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We’re delivering your urban legends; hot, fresh, and straight from a creepy basement. Or perhaps you’d like a creepy attic door that refuses to close. It’s a real buffet of creepiness, served up for you. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of dead animals, medical horror, human remains, insects, swarms, drug use, …
 
In today's episode Ilvy Njiokiktjien learns more about the brand new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens - a must have new bit of kit for all virtual reality directors. Here to discuss the new lens and how it works with the EOS R5 camera are Canon product specialists John Maurice and Mark Fensome. Ilvy is also joined by filmmaker Rowan Johnson,…
 
The gods are back to give advice, with advice dealing with angsty teenagers from a teacher of gods, to learning to become fluent in fae speak to get out of uncomfortable conversations. Just in time for the holidays! Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of arranged marriage, abuse, burning, ableism, pregnancy, misog…
 
Sometimes you just gotta go off about Paul Bunyan and timber. We’re joined by Leah Lemm, who shares with us growing up with Paul Bunyan stories, how he became a villain in her eyes, and how to honor history without making things up. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of colonialism, ecoterrorism, deforestation, v…
 
To celebrate a decade of Cinema EOS, in this episode of Shutter Stories we speak to two acclaimed filmmakers on their experiences of the Canon range. First we hear from Jimmy Chin, who lets us in on his Canon Cinema EOS journey, including why he used an EOS C300 Mark II to shoot his award-winning documentary, Free Solo, and his experience of making…
 
This is it. This is the one. Potentially the spookiest story we’ve ever told on this show. In fact it is the ONLY story of this episode. That’s how good it is. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Presenting: The Shuddering of Creekside Mushrooms. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of corrupt law enforcement, rac…
 
Despite only being in her late twenties, award-winning photographer and Canon Ambassador Laura Bisgaard Krogh has had a hugely varied career, starting in news photography before specialising in portraiture. Her best known work has often involved working with at-risk youths, and in today's episode of Shutter Stories, Laura discusses how she balances…
 
We’re talking demons, haunted houses, and horror tropes as we watch 2013’s The Conjuring. And asking the important question: How long would YOU live in this haunted a house? Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, misogyny, mental health/mental illness, violence against women, animal death, possession, suici…
 
This week, author Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins us to talk about all things murder and magic. From the exploration of gender, to werewolves as a metaphor for trauma, and everything in between, this interview has it all! Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of fire, body image, drug use, blood, imperialism, fascism, raci…
 
To celebrate this year's International Print Day - October 20 - we've gathered together several experts to discuss precisely why print is still a vital force in 2021. First up is Deborah Corn, the self-styled "Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse" and the founder of Print Media Centr. A passionate speaker on all things print, she explains w…
 
We’re going on a haunted date through the forest. Because you don’t really know your partner until you see how polite they are to a terrifying German bone man. But bonus points if they’re ghost hunting grandmas. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of infections, underage drinking, college finals, child abduction, …
 
Chris Steele-Perkins has been a Magnum photographer since 1979. In that time he has built up an incredible archive of world-class photography. In today's episode of Shutter Stories, Ilvy Njiokiktjien talks with Chris about his new book, The Troubles, which saw him revisit an old project about Northern Ireland, and about the value of archiving your …
 
Hold on a second, we’re channeling the gods to answer your questions about creativity, religion, bachelorette parties, body image and more. Don’t worry, your cool wine Aunt Inanna is here to help. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of human sacrifice, war, abusive relationships, death, dismemberment, murder, grie…
 
There’s something magical about the magic of home, and Sarah Hollowell wrote a whole book about it. We talk about spending time in the elementary school forest, being raised nerdy, and writing books for your high school self. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of gore, abuse, child endangerment, queerphobia, ment…
 
In this week's episode we're going in depth on the new Canon EOS R3. Canon Product Specialist Mike Burnhill is here to answer all of your burning questions about the new mirrorless camera. From the amazing eye control function and its ‘backside illuminated stacked’ sensor to the R3’s ability to achieve 30FPS and its vehicle tracking autofocus, this…
 
