Matt Payne Photography Blog: Interview With Morag Paterson And Ted Leeming On F-Stop Collaborate And Listen

July 18, 2018

Welcome to episode 065 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Morag Paterson & Ted Leeming!

Ted and Morag have worked both collaboratively and as individuals for over 12 years now and exhibit their work around the world, with their fine art prints featuring in many private collections.

They lead dynamic and friendly photographic trips and workshops in association with Ocean Capture. Currently these are based in the UK as well as Iceland, Italy, the Faroe Islands, Croatia, South America and China. They also offer private tuition and tours, for groups and individuals as well as a dedicated mentoring programs and portfolio reviews. In recognition of the fact that travel photography can have a negative environmental impact, all of their trips include carbon offset. Leeming and Paterson live between Liguria in Italy and rural south-west Scotland on their zero footprint small holding. They built their own eco-house powered and heated by its own wind turbine. Their land is now fenced and reverting from agricultural pasture to native woodland with over 3000 trees planted, whilst a poly tunnel provides year round vegetables for the table. This venue and lifestyle form the inspiration for the "Zero Footprint" project. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Morag & Ted got into landscape photography.

2. Abstract Impressionism photography.

3. Their Zero Footprint project & climate change.

4. Collaborating with each other as artists.

Over on Patreon this week, we had a fabulous conversation about selecting photo projects to work on, how to approach them, how to sustain them, and how to curate them for presentation.

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To learn more about Morag & Ted, check out their online presence:



Facebook group for Zero Footprints.

Here are some artists that Morag & Ted recommended for the podcast:

1. James Balog

2. Jan Tove

3. Valda Bailey

4. Doug Chinnery

Some examples of Morag & Ted's photography can be seen below. 

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