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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: September, 2020
Sep 30, 2020

Surf, water, and lifestyle photographer and Fujifilm Ambassador Russell Ord joins the podcast to talk about his journey from professional rugby player to firefighter to respected surf and water photographer and how he took the steps of building a photography career while maintaining a full-time job and raising a family.  During our conversation we talk about how the discipline it took to become a professional athlete helped him build a photography career, what it's like shooting in the impact zone of some of biggest waves in the world, the documentary film "One Shot" that showcased his life and work, the fear of leaving behind the security of a comfortable income to go all in as a photographer, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative dreams.  

To Learn More About Russell Ord Visit:

https://www.russellordphoto.com

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https://www.instagram.com/russellordphoto/

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Sep 22, 2020

Commercial automotive and car culture photographer, on camera personality, and Canon Explorer of Light Larry Chen joins the show to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in southern California with a passion for cars, to falling in love with photography, becoming a paparazzi, and finally realizing his dream of being one of most recognizable figures in motorsports photography shooting for everyone from the Hoonigan Crew to Toyota.  During out conversation Larry tells me what it was like chasing Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton around in the heyday of paparazzi work, how that helped him foot the bill to chase his dreams of one day becoming a car photographer, what it takes to try and make a name for yourself in the automotive world, the work ethic he always brings to the table, shooting for 24 hours straight at La Mas, and the advice he give to others who have similar dreams.  

To Learn More About Larry Chen Visit:

https://www.larrychenphoto.com

And Follow Him on Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/larry_chen_foto/

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http://www.visualrevolutionary.com

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Sep 17, 2020

On this episode of the podcast I'm joined by music, editorial, and commercial photographer/director David McClister to talk about how he went from growing up in Knoxville, TN with a love of skateboarding and punk rock, to trying to make his own feature length film, to directing music videos for some of the top artists coming out of the Nashville scene, to shooting still photography of everyone from Johnny Cash to Chris Cornell.  During our conversation we talk about how he found photography and his creative calling at a young age, what it was like making the transition from motion capture to photography and the creative inspiration he gets from both mediums, the change he's seen come about lately in the business, what it was like shooting the Man in Black, hanging with Tyler Childers at Red Rocks, how he manages to continue to stay inspired, why he might walk away from his amazing archive one day and leave photography behind, and the advice he gives to others coming up.  

To Learn More About David McClister Visit

https://davidmcclister.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/davidmcclisterphotography/

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Sep 9, 2020

Back with all new episodes next week, but until then enjoy another one from the archives featuring one of my favorite creatives and human beings Jeff Johnson, where he talks about his early years as a flight attendant and lifeguard on the north shore, what inspired him to want to begin to document the world around him, the trip to Patagonia with Yvon Chouinard that would become the basis of the beautiful travel film "180 Degrees South", and his continued work as a photographer, director, and ambassador for some of the biggest named outdoor brands in the world  

To Learn More About Jeff Johnson Visit:

http://www.jeffjohnsonstories.com

And Follow Him On Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/jeffjohnson_beyondandback/

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Sep 3, 2020

This week on the show I turn to the archives for another "Best Of" featuring renowned fine art photographer, documentarian, and true student of time and light, Stephen Wilkes.  Many of you might know Stephen from his beautifully produced series "Day to Night" which he is still traveling the world working on now and has broken the boundaries of how much time you can capture in a single photograph.  That being said, Stephen has had a very storied career that dates back to his early teens and spans an impressive body of work and a list of clients that include some of the most respected curators of photography there are.  As you look through some of his earlier street photography, documentary work, and fine art photographs, you can really understand how it all culminates into the current experiment and study of time, light, place, and human existence that "Day to Night" is.  At age 12 Stephen first started taking pictures, and it wasn't long before he was diving head first into the art form and the business of photography.  But it was a trip to the Met that would really change his life, and the paintings there would become some of his greatest influences.  He would go on to study photography in college and work with some amazing mentors like Jay Maisel, and slowly find his own voice in his work.  During our conversation we get the chance to talk about what he has learned from his constant observation of time, and our relationship to it as we get older, what keeps him inspired to keep creating, the passion you need for the work you do, and the advice he gives to others.  But mostly, we talk about humanity, and what he has learned from years of watching. 

To Learn More About Stephen Wilkes Visit: http://www.stephenwilkes.com

And Follow Him on Instagram At: https://www.instagram.com/stephenwilkes/

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