Matt Payne Photography Blog: The Relationship Between Photographic Art And Science - A Conversation With Manuel Palacios - July 8, 2020

Welcome to episode 168 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape photographer and scientist hailing from upstate New York - Manuel Palacios. Manuel has a wonderful body of landscape photography work on his website and I have always appreciated his Instagram feed.

For the past several years, Manuel has spent countless days and nights wandering around and basking in the beauty of the Adirondack State Park in New York, a subject he considers to be his muse.

Manuel and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • His obsession with the Adirondacks.
  • How he shoots with intent and how he has "conversations" with the landscape.
  • The relationship between science and art.
  • Storytelling through landscape photography.
  • The advantages of photographing in your backyard.
  • Various breakthroughs he has had as an artist.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Manuel shared his thoughts about COVID-19 from a scientist's perspective.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Manuel recommended for the podcast:

1. Benjamin Williamson.

2. Robert Rodriguez Jr.

3. Finn Hopson.

4. Josh Lowe.

5. Nikhil Nagane.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Gary Randall Alaska Workshop.


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Please find a transcript of this week's episode below: