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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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Apr 19, 2016

American Photo Magazine once named Rich Clarkson as one of the top 50 most influential individuals in American Photography.  After talking with him for an hour, we definitely understand why.  From his early years behind the lens, shooting what would become some very iconic images for Sport Illustrated, to his position as the Director of Photography for National Geographic, Rich has had a storied career spanning 7 decades and still going strong.  He currently heads up Clarkson Creative, the company he founded, and leads workshop retreats all over the country featuring some of today's top shooters.  He has seen the photography world grow and change from the early days of film, to the current state of digital technology, and has somehow continued to stay on top of the game and be a relevant voice to a younger generation.  To say the man has some stories would be an understatement.  It's like hanging out with your grandpa, if your grandpa was once shooting black and white portraits of a college aged Wilt Chamberlain when he played for the Kansas Jayhawks.  This is by far the most veteran photographer we have had on the show, and it will be hard to set the bar any higher.  So sit back and enjoy our conversation with a legend of the industry.  

To Learn More About Rich Clarkson Visit:

http://www.clarkson-creative.com

About Visual Revolutionary 

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

 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 CINEMATOGRAPHY.  FEATURING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE WORLD'S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, FILMMAKERS, AND OTHER VISUAL REVOLUTIONARIES, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE BACKSTORY ON HOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.

 

Apr 12, 2016

At an early age, Melissa Rodwell found herself flipping through the pages of her Mom's copies of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue Magazine.  She quickly became fascinated by fashion and inspired with the culture that surrounded it.  After having the opportunity to see a Helmut Newton exhibition in Paris at the age of 17, she saw the possibility of combining a love of fashion with her new love of photography.   Melissa studied at the prestigious Art Center in California and started learning the craft that would soon take her all over the world.  During that time she found a lot of inspiration from her true love of Rock 'n' Roll Music and the burgeoning punk scene happening in LA during the 80s.  She would go on to take that aesthetic and create a look that would put her into the very pages of the magazines she loved as a child.  After years of shooting, she decided to take a hiatus and ended up stumbling into the world of blogging. This would eventually lead her to create her company Breed, that provides online education and insider information to people in the world of Fashion Photography.  Melissa continues to create beautiful fashion work and has returned to her original love of rock music to create her newest project Alice Magazine, which combines fashion, music, and the rock aesthetic.  Join us as we hear an in-depth version of this story and some inspiring advice from Melissa Rodwell.  

**This Episode is brought to you by Breed http://jointhebreed.com providing you with online education and an insider's view into the world of Fashion Photography and the business surrounding it.  Use the promo code visualrevolutionary at check out to receive $50.00 off any online class download. 

To Learn More About Melissa Rodwell Visit:

http://melissarodwell.com

To Learn more about Breed Visit:

http://jointhebreed.com

To Learn More About Alice Magazine Visit:

http://alicemagazine.nyc

 

About Visual Revolutionary 

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

 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 CINEMATOGRAPHY.  FEATURING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE WORLD'S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, FILMMAKERS, AND OTHER VISUAL REVOLUTIONARIES, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE BACKSTORY ON HOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.

 

 

 

Apr 6, 2016

Adventure and documentary filmmaker / photographer Rob Frost hobbled into our studio recently after going through an experimental new surgery to help rebuild his shattered heel after a climbing accident.  Although his mood was hopeful and positive about the recovery ahead, we got a chance to dive into some of the darkness that exists when you are sidelined from an injury and not able to do the work you love and forced to reevaluate the things you hold dear.  Rob tells us about growing up a young rambunctious kid in the northeast and pushing the limits with his friends even then.  He was a ski racer at a young age, but soon fell in love with rock climbing.  After college, he found himself working as a climbing guide but started to work on a small movie about the local climbing scene that would quickly change his life.  After the movie found it's way to the Banff Film Festival and helped Rob launch a new career path, he quickly began to attract the attention of others and began to travel the world shooting the adventures he loved.  Rob has had the opportunity to shoot for a huge roster of clients, cover the world famous Iditarod dog sled race for years, and was nominated for an Emmy for the work he did for 60 minutes filming a piece about the free soloist climber Alex Honnald.  We wish Rob the best of luck and the speediest of recoveries and hope to see him hanging from a rope soon doing what he loves best.  

Learn More About Rob Frost At:

http://www.robfrostmedia.com

 

About Visual Revolutionary 

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

 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 CINEMATOGRAPHY.  FEATURING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE WORLD'S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, FILMMAKERS, AND OTHER VISUAL REVOLUTIONARIES, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE BACKSTORY ON HOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.

 

 

 

Mar 30, 2016

When Mike Blabac was called upon to be the photographer to document Danny Way jumping his skateboard over The Great Wall of China, there was no doubt in his mind that he had what it took to get the right shot.  He had literally prepared most of his life for this type of pressure. From the ripe old age of 11 years old, Blabac was shooting with his first DSLR camera and developing his own photos in the darkroom.   The only passion that was bigger, and more time consuming, was his love of skateboarding.  At age 20, Blabac moved out to San Francisco to pursue skateboarding.  Before long his two passions finally intersected, and he found himself shooting photos for some of the sponsored skateboarders he was hanging out with.  The rest, as they say, is history.  He would go on to become the head photographer for DC Shoe Company and have his fingerprints on some of the most iconic skate and action sports photos in the last 20 years.  He has worked with some of the biggest names in actions sports, as well getting the opportunity to produce commercial work for a "whose who" roster of corporate clients.  Through all of it, Blabac has kept a very humble attitude, and continues to have a deep love for photography and the access to interesting people and great adventures that it provides.  

