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This week we sit down with the Alchemistress herself Lindsey Ross to talk about wet plate photography and the hustle of making a living in a sped up digital era with a slowed down vintage process. Lindsey talks about growing up in Ohio and the influence that an early education in art and photography had on the outcome of her life. Although she walked away from it to study religion in college, it soon caught up to her again as she traveled west and found a new life and calling in the mountains working as a photojournalist. Lindsey tells stories of living on an idyllic ranch with her boyfriend and his parents and the eventual move to Wyoming that would kickstart her photographic career. She would later relocate to California to attend Brooks institute and earn her MFA. It was there that she would meet her mentor and become fascinated with the wet plate collodion process. During this conversation I get to ask how Lindsey has carved out a living for herself in this digital dominated industry with such an old technique, what's it like preparing a body of work for a gallery show, shooting portraits with a slow and cumbersome camera, the music that keeps her going in the studio, and the inspiration she finds in nature. So enjoy this conversation with Lindsey Ross.
To Learn More About Lindsey Ross Visit: http://www.lindseyrossphoto.com
This week on the podcast we are joined by photographer Chris Buck to talk about working with everyone from the President of the United States to A-List celebrities, and his newest book "Uneasy" which features a 30 year retrospective of his images. Although Canadian born and raised, Chris has called New York City home for most of his life and many of his images reflect the edge and grit that the city is known for. Growing up with a father who worked for Kodak and a mother that loved artwork, Chris always gravitated towards a creative life, but it was a high school class in mass media that would give him a glimpse into what he would pursue and what it was called. Through high school and college Chris spent time in the music scene, managing a band and working with a local publication. But his lifelong fascination with pop culture would find it's way back in after moving to New York where he quickly found himself shooting celebrities as well as musicians. He has gone on to work with some of the biggest names in the business, and has created a look and work ethic that sets him apart from others. He has garnered respect from his peers as well as a huge roster of clients and was awarded the first Arnold Newman Portrait Prize in 2007. During our conversation, we talk about Chris's thoughts on the current state of digital media and photography, how we see ourselves in the people we shoot, why it's important to write down goals, and pursuing photography for the sake of art and not money. So enjoy this conversation with someone who has definitely paid their dues.
To Learn More About Chris Buck Visit: http://www.chrisbuck.com
To Purchase Chris's Book Uneasy Visit: https://www.chrisbuckuneasy.com/buy-now/
On this episode of the Visual Revolutionary Podcast we sit down with well known advertising and editorial photographer Chris McPherson to talk about what's it like brainstorming shoot ideas with Lebron James, trying to convince celebrities that it's in their best interest to get a good shot, and all the things they don't tell you in school about getting your work in front of the right people. Although Chris had many influences and mentors in his life, it was his third grade teacher that first put a camera in his hand for a school newspaper assignment and helped change the way he would see the world for good. Growing up in Phoenix, Chris was inspired by the moto, bmx, and skateboard worlds around him. And with an older stepbrother like Todd Swank (professional skateboarder and skateboard photographer) to help show him that you could carve your own path, it wasn't long before he was committing himself to photography. Working first for a high end Phoenix studio, and then moving to LA to assist some of the biggest names in photography, Chris moved through the ranks and built his own book, eventually building a huge roster of clients. During our conversation we talk about the importance of mentorship, the trappings of assistant work, the need for face to face meetings in a digital world, and what it means to build a brand in today's photography world. So enjoy this conversation with Chris McPherson.
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After a long unplanned hiatus, Visual Revolutionary is back, featuring a new conversation with renowned celebrity, portrait, and advertising photographer Art Streiber. Named by American Photo Magazine as one of the 100 most important people in photography, Art's body of work is as vast as the list of celebrities, musicians, athletes, and movers and shakers he has worked with. On this episode, we get the chance to hear about Art's upbringing in Pacific Palisades and the Canon AE1 his grandfather sold him for eight dollars that would inevitably change his life. As a child growing up around the family business of magazine and newspaper distribution, Art was surrounded by editorial inspiration, but it wasn't until he saw the magic of photography unfold in the darkroom that he fell in love with the whole process of capturing an image, and knew what he would do for the rest of his life. During our conversation Art tells us about how that young passion for photography turned into a very successful career in the business and how he felt he was able to separate himself as not only a photographer, but a problem solver for the industry. So sit back and get ready for some inspiration as Art breaks down the way he works, how he stays inspired, keeping an organized studio, dealing with celebrities on set, and the advice he gives to those coming up in the business.
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