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The Darkroom Podcast was born to tell the founding stories behind some of the world’s most talented creators and entrepreneurs, highlighting their failures, experiences and visions for the future.

The Darkroom Podcast was born to tell the founding stories behind some of the world’s most talented creators and entrepreneurs, highlighting their failures, experiences and visions for the future.
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The Darkroom Podcast was born to tell the founding stories behind some of the world’s most talented creators and entrepreneurs, highlighting their failures, experiences and visions for the future.

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Stories from the Edges of Earth with Photojournalist Christopher Michel

9/13/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke with legendary photojournalist and entrepreneur Christopher Michel. Chris has a knack for the extreme, traveling and documenting places like the North & South Poles, Everest, and even the edge of space. We get to the root of how Chris views motivation, pushing to motivate himself and others through purpose rather than financial incentives. After 7 years of active duty in the Navy and 16 years of service, Chris developed a deep understanding of...

Duration:00:45:27

@AtticusPoetry | Behind the Mask with Atticus

8/29/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke with New York Times bestselling author and anonymous poet Atticus. Known for his short form poetry, Atticus has been writing under his pseudonym while capturing the hearts and minds of his over 1 million followers. His third book, The Truth About Magic, is set to release on September 10th and is the final chapter in his trilogy. Atticus first began writing after a serendipitous run in with notorious actor Michael Manson in France and was...

Duration:00:44:13

@ScottBelsky | Maximizing Your Creativity with Adobe CPO Scott Belsky

8/15/2019
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On this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we chatted with entrepreneur, seed investor and CPO of Adobe, Scott Belsky. As the former founder and CEO of Behance, Belsky built one of the largest platforms for showcasing creative work and has spent most of his career building tools to empower content creators. Before being acquired by Adobe in 2012, we hear how Belksy and his team navigated and ultimately organized the once messy world of design. We dive deep into Belsky’s vision for the future of...

Duration:00:40:59

@RAWArtists | Showcasing the Creative Community with RAW Artists CEO Heidi Luerra

8/1/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke to Heidi Luerra, CEO and Founder of RAW Artists, the largest indie arts organization in the world. For the last 10 years RAW has brought the creative community together by organizing showcases in 70+ cities, helping 200,000 artists in fashion, music, and the visual arts gain exposure. As an artist herself, Heidi felt the personal struggle of getting her work out to the world. After trying to build momentum behind her fashion line in the early...

Duration:00:48:29

@Hipcamp | Getting People Outside with Hipcamp CEO Alyssa Ravasio

7/18/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke to the CEO of Hipcamp Alyssa Ravasio. Having founded the company in 2013, Alyssa and her team set out to make camping easier and more accessible. With over 40 employees, Alyssa has grown Hipcamp to over 300,000 camping spots, vineyards, parks and more. We get to hear about Alyssa’s experience as a female founder and how she leads her team with emotional openness and transparency. On a mission to get more people outside, Hipcamp believes that...

Duration:00:30:30

@EpidemicSound | Soundtracking the World with Epidemic Sound CEO Oscar Höglund

7/11/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke to the CEO and Co-founder of Epidemic Sound, Oscar Höglund. Over the last 10 years, Oscar and the team at Epidemic have set out to soundtrack the world, pioneering a new era of music licensing for all types of content creators, studios and storytellers. Epidemic tracks are now listened to over 250 million hours each month and are the go to platform for people like Peter McKinnon and companies like Netflix. In a notoriously self-serving...

Duration:00:52:45

@ThisIsDavidGelb | In the Mix with the Creator of Chef's Table David Gelb

7/5/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke to the creator and director of Chef’s Table, David Gelb, at his production studio Supper Club. We jump back into David’s early passions for theatre and acting in high school and how his father’s life in the classical music world became a steady inspiration for him. Having built a small team of friends to go shoot with in high school and college, David has a knack for finding and building talent, allowing him to work on a multitude of projects...

Duration:00:55:13

@SteveSweatpants | Searching for Moments with Street Dreams Magazine Co-founder Steven “Sweatpants” Irby

6/27/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke to photographer, creative director and Co-founder of Street Dreams Magazine Steven “Sweatpants” Irby. We get into the early days of Steven’s life from picking up a camera in his 20’s to his first encounters with his Co-founders Eric Veloso and Michael Cobarrubia. These creators have turned their love of street photography into a renowned print publication now rounding the corner on their 15th edition. Within each release, Steve, Eric and...

