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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 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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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.  

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http://www.mander.nu

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

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Apr 29, 2020

Sofia Jaramillo returns to the show after her recent biographical episode to talk about working as a photojournalist and storyteller during the Covid 19 quarantines in Jackson Hole for High Country News and how she chose to follow a story of positivity, showcasing her small mountain community coming together to help each other out and show compassion towards their fellow human beings in a time of need.  During our conversation we discuss how she pitched and executed a portrait project given the current restrictions, she tells some inspiring stories of her subjects and their willingness to give back, and talks about what her take away might be from all of this when things start making a return to some type of normalcy.  

To See Sofia's Story for High Country News Visit:

https://www.hcn.org/issues/52.5/covid19-jackson-whole-a-community-persists-with-an-uncertain-future

To Learn More About Sofia Jaramillo Visit:

https://www.sofiajaramillophoto.com

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https://www.instagram.com/sofia_jaramillo5/

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Apr 23, 2020

On this episode of the podcast I sit down with Catherine Simard to talk about how she went from walking the runway as a fashion model, to pursuing a career as a stylist and art director, to walking away from it all to live a life of travel and simplicity and chase her passion to become a landscape photographer.  Cath grew up in Quebec and was scouted at an early age by a model agency.  Before long she was booking work and living the life of a model while continuing to pursue furthering her career in the fashion industry as a stylist.  That all changed however when she met her boyfriend who introduced her to a much simpler life of traveling, working on farms, and exploring nature.  When she set out on her own to travel solo for a while, she fell in love with the Canadian Rockies and the power of the alpine landscape in general.  It inspired her to want to share those feelings with others through visual art and she began a journey she continues today as a landscape photographer.  During our conversation Cath talks about what inspired her to choose landscape photography and the way she developed the aesthetic she is known for, the challenges that women can sometimes face when traveling, the inspiration she pulls from nature an others who chase their own pursuits within it, and the advice she gives to those seeking a creative life with a hunger for travel.  

To Learn More About Cath Simard Visit:

https://www.cathsimard.com

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Apr 15, 2020

Photographer, Director, National Geographic contributor, and now business entrepreneur, Andy Bardon joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in New Jersey with dreams of mountain adventures, to studying social sciences in college in Colorado, to finding himself in the midst of an expedition on Mount Everest and on the cover of National Geographic.  Although Andy was exposed to photography early on in his life, it was mostly always about simple documentation of the adventures that him and his friends found themselves on.  Whether rock climbing, snowboarding, or surfing, Andy was drawn to the life that the outdoors offered and knew that he wanted to spend his time there.  As he focused more on photography, he began realize all of the visual story telling opportunities that were around him and started submitting ideas to publications and gear companies. Before long he would be given the opportunity to document some world renowned athletes and start to evolved into the creative powerhouse he is known as today.  During our conversation we talk about his new Tequila and Spirits company as well as podcast called Wild Common, how he continues to evolve and reinvent himself as a creative, and the advice he gives to others chasing their passions in life.  

To Learn More About Andy Bardon Visit:

https://andybardon.com

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https://www.instagram.com/andy_bardon/

To Listen to the Wild Common Podcast Visit:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wild-common-podcast/id1503930781

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Apr 10, 2020

Daniel Driensky and Sarah Reyes, better known to most as Exploredinary, join the podcast to talk about their recent trip to Nepal, working on a new documentary film, and how two people that grew up in Texas found there way together as a creative couple to work on some beautifully produced short documentary films, photography projects, and art installations.  Although they came from different style parenting and cultural backgrounds, Sarah and Daniel always leaned towards a creative outlook on life, and when their paths finally crossed and they embarked on several road trips across the country together, they realized that what they wanted more then anything was to tell stories, and that together they could create a creative team to do so.  During our conversation they tell me how their relationship with Ilford Film came about, what it was like to co-create a documentary film with Jason Lee, how they almost got stuck in Nepal due to Covid 19, and what keeps them inspired to keep creating in so many visual mediums.

