The LPV Show

The LPV Show
The LPV Show is a podcast about photography and photo books. Bryan Formhals hosts conversations with photographers about their work and photo books from their personal collections.

3.26 - Graham MacIndoe & Susan Stellin
Jul 16, 2016 • 94 min
In this episode, our final of the season, we are joined by photographer Graham MacIndoe and writer Susan Stellin to discuss their new memoir Chancers, which tells the story of their relationship over the course of Graham’s heroin addiction, arrest and…
3.25 - Jason Jaworski
Jul 9, 2016 • 68 min
In this episode, we are joined by photographer and zine maker Jason Jaworski to discuss the stories behind his brilliant zines, the relationship between text and image, how he got his start, the freelance hustle in Los Angeles, and several interesting…
3.24 - Mathieu Asselin
Jul 2, 2016 • 60 min
In this episode, we are joined by photographer Mathieu Asselin, whose book dummy for Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation recently won the Dummy Award Kassel 2016. We discussed the next steps for the book, his travels to Vietnam to finish the book,…
3.23 - Magali Duzant
Jun 24, 2016 • 58 min
In this episode, we are joined by artist and photographer Magali Duzant, who makes her second visit to the show to discuss publishing her book ‘I Looked, I Looked,’ new experiments with cyanotypes, live streaming sunset at the Queens International 2016,…
3.21 - Timothy Briner
Jun 9, 2016 • 81 min
In this episode, we are joined by photographer Timothy Briner to discuss his studio experiments, photograms, the evolution of a documentary projects, the importance of committing fully to your art, his collaboration with SUN, and some amazing photobooks.…
3.20 - Noah Kalina
Jun 2, 2016 • 71 min
For this episode, we took a road trip to upstate New York to visit photographer Noah Kalina, who makes his second appearance on the show. We had a nice conversation in his studio about Cabin Porn, photographing upstate and in the fog, hating and then…
3.19 - Jackie Roman
May 25, 2016 • 64 min
In this episode, we are joined by photographer Jackie Roman to discuss her book Old Domino about the DIY music scene in Brooklyn, photographing music, hustling in the NYC photoworld, keeping up with new gear technology, plus a few great photobooks!…
3.18 - Caroline Tompkins
May 18, 2016 • 75 min
In this episode, we are joined by photographer and photo editor Caroline Tompkins to discuss her latest body of work on swimmers in Ohio, going viral for her catcalling project Hey Baby, inhabiting the hyper-masculine culture of truckers, finding…
3.17 - TIS Books
May 11, 2016 • 75 min
In this episode, we were joined by photographers Nelson Chan, Tim Carpenter and Carl Wooley of TIS Books to discuss their experience launching a publishing company, as well as the first books they’ve published. They came on my radar last year when they…
3.16 - Corey Presha
May 4, 2016 • 61 min
In this episode, artist and photographer Corey Presha joins us again to discuss his various new projects, Sidewalk, the shop he shares with his fiancé, the death of Prince and a slew of gem books he’s hunted down on the internet. This is the second time…
3.15 - Tim Soter
Apr 20, 2016 • 76 min
In this episode, photographer Tim Soter joined us to talk about his new book about Duane Michals, his future book with Arthur Tress, electronic music in NYC in the 90s, obsessions in photography, transitioning from photo editor to commercial photography,…
3.14 - M. Scott Brauer
Apr 13, 2016 • 74 min
In this episode, photographer M. Scott Brauer joined us to discuss his latest project about the New Hampshire primary called ‘This is the worst party I’ve ever been to,’ blogging about photojournalism at dvafoto, living and photographing in China, as well…
3.13 - Shannon Taggart
Apr 5, 2016 • 72 min
In this episode, photographer Shannon Taggart joined us to discuss her epic project on Spiritualism, her fascination with mystery and the occult, intentionally making mistakes in photography, a few brilliant photobooks and we end with perhaps the most…
3.12 - Jaime Permuth & Hye Ryoung Min
Mar 29, 2016 • 75 min
In this episode, photographer couple Hye-Ryoung Min and Jaime Permuth joined for a wide ranging conversation about their brilliant projects, working together on editing and a bunch of great photobooks! I met Jaime a few years ago when he invited me to…
Episode 3.11 - Greg Miller & Manjari Sharma
Mar 23, 2016 • 78 min
In this episode, photographer Gregg Miller joined us to discuss photographing on Ash Wednesday, winning a Guggenheim, photographing in his hometown of Nashville, teaching workshops, the importance of mentors and much more! We were also joined by guest…
Episode 3.10 - Cait Oppermann
Mar 15, 2016 • 76 min
In this episode, photographer Cait Oppermann joined us to discuss her recent travels to Thailand, her book Sea Blues which was a collaboration with Yael Malka, making portraits for editorial gigs, the illusion of Instagram followers, roaming around cities…
Episode 3.9 - Brad Ogbonna
Mar 9, 2016 • 58 min
In this episode, photographer Brad Ogbonna joined us to discuss how he got started in photography, growing up in Minnesota, shooting film, making books, photographing in Nigeria and War is Beautiful by David Shields. We were joined by Brett A. Davis who…
