Matt Payne Photography Blog: Processing Our Emotions Through Landscape Photography - A Conversation With James Lane

September 15, 2021  |  Wakefield, United Kingdom

Welcome to episode 230 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by James Lane, a landscape photographer and physics teacher living in Wakefield in the United Kingdom.

James is the kind of photographer I deeply admire - he focuses on local subjects and has a keen eye for incredibly personal and emotionally impactful intimate work that is jaw dropping. I highly encourage you to take a look at his work as we dive into the conversation so you can get a sense for what we will be discussing today.

We discuss:
  • Using emotion to fuel our creative process,
  • Themes of personal darkness and using photography to process them,
  • The risks and benefits to moving to new places,
  • James' approach to editing,
  • The impact of increased visitation in the United Kingdom,
  • The benefits of printing your work,
  • And a lot more!

Over on Patreon this week, James and I provide our tips and tricks to printing our work, something we are both quite into these days.

Here's who James recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Reed Art & Imaging 20% off Discount - "PAYNEPDCST" - Contact Michael Baker at 303-573-8084; extension 321 or email him at

2. Support the show on Patreon.

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