What’s Photo-Talk About?

In 1993 Photo-Talk showcased photographers and their work on a weekly basis on DCTV channel 58 in Denver, Colorado. Previously Photo-Talk offered a platform for photographers to share their photography, their back-stories and talk about their work or the medium in general to an audience. Here the audience gains a deeper understanding of what the photographer’s images mean to the photographer. The power of Photo-Talk was being able to see each photographer’s perception and how each found a unique path to their success.

After watching several interviews, the audience understands that there isn’t just one definition of the medium, or a single need that it fills nor a single formula to success as a career. There are creatives on their own individual path… each with a fascinating story. For those with an interest in photography and those making the images, Photo-Talk allows a larger perspective of the whole community. Besides the entertainment through viewing the interviews, fellow photographers gain insights and inspiration by the varied back-stories associated with every photographer’s journey.

It enabled the audience to see their own unique path as being OK instead of feeling a need to replicate the journey of a single mentor. The beauty of this is its universal application to all endeavors in life.

There are many discussions over whether the Mayan prophesies for the new millennium means the End of Times or a New Golden Age. Photographers have a similar discussion about what the future means for the new digital age for photography? Increasingly silver based film and paper are becoming less available. On January 19, 2012 and after a hundred-thirty-one years… Eastman Kodak declared bankruptcy. Photo-Talk will be collecting an oral history from the photographic community. Not only will the discussions continue on the meaning of photography from each photographer’s point of view, but Photo-Talk will integrate a multitude of social media sites to interactively document this major transition in photographic process and how it affects those using it.

Learn more about the road to Photo-Talk. Some more detailed information on the webmaster’s journey.

Comments (3)
  • Benjamin Dimmitt

    April 6th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    you shot video of me at fotofest discussing contemporary landscape photography.
    when and where will i be able to see that?

  • April 7th, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Hi Benjamin,

    Just got home and went skiing yesterday… still sore. I even got another interview of Jeff Stump while on the chairlift. I already have started editing, but there’s several months work ahead. I’ll send out notices as they are complete.


  • Lisa Baird

    June 5th, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Hi there Kent,

    We met at Pem and Karen’s art reception on Friday night. I wanted to send you my contact information and my website! https://www.lisabairdfineart.com

    I also wanted to tell you about the event our new arts nonprofit, https://fraservalleyarts.org is putting on, Plein Air @ Altitude as a possible subject for a video art documentary. From September 2 – September 10, we will have 28 artists painting en Plein Air in Grand County. We will have “paint-outs” daily and then will sell paintings at the end of the week. All works must be completed outdoors and within the week (we stamp canvasses when artists arrive to keep them honest). And the result is art from right here.

    I look forward to talking with you more!

    Lisa Baird

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