Available Light is a podcast about the culture, history, and madness of photography.


Together we explore the people and ideas behind the lens.

Available Light is written and produced by Lars Mensel in his spare time.

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Body copy is FF Mark, designed by Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin and FontFont Type Department.

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Available Light explores the history, personalities, and madness of photography.
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