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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: August, 2020
Aug 26, 2020

Portrait and lifestyle photographer, author, and teacher Chris Orwig joins the show to talk about searching for himself through the eyes of his subjects and how photography saved his life when he needed it most.  As a kid growing up in Northern California with an artist mom and a builder dad, Chris was exposed to a perfect balance of creativity and the legacy of a tangible structure.  Although it took him a while to find his own creative voice and how to express it, once photography came into his life he realized he had something to say.  The rest is history, and Chris has not only gone on to have a successful career as a photographer, but has acted as a teacher and a mentor to many photography students for years.  During out conversation Chris tells me how getting hit by a car ended up introducing him to photography, how he developed his style as a portrait photographer and how empathy and curiosity play into that practice, why he decided to become and teacher and a mentor, and the advice he gives to others, as well as himself, on trying to keep moving forward and staying creative.  

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Aug 20, 2020

Respected surf photographer and commercial shooter Todd Glaser joins the podcast to talk about how he went from growing up in Del Mar as a competitive body boarder and shooting pictures of his friends, to traveling all over the world chasing swell for Surfer Magazine and compiling an archive of some of the best wave riders in the world, including his long standing creative relationship with Kelly Slater.  After years of chasing waves as a sponsored body boarder, it felt like a natural transition for Todd as he started holding on to a water housing instead of a body board and learning how to compose beautiful water images of the world he was already very much a part of.  After furthering his education of photography at Brooks Institute, he was offered a staff position for Surfer and began what has already been an amazing career of surf photography.  During our conversation we talk about how he developed his style of shooting both from the water and the land to capture not only the action of surfing, but the lifestyle as well, what it's like to travel and work with one of the most respected and hardworking surfers of all time, his latest book and film project called "Proximity", how the world of surf photography has changed in the new social media landscape, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative goals.  

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http://www.tglaser.com

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https://www.instagram.com/toddglaser/

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Aug 13, 2020

Street & Documentary Photographer and Fujifilm Ambassador Suzanne Stein joins the podcast to talk about how she stumbled across photography later in life while traveling around Europe with her son and instantly fell in love with the medium and felt a true calling to shoot the people around her and sometimes the people who have been forgotten by the rest of society.  Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Suzanne had her share of hardships that isolated her in many ways, but helped strengthen her character and her determination in others.  After a car wreck left her near disabled in her 30s, she began to experiment with art while trying to physically recover.  She was drawn towards figurative art and began trying for find her way in the art world, but as a single mom it was hard to truly devote herself.  A while later, she found herself really fascinated with photography while traveling and witnessing the people and cultures around her.  The rest is history and she has devoted herself to the medium since.  During our conversation Suzanne talks about what attracted her to Skid Row during her earlier days behind the camera and the personal connection she feels with so many people who are otherwise overlooked, how she began to develop her own style of shooting, the challenges she faces as a woman in the competitive world of street photography, and the advice she gives to others following their own creative path.  

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https://www.suzannesteinphoto.com

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https://www.instagram.com/suzanne_stein/

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Aug 3, 2020

Many of you might know Kevin Zacher for his work as one of the top snowboard photographers of the 90s, working as a senior photographer for Transworld and Burton, but he's gone on to shoot and direct commercial campaigns for some of the biggest brands on the planet and continues to constantly try to evolve as a creative around the things that inspire him the most.  On this episode of the podcast I catch up with him to find out about the story that led up to chasing his dreams in the snowboard industry and how he made the switch to becoming a successful commercial photographer and director in LA. During our conversation Kevin tells me what the 80s skate scene was like in Arizona, the zine that him and his friend created that led to an early interest in photography and graphic design, how he was able to carve out a place for himself in the competitive world of snowboard photography, what it's been like lately trying to shoot commercial projects in LA during the pandemic, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative dreams.  

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https://www.kevinzacher.com

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https://www.instagram.com/kevinzacher/

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