To Learn More About Exploredinary Visit:

https://www.exploredinary.com

And Watch a Retrospective Film About Their Work At:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bJSsCrfPQY&feature=youtu.be

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https://www.instagram.com/exploredinary/

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Apr 6, 2020

Director, photographer, and National Geographic Explorer Max Lowe joins the podcast to talk about working on his most recent project and full length film "Torn" that will tell the story of his family and will hopefully be coming out later this year if all goes well. During our conversation Max opens up about what it was like to tragically lose his Father (renowned climber Alex Lowe) at a young age and eventually be adopted by his climbing partner and legendary figure in the outdoor adventure space Conrad Anker.  We discuss how that shaped his life, and how the early exposure to professional adventure athletes, a love for the outdoors, and his mother's own passion for artistic creation helped steer him into the world of visual storytelling, and how working on this film project has helped him unpack and deal with so much from his own life.  From his earliest days of trying to create daily images in college while studying business, to the opportunity that receiving a National Geographic Young Adventurer grant afforded him, Max has always been drawn to telling stories through words, photos, and film and has since gone on to create beautiful pieces in the editorial space and for brands across the globe.  

To Learn More About Max Lowe Visit:

https://www.maxlowemedia.com

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https://www.instagram.com/max.lowe/

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Apr 3, 2020

Photographer, Filmmaker, and now Author Ben Moon returns to the show to talk about his beautifully written book Denali that recently came out, what he's been up to since we last spoke, and how he's filling his time during the quarantine.  Make sure to check out his story on the full length episode he originally did with me back on Episode #48, and read an even more detailed account of his experiences in his new book by visiting the link below and purchasing a copy.  During our conversation we catch up on what went into writing a book at the same time he was trying to build his home, how he balanced his photo/video work in the midst of all of it, and what might be next on his creative to-do list.  

Buy Ben's Book Denali Here:

bit.ly/denalibook

To Learn More About Ben Moon Visit:

https://benmoon.com

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Apr 1, 2020

On this episode of the podcast I'm joined by outdoor adventure photographer Will Saunders to talk about how he went from a kid working as a white water rafting guide in his high school years wanting to study marine biology in college, to suddenly being influenced to take up the torch of photojournalism and pursue a life in photography.  Growing up in a variety of outdoor influenced areas, Will was always attracted to the life that the mountains and oceans offered.  By the time he ended up in Sisters Oregon, he was ready and open to the outdoor adventures that were presented by the unique high school he attended.  After graduating he set off unsure of what would be next, but the universe offered him a mentor that would change the course of his life.  Once he found photography, his work ethic, creative drive, and world renowned mentors helped him quickly develop his own brand of visual storytelling to offer to the outdoor adventure space.  During our conversation Will talks about how this podcast ended up helping to kickstart his career, what it was like working as Tim Kemple's first assistant and alongside the Camp 4 Collective team, how he continues to creatively push himself and evolve as a photographer, and the advice he gives to others with dreams of becoming an adventure storyteller.  

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https://www.willsaundersphoto.com

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Mar 25, 2020

Commercial/editorial sports photographer and Nikon Ambassador Andrew Hancock returns to the podcast to talk about what's going on in his life during the current social and economical shutdown, and how this has effected the specific niche of sports photography, as well the industry itself.  Make sure to check out Andrew's original biographical episode (#86 in the archive) to hear his full story, but during this conversation we talk about how he's biding his time indoors with his family, what things could look like in the coming months for those who make their living from shooting sporting events, how we can use this time wisely to be prepared to hit the ground running when we are all on the other side of it, and what he's been up to over the last year since we last talked.  

To Learn More About Andrew Hancock Visit:

https://www.andrewhancock.com

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https://www.instagram.com/hancockphoto/

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Mar 24, 2020

On this episode of Visual Revolutionary Shorts I take a small break from the normal talk of photography, filmmaking, and creativity to address the current situation we all find ourselves in these days and what I feel like a meditation/mindfulness practice can do to help in times of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty.  I'll be back very soon with a new episode, but until then I hope this talk comes in handy to someone out there struggling.  

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Mar 12, 2020

Commercial, editorial, and outdoor adventure photographer and filmmaker Sofia Jaramillo joins the podcast to talk about how she went from a kid growing up on the slopes of Sun Valley, Idaho to working as a photojournalist in Mexico City, to living in Jackson Hole Wyoming focusing her camera on the outdoor adventure lifestyle she is surrounded by for brands like the North Face and publications ranging from National Geographic to the New York Times.  Sofia found photography at a young age and instantly fell in love with the idea of having the ability to visually communicate to others the way she saw her surroundings.  Throughout her high school and college years, she focused on her craft and moved towards a future in journalism while studying and working for the Yakima Herald in Washington State. But after a stint as a photojournalist in Mexico City, she decided to move to the mountains of Jackson Hole and focus on the lifestyle and adventures that existed there.  Before long she began to get recognition from her peers, as well as from national publications and outdoor brands and has since begun to make a name for herself in the photography industry.  During our conversation we talk about what is was like to recently have the opportunity to represent National Geographic at the winter X Games in Aspen, CO, how she has transitioned into motion with a new film she is currently working on, what it was like to connect with her Latin routes after growing up in the predominantly white culture of a ski town, and the advice that she gives to others chasing their creative dreams in the mountains.  

