Create. Photography.

Daniel Sigg

Create. Photography. is a podcast about the creative side of photography. Host Daniel Sigg will discuss a broad range of topics that are meant to inspire and hope to provide new perspectives. This is a podcast for anyone interested in photography and making photographs. Each show will focus on one topic or theme that relates to the creative side of photography; the show is a mix of solo shows and interviews. A companion website will include show notes, and links to resources.

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#61. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, we will discuss simplicity in photography (composition, gear, settings). 

Dec 2

12 min 21 sec

#60. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel is discussing repetition in photography. Inspired by the music of Brian Eno: Ambient 1: Music for airportsBlog post deconstructing Music for Airports

Nov 4

15 min 58 sec

#59.  In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel has a conversation with Australian street and travel photographer Catherine Matthys. https://www.catherinematthys.com

Oct 28

41 min 49 sec

#58. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel will provide an introduction to the life and photography of German born Canadian photographer Fred Herzog. Links discussed in this episode:https://www.equinoxgallery.com/our-artists/fred-herzog/https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Herzog-Modern-Colorhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/danielsigg

Oct 21

10 min 59 sec

#57. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel has a conversation with UK based street photographer and director Steve Reeves.https://stevereevesphotographer.com/https://www.instagram.com/stevereevesdirector

Oct 14

33 min 54 sec

#56. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel has a conversation with Swiss street photographer Bastian Peter. https://www.bastianpeter.com/https://www.instagram.com/bastianromanpeter

Oct 7

43 min 17 sec

#55. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, we will be discussing image aspect ratios,  why they are important and how they relate to the creative process. Show notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode055

Sep 30

21 min 55 sec

#54.  In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel has a conversation with Genevieve Davis. Genevieve is a freelance photographer originally from Laguna Beach, and focuses on capturing outdoor action sports and lifestyle for clients such as Harley-Davidson. https://www.genevievedavisphoto.com/https://www.instagram.com/genevieve_davis/

Sep 23

33 min 47 sec

#53.  In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY,  we will talk about several ways on how we may overcome lack of inspiration.  

Sep 16

14 min 38 sec

#52. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel is discussing the concept of negative space in photography. 

Sep 9

12 min 8 sec

#51. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel has a conversation with UK based professional photographer Alan Burles.Website: www.alanburles.comInstagram: @alanburles

Sep 2

35 min 53 sec

#50. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel has a conversation with NYC based fine art / street photographer Linda Hacker. Website: www.lindahackerphoto.comInstagram: @stretchhack

Aug 26

27 min 2 sec

#49. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel has a conversation with Brazilian photographer Sandra Cattaneo Adorno.Website: www.sandracattaneoadorno.comSandra's second book Aguas de Ouro: https://www.radiusbooks.org/all-books/p/sandra-cattaneo-adorno-aguas-de-ouroInstagram: @sandracattaneoadorno

Aug 19

57 min 2 sec

#48: In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel is discussing minimalism in photography, both the art of photography, but also minimalism in gear. Some examples of minimalism in photography: Guide Klumpe https://www.instagram.com/streetphotograph.de/https://www.instagram.com/luxtasia/  See recent interview with Annette Lang hereCreate.Photography. episode with Hashem McAdam on how limitation can be liberating creatively: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode003

Aug 12

11 min 53 sec

#47. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel talks about concepts in photography. 

Aug 5

11 min 44 sec

#46.  In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel has a conversation with Annette Lang. Annette is a street photographer living in Nice. Nice is one of the major cities on the côte d'azur (= sky blue coast), a beautiful coastal area of the Mediterranean sea in Southern France. https://www.womenstreetphotographers.com/photographers-i#/annette-lang/@luxtasia 

Jul 29

47 min 37 sec

#45. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel talks about aesthetic rules in art and photography.If you want to support this podcast, please click here. All the proceeds go towards podcast production. 

