. Initially a Nikon shooter Matt switched to the Fujifilm X series system of which he is now a Fuji X-Photographer. Matt has never been busier what with Fuji representation and commitments, his own commercial work plus now his enthusiasm for the Fujiholics group of which he is a founding member. Matt specialises in street photography and you can see and learn from the Screenshare section of the show, his work and his passion for street photography. As he says 'there's nothing better than to get out and take photographs!'

Thanks Matt

The all important links...

Photography Live and uncut with Matt Hart

The Matt Hart website  : Matt Hart Blog - Light Traveler

Matt on Instagram   : Matt on Flickr

The Fujiholics - A social media group.



Winning a gold medal at the Olympics must be for any sportsman a dream. But, then to move on to make your hobby your job would probably top that! This is exactly what Kevin Light - my guest on Live and uncut 106 - has been able to achieve. Winning the Gold Medal for Canada in 2008 for the rowing eight, sitting at bow (as he was the lightest!) and at that time also started to take photographs! This has lead on to this being his profession as a sports photographer for Canadian magazines and newspapers. Looking at his work on the Screenshare and listening to him describe his work, you can sense not only his pride but also his enthusiasm for his new profession. Not only this he is very quick to remind people of the immense support he has had from his coaches when rowing in the past to the 'pro' photographers that have continued to advise and help him improve his photography. Being an athlete and getting to the top Kevin knows what it takes and also is well aware of how to stay there. It takes sheer determination...



The all important links..

Photography Live and Uncut with Kevin Light  : The Kevin Light website  : Kevin on Instagram  : Kevin on 500px

Kevin would like to acknowledge the following people

Adrian Lam  Darren Stone  Darryl Dyck  Andy Clark  Jeff Vinnick  Mark Blinch  Todd Korol

Johnny Hayward  Ben Nelms  Chris Morris  Nick Didlick  John Lehmann 

and editors Myles Mccutcheon  Chris Helgren  Ken Wolff CBC Senior Producer CBC Sports

Trevor Pilling CBC - Head of Programming  and Andrew Tolson


This week my guest was Doug Kaye who has been a regular co-host on TWIP with Frederick Van Johnson, and 'All about the Gear' for nearly three years and now in a new show he co-hosts 'Camera Labs' with Gordon Laing. That's not to mention his earlier careers in sound and lighting, cinematography and computer software!

Episode 104 : Doug Kaye

Episode 104 : Doug Kaye


He joined me shortly after his return from Cuba where he had held a photography workshop. In the new year he has a fully booked workshop in January and another in March (with a few places available) again both to Cuba.

Doug with his vast experience of cameras and lens gave some great insight into the camera systems available today but interestingly like a few other photographers I could mention has recently bought a 1966 Rolleiflex 2.8 - medium format camera. I think its great to see this film renaissance we are seeing today.

Going to the 'screen-share' we could see the creativity that Doug produces with his photographs. Always looking for the light. Such a simple thing to say, hard to see and understand at first, but once mastered is such an important aspect, especially in street photography, to use.

I hope you enjoy the show where so much is to learn from what Doug has to say.

Thanks Doug.




The all important links... Photography Live and Uncut Episode 104

The Doug Kaye website...

Links to the Cuba workshops... and The Cuba Video

Doug on You Tube...

Doug on Google+ for videos ... and Doug Kaye1 for photos.

Doug on Facebook...

Doug on Twitter...



Photography live and uncut episode 100 with Ted Forbes



It was my 100th show this evening... Ted Forbes joined me to talk about photography books, photographers and significant moments in the last 100 years. No tall order I guess. Those amongst many mentioned include HCB, Josef Koudelka, Atget, Brassaï, Lartigue, David Bailey, Edward Steichen , Hyacinth Daniels (Hy Money), Sir Simon Marsden, Alex LambrechtsDamien LovegroveChris Upton our good friend David Brookover , Robert Frank and Ansel Adams,

I hope you all enjoy the show and for those that have watched all, some or just maybe one episode thank you so much for your support.





The all important Links.

