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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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May 10, 2022

Photographer, designer, and creative collaborator Daniel Rojas (aka: Fog Again) joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in a rough neigborhood in Los Angeles with a passion for art, to finding his early tribe in skateboarding and music, as well as a love for photography, to finally creating a relationship with one of the most famous drummers of all time Travis Barker that has lasted for many years, toured him all over the world, and created a beautiful archive of a beloved figure in the music industry.  During our conversation Daniel talks about his early work in web design and photography with companies like DVS and Burton and how that led to a position with Travis's apparel company Famous Stars and Straps, what it was like heading out on his first tour with Blink 182, his ability to be a fly on the wall in situations where others might desperately want to assert themselves, how he has managed to have such longevity in his working relationship with Travis, and the advice he gives to others coming up with their own creative dreams and goals.  

To Learn More About Visit:

https://www.fogagain.com

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https://www.instagram.com/fog.again/

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May 5, 2022

Ray Barbee is not only one of the most influential street skateboarders in history, he's an amazing photographer, musician, and creative thinker.   During our conversation we talk about what it was like to tour the world as a professional skateboarder, his early influences in photography, what made him embrace the Leica M6 and black and white film, what it's been like having a relationship with such a legendary camera brand, and the advice he gives to others who yearn for a more creative existence.  

Follow Ray Barbee on Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/r.barbee/

And make sure to check out his Solo Music Albums or many of the projects plays in at:

http://www.galaxiarecords.com/artist/ray-barbee

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Apr 28, 2022

Photographer and frequent National Geographic contributor David Liittschwager joins the podcast to talk about his latest book "Octopus, Seahorse, Jellyfish" and the challenges he faced over years of capturing stunning detailed photographs of very elusive and shy creatures.  During our conversation David talks about growing up in Eugence, Oregon and his early love of photography, how he ended up working for legendary photographer Richard Avedon, and what made him leave the world of commercial photography behind to focus his camera on the natural world and the endless array of subjects it provided him.  

To Learn More About David Liitshwager Visit:

http://www.liittschwager.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/davidliittschwager/

To Buy His Latest Book "Octopus, Seahorse, Jellyfish" Visit:

https://www.amazon.com/Octopus-Seahorse-Jellyfish-David-Liittschwager/dp/1426221797

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Apr 17, 2022

Director of Photography and Cinematographer Jendra Jarnagin joins the podcast to talk about working on the full length feature film "Asking For It" and the journey she took from a suburban town in Rhode Island, to film school at NYU, to working as an electrician on shows like Sex and the City and Law and Order, to finding her own voice as a cinematographer and DP and building the career she is known for today.  During our conversation Jendra talks about how a middle school mentor helped her have the confidence to chase her creative dreams, the challenges that women have on film sets and in the industry in general, what it's like trying to film an action movie on a smaller budget, and the advice she gives to others with dreams of one day making their own movie. 

To Learn More About Jendra Jarnigan Visit: https://www.jendrajarnagin.com

And Follow Her On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/jendradp

To Watch "Asking For It" Visit:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.43609883-b7d4-4608-bf4e-56c29097cdde?autoplay=1&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb

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Apr 6, 2022

Outdoor adventure and hunting photographer Bianca Germain joins the podcast to talk about how a kid growing up in Albany, NY with a love of art and a passion for sports ended up living a life of adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and becoming a sought after photographer by brands like Sitka, Yeti, Orvis, and more.  During our conversation Bianca talks about how she found her way to photography from her background in biology, and how she's been able to keep her dayjob as a clinical researcher while still traveling the world and working with brands many would dream of one day having on their own client lists.  We also talk about how she made the leap from backcountry ski photography to hunting photography and the similiarites the two worlds share, as well as what they could learn from each other.  

To Learn More About Bianca Germain Visit:

https://biancagermainphoto.com

And Follow Her On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/biancagermain/

To Watch the Sitka Video featuring Bianca visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTkJUeFXrYA

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Mar 17, 2022

Adventure photographer and filmmaker Chris Burkard returns to the podcast to talk about his new book "Wayward" and what went into creating a visually stunning memoir that tells the story of a life well lived and the creation of a career path that was all his own.  During our conversation we talk about what he's been up to since the last time we spoke, how he approached compiling the story of his life and career into a book, how we both appreciate the slow trajectory of "success" that we have had in our creative careers, and other words of wisdom from a photographer that needs no introduction to the Visual Revolutionary audience.  

To Buy Chris's new book "Wayward" Visit:

https://chrisburkardshop.com/collections/books/products/wayward

To Learn More About Chris Burkard Visit:

https://www.chrisburkard.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/chrisburkard/

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Mar 10, 2022

Filmmaker and surfer Keith Malloy joins the podcast to talk about what it was like growing up in Ojai, CA in a hardworking family with traditional values and a shared passion for the ocean, and how he and his brothers would all go on to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of professional surfing.  During our conversation Keith talks about the early days on the North Shore of Oahu, meeting Jeff Johnson and eventually moving back to Ventura to help create the Patagonia surf brand, helping to work on some of his older brother's early films and act as a main character in the classic travel doc "180 Degrees South", and how that would lead him to eventually step into the world of filmmaking himself with multiple full length films, as well as short documentaries and commercial projects under his belt.  