Jul 22

22 min 36 sec

#44. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel had a conversation with Colorado-based professional photographer Mike Thurk. Website: https://www.mthurk.com/Instagram: @mthurkEpisode: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode044

Jul 15

38 min 4 sec

#43. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel had a discussion with Dutch photographer Patty Jansen.Patty Jansen is a street photographer living in the Amsterdam. She loves to document humans in their context by creating harmony between scene and subject through colors, composition, geometry and light. Instagram: @patty_jansenWoman's Street Photographer Profile page: https://www.womenstreetphotographers.com/photographers-iii#/patty-jansen/ Flickr:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/127022978@N05/ 

Jul 8

1 hr 5 min

#42.  In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel had a discussion with NYC based street photographer Melissa O'Shaughnessy. Website:  https://melissaoshaughnessy.com/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/melissaoshaughnessy/ Her Book PERFECT STRANGERS: NEW YORK CITY STREET PHOTOGRAPHS by Melissa O’ShaughnessyPublished by Aperture, 2020Hardcover, 144 pages, 91 Color Images, 10″ x 11.5″  https://melissaoshaughnessy.com/book/

Jul 1

52 min 48 sec

#41.   In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel Sigg had a discussion with NYC based photographer Gulnara Samoilova.WebsiteInstagramWomen Street Photographers (WSP) WebsiteWSP Instagram @womenstreetphotographersShow Notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode041

Jun 24

1 hr 4 min

#40.  In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel Sigg had a discussion with Bane Visnjic. Bane is currently located in San Diego, California. Born and raised in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia, Bane's photography style is candid, documentary, and focuses on emotion and storytelling.Bane’s photography spans thee categories of portraits, lifestyle, the interesting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and black and white.  Overall, his photography centers around the human element. Bane's website: banephoto.comInstagram:  @banevis  Episode website: danielsiggphotography.com

Jun 17

1 hr 33 min

#39. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel will discuss the issue of consistency in photography.Why consistency? It creates a cohesion across a body of work. It may create trust, authority and credibility when others observe your work. It shows control over your work. We will discuss this and other issues around consistency.  Episode: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode039

Jun 10

15 min 16 sec

#38.  In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel will discuss Swiss Magnum photographer René Burri.Episode: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode038

Jun 3

14 min 26 sec

#37.  In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel has a conversation with photographer and filmmaker Alex Palumbo. https://www.alexpalumbo.com/aboutEpisode: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode037

May 27

53 min 18 sec

#36. In this episode of Create. Photography., Daniel has a conversation with Portugal-based photographer Anna Gunn.  Anna's website: http://www.mcgunnmedia.com/Womansion project Show Notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode036

May 20

53 min 37 sec

#35. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel will introduce the Swiss-born Paris-based photographer Sabine Weiss. WebsiteShow notes with examples of Sabine's incredible work: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode035

May 13

20 min 39 sec

#34. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel had a conversation with LA-based photographer Frank Jackson. Frank works primarily in black and white. He prints his work. He works with film and digital. Various formats.I already had a great conversation with Frank after I reached out to him and wished I’d recorded it. We spoke about all kinds of things, and not even that much about photography.When asked, what kind of photographer he is, he says: ubiquitous …https://www.fotographz.com/Show notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode034

May 6

1 hr 13 min

#33. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY., Daniel has a conversation with Oakland based photographer Brandon Ruffin.Show Notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode033

Apr 29

1 hr 9 min

#32. Today’s episode is inspired by a book called Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. The book contains teachings based on a compilation of talks by the late Shunryu Suzuki, given at a Zen Center in Los Altos, California. It was published in 1970 and is one of the influential books of Zen in the Western World, although not being academic. What I’d like to do today, is to summarize some of the teachings of Suzuki and then see how we can apply those teachings to our photography and perhaps aid in the creative process. This may seem quite esoteric, but I would argue, it’s actually quite the opposite.Show Notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode032Book by Shunryu Suzuki 

Apr 22

17 min 5 sec

#31. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel Sigg had a conversation with New York City based street photographer Nina Welch-Kling.Nina's website: https://www.ninaklingphotography.com/Nina's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninakling/Show Notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode031 

Apr 15

52 min 26 sec

#30. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY., Daniel is discussing why we should or should not specialize as photographers. Show Notes https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode030Podcast Page https://danielsiggphotography.com/podcast