Photography Live and Uncut : Episode 100 with Ted Forbes

The Art of Photography

Ted on Twitter




Photography Live and Uncut episode 99 with Scott Bourne




My second guest for this week was Scott Bourne. Not only known for his Bird Photography but also for podcasting, mentoring, workshop and what I didn't realise motor racing! He raced at the age of 14 even before he had a driving license. Having raced all type of cars from 'stock' to 'open-wheel' (Formula GP in UK terms) and an attempt at rallying, he found the relative peace of taking photographs of birds after a short career in portrait and wedding photography work. Scott has been involved with photography for over 40 years and was one of the first to realise the potential of websites and media podcasting. An entertaining show that I trust you will be interested to watch plus checking out his fantastic photography.

Until Next time Leave your camera bag at home...

The all important links.

Photography Live and uncut episode 99 with Scott Bourne

The Scott Bourne website

PhotoFocus with Scott Bourne

Scott on Facebook

Photography Live and Uncut episode 97 with Mary Presson Roberts




Mary sent me an email a few months back requesting whether there was a chance she could be a guest on my show? I think its great when I get such emails and I have had a few. It just so happened that when I received this email I was crammed with a full schedule of guests. But a slot came available and I was delighted when Mary said she could make it.

Mary Presson Roberts has been a teacher for over 30 years and recently took up photography and steadily worked through workshops, The Arcanum and mentoring courses on Google+ to a stage now where she can look forward to a new career in teaching photography when she retires from main stream teaching. 

Until next time Leave your camera bag at home.

The all important links

Photography Live and Uncut episode 97 with Mary Presson Roberts

Mary's website

Mary on Google+

Mary on Facebook


Photography Live and Uncut episode 96 with A.D. Wheeler



I recently started a new show. "In My Opinion' is a contentious show where I talk about the things in photography that concern me! One of the shows was based on 'maybe Nikon and Canon have not been left behind' (like many think) and that their camera body designs are getting smaller to counter the mirrorless cameras. In my opinion Nikon and Canon are in actual fact on a proven path and a well thought out one not withstanding their huge lens stable. From that 'Vlog' AD made a comment, that the Sony mirrror-less system suited him and that using third party vintage lenses with that mirrorless camera had given him so much pleasure. (and saved him quite abit of money). This comment lead me to ask AD to join me again on Photography Live and uncut, as I was curious to know the whys and wherefores of using these types of lenses and what could be learnt from using them. A great and useful conversation to watch for those that might be considering to use vintage third party lenses.


The All important links

Photography Live and Uncut with A.D. Wheeler

The AD Wheeler website - The Expolorographer

Photography Live and Uncut episode 94 with Sean Perry



I first came across Sean Perry whilst watching a lecture he gave on You Tube. His approach to photography was so interesting with his work in Fine art photography, that I knew I just had to have him join me on the show. In Photography Live and Uncut Episode no. 94, I talk to Sean about his career and how it developed from being a regular musician to switching to photography and later applying himself to lecturing and teaching photography at his local College. Plus we take a look of his work in screen-share. I hope you enjoy the show. 

Until next time - Leave your camera bag at home.


The all important links...

Photography Live and Uncut episode no 94

The Sean Perry website 

Sean Perry on Instagram


Two for the price of One.




It was a delight to talk to Faye and Trevor on Photography Live and Uncut. This duo have been together since Faye joined the Yerbury studio as a stylist and beauty assistant in the 80's. Both are acclaimed Honourable Fellowships of the Royal Photographic society and have won many other awards and competitions.

Trevor is a fourth generation photographer serving an apprenticeship from his father from the grass roots up. Faye learnt her photograph skills from her husband, Trevor, when he realised that she had potential as a photographer. Trevor's family are steeped in photography (his grandfather photographed both George VI and Charles de Gaulle!) The Yerbury studio was an established wedding photography business, but Trevor hankered to create work like his Grandfather to photograph the nude. From making that decision his work has gone from strength to strength. You will see from the screen share the outstanding work by Trevor (and Faye for that fact), in this genre. Plus you will realise from the conversation we had, their passion to pass on their knowledge to would-be students of photography in their unique style of intimate workshops.

Both are recognised ambassadors of Fuji X-photographers (Trevor with the X-Pro2 and Faye with the X-T1).

Thanks Faye and Trevor for joining me.


The all important links

Photography Live and Uncut with Faye and Trevor Yerbury

Trevor on Twitter

Faye on Twitter

Yerbury Studio

Yerbury Studio on Facebook