Episode 3.8 - Susan Meiselas & Kristen Lubben
Mar 1, 2016 • 94 min
For this episode, we were invited by the team at 10x10 Photobooks to record a show during their salon with Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and newly appointed Executive Director of the Magnum Foundation Kristen Lubben. We would like to thank Russet…
Episode 3.7 - John Francis Peters
Feb 23, 2016 • 61 min
In this episode, photographer John Francis Peters joins us to discuss his journey’s around the world photographing, covering the drought in California, photo editing at The Fader, and three awesome photobooks. JFP is from the Hudson Valley in New York and…
Episode 3.6 - Elle Perez
Feb 17, 2016 • 73 min
In this episode, photographer Elle Perez joins us to discuss photographing underground wrestling in the Bronx, getting an MFA, teaching, and three wonderful photobooks. Receiving a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011, and an MFA from…
Episode 3.5 - Richard Bram
Feb 9, 2016 • 56 min
Recorded December 11th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn In this episode, photographer Richard Bram joins us to talk about the book he’s working on, the bad brand of street photography, the late great Christophe Agou and much more! Over the…
Episode 3.4 - Qiana Mestrich
Feb 2, 2016 • 58 min
Recorded January 9th, 2016 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn In this episode, photographer Qiana Mestrich (Founder of Dodge & Burn), joins us to discuss her new book Hard to Place, blogging in photoland, art and motherhood, diversity in…
Episode 3.3 - Sacha Lecca
Jan 26, 2016 • 68 min
Recorded November 13th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn In this episode, photographer Sacha Lecca (Deputy Photo Editor of Rolling Stone), joins us to discuss life working at an iconic magazine, photographing concerts, Instagram, the news…
Episode 3.1 - Hin Chua
Jan 12, 2016 • 76 min
Recorded September 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Welcome to Season 3! In our opening episode, Hin Chua joined us to discuss his project ‘After the Fall’ which he’s been steadily working on for 10 years. I met Hin on Flickr and…
Episode 2.30 - Noel Camardo
Jul 9, 2015 • 64 min
Recorded June 26, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn This is the final episode of season 2. We’ll be back with season three at some point in the future, when exactly, we’re not sure yet. It was a busy season, and we were lucky to end it with…
Episode 2.29 - Ralph Smith
Jul 2, 2015 • 64 min
Recorded June 19, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Ralph Smith went to RIT with Tom, so I’d met him a few times over the year. He was PDN 30 in 2014 and he’s photographed for Sotheby’s, Food Network Magazine, Field & Stream, Conde Naste…
Episode 28 - Rachel Sussman
Jun 25, 2015 • 62 min
Recorded June 13, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn The title caught my attention right away: ‘The Oldest Living Things in The World.’ It’s a perfect title for a book and a perfect headline for the internet age. The photographs at first look…
Episode 2.27 - Andrew Hetherington
Jun 18, 2015 • 64 min
Recorded June 5, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Andrew Hetherington has the type of career most editorial photographers dream about. He’s photographed Bill Clinton, Jerry Seinfeld and many other celebrities, his photographs have been on…
Episode 2.26 - Mikael Kennedy
Jun 11, 2015 • 54 min
Recorded June 3, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Mikael Kennedy gets to the point. I think I’ve had about 7 conversations with him in my life but each one has been packed with ideas and memories. Passport to Tresspass (2006-2011), his…
Episode 2.25 - Patrick Gookin
Jun 4, 2015 • 64 min
Recorded May 31, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn I’d met Patrick Gookin in 2007/2008 while I was living in Los Angeles but only vaguely remembered the night when he reached out last year to share his work. It’s a strange feeling when…
Episode 2.24 - Jennifer McClure & Amy Touchette
May 28, 2015 • 73 min
Recorded May 15, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Candid or staged? It’s one of those debates that often get photographers riled up. In the past, I would empathically state my preference for candid photography but as I’ve studied more over…
Episode 2.23 - Magali Duzant
May 21, 2015 • 56 min
Recorded May 9, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn I have very little memory of how any photographer first comes across my streams on the internet. It usually starts with a photograph on Tumblr, or sometimes it’s an interview, which was the…
Episode 2.22 - Brett A. Davis
May 14, 2015 • 58 min
Recorded May 1, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn A few weeks ago I walked over to 10×10’s Shashin Zine Fest in Long Island City. Outside the gallery, I ran into Yoshi, who introduced me to Brett A. Davis. Almost immediately, Yoshi said “You…
Episode 2.21 - Gus Powell
May 7, 2015 • 63 min
Recorded April 9th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn When I first discovered Gus Powell’s photographs on iN-PUBLIC several years ago I was immediately attracted to his sensibility as a photographer. He was making the type of candid…
Episode 2.20 - Sophie Barbasch