Apr 8

21 min 12 sec

#29. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY., Daniel has a conversation with Valérie Jardin. Valérie Jardin is a French photographer, currently residing in the United States. Valérie is known internationally through her workshops. When she is not teaching others the art of street photography and visual storytelling, Valérie is a prolific author, a speaker, and a podcast producer of the bi-weekly show Hit The Streets with Valérie Jardin. She is also an official Fujifilm X-Photographer.  Valérie is a gear minimalist. She believes in the power of limitation to one camera and one lens and making decisions before you press the shutter to get the shot in camera with as little post processing as possible.www.valeriejardin.com@valeriejardinShow Notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode029

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Apr 1

54 min 56 sec

#28. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY., Daniel will discuss how to use intuition in our photography. Show notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode028

Mar 25

17 min 21 sec

#27. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY., Daniel will discuss the photography of Swiss Magnum photographer Werner Bischof. Werner's life ended way to early, but in spite of that, he left a huge imprint on the photography of the 20th century. Link to show notes including images of Werner Bischof: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode027

Mar 18

14 min 1 sec

#26. In this episode of Create. Photography., Daniel will discuss impressionism, an art movement that started in the 19th century in France. And how we could perhaps apply such impressionistic techniques in our photography today.  Link to show notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode026

Mar 11

25 min 12 sec

#25. In this episode of Create. Photography., Daniel has a conversation with Daniel Milnor. We talked about printing your work, books and all kinds of other things. Daniel is a creative evangelist for blurb.com, a former professional documentary photographer, and blogger. Link to show notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode025

Mar 4

1 hr 8 min

#24. In this episode of Create. Photography., Daniel has a conversation with filmmaker and photographer Ben Staley. We talk about cinematic portraiture. Link to Show Notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode024

Feb 25

49 min 38 sec

#23. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel Sigg will discuss the creative intersection of different art forms such as visual arts and music.Link to Show Notes: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode023 Podcast Website

Feb 18

9 min 9 sec

#22. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg had a conversation with Los Angeles based street photographer Rinzi Ruiz. We talked about street photography in general, Rinzi's journey, the art of seeing, and many other topics relating to street photography.Websitehttps://www.rinziruizphotography.com/Show Noteshttps://danielsiggphotography.com/episode022

Feb 11

1 hr 24 min

#21. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY,  Daniel will talk about creating depth in our images. The creative strategies we discuss include:Depth through perspective / point of view / leading/converging linesUse foreground / middle ground /   backgroundCreate layers / photograph through somethingOverlappingFraming subjectSelective focus / narrow depth of fieldOpticsLight and shadowsColor contrast but also brightness contrast (in B&W)EmotionYou can see image samples and more explanation in the Show Notes. 

Feb 4

18 min 40 sec

#20.   In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel Sigg will discuss some thoughts about why or why not to pursue film photography in 2021.Daniel had some great current film photographers on the podcast already, and also discussed some of the great film photography masters. Here a list, feel free to check the episodes out (show notes have pictures as well):Hashem McAdam (Episode 3)Kyle McDougall (Episode 6)Saul Leiter (Episode 7)Ted Vieira (Episode 8)Ernst Haas (Episode 16)Em Jensen (Episode 18)Paul C Smith (Episode 19)To check out the 2-part blog article, go here.Episode 20 Show Notes are here. 

Jan 28

30 min 17 sec

#19.  In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY,  host Daniel Sigg had a conversation with New Zealand based photographer Paul C Smith. We talked about his style / finding a voice, his influences, and other aspects of his creative process.I have been following Paul's work for a while now. His authenticity and the beauty of his images and his motion work stood out to me. He is a film and digital photographer and likes to switch between the two mediums.You can find Paul on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Mkxf1n2TEnjuKIxf7S-DQon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulcsmith/on his website: https://www.paulsmithphotographer.com/Show Notes with photographs by Paul.  

