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Visual Revolutionary

A show featuring in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading photographers, filmmakers, and other visual artists, where we talk about the journey that shaped them into the person they are today, how they established their career, and the advice they give to others chasing their own creative goals.
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Feb 29, 2024

Commercial photographer/director Kevin Zacher returns to the podcast to catch up on how life and business have changed since we last talked during Covid, how the industry is bouncing back and the changes that have come with it, how he approached some of his personal projects like "Dirt Football" that was recently published, how he manages to keep such a youthful vibe to his work as he gets older, what it's like working with high school athletes for a commercial campaign, how having a son changed him as a photographer and a person, his feelings towards new gear and film photography, and how going through his old snowboard archive in preperation for a book has made him reflect on his own evolution as an artist.  We also discuss his newest offering as a mentor and consultant, working closely with other photographers and directors in order to try and help them realize their own goals.  

To Learn More About Kevin Zacher Visit:

https://www.kevinzacher.com

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https://www.instagram.com/kevinzacher/

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Feb 22, 2024

Commercial and adventure photographer, director, and writer Jeff Johnson returns to the podcast to talk about all the changes that have happened in his life and career since he was last on the show in 2017, his beautiful new film that he co-directed with Keith Malloy for Yeti Presents "Beyond Sunset", what it was like to leave Patagonia after years of employment and venture back out into the freelance world, how his book "Way High Kick Turn" that chronicled the 80s skate scene of the east bay came to fruition, getting to help create his own signature shoe with SeaVees, working with brands like Yeti and Roark to help create organic storytelling that helps to market a brand and a vibe, how having a family later in life has helped him as a husband and a father, and what's next on his wish list of travel and work.  

To Learn More About Jeff Johnson Visit:

http://www.jeffjohnsonstories.com

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https://www.instagram.com/jeffjohnson_beyondandback/

To Watch Beyond Sunset Visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrJz_nkXxnw

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Feb 15, 2024

Photographer and host of The Photo Banter podcast Alex Gagne returns for round two of "Visual Banter" where we catch up on what we've been up to since we spoke last year, some of the podcasts we've been listening to, the challenges of trying to maintain a weekly show while also making a living as a working photographer, new technology that both frightens and excites us, how meditation can help creativity, and what's in store for the new year.  

To Learn More About Alex Gagne Visit:

https://www.alexgagnephoto.com

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https://www.instagram.com/alexgagnephoto/

To Listen to The Photo Banter Visit:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-photo-banter/id1315846850

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Feb 8, 2024

Scott Ballew joins the podcast to talk about his inspiring creative evolution.  From his early days on the football fields of Texas that would ultimately lead to a Rose Bowl appearance, to working his way up from PA to Executive Producer on the commercial and film sets of LA, to returning to Austin to help create beautiful films for Yeti in his role as head of content, to directing his own documentaries and short films, to recording multiple albums and joining the amazing roster at La Honda Records, and how all the life experience in between continues to help feed his desire to never stop creating.  During our conversation we talk about his battle with drug and alcohol addiction and how sobriety and an amazing mentor in legendary musician Terry Allen would convince him to start putting his stories to music and, at the age of 37, become such a prolific songwriter that 3 albums would follow over the next 3 years on top of the whirlwind schedule of filmmaking that continues to this day.  We also discuss our shared experience of trying to fill the spiritual void after getting clean from opiates, the daily practice of creation he learned from Terry and how he goes about trying to connect with "The Muse", what he's learned from years of pointing the camera at so many inspiring characters, and the advice he gives to others on their own creative journey. 

To Learn More About Scott Ballew Visit:

https://www.leisurerodeo.com

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https://www.instagram.com/irish_goodbye/

To Watch The Film "Leisure Rodeo" Visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65vd-PjEBnY

To Watch The Film "Can You See Me Smiling" Visit:

https://youtu.be/pEkWxtLjD-4?si=STapuHWFnhdQ5MVX

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Feb 1, 2024

Photographer Christaan Felber has had the opportunity to point his camera at some of the most recognizable faces in the world, creating iconic portraits while working for editorial clients like The New York Times and Rolling Stone, as well as commercial work for companies ranging from Apple to Nike.  But during our conversation we dive into the very personal world of his newest book "Bitter Sweet" and have an honest exploration of some of the ups and downs of Christaan's career and how that culiminated into a deep dive into his own psyche that led to the realization that what others might deem as an "ugly photo" could have something more to say if given the chance.  Throughout Christaan's career he has self pulbished many personal projects, but we talk about the unique aspects of this one and how it came to be, what we can learn from taking time out to appreciate the mundane and even the uncomfortable, how we need make sure we continue to make work for ourselves later into our career, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative dreams.  

