“A good photograph is like a good hound dog, dumb, but eloquent” Eugene Atget
Welcome to the Outerfocus Podcast!
As we hit our 20th episode! we are joined this week by American photographer Charles Peterson. We talk with Charles about his career right from his college days shooting gigs, and touch on his time at the Seattle based independent record label Sub Pop. Charles is well known for his music photography, especially shooting the likes of Kurt Cobain and Pearl Jam, so we find out more about that as well as projects such as Grunge and Cypher. We also discuss his current direction in photography and hear about his future plans such as a new book and more.
History of photography this week focuses on Eugene Atget, a French documentary photographer born in 1857. We discuss how he went from actor to being well known for his work surrounding Paris street scenes prior to modernisation, and how his work became truly recognised after his death thanks to efforts by the likes of Berenice Abbot.