We have been office bound for a bit, taking care of all those bits of paper, unanswered emails and tackling projects that have been gathering dust. Hard to stay put with Spring calling; but we have been able to take a journey, none the less, complements of “The Candid Frame,” a photography-based podcast by Ibarionex Perello.
This gem has over a decades worth of interviews, conversations and observations, with photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Matthew Jordan Smith, Douglas Kirkland, Reza, Maki Kawakita, Joe McNally and hundreds of others. I have been introduced to so much I was unaware of: like Kiliii Fish (#296), an indigenous shooter and adventurer who explores indigenous peoples and wilderness preservation. He works as a survival guide and teaches the traditional skill of native Kayak Building. Listening to him speak passionately and knowledgably about his work makes one forget about four walls and being inside.
Then there is Donna Pinckley (#306), a native of Louisiana and currently Associate Professor at University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Her “Sticks and Stones” series of interracial couples, paired with handwritten slurs that have been thrown at them, are a silent and damning statement; made all the more powerful as she talks about her work in her soft Southern accent.
Images from Flickr Pool expand the traditional podcast to include supplementary and informative visuals. Each week , Ibarionex pulls images submitted by listeners to explore issues of technology, conceptual practices and disciplines.
Ibarionex is a photographer, educator and author, recently taking The Candid Frame over to Patreon, the platform connecting creators to audience crowd-sourcing in a long term dynamic. This is a resource well worth supporting – for as little as $2.00 a month, you can help invest in equipment, software and resources to improve the audio quality of The Candid Frame photography podcast. This would include microphones, digital recorders and software which will help increase the production values of the show. Funds also provide host greater flexibility for scheduling and conducting interviews.
Have a look… and a listen: