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Photo Story with Will

Photo Story with Will

 
 
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In this episode, I have my first guest Photo Story. Will Warren from Brooklyn shares a photo from his childhood in 1981 and finds several instances of this photo foreshadowing the person he would become as an adult.

If you’d like to share a Photo Story with me, email sabrina[at]photoxo[dot]net

Ambient Light is hosted by Sabrina Hughes, photo historian and mystic who is interested in the art and magic of our family photographs. 

Support the podcast and other photo-based art projects on Patreon for as little as $1/month.

Connect with me on Instagram. Visit my website for free gifts to help you get excited about your own family photographs. Attend my next free online Masterclass, How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future. Subscribe to my email list for photo preservation tips and photo history essays. 

Magical Camera – Twilight Zone

Magical Camera – Twilight Zone

 
 
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In this episode, I introduce another segment that I’ll be adding to in future episodes: the Magical Camera trope in fiction. I’m starting it off with the 1960 Twilight Zone episode “A Most Unusual Camera.” Watch it yourself on Amazon, or just check out this clip on YouTube to get a sense for what a jerk Chester is.

Ambient Light is hosted by Sabrina Hughes, photo historian and mystic who is interested in the art and magic of our family photographs. 

Support the podcast and other photo-based art projects on Patreon for as little as $1/month. Last month, I posted an essay about early mystical photography tropes in fiction. If you like this episode and this segment, you’ll probably like this short read. 

Connect with me on Instagram. Visit my website for free gifts to help you get excited about your own family photographs. Attend my next free online Masterclass, How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future. Subscribe to my email list for photo preservation tips and photo history essays. 

Photo Story: My great grandpa joined a cult

Photo Story: My great grandpa joined a cult

 
 
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In this episode, I introduce a segment that I hope will have a long life on this platform: photo stories. I’m starting it off with a photo of my great grandfather who was indoctrinated into a cult. Visit Ambient Light’s website to see the photo for this episode. I’m seeking people who would like to participate in future installments in this project. If that’s you, email me sabrina[at]photoxo[dot]net.

Ambient Light is hosted by Sabrina Hughes, photo historian and mystic who is interested in the art and magic of our family photographs. 

Support the podcast and other photo-based art projects on Patreon for as little as $1/month. 

Connect with me on Instagram. Visit my website for free gifts to help you get excited about your own family photographs. Attend my next free online Masterclass, How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future. Subscribe to my email list for photo preservation tips and photo history essays.

Roland Barthes’ Winter Garden Photograph

Roland Barthes’ Winter Garden Photograph

 
 
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In this episode, I introduce philosopher Roland Barthes with an excerpt from his meditation on the meaning of photographs, Camera Lucida

Ambient Light is hosted by Sabrina Hughes, photo historian and mystic who is interested in the art and magic of our family photographs. 

Support the podcast and other photo-based art projects on Patreon for as little as $1/month. 

Connect with me on Instagram. Visit my website for free gifts to help you get excited about your own family photographs. Attend my next free online Masterclass, How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future. Subscribe to my email list for photo preservation tips and photo history essays.

Casting a Wider Net to Tell More Stories

Casting a Wider Net to Tell More Stories

 
 
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In this episode, I talk about economic accessibility as a factor in determining who, historically, is able to preserve their family lineage, stories, and photos. I talk about a new way I’m thinking about my role as a family photo historian and how I can help serve people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Ambient Light is hosted by Sabrina Hughes, photo historian and mystic who is interested in the art and magic of our family photographs. 

Support the podcast and other photo-based art projects on Patreon for as little as $1/month. 

Connect with me on Instagram. Visit my website for free gifts to help you get excited about your own family photographs. Attend my next free online Masterclass, How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future. Subscribe to my email list for photo preservation tips and photo history essays.

Photography Magic

Photography Magic

 
 
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Photography has become such an ordinary part of our lives that it’s easy to forget how magical it is. In this episode I talk about four ways that I find magic in photography.

Ambient Light is hosted by Sabrina Hughes, photo historian and mystic who is interested in the art and magic of our family photographs. 

Support the podcast and other photo-based art projects on Patreon for as little as $1/month. 

Connect with me on Instagram. Visit my website for free gifts to help you get excited about your own family photographs. Attend my next free online Masterclass, How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future. Subscribe to my email list for photo preservation tips and photo history essays.

How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future

How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future

 
 
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In this episode, I talk about how you can learn to preserve your family photos for the future. I give some background about how I came up with the process I use when working with clients and introduce a free masterclass offered monthly where you can learn the same. 

Ambient Light is hosted by Sabrina Hughes, photo historian and mystic who is interested in the art and magic of our family photographs. 

Support the podcast and other photo-based art projects on Patreon for as little as $1/month. 

Connect with me on Instagram. Visit my website for free gifts to help you get excited about your own family photographs. Attend my next free online Masterclass, How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future. Subscribe to my email list for photo preservation tips and photo history essays. 

Hello World

Hello World

 
 
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In this episode, historian of photography and mystic Sabrina Hughes introduces the podcast and what she hopes to bring to this project: excitement, curiosity, and exploring the magic of photography. 

Support the podcast and other photo-based art projects on Patreon for as little as $1/month. 

Connect with me on Instagram. Visit my website for free gifts to help you get excited about your own family photographs. Attend my next free online Masterclass, How to Preserve Your Family Photos for the Future. Subscribe to my email list for photo preservation tips and photo history essays.