Apr 30, 2015 • 49 min
Recorded April 5th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn A few months ago I saw Sophie Barbasch’s Fault Line photographs on Lenscratch, and in the weeks after that they started to appear regularly on my Tumblr dashboard. I took a look at her…
Episode 2.19 - Paul Kwiatkowski
Apr 23, 2015 • 51 min
Recorded March 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn When your first book receives critical praise from the likes of Ira Glass and Alec Soth, it’s probably safe to say you’ve created something worthy of attention. I met Paul Kwiatkowski…
Episode 2.18 - Khalik Allah
Apr 16, 2015 • 53 min
Recorded March 22nd, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn With photography, sometimes all it takes is a handful of photographs for a photographer to capture the imagination of a wide audience. Last year, within the span of a few weeks Khalik…
Episode 2.17 - Josh Kesner
Apr 9, 2015 • 54 min
Recorded March 14th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Josh Kesner earns his living as a director of photography, and like many of us pursues his photography on the side. He went to RIT at the same time as Tom but they never met until after…
Episode 2.16 - Anna Yatskevich
Apr 2, 2015 • 49 min
Episode 2.16 - Anna Yatskevich Recorded February 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Anna Yatskevich goes by jazzaddict on social
Episode 2.15 - Charlie Johnstone & Corey Presha
Mar 26, 2015 • 54 min
I met Corey Presha last fall sometime, maybe at the NY Art Book Fair. That was around the time I first heard about SUN, a new publishing company he was apart of along with Bill Sullivan, Charlie Johnstone,
Episode 2.14 - Amanda Jasnowski & Sarah Jacobs
Mar 19, 2015 • 54 min
I met Amanda Jasnowski for the first time after the opening for the Photographers Playbook at Aperture. James Chororos introduced us and Eddy later suggested she should come on the show. I thought it was a good idea. She’s a photographer I’ve known from…
Episode 2.13 - Pete Brook
Mar 12, 2015 • 63 min
Pete Brook was one of the first photo bloggers to reach out to me when I started LPV several years ago. I’ve always admired the dedication and passion he brings to his work with Prison Photography as well as his thoughtful articles for Raw File. It was…
Episode 2.12 - Ethan Aaro Jones
Mar 5, 2015 • 62 min
Ethan was in town at the end of January for Soth’s Songbook opening, so Tom suggested we bring him on the show. They’re old friends from RIT and back in 2008, Ethan and David Wright collaborated on pause, to begin, which was around the time I started…
Episode 2.11 - Noah Kalina
Feb 27, 2015 • 69 min
A few years ago, Noah hosted two photobook meetups at his Williamsburg studio. He organized them with Jorg Colberg and I after several months of chatting about photography and photobooks. We liked the idea of a small group of people pulling books from…
Episode 2.10 - Amy Lombard - Sarah Jacobs
Feb 19, 2015 • 55 min
In this episode we talk with Amy Lombard and Sarah Jacobs about their photographs as well as books by Vivian Maier, Andy Spade and Nathanael Turner.
Episode 2.9 - Russet Lederman & Jeff Gutterman
Feb 12, 2015 • 57 min
In ths episode, we talk to Russet Lederman and her husband Jeff Gutterman about Japanese photobooks, including Masahisa Fukase’s Ravens and William Klein’s Tokyo.…
Episode 2.8 - Gabriela Herman & Manjari Sharma
Feb 5, 2015 • 74 min
In this episode we talk with Gabriela Herman and Manjari Sharma about their current projects, as well as discuss The Adventures of Guille and Belinda by Alessandra Sanguinetti.
Episode 2.7 - James Chororos
Jan 28, 2015 • 57 min
In this episode we speak with photographer James Chororos about giving up a career as an architect to become a photographer, and the struggles and joys of pursuing his passion. We also discuss A Kind of Rapture by Robert Bergman which is a book I’m very…
Episode 2.6 - Ken Schles
Jan 22, 2015 • 54 min
In this episode, we sit down with Ken Schles to discuss the re-printing of his seminal book Invisible City, as well as his new book Night Walk, both published by Steidhl.
Episode 2.5 - Ola Billmont
Jan 14, 2015 • 59 min
In this episode we spoke with Ola Billmont about his photography, as well as Lars Tunebjork’s book Vinter.
Episode 2.4 - Christaan Felber
Jan 7, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode we talk with Chris Felber about his career and self-published book Boxeo Clasico, as well as Trent Parke’s Minutes to Midnight
Episode 2.3 - Mathieu Asselin & Olia Yatskevich
Dec 18, 2014 • 56 min
In this episode, I’m joined by Mathieu Asselin & Olia Yatskevich. In the first half, we discuss Mathieu’s project in progress on Monsanto, and Olia’s 10x10 Photobooks project. In the second half, we discuss a couple books from Latin America, Mitopoemas…
Episode 2.2 - IPG Project
Dec 11, 2014 • 52 min
In this episode, Yoshi and Tamara Kametana (IPG Project) join us to discuss their latest book Sumimasen, as well as Pig 05049. By Christien Meindertsma and A DROP IN THE OCEAN BY ALESSANDRO CALABRESE & MILO MONTELLI.
Episode 2.1 - Tom Starkweather & Eddy Vallante
Dec 4, 2014 • 58 min
In the debut episode of season 2, Bryan, Eddy and Tom catch up, chat about the upcoming season, and discuss Garry Winogrand’s 1964 and Arrivals & Departures