Jan 21

1 hr 2 min

#18. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel Sigg will have a conversation with Australian based photographer Emily (Em) Jensen.Em Jensen is based in Melbourne, although she’s often on the road in the outback. She photographs fashion, love and adventures on 35mm film, polaroid, digital and super 8 (video).Em is heavily inspired by the 70s, surrealism and sunlight, as well as exploring themes relating to nostalgia and youth. She takes on the role of creative director, concept creator, location scout, stylist and set designer in many of her shoots.Em's websitehttps://www.instagram.com/emjensencreative/Episode's Show Notes with PhotographsPodcast Website

Jan 14

40 min 46 sec

#17. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel Sigg had a conversation with California-based portrait photographer, teacher and author Chris Orwig. The topic was authentic portraiture.You can find Chris below:His website: chrisorwig.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisorwig/Authentic Portraits Book: Amazon (no affiliate link!)----------------Detailed Show Notes with Images Podcast Website

Jan 7

1 hr 33 min

#16. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg will discuss the photography of Ernst Haas. There will be a brief overview of his work, and then an image review of three of his images. Haas was one most influential photographers of the 20th century. And one of the pioneers of color photography.Ernst Haas WebsitePodcast Show NotesPodcast Website

Dec 2020

17 min 27 sec

#15. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg had a conversation with Canadian  photographer, author and creativity expert David duChemin.  We talked about his experience of quitting social media, the life after social media and other things.  You can find David below:His website: davidduchemin.comHis podcast: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/His books: https://craftandvision.com/collections/allYou can find the show notes here including samples of David's photography and links to books and photographers David mentioned: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode015

Dec 2020

1 hr 15 min

#14. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY,  host Daniel Sigg has a conversation with  German photographer Nicole Struppert. We will talk about minimalism in photography and in gear, and other topics. About NicoleNicole Struppert’s photographic work focuses on geometric and minimalistic compositions and candid reportage photography. Her photographs are a testimony to her eye for form, composition and the observation of contemporary life.Her architectural photography is atypical in its abstraction. Rather than showing wide-angle views, she focuses on the details in the designs. Fascinated by reading forms she takes small fragments of architecture out of context, recreates the subject and space to reveal a new meaning.In 2019 she started to explore the visual narratives found in nature and landscapes to explore the transition and change of the journey in life.Between 2012 and 2017 she worked on a long term documentary project about Shoreditch in East London.Besides her personal and commercial work she has worked as a freelance photographer for the dpa:picture alliance, where she captured life around the Olympic Games 2012 London, and the US elections 2012.In 2018 Struppert was the only female (out of 10) photographers from Germany who got published the book "Streetfotografie - Made in Germany" by the Rheinwerk Verlag. A book giving insights to inspire photographers who are interested in street photographyHer work has been internationally exhibited and published in several media .Nicole lives and works in Munich.Nicole's website: https://nicolestruppert.com/Show notes can be found here: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode014/

Dec 2020

1 hr 22 min

#13.   In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Daniel Sigg will give a brief introduction to the stunning photography of American photographer Jay Maisel. Jay had a long career as commercial photographer, and photographed the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Miles Davis. But he really got well known for his use of light, gesture and color in everyday scenes. Daniel will also review 3 of Jay's images. Show notes can be found here: https://danielsiggphotography.com/episode013/

Dec 2020

17 min 30 sec

#12. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg will discuss how the color theory, color for emotion and color as compositional element.The initial theoretical discussion will be supplemented with practical examples and review of 3 images.Color theory,  color for emotion and as compositional elementIt is an understatement to say that color is important. In fact, it is of upmost importance to photography. And we see in color. As Jay Maisel says: “Color is”.Today’s photographs are typically taken in color although many photographic artists still choose to photograph in black and white occasionally, some of them exclusively.  The difference between a color photograph and a black and white photograph is in some ways like night and day. They are two different techniques. A color photograph evokes a different emotion and potential connection with the viewer than a black and white photograph.We talked about creative choice of black and white photography in greater detail in episode 8, feel free to check that episode out.So color is important. But why is color theory important? One could argue we do not need to know about color theory in order to make good or even great photographs. And I would wholeheartedly agree. I think it is important to understand how the color models can help us perhaps more deliberately understand what might work in a picture, perhaps even determine a color palette, or perhaps even be more deliberate about composition, but also editing of imagery.So my disclaimer here is that we will do a little theoretical excursion, but I do believe it is an important and useful one and one that we will in the end bring to practical application with several image example discussions at the end.

Dec 2020

31 min 45 sec