To Learn More About Christaan Felber Visit:

https://www.christaanfelber.com

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https://www.instagram.com/christaanfelber/

To Buy A Copy of His Book "BitterSweet" Visit:

https://christaanfelber.com/shop/bittersweet

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Jan 25, 2024

Snowboard and commercial director/filmmaker John Cavan joins the podcast to talk about his many years in the industry working with brands like Grenade, Rome, and Snowboarder Magazine, filming the rise of some of the biggest stars in the sport and documenting what many would consider one of the best eras of snowboarding.  During our conversation we discuss his recent film project "Rough Around the Edges: 30 Years of Ride Snowboards" and share some of our memories of the late 90s and early 2000s snowboard scene, what his early years on the east coast were like and how that would lead to his first film "Iron Curtain",  what it was like filming a young rising star Danny Kass and the birth of the Grenade crew, whether or not being a team manager for Rome Snowboards made him feel younger or older, what the last days at Snowboarder Magazine were like, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative dreams. 

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https://www.instagram.com/john_cavan/

To Watch "Rough Around the Edges" Visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImWfwryv3EU

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Jan 18, 2024

Photographer/Director Emily Maye joins the podcast to talk about how her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer not only gave her the discipline it takes to create an amazing career in photography and filmmaking, but a distinct eye for capturing the art of movement and a deep understanding of the sacrifice that athletes make in pursuit of their sport, which makes her visual storytelling stand out as authentic and beautiful.  During our conversation we talk about several of Emily's new film projects, what's it like to have a 10+ year relationship with a client like Tracksmith and the creative freedom it gives her in the commercial sports space, what it was like to work on one of her dream projects with Nike showcasing the "Mamba Mentality", her early days of traveling with Trek capturing races like the Tour De France, the logistics behind a 17 minute opening shot in her recent running film "The Church of The Long Run", and the advice she gives to others chasing their own passions.  

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EevTIUCJco4

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Jan 11, 2024

Renowned architectural and hospitality photographer Gerry O'Leary joins the podcast from his studio in Dubai to talk about the journey from a small rural farming community in Ireland to photographing some of the most famous architecture in the world, and building a client list of extremely exclusive brands across the globe that most would dream of working with.  During our conversation Gerry talks about how he found photography at a young age and how it continued to fascinate him until he finally decided to walk away from a good job to pursue it full time, what it was like in the early days of his career hustling everything from weddings to family portraits, what made him make the move into architectural photography, how he ended up in Dubai after having an extremely busy studio in Dublin, what it's like working with brands like Cartier and Bentley, the inspiration he finds in traveling to new locations, the practice of gratitude he tries to apply to his everyday life and career, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative dreams.  

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https://gerryoleary.com

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Jan 4, 2024

Renowned professional surfer, director, and founder of Bimarian Films Keith Malloy returns to the podcast to talk about several of his newest films in this year's "Yeti Presents" lineup, as well as other projects he's been working on like Red Bull's "Life of Kai" series.  During our conversation Keith and I talk about the inspiration that comes with working on stories that involve amazing characters, how surrounding yourself with a positive crew and close group of friends makes all the difference in life and work, how constantly challenging yourself with new things as you get older keeps the inner grom alive, what it was like as an intermediate snowboarder to drop in on a Valdez run with Travis Rice, and what's next for the Bimarian team.  

To Learn More About Bimarian Films Visit:

https://www.bimarianfilms.co

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To Watch the Film "Can You Hear Me Smiling" Visit:

https://youtu.be/pEkWxtLjD-4?si=SHIQnbjOCs2l3BvC

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Dec 21, 2023

Photographer Alex Strohl returns to the podcast to talk about how his life has changed since having a daughter, whether or not it might be time to exchange his home in the mountains of Montana for a city existence, how staying in a constant state of curiosity is what drives him both creatively and personally, the passion project he set out on to provide him and his daughter an adventure together when she's 20 years old, the type of work that kept him busy in 2023, and so much more.  

