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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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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

Sofia Jaramillo returns to the show after her recent biographical episode to talk about working as a photojournalist and storyteller during the Covid 19 quarantines in Jackson Hole for High Country News and how she chose to follow a story of positivity, showcasing her small mountain community coming together to help each other out and show compassion towards their fellow human beings in a time of need.  During our conversation we discuss how she pitched and executed a portrait project given the current restrictions, she tells some inspiring stories of her subjects and their willingness to give back, and talks about what her take away might be from all of this when things start making a return to some type of normalcy.  

To See Sofia's Story for High Country News Visit:

https://www.hcn.org/issues/52.5/covid19-jackson-whole-a-community-persists-with-an-uncertain-future

To Learn More About Sofia Jaramillo Visit:

https://www.sofiajaramillophoto.com

And Follow Her on Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/sofia_jaramillo5/

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http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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Apr 23, 2020

On this episode of the podcast I sit down with Catherine Simard to talk about how she went from walking the runway as a fashion model, to pursuing a career as a stylist and art director, to walking away from it all to live a life of travel and simplicity and chase her passion to become a landscape photographer.  Cath grew up in Quebec and was scouted at an early age by a model agency.  Before long she was booking work and living the life of a model while continuing to pursue furthering her career in the fashion industry as a stylist.  That all changed however when she met her boyfriend who introduced her to a much simpler life of traveling, working on farms, and exploring nature.  When she set out on her own to travel solo for a while, she fell in love with the Canadian Rockies and the power of the alpine landscape in general.  It inspired her to want to share those feelings with others through visual art and she began a journey she continues today as a landscape photographer.  During our conversation Cath talks about what inspired her to choose landscape photography and the way she developed the aesthetic she is known for, the challenges that women can sometimes face when traveling, the inspiration she pulls from nature an others who chase their own pursuits within it, and the advice she gives to those seeking a creative life with a hunger for travel.  

To Learn More About Cath Simard Visit:

https://www.cathsimard.com

And Follow Her on Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/cathsimard/

To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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Apr 15, 2020

Photographer, Director, National Geographic contributor, and now business entrepreneur, Andy Bardon joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in New Jersey with dreams of mountain adventures, to studying social sciences in college in Colorado, to finding himself in the midst of an expedition on Mount Everest and on the cover of National Geographic.  Although Andy was exposed to photography early on in his life, it was mostly always about simple documentation of the adventures that him and his friends found themselves on.  Whether rock climbing, snowboarding, or surfing, Andy was drawn to the life that the outdoors offered and knew that he wanted to spend his time there.  As he focused more on photography, he began realize all of the visual story telling opportunities that were around him and started submitting ideas to publications and gear companies. Before long he would be given the opportunity to document some world renowned athletes and start to evolved into the creative powerhouse he is known as today.  During our conversation we talk about his new Tequila and Spirits company as well as podcast called Wild Common, how he continues to evolve and reinvent himself as a creative, and the advice he gives to others chasing their passions in life.  

To Learn More About Andy Bardon Visit:

https://andybardon.com

And Follow Him on Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/andy_bardon/

To Listen to the Wild Common Podcast Visit:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wild-common-podcast/id1503930781

To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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Apr 10, 2020

Daniel Driensky and Sarah Reyes, better known to most as Exploredinary, join the podcast to talk about their recent trip to Nepal, working on a new documentary film, and how two people that grew up in Texas found there way together as a creative couple to work on some beautifully produced short documentary films, photography projects, and art installations.  Although they came from different style parenting and cultural backgrounds, Sarah and Daniel always leaned towards a creative outlook on life, and when their paths finally crossed and they embarked on several road trips across the country together, they realized that what they wanted more then anything was to tell stories, and that together they could create a creative team to do so.  During our conversation they tell me how their relationship with Ilford Film came about, what it was like to co-create a documentary film with Jason Lee, how they almost got stuck in Nepal due to Covid 19, and what keeps them inspired to keep creating in so many visual mediums.

To Learn More About Exploredinary Visit:

https://www.exploredinary.com

And Watch a Retrospective Film About Their Work At:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bJSsCrfPQY&feature=youtu.be

And Follow Them On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/exploredinary/

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http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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Apr 6, 2020

Director, photographer, and National Geographic Explorer Max Lowe joins the podcast to talk about working on his most recent project and full length film "Torn" that will tell the story of his family and will hopefully be coming out later this year if all goes well. During our conversation Max opens up about what it was like to tragically lose his Father (renowned climber Alex Lowe) at a young age and eventually be adopted by his climbing partner and legendary figure in the outdoor adventure space Conrad Anker.  We discuss how that shaped his life, and how the early exposure to professional adventure athletes, a love for the outdoors, and his mother's own passion for artistic creation helped steer him into the world of visual storytelling, and how working on this film project has helped him unpack and deal with so much from his own life.  From his earliest days of trying to create daily images in college while studying business, to the opportunity that receiving a National Geographic Young Adventurer grant afforded him, Max has always been drawn to telling stories through words, photos, and film and has since gone on to create beautiful pieces in the editorial space and for brands across the globe.  

To Learn More About Max Lowe Visit:

https://www.maxlowemedia.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/max.lowe/

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http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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Apr 3, 2020

Photographer, Filmmaker, and now Author Ben Moon returns to the show to talk about his beautifully written book Denali that recently came out, what he's been up to since we last spoke, and how he's filling his time during the quarantine.  Make sure to check out his story on the full length episode he originally did with me back on Episode #48, and read an even more detailed account of his experiences in his new book by visiting the link below and purchasing a copy.  During our conversation we catch up on what went into writing a book at the same time he was trying to build his home, how he balanced his photo/video work in the midst of all of it, and what might be next on his creative to-do list.  

Buy Ben's Book Denali Here:

bit.ly/denalibook

To Learn More About Ben Moon Visit:

https://benmoon.com

And Follow Him on Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/ben_moon/

To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:

http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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Apr 1, 2020

On this episode of the podcast I'm joined by outdoor adventure photographer Will Saunders to talk about how he went from a kid working as a white water rafting guide in his high school years wanting to study marine biology in college, to suddenly being influenced to take up the torch of photojournalism and pursue a life in photography.  Growing up in a variety of outdoor influenced areas, Will was always attracted to the life that the mountains and oceans offered.  By the time he ended up in Sisters Oregon, he was ready and open to the outdoor adventures that were presented by the unique high school he attended.  After graduating he set off unsure of what would be next, but the universe offered him a mentor that would change the course of his life.  Once he found photography, his work ethic, creative drive, and world renowned mentors helped him quickly develop his own brand of visual storytelling to offer to the outdoor adventure space.  During our conversation Will talks about how this podcast ended up helping to kickstart his career, what it was like working as Tim Kemple's first assistant and alongside the Camp 4 Collective team, how he continues to creatively push himself and evolve as a photographer, and the advice he gives to others with dreams of becoming an adventure storyteller.  

To Learn More About Will Saunders Visit:

https://www.willsaundersphoto.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/willsaundersphoto/

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http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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