To Learn More About Sofia Jaramillo Visit:

http://www.sofiajaramillophoto.com

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https://www.instagram.com/sofia_jaramillo5/

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Mar 10, 2020

Photographer, author, educator, and host of the Candid Frame Podcast Ibarionex Perello joins me on the mics to talk about what he's learned about humanity and about himself from over 25 years of shooting on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, as well as all over the world.  During our conversation I get the chance to ask him what made him want to start his own podcast, what he's learned from over 500 conversations with photographers and filmmakers, what his feelings are about the current state of trying to make a living as a creative, and the advice he gives to those that are.  

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https://www.ibarionex.net

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https://www.instagram.com/ibarionex/

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Feb 26, 2020

On this episode of the podcast I'm joined by photographer, architect, designer, and all around content creator Demas Rusli to find out how he went from a kid growing up in Sydney Australia with a fascination for architecture, to picking up a camera, building a loyal instagram following, and shooting for some of the biggest brands in the world like Adidas, Samsung, and more, all the while maintaining a job as a working architect and designer.  It was a conversation I was looking forward to having about what the path of a young talented creative can look like in today's photography world.  Demas tells me what it was like to move from the place of his birth in Jakarta Indonesia to Sydney Australia at a very early age and how that affected his youth, his interests, and the path he would end up taking in life.  While chasing his dreams of becoming an architect, he was introduced to photography and fell in love with the medium and the idea of capturing the world the way he saw it. Although he didn't want to give up his new career in architecture and design, he was quickly building an audience on Instagram and before long companies began approaching him to shoot for them.  During our conversation he tells me what it's like juggling two creative careers, both of which he loves, and how they can sometimes play off each other.  We talk about digital manipulation and post production techniques that has brought photography into a new realm and whether or not it has crossed a line of still being photography or not, how he keeps from getting burned out, the way he stays organized, and the advice he gives to others hoping to fulfill their own creative goals.  

To Find out More About Demas Rusli Visit:

https://www.demasrusli.com

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https://www.instagram.com/demas/

Also check out his Podcast 529 at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC66vdXZvc_j0Ee-Z2FzDo_A

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Feb 20, 2020

On this episode of the Best of The Visual Revolutionary Podcast I sit down with renowned portrait photographer, illustrator, writer, and category defying creative, Dan Winters.  Although you might know Dan from his critically acclaimed portraits of iconic celebrities, musicians, and cultural influencers, he has built a reputation for his ability to capture a broad range of subjects, and has produced a dizzying amount of work across an array of genres.  Whether shooting the last shuttle launches for NASA or a portrait of the President, Dan has an ability to interpret the subject at hand with a very unique eye that has been influenced by years of curiosity. During our conversation we talk about how to properly show diversity in your portfolio, which images he remembers being milestones to his successful career, why he left LA for Austin, TX, and how he manages to juggle so many creative projects.

To Learn More About Dan Winters Visit:

http://www.danwintersphoto.com

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Feb 12, 2020

On this episode of The Best of The Visual Revolutionary Podcast I sit down with renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman.  To take a look through some of Friedman's archive is like stepping back into time and getting the chance to live through the subcultures he was there to bare witness to.  He created images that would help define a generation.  From the Dogtown Days of skateboarding with Tony Alva and Jay Adams, to the raw energy of punk with Black Flag and Minor Threat, to the early days of hip hop with the Beastie Boys and Run DMC, Friedman was there with a camera in hand.  The list of recognizable names and artists that he helped visually introduce to the world goes on and on and stands as a testament to his own taste in what he thought was important to photograph. During my conversation I get the chance to ask Friedman what he thinks the next youth movement will be, what it's like to work with some of the biggest names in music, and the advice he gives to others about following their passion.  So enjoy this conversation with Glen E. Friedman.  

