Making the World a Better Place Through Photography
For some photographers, the goal of photography transcends capturing pretty moments of pretty things. While there's nothing wrong with this approach, it can begin to feel repetitive and lacking purpose for some. As such, finding ways to have our photography be about more, have more impact, and ultimately make the world a better place is the next step in the journey.
Today's guest on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, Paul Hoelen, is well known for his evocative and beautiful aerial photography from Australia and Tasmania, having won the inaugural Natural Landscape Photography Awards Aerial Prize. What's not as well known about Paul are his incredible personal projects that he focuses a lot of energy and passion into.
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- How Paul got his start in photography.
- How Paul's background in wilderness therapy informed his photography journey.
- Instilling meaning and purpose into our photography pursuits.
- Making the world a better place through photography.
- Paul's Men With Heart Project.
- The role of collaboration in Paul's work.
- Paul's aerial photography collection.
- Altitude South Project.
- The Light Collective.
- And a lot more!
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
- Support the podcast on Patreon.
- Talking Landscape on YouTube.
- Watch podcast episodes on YouTube, where we overlay photos with our conversation via video.
Here is who Paul recommended on the podcast this week:
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Scroll down to see more of Paul's excellent street photography