You’ve seen the specs, now it’s time to go deep on the thrilling new Canon EOS R3 camera - a compact, lightweight mirrorless powerhouse! In this episode we talk to Canon Product specialist Mike Burnhill about the new camera and lenses and what they mean for photographers. We also catch up with award-winning sports photographers Vladimir Rys and Ric…
 
Children in dangerous situations, children being scared by pickles, the kids are creepy but alright! The new urban legends episode features many holes, and NONE of them are good. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of missing persons, child endangerment, religious persecution, car accidents, death, animal death/en…
 
In this episode, host Ilvy Njiokiktjien talks to members of the intrepid A Perfect Planet crew about their experiences filming the acclaimed BBC documentary series. Among the topics Sophie Darlington and Matt Aeberhard discuss are the demands of working to a brief, including the necessity of thorough preparation, the need to think on your feet, and…
 
This bonus episode is all about getting insight from industry professionals. Canon Ambassadors Ksenia Kuleshova and Michele Spatari, speak to host Ilvy Njiokiktjien about how they started their careers by taking part in the Canon Student Development Programme and how it helped their progress as photographers. In this episode we uncover their experi…
 
It’s movie night and we’ve watched the stunning film, The Green Knight. We talk classic fairy tale tropes, Arthurian canon, Latin funeral hymns, letting Dev Patel sleep, and what exactly the problems with chivalry are. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of violence, murder, beheading/decapitation, violence agains…
 
We’re joined by author and professor Veronica Schanoes, who leads us through a forest of the feminism of Alice in Wonderland, taking moralizing out of the fairy tales, and tackling forgiveness. Stories Based on Jewish Folklore and Magic, on Electric Literature. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of bodily harm, a…
 
Christie Goodwin has spent her life travelling the world photographing the world's leading pop stars, bands and musicians from every genre. She's taken striking and beautiful images of world class performers like Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and countless others and she is also the house photographer for the Royal Albert Hall. In this in-de…
 
In a double-length World Photography Day special episode, we reflect on photography’s 150+ year history with historian and longtime curator of photography at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Susanna Brown. Following this, host Ilvy Njiokiktjien leads a discussion about where photography started for our guests Canon Ambassadors Ahmet Polat and B…
 
There’s something very special about this episode. We answer questions like “why can’t capitalism be a ghost?”, “are ghosts part of your college orientation?” and “have you ever tried to carbon date a ghost?”. And of course, a ghost train. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of capitalism, abusive job situations, …
 
Picture editors play a vital role in the photographic industry, but their job is sometimes overlooked by the general public. In today's episode we'll find out what it's like to be a picture editor on a magazine, discover some of the secrets and unseen realities of the profession and find out how photographers work with picture editors to get their …
 
Robots, androids, AI - the staples of our science fiction media actually have very historical and mythological inspiration! Join us as we discuss the 1973 movie, Westworld, and explore the origins of our robot interest. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, murder, violence, gun violence, existential crisi…
 
We’re joined by author and storyteller, Owl Goingback. He tells us all about things like befriending the Creature from the Black Lagoon, hoping to see Sasquatch, and his personal experiences as the caretaker of the most haunted cemetery in Florida. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, torture, hauntings, …
 
Sports photography has changed a lot over the last two decades thanks to new technologies and the rise of social media. In this episode, host Lucy Hedges has a fast-paced discussion with three top sports photographers. Elsa Garrison and Alexander Hassenstein dial in from Tokyo and are joined by UK-based Dickie Pelham, all offering deep insights int…
 
This episode is full of creepy shenanigans, don’t worry. We talk viral Tiktok ghosts, respecting funeral directors and undertakers, and what was definitely a Hot Topic teen ghost. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of teeth, surgery, cadavers, imprisonment, capital punishment, fire, death, ableism, funeral homes,…
 
