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Archive for November, 2009

On BBC Radio’s Dave Cash Show

Steve Bloom and Dave Cash

Steve Bloom and Dave Cash

Legendary DJ Dave Cash invited me on to his Sunday BBC program where we chatted about Trading Places and the possibility that A Walk Down Kitengela Road might be the widest continuous panoramic photograph. During the program Dave mentioned a Danish photographer who made a 100 metre long image shot over 20 days. I had not seen the picture so I could not comment fully on air. On reflection, My Kitengela Road image differs in one fundamenatal and vital way – it is of a single location shot in one session, rather than unconnected photographs joined together. The Kitengela image is perceived as one visual experience of one location.

I always enjoying appearing on BBC Kent, drinking BBC Coffee and mixing chat with music.  Dave was at the launch of Trading Places in London. 

You can listen to the show here. We start talking after 28 minutes.

Kitengela Road can also be seen on YouTube in HD here.

BBC Television Interview about the work can be seen here.

Trading Places Launch

Trading Places Launch party

Trading Places launch party

The launch of Trading Places – The Merchants of Narobi took place at London’s Chiltern Street Studios on Thursday 26th November. People travelled long distances for the event; some from as far afield as Devon, Cardiff, Rye, Northampton and Cambridge. Many large format archival prints from the book were on display, including a single 13 metre print of a Walk down Kitengela Road , a multiviewpoint image which is possibly the widest panoramic ever made.  Robin Gibson from BBC Television came on Friday Morning to feature the work, which was broadcast on BBC South East on Friday 27th November at 6.45pm. See the broadcast here.

Steve Bloom to appear on The Dave Cash Show – BBC Radio Kent

Join Steve Bloom on BBC Radio Kent on Sunday 29th November from 6pm, when he will be a guest on The Dave Cash Show. One of Britain’s pioneering pirate broadcasters, Dave Cash started on Radio London with the legendary Kenny Everett, and was a launch presenter on BBC Radio 1 in 1967. Steve and Dave will chat about Steve’s photography, including his latest book, Trading Places -The Merchants of Nairobi.

News: Steve Bloom to Speak at BJP Vision

Glory Hair SalonSteve Bloom has been added to the lineup of speakers at The British Journal of Photography’s Vision event on 27th November. He will be speaking about his latest book project photographing the shopkeepers of Nairobi.

 Vision is an event for early career photographers. Other speakers at the event include Martin Parr and Eugene Richards.