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Visual Revolutionary

BECAUSE WE ARE INTERESTED IN PEOPLE'S STORY, AND NOT WHAT TYPE OF GEAR THEY USE, WE INTRODUCE A NEW MUCH NEEDED PODCAST IN THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMMAKING. FEATURING IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS WITH SOME OF THE WORLD'S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, FILMMAKERS, AND OTHER VISUAL ARTISTS, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE BACKSTORY ON HOW THEY GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 24, 2018

Renowned music photographer Jay Blakesberg joins the podcast to talk about  40 years of music photography, photographing everything from years with the Grateful Dead to the birth of Alternative Rock. Raised in New Jersey, Jay was a product of the 70s youth culture, spending his time partying with his friends and seeing concerts. But it was when he borrowed his Dad's camera at age 16 to shoot pictures at a Grateful Dead show that he would get a glimpse into what the future would hold.  Combining a love for photography and the Grateful Dead, Jay set out on tour and began cataloging a huge archive of photography of the band, the fans, and the scene that evolved around both.  Although Jay had run-ins with the law, and some questionable decisions at an early age that could have derailed his dreams, he stayed focused on his passion of photography and music. Jay is probably best known for his work with the Grateful Dead, but he has had a career that spans years of shooting almost every musical genre you could think of, includes countless work and covers with Rolling Stone Magazine, more album photography credits than could be listed here, and intimate shoots and stories with Rock Royalty.  During our conversation we get the chance to hear how it all started for Jay, what's changed in the world of Rock photography, how he created his own publishing company, and what's in store as he moves forward.  

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Apr 20, 2018

Photographer, chief creative officer, and advertising master mind Jason M. Peterson joins the show for an interesting conversation about where advertising is heading and what that means for creators of all types.  You might know Jason from his popular Instagram account where he showcases some of his beautiful black and white compositions, but he's had a long career in the creative world dating back to his early days in a punk band and leading to a successful run in the ad world.  Growing up most of his life in Arizona after his parents were divorced, Jason found the hard core punk scene. He not only fell in love with the music, but the DIY ethic and art surrounding the community that would resurface in the next chapter of his life as an art director in New York.  Years later, on a bet with his friends, Jason joined Instagram and created an account that has attracted over a million followers and earned him praise from much of the photo world.  Jason has worked on, and created, many memorable ad spots over the years, but has now focused his energies on where he feels the future of that world is headed and begun incorporating his own skills behind the camera into the package.  During our conversation we talk about what he looks for in emerging talent as a hiring creative director, how established photographers and filmmakers have to adapt to the budgets and faster moving workflow of social media, and the advice he gives to those coming up in the world.   

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Apr 6, 2018

My friend and fellow local commercial photographer Sean Boggs stops by on this episode of the podcast to talk about building a business and a brand in a small market.  Although I might need to get rid of the word "shorts" in this new series, as I have trouble not ending up talking for almost an hour anyway, I enjoyed this conversation where Sean and I dove in to a topic that rarely gets explored.  We discuss the difference in a small town market compared to a larger market and how he went about building what would become a national identity as a photographer.  During our conversation we talk about whether or not to be a specialist in a certain genre, creating a sustainable price structure, saying no to low paying work, and being willing to learn and evolve from criticism.  

To Learn More About Sean Boggs Visit:

http://seanfboggs.com

To Help Him Achieve his Goal of Working with and helping the Ninash School Go To:

https://www.gofundme.com/seanfboggs-india

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