Storm chasing evokes images of brave people risking life and limb as they hurtle at high speed towards enormous tornadoes. In this episode of Shutter Stories we'll find out if the truth is anything like the movie Twister, with acclaimed photographer and TED speaker Camille Seaman. Spurred on by her young daughter's enthusiasm, Camille went from com…
 
The gods have given more advice, and we’re sharing it with you. We trick imposter syndrome with a trickster, making new houses and apartments into a home, and tackling to-do lists. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of fire, urination, relationships, patriarchal expectations, mental health, queerphobia, death, ba…
 
Have you ever wondered what famous people actually eat? In our new podcast, Guardian restaurant critic Grace Dent does just that, asking well-known guests to lift the lid on the food they turn to when they’re at home alone – and what comfort foods have seen them through their lives. In the first episode, screenwriter Russell T Davies tells Grace ab…
 
We chat with award-winning science fiction author Becky Chambers! We define space opera, talk about building big worlds without confusing your audience, and creating “cozy science fiction”. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of colonialism, imperialism, military, environmental disaster, climate change, and ableis…
 
Wildlife is one of the most popular genres in photography, but it's not free from ethical dilemmas. There are longstanding debates as to how close you can get to the animals and if you should ever intervene if they are in danger. In this episode our host Ilvy Njiokiktjien sits down with pioneering wildlife photographer and shark expert Chris Fallow…
 
Ahoy! Is that the return of Sinbad the Sailor? It is! We’re judging the luckiest/unluckiest man in folklore this week, as well as talking about the economics of coconuts and monkeys. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of xenophobia, drug use, natural disaster, drowning, cannibalism, death, murder, violence agains…
 
Would you eat the cursed Cheez-its? It’s important that we know if you would. Also, we talk about being trained by a ghost on how to be a good adult, and rate some theatre ghosts. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, divorce, fire, religious persecution, illness, organized religion, blasphemy, gore, explo…
 
Today's episode is all about stories of photographic kit being pushed to its absolute limits - and sometimes beyond! Joining our host Lucy Hedges is a pair of Canon Ambassadors. Adventure photographer Ulla Lohmann's work often takes her inside active volcanoes - and her kit has been tested by both extreme heat and acid rain. At the other end of the…
 
Here comes the podcast, with its myths like always. We’re covering the origins of the classic, Beauty and the Beast, and decide that if we try, we can all be disembodied himbos. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of Stockholm syndrome, family abuse, death, imprisonment, institutionalization, illness, misogyny, in…
 
We’re joined this week to talk with author Bethany C. Morrow about her novels, using “speculative” fiction to tell the truth, how Black sisterhood is lifesaving, and decentralizing fantasy and mythology. A Song Below Water spoilers from 54:33 to 57:02. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of racism, violence agains…
 
In today's episode Ilvy Njiokiktjien is joined by Getty's Director of Creative Insights EMEA, Jacqueline Bourke, as well as photographer and SolStock co-owner Graham Oliver to discuss the photographic trends that have characterised the last few years. Stock photography agencies like Getty have access to a wealth of data on what's popular in photogr…
 
Haunted woods, haunted schools, and creepy kids. We’re hitting all of the classics in this Urban Legends episode, including the return of a familiar figure... Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of child death (in proximity to a school), murder, childbirth, death, Covid-19, and insomnia. Housekeeping - Recommendat…
 
In today's episode Ilvy talks with Pierre & Alexandra Boulat award-winning photographer Jerome Gence about his projects exploring the way that the internet is changing people's lives. From the people who make a living from streaming their lives all day to the fans of virtual popstars, Jerome's work finds the humanity in the digital and explores the…
 
Dr. Moiya is back to help Julia channel the gods and give advice to our Conspiriters about science, relationships, and what wild animals to feed. Also, if a crow started talking to you, would you listen? Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of anxiety, toxic relationships, strained parental relationships, divorce, …
 
One trip and one story can change your life, as author Ciannon Smart showed us in this episode. Listen to how her trip to Rose Hall in Jamaica stuck with her for a decade, how she embraced her weird kid energy to learn about vampires and witches, and how it evolved into her debut novel! Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or …
 
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