To Learn More About Glen E. Friedman Visit:

http://burningflags.com/home/

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https://www.instagram.com/glenefriedman/

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Feb 6, 2020

Director, cinematographer, and co-founder of the Video Production company OPNSZN, Caleb Seales joins the podcast right off the heels of the newest music video he had the chance to work on with Atlanta's own EarthGang featuring the song "Swivel".  As a young up and coming director, already with a who's who list of top musical artist he's worked with, Caleb tells me what it was like growing up in a small town in Georgia where no one seemed to look at creativity as a way out.  Although he had never given any thought to photography and filmmaking growing up, he decided to buy his first camera during college and it quickly became an obsession.  When he was given the opportunity to shoot Atlanta's A3C Festival, he jumped at the chance, and things started happening quickly for what would become Caleb's future career. During our conversation Caleb tells me how a camera first made it's way into his life, what having positive mentors has meant to his quick rise in an ever expanding career, what goes into creating music videos for artist like J Cole, EarthGang, Cantrell, and many more, and the advice he gives to other young up and coming artists like himself.  

To Learn More About Caleb Seales Visit:

http://www.calebseales.com

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Jan 30, 2020

Director, cinematographer, photographer, and friend of the show Zach Wolfe returns to talk about what's going on in the creative world of Atlanta, the changes he's experienced with the commercial filmmaking scene and the budgets they bring, his thoughts on smaller camera systems vs the Red and Arri cinema setups, how we both feel about marketing ourselves and where agents stand in that dynamic, and how to continue to set yourself apart in an ever-growing world of creatives.  Make sure to check out Zach's original episode (#85) to hear his amazing backstory of covering the rise of much of the Atlanta hip hop scene and how that grew into the career he has today.  

To Learn More About Zach Wolfe Visit:

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Jan 23, 2020

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Volcom staff snowboard photographer and professional vagabond Vernon Deck joins the podcast to talk how he went from a kid growing up in a small town in New Zealand within the confines of a strict religious community, to traveling the globe, discovering photography, and creating a unique mark of his own on the world of snowboarding.  Although Vernon had an idyllic childhood for the most part, he tragically lost his father at the age of 16 and it changed the direction of his life forever.  He soon found himself backpacking through Australia and Europe trying to figure out what was next when he stumbled across photography.  At first it was just a means to document his life and travels, but when he decided to go check out a snowboarding event in Switzerland, he realized he had found his calling.  Before long Vernon was making a name for himself as a snowboard photographer and was offered a staff position with Volcom.  Since then he has spent the last 14 years traveling the globe, chasing winter, and capturing the sport and culture of snowboarding not only for Volcom, but for other top publications and brands in the industry.  During our conversation Vernon tells me what it's like to be a team photographer in today's constant need of new content, how he found sailing and decided to start taking months off of shooting every year to travel the world by himself on a sailboat, and the advice he gives to others trying to chase their own adventures in life

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Jan 16, 2020

Ray Barbee is not only one of the most influential street skateboarders in history, he's an amazing photographer, musician, and creative thinker, as well as one of the most frequently requested guests I get from fans of the show.  As a young kid growing up in the 80's in San Jose, CA, Ray was introduced to skateboarding during the heyday of backyard ramps and the vert skating kings that had ruled the era.  But before long, street skating started to take hold and Ray found a more accessible form of skateboarding that he and his friends felt they could mold with their own style.  Ray was quickly noticed by one of the biggest names in the business and joined the legendary Powell Peralta team and started working closely with Stacy Peralta and some of his skateboard heroes.  The rest is history, and he would go on to to have an amazing career as a professional skater that continues to this day.  During those years of traveling the globe, Ray realized he was missing an opportunity to capture the life he was living and embraced the craft of photography, spurred on by so many of his photographer friends he knew through the skate world.  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.  

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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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Jan 9, 2020

Brady and Alex take a break from sailing adventures on the SV Delos to join the podcast and talk about what life looks like living on a ship and what all goes into creating a YouTube show and producing original content while in the middle of the ocean. Although Brady and his older brother Brian are 10 years apart in age and didn't spend that much time together growing up, when Brian made the decision to quit his job, buy a boat and sail the world, it would end up bringing them closer than they could ever imagine and grow into a YouTube sensation with a fan base all over the world.  Part of the tradition on the boat has been bringing on fans who want to sail and work, and one of those adventurous souls was Alex Blue, who was no stranger to living on ships, and brought a wealth of knowledge of photography and filmmaking.  Before long, Brady and Alex became inseparable and these days they make up the four person main crew along with Brian and his wife Karin.  During our conversation we talk about how the Delos and the YouTube show came into existence, what it's like being out at sea disconnected from so much of the rest of the world for long periods of time, what it looks like to create each episode, and the advice they give to others looking for a life of adventure and creativity.  

