Professional climber, filmmaker, and photographer Jon Glassberg joins the podcast to talk about his production company Louder Than 11 and how he went from getting recognized by his talents on the rock to working behind the camera producing films and content for some of the biggest names in the climbing industry. Growing up in central Virginia, Jon was introduced to rock climbing at a young age during a summer camp he attended and fell in love with it instantly. Although photography would also be introduced to him early on in his high school years, Jon's attention during that time was focused solely on the pursuit of climbing. As he moved through the ranks of competition climbing and also began making a name for himself by sending some of the hardest boulder problems in the country at the time, Jon soon found himself attracting sponsorships and attention from the climbing community. It would be later in college while studying business and graphic design that Jon would start to plan out the possibility of creating a company that could quickly produce short films of all the adventures they were having. Over the years that company has evolved into a full fledged filmmaking and content creation studio working closely with brands like Mountain Hardware and USA Climbing. During our conversation I ask Jon about what it's like trying to balance a career as a creative with the responsibilities of being a sponsored athlete, the type of work he seems to be moving more towards with companies in the outdoor retail space, how he manages to not burn out in such a niche industry, and the advice he gives to others who want to do what he does.
To Learn More About Jon Glassberg Visit:
To Learn More About Louder Than 11 Visit:
To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary or To Donate to the Podcast Visit: http://www.visualrevolutionary.com
And Follow on Instagram At: https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
Renowned skateboard photographer and magazine editor Dave Swift joins the show to talk about his long history with skateboarding, the early days of the Del Mar Skate Ranch, his many years as editor in chief of Transworld Skateboarding, and cofounding the Skateboard Mag. Although Dave grew up a short drive from the beaches of San Diego, his small town felt more like a ranching community and his days were filled with baseball and football until the age of 13 when skateboarding entered his life and changed his whole outlook on the future. He quickly fell in love with not only the act of skating, but the culture that surrounded it and before long became a local fixture at the infamous Del Mar Skate Ranch. After years of trying to make it as a professional, and a stint as a sponsored skater for Schmitt Stix, he lucked into a position writing and editing for Transworld magazine. It was there that he would he begin to experiment more with photography and, under the mentorship of people like Grant Brittain, start to hone his craft. He slowly moved through the ranks of the magazine and before long became the editor in chief, all the while continuing to photograph the scene around him. Although Dave experienced a couple of the slowest years of Skateboarding's history, he also experienced the boom, and in the late 90s and early 2000s, as street skateboarding helped propel the sport back into the spotlight, Dave was there to witness all of it and finally decided to go out with some others and create their own publication. After 30 years in the industry, Dave continues to love it all, to keep shooting, and most impressive of all to keep skating. During our conversation we talk about how he feels about social media vs editorial content, the regrets he has of not traveling more in his younger years, what the future of magazines might look like, and the advice he gives to those coming up in this world.
To Learn More About Dave Swift Visit:
And Follow on Instagram At:
To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary and to Donate to the show visit: http://www.visualrevolutionary.com
And Follow on Instagram At: