On today’s episode of the FRAMES Photography Podcast, W. Scott Olsen is talking to Jack McLain, a photographer based in Australia, who explores various genres and creates his work with drones, mirrorless digital, film, and wet plate cameras.
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Jack McLain was born in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and has lived and traveled extensively in a variety of roles. From tourist to educator to soldier to guide, he’s been to many places and witnessed the good, bad, and indifferent of our world. No matter the location or context, his focus has always been a search for beauty in the stories of the people he meets. The constants in his life have been a love of nature, a fascination with stories, and the desire to be of service to other people through education.
He holds a Master of Photography with Distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Melbourne, Australia. He believes the medium and technology used to create images aren’t as important as the end result. He creates his work with drones, mirrorless digital, film, and wet plate cameras. A technology enthusiast, he is also keenly aware of the impact of the proliferation of digital imagery. His work with wet plate tintypes arises from his desire to craft work of permanence rather than taking a picture to be scrolled past.
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