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Dec 14, 2023

National Geographic Explorer and award winning photographer and videographer Anand Varma joins the podcast to talk about his new book "Invisible Wonders: Photographs of the Hidden World", as well as his amazing new storytelling studio "Wonder Lab".  During our conversation Anand tells me about his life long dream of one day becoming a scientist that led him to Berkeley to earn a degree in integrative biology and a chance meeting with fellow National Geographic photographer David Littschwager that would alter the course of his life and open up a new form of scientific exploration that Anand had never dreamed was possible.  Anand's beautiful integration of science and art can make even the ugliest subject matter worthy of a gallery show and we discuss the evolution of the aesthetic he is known for today, what is was like working on his book, how photographing parasites kickstarted his career, why he decided to delete all his social media accounts, and the advice he gives to other creatives out there trying to build a career.  

To Learn More About Anand Varma Visit:

https://www.varmaphoto.com

To Purchase a Copy of "Invisible Wonders: Photographs of the Hidden World" Visit:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/730473/national-geographic-invisible-wonders-by-anand-varma/

To Learn More About the Wonder Lab Visit:

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/society/our-programs/wonderlab/

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Dec 7, 2023

Fine Art and Commercial/Editorial Photographer Peter Andrew Lusztyk returns to the podcast to talk about his amazing new series of images inspired by the natural beauty around his cabin, his ongoing personal project with food stylist Michelle Rabin, his friendship with Peter McKinnon and the incredible video he made of him at his cabin working with his new Alpa camera system, how he came up with the idea of mixing birds with furniture while collaborating with Porch Modern, his latest venture into hat sales, and so much more.  

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https://www.peterandrew.ca

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Nov 29, 2023

Renowned skateboard, portrait, and commercial photographer Mike Blabac returns to the podcast to talk about his newest gig, working alongside Dr Andrew Huberman on the Huberman Lab Podcast and how his life has changed since meeting him.  During our conversation Mike talks about how focusing on his health has helped improve all facets of his life, including his creative output, his renewed passion for shooting and developing film, his recent trip to Wetzlar, Germany for the Leica Annual Celebration of Photography, and how he's found success and creative fulfillment for all these years by trusting his gut and doing what feels right.  

To Learn More About Mike Blabac Visit:

https://www.blabacphoto.com/

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https://www.instagram.com/blabacphoto/

To Learn More About the Huberman Lab Visit:

https://www.hubermanlab.com/

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Nov 22, 2023

National Geographic photographer, Emmy nominated director, and Canon Explorer of Light, Keith Ladzinski returns to the podcast to talk about all the amazing adventures he's had since our first conversation back in 2015 and how becoming a father has changed him as a person and an artist. Keith also talks about how diversity in his work has helped him stay so passionate and curios about photograpahy and filmmaking, what his more recent love of storm chasing through tornado alley looks like up close and in person, how he feels about the current state of technology and what that could mean for the industry, and the advice he gives to other creatives out there chasing their own dreams.  

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Nov 15, 2023

Actor/Director Ethan Hawke and Director of Photography Steve Cosens join the podcast to talk about their new biopic "Wildcat" about writer Flanary O'Connor, which weaves a beautiful tapestry of the author's stories and imagination alongside her tragically short life.  During our conversation Ethan and Steve talk about their longtime working realtionship over three films and how that has evolved into a creative collaboration that is pushing both of them artistically.  We also discuss what Ethan learned from directors like Richard Linklater, the challenges they faced making a period piece with a smaller budget, what it was like for Ethan to direct his daughter Maya, how they feel about the current state of independent filmmaking, and the advice they give to other creatives out their trying to find their own voice.  

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Jul 14, 2023

Photographer/Director Tanner Yeager joins the podcast to talk about his journey from a small town in Arizona where he could have easily got stuck at the copper mine he was working, to shooting super cross, to working with Carey Hart, to moving to Nashville and suddenly finding himself on a video set with Carrie Underwood, to being a tour photographer for some of the biggest country music stars in the world, to directing music videos, and how that all led him to his current position with NASCAR’s own Rowdy Kyle Bush.  During our conversation Tanner talks about what it’s like to live on the road with touring musicians and how he manages his own sanity and personal space, where he draws the most creative inspiration from, his willingness to be open to life’s experiences, making the transition from music to NASCAR, and the advice he gives to others with dreams of one day getting a chance to be a fly on the wall in a room full of their heroes.   

To Learn More About Tanner Yeager Visit:

https://www.tanneryeager.com

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Jun 28, 2023

Director of Photography Markus Mentzer joins the show fresh off his third season on Netflix's hit comedy "I think You Should Leave" to talk about his inspiring journey from medical school graduate to filmmaker, and how walking away from medicine to pursue someting his was passionate about ended up leading him to the sets of everything from indie films to Hollywood blockbusters.  During our conversation Markus talks about the first film set he was on in the East Village of NYC and how he instantly fell in love with the camerade and collective creative energy and immediately knew that he wanted to change career paths, the difficult road of trying to find your place in the industry when you are self taught, what it's like filming a comedy show like "I Think You Should Leave", how he feels about the changes he sees in the industry and whether or not it's still a viable career path, and the advice he gives to others out there with dreams of one day working in narrative film.  

