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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: May, 2020
May 27, 2020

London based reportage and documentary photographer Arnhel De Serra joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in the country outside of Brighton with an affinity for guitar and Carlos Santana, to finding a camera in his hand and a desire to capture the world around him, shooting everything from the mundane to the magnificent.  Although photography began to help shape Arnhel's life in his college years and began to replace the guitar as his favorite creative outlet, it wasn't until he stumbled upon some books by photographers like Larry Clark and Robert Frank that he realized the true power of the medium and what he wanted to do with his life.  He has gone on to have a successful career, working with clients in the editorial and commercial worlds and developing a very unique style.  During our conversation we discuss his somewhat absurdist approach to documenting the world around him and the idea of comedy in the still image, what it's been like for him tying to translate his work to the commercial space, where he draws the most creative inspiration from, and the advice he gives to others trying to pursue a creative existence.  

To Learn More About Arnhel De Serra Visit:

https://www.arnheldeserra.com

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https://www.instagram.com/arnheldeserra/

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May 19, 2020

On this episode I'm joined by the head of Clarkson Creative and director of photography for NCAA photos Jamie Schwaberow to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in Ohio with a love of sports and dreams of becoming a journalist, to finding a camera in his hand and covering some of the biggest sporting events in the world.  From an early age Jamie was not only an athlete, but a true fan of the sports world he found himself competing in. When he wasn't playing baseball or basketball he spent a lot of time going through magazines like Sports Illustrated, which led him to the idea of studying journalism in college with the hopes of turning his passion into a career.  But it would  be a chance internship at the olympics in Atlanta that would eventually lead him to chasing a dream of becoming a sports photographer, and later on a meeting with a legendary shooter that would help steer his career into the success story it is today.  During our conversation Jamie tells me how he met Rich Clarkson and ended up taking over the Denver agency he founded, what it's like to be in charge of covering events and providing content for everything from March Madness to the Colorado Rockies season, how he goes about getting ready and organized to cover events, what he looks for in photographers and creatives when he is hiring, and the advice he gives to those out there trying to reach their own creative goals.  

To Learn More About Jamie Schwaberow and Clarkson Creative Visit:

https://www.clarkson-creative.com/schwaberow-portfolio

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https://www.instagram.com/clarksoncreative/

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May 12, 2020

Artist, filmmaker, photographer, and all around creative human being Thomas Campbell joins the podcast to talk about his newest skateboard film "Ye Olde Destruction" as well as how he went from a kid growing up in the 70s skateboard scene, to writing for magazines while he was still in high school, to hitchhiking around the world, to doing a solo art show in Morocco, to creating amazing 16mm films and so much more. Thomas is one of those  individuals who seems to have been able to build a life and career off just being himself and creating whatever it is he feels like at the time.  From his earliest days of working in the skateboard publishing world, to traveling the world and creating art, Thomas has lived a life in pursuit of creativity.  During our conversation Thomas recounts some of the old stories like accidentally becoming Larry Clark's roommate for a month in New York, what the late 70s and early 80s skate and underground art scenes were like, some of his creative inspirations in life, what made him want to spend the last 7 years making a 16mm skate film, and the advice he gives to others who think they dream of living his life.  

To Learn More About Thomas Campbell Visit:

https://www.thomascampbell-art.com

And Follow Him on Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/thomascampbellart/

To Watch "Ye Olde Destruction Visit:

https://skateboarding.transworld.net/videos/ye-olde-destruction-full-length-film-thomas-campbell/

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May 7, 2020

Richard Thompson III, known to some as RVT3, joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in New Orleans with a passion for music, to pursuing an education in the arts at SCAD, to living in LA shooting some of the most luxurious and well designed automobiles on the planet, and forming long lasting working relationships with companies like Mercedes-Benz.  Although he grew up with Art Teacher for a Mom, and was well versed in many mediums at a young age, Richard was inspired mostly by music and the amazing scene around him in his home town of New Orleans.  Even when he left to go further pursue graphic design, and later other forms of media capture in Savanah, he made frequent trips back to work at a music bar and continue to be around the West African inspired funk that New Orleans offered.  But later, while working on a local film set, he realized  that if he really wanted to create his own work it was time for him to move to LA and pursue his passion.  The rest is history, with a long client list to back it up.  During our conversation we talk about how he began to get his foot in the door in the automotive photography industry, the techniques and work ethic that set him apart, how he continues to stay inspired and evolve as an artist, and the daily rituals he used to keep moving forward.  

To Learn More About Richard Thompson III Visit:

https://rvt3.net

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https://www.instagram.com/rvt3/

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May 4, 2020

Martin Ander, better known to some as Mander, joins the show from his studio in Sweden to talk about how skateboarding, graffiti, and music shaped his youth and influenced him as an artist that would go onto to create hundreds of skateboard graphics, design  award wining album artwork, and more recently begin exhibiting his work in galleries.  Although Martin's father was an artist and illustrator as well, and all his earliest memories include the presence of artwork, it wouldn't be until he found his own tribe of skateboarders and graffiti artists that he would begin to realize that he had stumbled into the subcultures that would help shape him into the artist he is today.  During our conversation, Martin tells me what the 90s graffiti scene in Stockholm was like, how he got got hooked up with Flip skateboards, what his creative process looks like, and the advice he gives to others who are following their own creative pursuits and wish to make it a career.  

To Learn More About Martin Ander Visit:

http://www.mander.nu

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https://www.instagram.com/manderoid/

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