Episode 103: Philipp Scholz Rittermann

By Mike Sakasegawa

Philipp Scholz Rittermann is a photographer based in the San Diego, CA area. In his photographic work, Philipp has long been interested in trying to see the impossible, and in his latest series sight • time • memory, he tries to imagine what it would look like if his gaze could encompass more than just the present moment—using a large-scale projector, he projects a landscape image from a previous season onto the same landscape, then rephotographs the resulting scene. In our conversation, we talked about his fascination with time and memory, the pleasure of figuring out the “puzzle” of an image, and how to make images that reward long engagement. Then for the second segment, we discussed the decline of hand-making in our culture, the nature of authenticity, and the emotional impact of change. (Conversation recorded January 10, 2020.) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Donate via PayPal Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Show Notes: Philipp Scholz Rittermann Philipp Scholz Rittermann - sight • time • memory Photo LA Black & White Magazine - “Philipp Scholz Rittermann: China In Transition” Keep the Channel Open - Episode 56: Chris Engman Daniel Abraham - "Writing craft philosophical provocation of the day” WMFA Martha Graham on creative satisfaction Keep the Channel Open - Episode 95: Robert Calafiore Martin Scorsese - “I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain.” Roma My Brilliant Friend (series) Elena Ferrante - My Brilliant Friend (novel) Transcript Episode Credits: Editing/Mixing: Mike Sakasegawa Music: Podington Bear Transcription: Shea Aguinaldo

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