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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: February, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

Commercial photographer/director Kevin Zacher returns to the podcast to catch up on how life and business have changed since we last talked during Covid, how the industry is bouncing back and the changes that have come with it, how he approached some of his personal projects like "Dirt Football" that was recently published, how he manages to keep such a youthful vibe to his work as he gets older, what it's like working with high school athletes for a commercial campaign, how having a son changed him as a photographer and a person, his feelings towards new gear and film photography, and how going through his old snowboard archive in preperation for a book has made him reflect on his own evolution as an artist.  We also discuss his newest offering as a mentor and consultant, working closely with other photographers and directors in order to try and help them realize their own goals.  

To Learn More About Kevin Zacher Visit:

https://www.kevinzacher.com

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

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Feb 22, 2024

Commercial and adventure photographer, director, and writer Jeff Johnson returns to the podcast to talk about all the changes that have happened in his life and career since he was last on the show in 2017, his beautiful new film that he co-directed with Keith Malloy for Yeti Presents "Beyond Sunset", what it was like to leave Patagonia after years of employment and venture back out into the freelance world, how his book "Way High Kick Turn" that chronicled the 80s skate scene of the east bay came to fruition, getting to help create his own signature shoe with SeaVees, working with brands like Yeti and Roark to help create organic storytelling that helps to market a brand and a vibe, how having a family later in life has helped him as a husband and a father, and what's next on his wish list of travel and work.  

To Learn More About Jeff Johnson Visit:

http://www.jeffjohnsonstories.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

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

To Watch Beyond Sunset Visit:

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

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Feb 15, 2024

Photographer and host of The Photo Banter podcast Alex Gagne returns for round two of "Visual Banter" where we catch up on what we've been up to since we spoke last year, some of the podcasts we've been listening to, the challenges of trying to maintain a weekly show while also making a living as a working photographer, new technology that both frightens and excites us, how meditation can help creativity, and what's in store for the new year.  

To Learn More About Alex Gagne Visit:

https://www.alexgagnephoto.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/alexgagnephoto/

To Listen to The Photo Banter Visit:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-photo-banter/id1315846850

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https://www.instagram.com/thephotobanter/

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Feb 8, 2024

Scott Ballew joins the podcast to talk about his inspiring creative evolution.  From his early days on the football fields of Texas that would ultimately lead to a Rose Bowl appearance, to working his way up from PA to Executive Producer on the commercial and film sets of LA, to returning to Austin to help create beautiful films for Yeti in his role as head of content, to directing his own documentaries and short films, to recording multiple albums and joining the amazing roster at La Honda Records, and how all the life experience in between continues to help feed his desire to never stop creating.  During our conversation we talk about his battle with drug and alcohol addiction and how sobriety and an amazing mentor in legendary musician Terry Allen would convince him to start putting his stories to music and, at the age of 37, become such a prolific songwriter that 3 albums would follow over the next 3 years on top of the whirlwind schedule of filmmaking that continues to this day.  We also discuss our shared experience of trying to fill the spiritual void after getting clean from opiates, the daily practice of creation he learned from Terry and how he goes about trying to connect with "The Muse", what he's learned from years of pointing the camera at so many inspiring characters, and the advice he gives to others on their own creative journey. 

To Learn More About Scott Ballew Visit:

https://www.leisurerodeo.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/irish_goodbye/

To Watch The Film "Leisure Rodeo" Visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65vd-PjEBnY

To Watch The Film "Can You See Me Smiling" Visit:

https://youtu.be/pEkWxtLjD-4?si=STapuHWFnhdQ5MVX

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Feb 1, 2024

Photographer Christaan Felber has had the opportunity to point his camera at some of the most recognizable faces in the world, creating iconic portraits while working for editorial clients like The New York Times and Rolling Stone, as well as commercial work for companies ranging from Apple to Nike.  But during our conversation we dive into the very personal world of his newest book "Bitter Sweet" and have an honest exploration of some of the ups and downs of Christaan's career and how that culiminated into a deep dive into his own psyche that led to the realization that what others might deem as an "ugly photo" could have something more to say if given the chance.  Throughout Christaan's career he has self pulbished many personal projects, but we talk about the unique aspects of this one and how it came to be, what we can learn from taking time out to appreciate the mundane and even the uncomfortable, how we need make sure we continue to make work for ourselves later into our career, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own creative dreams.  

To Learn More About Christaan Felber Visit:

https://www.christaanfelber.com

And Follow Him On Instagram At:

https://www.instagram.com/christaanfelber/

To Buy A Copy of His Book "BitterSweet" Visit:

https://christaanfelber.com/shop/bittersweet

To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:

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