A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

018 - Niall McDiarmid

Episode Summary

Niall McDiarmid has been a jobbing commercial and editorial photographer for twenty five years but he is best known for his distinctive, perhaps unique, street portraits which feature in his two self-published books, Crossing Paths, which came out in 2013 and for which Niall travelled across Britain, visiting over 120 towns, covering 20,000 miles and shooting more than 800 portraits of some of the people he met on his travels, and the follow-up, Via Vauxhall, for which he stayed closer to home, focussing on the residents and commuters passing through the tube and bus station in one small corner of London, the rapidly developing area of Vauxhall. That came out in 2014. Both books are sold out but you can see examples of the work on Niall's website. In episode 018, Niall discusses: The origins of the Crossing Paths project; using social media and overcoming shyness; having something that people recognise; finding an audience beyond photoland; use of colour The Via Vauxhall book project.

Episode Notes

Niall McDiarmid has been a jobbing commercial and editorial photographer for twenty five years but he is best known for his distinctive, perhaps unique, street portraits which feature in his two self-published books, Crossing Paths, which came out in 2013 and for which Niall travelled across Britain, visiting over 120 towns, covering 20,000 miles and shooting more than 800 portraits of some of the people he met on his travels, and the follow-up, Via Vauxhall, for which he stayed closer to home, focussing on the residents and commuters passing through the tube and bus station in one small corner of London, the rapidly developing area of Vauxhall. That came out in 2014. Both books are sold out but you can see examples of the work on Niall's website. In episode 018, Niall discusses: The origins of the Crossing Paths project; using social media and overcoming shyness; having something that people recognise; finding an audience beyond photoland; use of colour The Via Vauxhall book project.