Learn More About Mike Blabac:

http://www.blabacphoto.com

 

About Visual Revolutionary 

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

 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 CINEMATOGRAPHY.  FEATURING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE WORLD'S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, FILMMAKERS, AND OTHER VISUAL REVOLUTIONARIES, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE BACKSTORY ON HOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.

 

 

 

 

Mar 23, 2016

Although Nick Rosen isn't quite sure how much he remembers of his earliest years of life as the son of "Back to the Land" hippies on a rural commune style farm in Quebec, there is no doubt that some of their radical ideas and behavior rubbed off on him and helped shaped the idealistic foundation that would have Nick traveling the world looking for a revolution of his own.  Nick tells us about living with the Zapatistas in Mexico, about seeing the world trade center go down from the apartment he was living in, about sailing with friends and rock climbing in different areas around the world, and about finally re-uniting with his long time friend Pete Mortimer to help build what would become Sender Films.  After years of writing, Nick would become a very integral part of the storytelling side of things of a film company that was quickly earning respect.  Nick helped to craft character development and story arcs as they documented the climbing world around them, which you can see a great example of in their more recent and acclaimed film "Valley Uprising" that explores the history of rock climbing in the Yosemite Valley through a host of characters both past and present.  

To Learn More about Nick Rosen:

http://senderfilms.com

 

About Visual Revolutionary 

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

 

 

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 CINEMATOGRAPHY.  FEATURING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE World's LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, Filmmakers, AND OTHER VISUAL revolutionaries, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE BACKSTORY ON HOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.

 

 

 

 

Mar 16, 2016

Photographers and Fellow Podcasters Jose Rosado and Stevie Chris have a lot to say when it comes to the younger generation, the lackluster job market, and trying to carve out a spot in the world of photography in an ever growing sea of content.  After failed attempts at trying to sustain a career path, or in Stevie's case, growing road weary after years in a hard core band, they both decided to re-emmerse themselves in the world of photography and to start their own podcast "The Angry Millennial Show".   We talk about some of the trials and tribulations of coming up in the current state of the industry, how to stay current and keep creative with so much competition, and even have the chance to talk a little "inside baseball" on podcasting and being inspired by the people on our shows. 

More About The Angry Millennial Podcast:

http://www.theangrymillennialshow.com

More About Jose Rosado:

http://www.joserosadophoto.com

More About Stevie Chris:

http://www.steviechris.com

Original Music By:

http://5thdimensioncaravan.com

About Visual Revolutionary 

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

 

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 CINEMATOGRAPHY.  FEATURING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, DIRECTORS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS, AND OTHER VISUAL REVOLUTIONARIES, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE BACKSTORY ON HOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.

 

 

Mar 9, 2016

Upon first look at the very impressive body of work from Commercial Director and Photographer Sinuhe Xavier, it's hard to believe that he didn't even pursue a career in directing films until 2003.  He is a self taught photographer and filmmaker with a huge roster of clients like Ford, Toyota, Gillette, and many others.  After years on the other side of the lens as a proffesional skier for the North Face team, and a couple of attempts at normal jobs, Sinuhe picked up a camera and started down the path that would lead him to what most would call a successful career and a growing list of high profile clients.  Sinuhe tells the story of growing up in Bozeman, Montana, having a big half pipe in his yard that would become the local hot spot and even attract Tony Hawk to come skate it, and traveling the world as an athlete for The North Face.  Sinuhe has gone on to direct a big list of commercial spots, worked on more personal documentary films, and traveled through Columbia on a motorcycle. He is recently back from Alaska after directing a short film for the new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and has an inspiring story of someone who had the right determination to make it in an industry that doesn't let many in.  

Learn More About Sinuhe Xavier:

 http://www.sinuhexavier.com

Original Music By 

http://5thdimensioncaravan.com

About Visual Revolutionary 

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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 CINEMATOGRAPHY.  FEATURING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, DIRECTORS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS, AND OTHER VISUAL REVOLUTIONARIES, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE BACKSTORY ON HOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.

 

Mar 2, 2016

If you were lucky enough to get to see the recently released documentary film "Valley Uprising" about the history of climbing in the Yosemite Valley, broadcast on The Discovery Channel and now available online, than you are already aware of Producer/Filmmaker and President of Sender Films Pete Mortimer.   This week we get the chance to sit down with Pete in his Boulder Studio and hear about growing up in Colorado in the 70s and 80s and his early foray into rock climbing and making funny videos with his friends during his high school years.  After graduating from Colorado College, which seems to be producing some of worlds top climbers, photographers, and filmmakers, Pete set out on a journey that would have him in New York for several years, Film School in California, and adventures all over the globe, before he would finally settle back in Boulder to try and carve out his own place in the world of adventure film companies.  Many films and many years later, Pete has succeeded in making a name for himself in the world of documentary film making with his company Sender Films and his own film tour "The Reel Rock Film Festival".  Enjoy this conversation with someone who proves that you can create a company on your own terms.......

Learn More About Pete Mortimer:

 

http://senderfilms.com

Original Music By 

http://5thdimensioncaravan.com

About Visual Revolutionary 

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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 CINEMATOGRAPHY.  FEATURING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, DIRECTORS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS, AND OTHER VISUAL REVOLUTIONARIES, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE BACKSTORY ON HOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.

 

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