The Diffusion Tapes

The Diffusion Tapes

Conversations with artists, writers and curators working in the field of fine art photography. Created by Blue Mitchell, publisher of Diffusion, an annual "artfully crafted" photography magazine.... Show More

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November 22, 2019 71 min

Back in March of this year I had the pleasure of sitting down with photographer, writer, and podcaster Mike Sakasegawa while he was in Portland attending a conference. I became aware of Mike a few years back because of his own podcast called Keep the Channel Open where he primarily converses with photographers and writers. In our conversation we talk about his work, the authenticity of photography, his podcasting projects, and h... Read more

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September 16, 2019 37 min

For Tape no.6 Heather Evans Smith was in town to give an artist lecture at the Portland Art Museum and I was happy to sit with her for an evening recording session. We explored creative beginnings, the development of her artistic voice, plus she shared some entertaining anecdotes from her journey thus far.

Recorded March 21st, 2019, All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes.

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July 29, 2019 63 min

In Tape no.5 I visited photographer and educator Ray Bidegain at his home here in Portland, Oregon. We talked about his youth, his journey from commercial to fine art and his general thoughts on the craft of photography. Ray also turned the tables on me for the last few minutes of the chat.

Recorded January 29th, 2019. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes.

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April 15, 2019 54 min

In Diffusion Tape no.4 I had a sit down with Katharine T. Jacobs. I caught up with her while she was visiting Portland this past December. Katharine filled me in our her photo history, shared some personal stories, her challenges, and unpacks some of her photography baggage.

Recorded Nov 2, 2018. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes.

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February 11, 2019 52 min

In Diffusion Tape no.3, I visit with mixed media photographer and educator Heidi Kirkpatrick at her home and studio in Portland, Oregon. We talked a little about her history, her evolution from 2-d photography to 3-d photo objects, her camaraderie with fellow photographers, her themes of femininity and family history and how teaching has been one of the most rewarding parts of her photo career.

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January 14, 2019 45 min

In Tape no2 I chat with Lori Vrba. Vrba is a multimedia/mixed media photographer, curator, retreat host, and fire eater. We talk about her journey in life, personal work, family, her friendship with Keith Carter, some notable exhibitions and her involvement with Pigs Fly Retreats and Click! Photography Festival. Recorded during that very festival, October 2018. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusio... Read more

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December 17, 2018 57 min

For Tape no.1 I sat down with writer, curator, historian, walking photographic encyclopedia, and guinea pig, George Slade. We talked about his history in photography, his passion for the medium and his camaraderie with Minnesota photographers. Recorded during Click! Photography Festival, October 2018. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes.

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December 7, 2018 35 sec

Hi friends, I’m Blue Mitchell, photographer, publisher of Diffusion Annual, and now podcaster. You’re listening to the Diffusion Tapes, a podcast where I chat with photographers, curators and writers working in the field of fine art photography. More specifically, the tapes are conversations with people that I’ve befriended on my journey as an artist and publisher. In these conversations I get to learn a little more abo... Read more

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