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Jan 1, 2020

Award winning photography team Ben and Erin Chrisman join the podcast to talk about how they met at a friend's wedding, making the move to San Fransisco, the creation of Chrisman studios that has consistently been named as one of the top 10 wedding photography studios in the world, and their most recent move to Charleston, South Carolina to focus on their newest endeavor King and Fields studio and their 3 year old daughter.  Ben and Erin both come from the world of photojournalism and were heavily influenced by some of the greats.  After establishing themselves individually as wedding photographers they ended up coming together and forming a powerful creative team around the idea of not only applying a photojournalistic style of shooting, but of not being afraid to embrace weirder and more artistic compositions.  They quickly rose to become a very prominent studio, shooting huge destination weddings all over the world, but soon realized that they would love to be able to settle down more and shoot from a home base.  During our conversation we talk about the early days in Northern California and their house in Oakland that served as a creative hang out for so many other photographers, what it was like shooting weddings in some of the most unique locations in the world, and what inspired them to want to move back to the south and create a portrait photography studio.  

To Learn More About Chrisman Studios Visit:

https://www.chrismanstudios.com

To Learn More About King and Fields Visit:

https://kingandfields.com

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Dec 19, 2019

Photographer Amy Arbus sits down with me to talk about what it was like growing up surrounded by so much creativity.  As the daughter of one of the most famous and recognizable names in photography, Diane Arbus and her well known photographer/actor father Allan Arbus, Amy had no shortage of inspiration and expectation when she decided to pursue her own creative callings.  She realized she felt a natural pull towards photography and wanted to find her personal voice as an artist. She would go on to create a deep body of work across the fine art, editorial, and commercial worlds, and establish her own legacy as a respected photographer, artist, and teacher.  During our conversation Amy tells me about the tragic loss of her mother and how that effected her at a young age, what it was like studying under Richard Avedon, the 10 years she spent shooting street portraits in the east village of New York for the Village Voice during what many would consider one of the most creative eras ever, and how she's given back to the community by years of teaching at the International Center of Photography.  

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Dec 12, 2019

Photographer, creative director, and entrepreneur Leif Steiner joins the show to talk about how he went from studying biochemistry and running track and cross country at Penn State, to switching his major to graphic design, moving to Colorado, and creating his own very successful ad agency, as well as his most recent decision to walk away from it all and pursue a creative calling to travel the world and photograph some of the last indigenous cultures that have still only had minimal contact by the outside world.  I was recently introduced to Leif's work by a feature and interview with Phase One camera and was instantly fascinated by a lot of his stories and attitude on work, creativity, and travel.  After our long conversation, it is clear to me that Leif has a work ethic and drive that would bring him success in whatever goals he sets for himself.  Leif talks about having children very early in life and how that helped spur him forward to founding and becoming the creative director of Moxie Sozo in Boulder Colorado which would grow to 35 employees and clients worldwide by the time he decided to sell the company.  During our conversation Leif tells me what made him decide to walk away from a lucrative creative career, what it was like hitchhiking across the Pakistan/Afghanistan border, the commonalities and kindness he has experienced in cultures across the world, how he plans to keep photographing different indigenous people, and the advice he gives to those seeking to fulfill their own creative goals.  

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Dec 5, 2019

Brooklyn based photographer, writer, and educator Amy Touchette joins the podcast to talk about her work as a street and documentary photographer and portraitist, and how tragedy and the reminder of her own mortality is what caused her to reevaluate her life and career in the publishing world and set out to pursue a life dedicated to visual storytelling, as well as living her own truth. Amy was always an artistic kid with a passion for reading, writing, and creating art in general.  She continued to pursue that passion studying literature in college with dreams of teaching and writing.  After earning her masters degree in San Francisco, she ended up in New York City working in the publishing industry and slowly making her way to a position as a managing editor. Before long however, she was yearning for a more creative outlet and realized that she was building a career she didn't love.  She was painting a lot, but felt like she wanted something that would  pull her out of her own solitary world and found photography, inspired by the characters of the NYC streets.  But it was the tragedy of 9/11 that would give her another reminder that life can sometimes be cut too short, and to not waste anymore time doing things she wasn't passionate about, and she began chasing her creative aspirations with a more focused dedication. During our conversation Amy tells me what inspired her to take on a 4 year long personal project of photographing and living with the burlesque dancer The World Famous Bob and the book "Shoot the Arrow" that would help establish her in the photography world, the inspiration she finds everyday from wandering the streets of New York and the characters that inhabit it, what she's learned about the human condition from years of street interactions, what inspires her to keep moving forward, and the advice she gives to others who want to pursue a more creative lifestyle.  

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