Matt Payne Photography Blog: A Conversation With J Henry Fair On The F-Stop Collaborate And Listen Podcast - March 11, 2020

Welcome to Episode 151 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

Hydro-Seeding
The forested mountains, valleys and streams that once stood here are now buried beneath the overburden from mountaintop removal coal mining. It is leveled and then sprayed with a mixture of grass seed and fertilizer. This satisfies the EPA regulations on mitigation.

This week's episode features the winner of our inaugural Landscape Photography Conservation Award

J Henry Fair - If you are not familiar with Henry's work, you are in for a real treat. His most recent project involved photographing the impacts of consumerism from an airplane, including impacts on the land from mining, oil and gas extraction, and more. The results of this work are encapsulated in his 200-page book, "Industrial Scars." Henry sent me a copy of his book and I was absolutely amazed by the beauty and horror portrayed in his images. It truly is a magnificent book. We covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Aerial photography techniques.
  • The environmental crisis.
  • The politicization of the environment.
  • Photography as a tool for social change.
  • What photographers can do to make a difference in this world.

Henry is offering a discount on his book for patrons of the podcast, so if you are interested in purchasing it, head to Patreon to get the link to that discount. I'm always looking at ways to provide value to the people that financially support the podcast on Patreon, so I hope it helps! Thank you for your support.

And lastly, just be warned, Henry is opinionated. Enjoy.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers J Henry recommended for the podcast:

1. Sandra Bartocha.

2. David Burnett.

3. Alexander Chekmenev.

4. David Chancellor


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nightscaper Conference May 20-22, 2020 - $100 off using the code "PAYNE100".


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