To Learn More About Markus Mentzer Visit:

https://markusmentzer.com/

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https://www.instagram.com/markus.mentzer/

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Jun 16, 2023

Conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer Carlton Ward joins the podcast to talk about his beautiful new book and film "Path Of The Panther" that sheds light on his countless years of work to inspire a public and political movement to save the Florida Wildlife Corridor through the story of the endangered Florida panther. During our conversation Carlton talks about his journey growing up as an 8th generation Floridian and an early love of nature through surfing and spending time on his family ranch that would instill a passion for protecting the environment.  After graduating college, he would end up working as a photographer for the Smithsonian in Gabon and Mali, but each time he returned home he realized that the environmental story that was most important to him was in his own backyard.  Carlton also talks about what it means to be a conservation photographer, and the long arduous process that can be involved in trying to tell the stories that need to be told, what goes into to capturing an elusive creature like the Florida panther, the time he had to check himself into the ER with alligator bites, and the advice he gives to those who desire to tell stories that matter. 

To Learn More About Carlton Ward Visit:

https://www.carltonward.com/

To Purchase the book "Path of the Panther" Visit:

https://wildpath.com/book/

To Watch the film "Path of the Panther" Visit

https://pathofthepanther.com/

To Learn More About Wild Path Visit:

https://wildpath.com/

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https://www.instagram.com/carltonward/

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May 30, 2023

Fine art photographer Randal Ford returns to the show to talk about what he's been up to since his first appearance back in 2018 and his newest book project that will be out next year featuring portraits of your favorite barnyard animals.  During our conversation we discuss how difficult it can be to transition from the world of commercial work into the fine art space and how long it took for him to finally start feeling like he had a foothold and a bit of acceptance with representation from multiple galleries.  We also talk about his feelings on AI and how he might incorporate it into his own work, including a recent AI social media post that ended up leading to a new commercial photography project, how his process of shooting a body of work for publication has changed since his first book, how he went about establishing himself in the fine art world and the slow arduous process of gaining an audience with collectors, and so much more.  

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https://randalford.art/

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https://www.instagram.com/randalford/

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May 8, 2023

Photographer, creative director, and entrepreneur Jason M Peterson returns to the show to talk about starting his own advertising agency called The Times, and how they are re-imagining what it could and should look like when your team is made up of creators and producers that can bring a vision to life quickly and help a brand build a more organic and authentic marketing presence.  During our conversation Jason talks about what the last five years have looked like for him since he was on the show and what made him want to leave a lead role in an international ad agency to go out on his own, what his thoughts are on AI and the implications it will have on the creative industry, how he has maintained an ability to keep his finger on the pulse of youth culture and the creator class that exists within it,  and how that helps keep him inspired to keep evolving as an artist.  

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https://www.instagram.com/jasonmpeterson/?hl=en

To Learn More About The Times Visit:

https://www.wearethetimes.com/

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Apr 21, 2023

Award winning commercial portrait photographer Jeroen Nieuwhuis joins the podcast from his studio in the Netherlands to talk about his early love of photography and how he started his professional career at the age of 17 years old and quickly began building the huge body of work he is known for today with global campaigns for companies Heineken and Shimano, and a number of beautiful personal projects like his latest coffee table book "The Mountain Men".  During our conversation Jeroen talks about how a love of gaming would end up turning him on to the stylistic world of skateboarding and eventually the desire to visually capture the lifestyle around him, how he managed to create a professional career at such an early age and create longevity in a world that can sometimes become stagnate, how his personal projects have not only helped him evolve his style and aesthetic and attract new commercial clients, but have also helped to keep his passion for photography alive and prevent burnout, what it was like trying to plan shoots for his "The Mountain Men" book that would have him flying back and forth between the US and the Netherlands in between a busy schedule of commercial shoots, where he draws the most creative inspiration, his thoughts on AI and the future of commercial photography, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative dreams.  