To Learn More About Keith Malloy and Bimarian Films Visit:

https://www.bimarianfilms.co

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/thetorpedopeople/

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Mar 4, 2022

Renowned fine art and commercial photographer/director Tim Tadder joins the podcast to talk about his journey in photography and how he went from building an extremely successful commercial studio to finding himself disillusioned with the industry and work, and his subsequent transition into the fine art world as well as NFT space. During our conversation Tim talks about what it was like growing up in Baltimore as the son of a professional photographer who wanted something more for his son than a life in the arts, and how that ultimately helped developed a work ethic and drive that would propel Tim into the world of commercial photography and help him create not only a name for himself, but a look that would be copied by many. We also talk about how he's recently reevaluated his goals and desires in life and realized that he lost track of what made him fall in love with photography in the first place, and how he's been able to make the transition into creating meaningful art that finds it's way onto the walls of art collectors and investors alike.

To Learn More About Tim Tadder Visit:

https://www.timtadder.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/timtadder/

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Mar 1, 2022

Renowned headshot photographer and inspiring entrepreneur Peter Hurley returns to the podcast to talk about his new NFT collection "Shabangrs" and the creation of his very own metaverse "Shabangrville", as well as catch up on what he's been up to since we last spoke years ago on Episode 18 of the show where Peter talked about how he created his career.  During this conversation we talk about what inspired him to dive down the NFT rabbit hole, the artistic future that the metaverse most likely holds, how he set about diversifying his business, and how you can be a part of all of it and join him in a virtual creative space. 

To Learn More About Peter Hurley Visit:

https://linktr.ee/peterhurley

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/peter_hurley/

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Feb 11, 2022

Editorial and commercial fashion and celebrity photographer Charlie Gray joins the podcast from his London studio to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in Cambridge with a love of skateboarding and browsing the artwork of the records in his dad's music store, to shooting some of the most recognizable faces in the world and creating a style of celebrity fashion work that would set him apart in a very competitive niche and earn him a spot on the roster of the renowned LGA agency and an ambassadorship with Leica.  During our conversation Charlie also talks about the early creative influence both skateboarding and music had on his life, how he fell in love with the reportage style of the Magnum photographers while at university, and how he began to apply that to his own pursuit of fashion and celebrity work.  We also discuss his approach to shooting celebrities, how being a nice person is a trait to be cherished the most, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative dreams.  

To Learn More About Charlie Gray Visit:

https://charlie-gray.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/charliegraystudio/

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Feb 3, 2022

Celebrity photographer Randall Slavin joins the podcast to talk about growing up in the shadow of Hollywood with early dreams of rock stardom that would morph into dreams of the silver screen, and how that all shifted one day when he walked into a headshot studio across the street from a job he hated and had his life changed by the power of photography. During our conversation we talk about the struggle that was his early acting career and how he loved the immediacy of taking photos, how the early snapshots he took of his group of friends in legendary venues like The Viper Room would become some of his most cherished work, how going on a Safari with Charlize Theron would become a huge jumping off point to the career he’s known for today, how he's evolved over time and slowly thinned out his gear closet and returned to some of the simplicity he loved about photography in the first place, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own dreams.

To Learn More About Randall Slavin Visit:

https://www.randallslavin.com

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https://www.instagram.com/randallslavin/

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Jan 26, 2022
On this episode of the podcast I'm joined by renowed photographer Platon for a beautiful conversation ranging from the current state of photography to affecting social change and the need for creatives to come forward and tell the story of what's around them.  Platon has had a legendary career shooting compelling portaits of some of the most powerful world leaders and celebrity figures, as well as NGO work to tell the story of those figures who have had power taken from them.  During our converstion he talks about what it was like growing up in Greece as the son of an architect and art historian and the difficult move to London that would soon have him on his way to studying graphic design and finally picking up a Hassleblad camera that would one day become synonymis with his work.  We also talk about the muse and how he tunes into the energy of his subjects in a portait session, how you never get to a point in your career where you stop questioning your right to be there, and the advice he gives to others coming up in the world of photography and visual image making.  To Learn More About Platon Visit:

http://www.platonphoto.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/platon/

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Jan 13, 2022

Fine art and commercial photographer Peter Andrew Lusztyk joins the podcast from his studio in Toronto to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in Ottawa with a desire to create videos like his hometown hero Tom Green, to studying photography, to working as a first assistant in one of the biggest commercial studios in Canada, to venturing out on his own and finding his creative voice in both the commercial world, as well as the fine art world.  During our conversation Peter talks about all the ups and downs and self doubt that has persisted through an already successful career, how he found his way into the competitive world of fine art photography and what it's like knowing your pieces are gracing the walls of art collectors, how he continues to maintain a foothold in the commercial photography world and never bought into the idea of "choosing a lane", and the advice he gives to other visual creatives coming up now.  

To Learn More About Peter Andrew Lusztyk Visit:

https://www.peterandrew.ca

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/peter_andrew_lusztyk/

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