The Fine Art Photography Podcast

The Fine Art Photography Podcast

To sponsor the podcast, contact Keith directly. Thoughts, ideas, and commentary on the art of photography by Nashville-based professional fine art photographer Keith Dotson. It's the podcast about fine art photography made by a working fine art photographer. This podcast is written for photographers, photography collectors, photography students, and enthusiasts. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/keith-dotson/support

Episodes

May 11, 2022 6 min

In this episode of the Fine Art photography Podcast, we discuss Andy Warhol's practice of using the photographs of other photographers without permission, and the legal trouble it caused him and his estate.

Links and Sources:

Artnet: "The U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Andy Warhol Violated a Photographer’s Copyright by Using Her Image of Prince Without Permission"

Light Monkey: "Who Shot Marilyn?"

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In this episode of the Fine Art photography Podcast, we will discuss Man ray's masterpiece photograph, "Le Violon d'Ingres," which could become the world's most expensive photograph at auction later this month.

Links and Sources:

Christie's, "The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs and Melvin Jacobs," "Le Violon d'Ingres," 1924 Lot Essay.

Wikipedia: May Ray

Wikipedia: Alice Prin

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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, I'll briefly talk about a collection of historic photographs recovered from 2,200 meters, or 1.3 miles, under the Atlantic Ocean. The photographs were found scattered on the sea floor off the coast of North Carolina, among the lost treasures of a steam ship called the SS Central America, which went down in a hurricane in September, 1857.

Links and Sources

Wreckwatch Magazine:...

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In this episode, we'll be diving into the wealth of information on Sotheby's auction page set up for the recent Ansel Adams auction. We'll talk about some of the sale prices, but more importantly, we will see what we can learn about Ansel Adams, based on condition reports and provenance.

Full episode transcripts are available on my photography blog here: icatchshadows.com

Links and Sources

Sotheby's. "A Grand Vi...

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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast: getting away from crowded National Parks this year.

Full episode transcripts are available on my photography blog here: icatchshadows.com


How to Support the Podcast

Make a one-time donation: https://ko-fi.com/keithdotson

Subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/keithdotson

Buy a fine art print: https://keithdotson.com

Buy a copy of my book: https://amzn.to/3jFnxqv (Amazon a...

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January 29, 2022 13 min

In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast: all about the historic tintype process.


Full episode transcripts are available on my photography blog here: icatchshadows.com


Victoria Will's book of tintype portraits, Borne Back (Amazon)


Sources and Links

Adam Savage's Tested Channel on YouTube

Library of Congress, "Ambrotypes and Tintypes"

Masterclass, "Learn How to Make Tintype Photos at Home"

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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast -- A.I. You're probably already using it. But what do you think of it?

Full episode transcripts are available on my photography blog here: icatchshadows.com


Sources and Links

Digital Camera World. "What is an AI camera? How AI is changing photography and photo editing…"

After Shoot. "Will Artificial Intelligence Disrupt Your Photography Business in 2021?"

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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, we discuss the world class photography collection held in a place you probably wouldn't think of -- the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. We will also discuss the amazing Fitz archive, which includes some of North America's oldest photographs, and was discovered in a wooden shed in New York this year. The Fitz archive was just acquired by the Nelson-Atkins Museu...

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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, we ponder this question: How important is a story to the making of a fine art photograph?

See/Saw: Looking at Photographs by Geoff Dyer, available on Amazon.


Sources and Links:

Dictionary.com. "Story."

Instagram. Kirsty Mitchell. 

Medium. "What is a Story? The best definition of story I’ve ever heard, and how to use it to help your writing." Catherine Lee.

Merria...

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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, a gift every creative person should give to themselves (and no, it's not a new lens).

Sources and Links:

BBC Culture. "How boredom can spark creativity." Clare Thorp. May 22, 2020.

Fast Company, "Science says it’s essential to make time to do nothing. Here’s why making more time for downtime will help you stay sane, creative, and productive over the long term."...

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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, a field recording from a recent landscape photography trip to the banks of Laurel Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee.

Check out my photography blog here: icatchhadows.com

Make a one-time donation: https://ko-fi.com/keithdotson

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November 24, 2021 6 min

In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, I talk about self-doubt and being jealous of other photographers. Specifically in this episode, I talk about the beautiful work of Danish photographer Trine Søndergaard, and Dutch photographer Bastiaan Woudt, who talked about his own feelings of jealousy of other photographers in his documentary, "Capturing Morocco with photographer Bastiaan Woudt."

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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, we discuss photographer W.S. Lively, who started the second photography school ever in the United States -- and he did it in a small Tennessee town -- and it was successful! But he gained notoriety for making three 60-inch prints from glass-plate negatives - the first time it had ever been done.

Sources and Links

Facebook: W.S.Lively & The Southern School of Photography

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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography podcast: why I love shooting abandoned places, with a brief discussion of some of my favorite locations to find abandoned buildings, and how I research the histories of abandoned houses and storefronts.

My new eBook: "The Wheeling Portfolio" https://keithdotson.com/pages/books

My photographs of abandoned places: https://keithdotson.com/collections/abandoned-places


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In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, a field recording: the sounds of hiking to make landscape photographs deep in the primordial forests of Eastern Kentucky.

See my black and white photographs from this day on my Shadows and Light Blog here.

Help support the podcast:

  • Make a one-time donation: https://ko-fi.com/keithdotson
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    In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, I'll tell you how the new movie, The Tragedy of MacBeth, was filmed in black and white, with a comparison to another recent black and white film, The Lighthouse.

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    In this episode of the Fine Art Photography Podcast, I'll tell you what it's like to visit one of the world's preeminent photography museums.

    George Eastman Museum: eastman.org

    Check out my photography blog here: icatchhadows.com

    Make a one-time donation: https://ko-fi.com/keithdotson

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    In this episode of the Fine Art Photography podcast, we examine more new data on how high-end art collectors are buying art in 2021, and we learn from the example of a real world collector -- the rapper, record producer, and businessman Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Daoud Dean). Dean talks about buying photographs from Ansel Adams and Gordon Parks, and how he got into art collecting at age 19.

    Listen to the Swizz Beatz interview from Art Ba...

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    In this episode of The Fine Art Photography podcast, we discuss the excitement and mystery of visiting and shooting abandoned places. In this case, we talk about the abandoned community at Hushpuckena, Mississippi, with a description of the scene, and a little history.

    My book of abandoned places: Unloved and Forgotten: Fine Art Photographs of Abandoned Places by Keith Dotson, 2019

    This Petty Place, about life in the Mississippi De...

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    In this episode of the Fine Art Photography podcast, we talk about the landscape work of New Orleans-based photographer Frank Relle, who owns an art gallery on Royal Street, and has a habit of standing in dark swamp waters late at night surrounded by gators. But the results are spectacular.

    Sources

    CBS News: Frank Relle on his work, photography methods and his "happy place"
    March 13, 2021

    Via NOLA Vie: Artists in Their Own ...

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