To Learn More About Jeroen Nieuwhuis Visit:

https://www.jeroennieuwhuis.nl/

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Apr 7, 2023

Photographer Rob Hammer joins the podcast to talk about his newest book "Roadside Meditations" and how he went from a kid growing up in upstate New York with absolutely no idea of what he wanted to do with his life, to working odd jobs wherever he could get them, to moving out west and slowly falling in love with photography, to building a portfolio that would have him shooting some of the biggest named athletes in the world for companies like Nike, to finally realizing that his true passion was being on the road working on his many personal projects.  During our conversation Rob talks about how his idea of success shifted from the goal of big paychecks and the validation of others, to spending time chasing the images and stories that truly inspire him and what it looks like to balance his time with the work that pays and the work that inspires, and how those two can sometimes come together as one.  We also talk about how he first fell in love with the American roadtrip and the inspiration and lessons he constantly finds from not only the people and places he experiences, but from the introspection that inevitably comes from long hours of traveling alone.  Lastly, we discuss the process of putting together a book, how he has begun pitching documentary stories to commercial clients, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative journey.  

To Learn More About Rob Hammer Visit:

https://www.robhammerphotography.com/

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https://www.instagram.com/robhammerphoto/

To Purchase "Roadside Mediations" Visit:

https://www.robhammerphotography.com/store/roadsidemeditations

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Mar 24, 2023

Commercial photographer/director and co-founder of "A Collective Us" Kate Rolston joins the podcast from her Denver studio to talk about her journey from the advertising agency world of New York where she worked on campaigns for companies like Canon, to getting hired by Tyler Stableford and making the move to Colorado where she had the opportunity to be a creative partner on a lot of big commercial projects, to finally going out on her own and finding success in both the worlds of still and motion commercial and editorial work.  During our conversation Kate talks about growing up in New Jersey with an early love of creative expression, not only in the form of drawing and painting, but as a ballet dancer with the expression of movement and the discipline it offered.  After attending college in Boulder, CO she would pursue a career in the advertising world of New York City, but soon fell in love with her own creative pursuits which would eventually lead her all the way back to Colorado and create the career she is known for today.  Kate and I discuss her belief in herself as an artist and how that gave her the confidence to trust enough in her own vision to leave a secure creative job, what it's like as a new mom to try and balance a work life with a family life, how she pulls the most inspiration from taking long drives with the music on, having gratitude for clients that trust in you to help achieve their vision, and the advice she gives to others chasing their own creative goals.  

To Learn More About Kate Rolston Visit:

https://www.katerolston.com/

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Mar 17, 2023

Celebrity portrait photographer Jesse Dittmar joins the podcast from his New York studio to talk about his beautiful new coffee table book "Overexposed" (link in the show notes below), and how he went from a kid obsessing over photo books in Barnes and Noble, to assisting some of the most famous photographers in the world, to creating his own sought after aesthetic, and having the opportunity to focus his camera on some very recognizable faces.  During our conversation Jesse talks about what it was like growing up in the shadows of New York City as the son of a music agent that gave him a peak behind the curtain of celebrity, his early passion for music that would propel him towards a dream of one day becoming a musician himself, when he fell in love with photography, how he ended up assisting photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Martin Schoeller, and the gamble he took on himself to venture out on his own and find his voice in one of the most competitive niches that exists in photography today.  We also talk about what goes into creating a book like "Overexposed", how he's remained so in love with the process of photography, what he thinks the trick to longevity is, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative dreams.  

To Learn More About Jesse Dittmar Visit:

https://jessedittmar.com/

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To Buy His New Book "Overexposed" Visit:

https://overexposedthebook.com/

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Feb 22, 2023

Photographer, musician, writer, and all around lover and teacher of the creative process, Reuben Radding joins the podcast to talk about his amazing journey from touring musician, to struggling novelist, to street and documentary photographer, and how his love of the practice has been his saving grace in a medium that can sometimes be overtaken by the pursuit of money and recognition.  During our conversation Reuben talks about his younger years growing up in the suburbs of DC as the son of two musicians, and the turmoil inside the home that would send him on a path away from the facade of everyday existence and into the music and art scene of the DC area.  After dropping out of high school at the age of 16 and starting to the tour the south with his band, Reuben ended up making the move to his now home of New York City in the 80s where he continued to pursue his passion for making music.  After a while, he decided he wanted to focus on his new love of writing, and ended up moving west to Montana and then on to Seattle, finally ending up back in New York and picking up a new creative outlet of photography which would soon overtake the others as the expression that most know him for today.  When he's not exhibiting his work across the country, or teaching workshops, you can find Reuben wandering the streets of his beloved NYC, continuing to focus on the practice, and as passionate about photography today as when he first picked up the camera.  

To Learn More About Reuben Radding Visit:

http://www.reubenradding.com

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https://www.instagram.com/reuben_radding/

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