PHOTOGRAPHY LIVE AND UNCUT NO. 110 with Alex Lambrechts

In my continuing series of re-inviting some of my past guests, Alex Lambrechts joined me for no. 110.

Alex is never short of a word or two especially when it comes to talking about creating your art as a photographer. He is passionate about this and in his workshops he is always looking to take his attendees out of their comfort zone. I've been there and know what he can achieve! In this show though not only was Alex talking of creating art and moving on with it, never being satisfied to what has been created and looking to learn and improve from shoot to shoot, he also talked (in depth) about his new role as the Photographic Director for the latest magazine to hit the shelves in the UK - The Fall. It's a fascinating concept of a magazine, which you will hear loads about in the show. But suffice to say it is a magazine that in my opinion, all photographers should buy read and study what has and can be achieved. As usual it was a great time talking to Alex.

Thanks Alex

The all important links

Photography Live and uncut episode no.110 with Alex Lambrechts 

The Alex Lambrechts website 

Alex on Facebook

Alex on Twitter

The Fall (Magazine)


Ted Vieira joined me for show no. 109.

Ted is one of those guys that is so laid back 'cool' and relaxed that it set the scene for an easy conversation... Talking to him is just a joy. In this episode we talked about his love of film photography using his Leica M6, and his Medium format camera the Mamiya c330, also his film preferences. After so many tests his preference for now is Acros, but there are many more he wants to test! His love of film photography is due largely to the Fuji filter options on his Fuji X-Pro2 and X-T2. He says in the interview that Fuji made him slow down after he had switched from Canon. Which in-turn made him consider using film cameras for his personal work. Ted is an accomplished portrait and glamour photographer and produces some fine work for his wonderful commercial work, for which he still prefers to work with his Fuji's (X100T, X-Pro2 and the X-T2). But for his street photography he is enjoying his Leica M6 and Mamiya c330 out and about.  In the show you will see us compare printed images instead of the usual screen share. A new idea of mine, which I think really showed the quality of work that can be achieved with Film cameras.

So, I hope this show gives you a few pointers and if you haven't considered trying an 'old' film camera why not do so?... It might just open your eyes a little wider to the wonderful art of photography. 

Thanks Ted.

The all important links:

Photography Live and Uncut episode no. 109 with Ted Vieira 

Ted on You Tube

The Ted Vieira website

Ted on Facebook

Ted on Twitter


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.


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 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



I first came across Ted Vieira, whilst watching his You Tube channel. In those videos he talks about his photography especially about his recent switch to the Fuji X camera system. After 30 years as a pro jazz guitarist Ted Vieira changed careers and turned to photography . Since then he has built an extensive portfolio of work in glamour, portrait and boudoir genres. We talk about his music, his photography and the reasons why he switched to Fuji from Canon and what he has discovered. We also talk about printing; take a look at some of his prints and use the screen share to show more of his work. Also Ted shares his thoughts of what he likes to produce in his chosen field of work and how the work of Herman Leonard (photographer of Jazz performers) and Saul Leiter's, colour and mono photographs, have influenced him.

Thanks for joining me Ted.


The all important links

Live and uncut episode 88 with Ted Vieira.

The Ted Vieira Photography Website  -  The Ted Vieira Jazz site  -  Ted on You Tube  -  Ted on Google+

Ted on Facbook  -  Ted on Twitter  -  Ted on Flickr  -  Ted on Instagram   -  Ted on Pinterest     Ted on Tumblr