Duration:00:54:57

@Finn | Enjoy The Journey with Finn Beales

6/13/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we caught up with renowned travel and commercial photographer Finn Beales while he was back at home in Wales. Shooting for over 10 years, Finn shares his breadth of knowledge in the space and how he has developed an incredible body of work. We talk through building his “72hrs in…” series, highlighting the cultures, people and scenes he encounters on his travels in places like Rwanda all the way to the Pacific Northwest. Having gotten his start on the...

Duration:01:02:03

@AlexStrohl | Building A Foundation with Alex Strohl

5/30/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke with legendary French photographer Alex Strohl. We hear about the first time Alex picked up a camera to what it took to build a personal brand followed by millions. We talk through the story arc that Alex has crafted for himself, one built on patience for bigger things and a steady taste for travel. Alex draws much of his inspiration for his images outside the realm of photography, often in books that have helped enhance the depth of his work....

Duration:01:00:17

@VSCO | Celebrating Creative Differences with CEO of VSCO Joel Flory

5/16/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we had the pleasure of speaking to Joel Flory, CEO & Co-founder of VSCO. We get a chance to hear Joel’s story from the beginning, growing up near Oakland and eventually becoming a wedding photographer with his wife for nearly a decade. After realizing that he wanted to start something new, Joel and his Co-founder Greg set out to build something that would help them as artists. Through many iterations, VSCO was born and would help millions of people...

Duration:00:39:46

@everchanginghorizon | Finding a Home in Photography with Quin Schrock

5/9/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke with lifestyle and commercial photographer Quin Schrock. Quin’s life is far from the ordinary, after leaving life as an accountant, he set out to Peru not knowing what was in store for him. Without a camera in hand other than his phone, Quin traveled across the world when he eventually met a new friend who set out with him on a road trip across the country. Over the last couple years Quin has lived, worked and traveled in his van. While only...

Duration:01:13:51

@yungbludlau | Falling Into Place with Bon Appétit Photographer Alex Lau

5/2/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we had the pleasure to speak with the Staff Photographer for Bon Appétit Magazine Alex Lau. Having traveled the world for his shoots, Alex’s work has been featured on the cover and in the pages of Bon Appétit’s most impressive editions showcasing some of the most sought after cuisines. We get to hear about how Alex hustled his way into his current and former jobs: taking multiple buses, trains and yes… even hiding his belongings under toilets to catch...

Duration:01:02:06

@drcuerda @anniset | Pushing the Bounds of Imagination with Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís

4/25/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we had the pleasure of speaking to the incredibly talented duo Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís. The two met and studied architecture together at Polytechnic University of Valencia and are now full-time freelancing photographers. As a team, they have found an incredibly unique style that blurs the worlds of architecture, surrealism and photography into one. Using the environment and buildings around them as their canvases, Daniel and Anna have been able to...

Duration:00:34:57

@SamoRomeo | Off the Field with Detroit Lions Defensive End Romeo Okwara

4/18/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Romeo Okwara, a Leica photographer and the starting Defensive End for the Detroit Lions. Growing up in North Carolina and with family in Nigeria, Romeo’s love for travel developed at a young age. His interests in the creative space started with a passion for architecture and design, only growing stronger when he picked up a camera in college. We talk through his development as an artist and how his eye for the...

Duration:00:34:25

@AdamSenatori | The Art of Flight with Adam Senatori

4/11/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we had the pleasure of speaking with Adam Senatori, a commercial photographer, videographer and pilot. Growing up in a creative home, Adam had an early passion for the art of flight and began traveling the world as a pilot. With years of flying under his belt, Adam went full time as a content creator, hitting the road for over 250 days of the year. From being one of the first featured photographers on Instagram to battling a saturated and competitive...

Duration:00:46:14

@Andy | Scaling Your Education with Unfold Co-founder Andy McCune

4/4/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we had the pleasure of speaking with New York based entrepreneur and creative Andy McCune. You may know Andy as the Co-founder of Unfold, one of the hottest growing design and storytelling apps, or as the founder of Earth, a millennial-focused travel media company. Andy’s work and passions have landed him and his Co-founder Alfonso Cobo on the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list and an array of publications. We walk through what it was like to drop out of...

Duration:00:24:30

@ShaazJung | The Birth of Environmental Surrealism with Shaaz Jung

3/28/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we had the pleasure of speaking to Shaaz Jung, a naturalist, big cat tracker, wildlife photographer, and National Geographic cinematographer. For the last decade, Shaaz has built and managed multiple wildlife conservation and ecotourism camps in South India and East Africa, leveraging his art to preserve the animals and the forests he grew up in. Shaaz began his pursuit in conservationism by tracking and studying leopards, allowing him to develop a...

Duration:00:58:23

@Bijan | Making it Happen with Spark Capital Founder Bijan Sabet

3/21/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we spoke to photographer and venture capitalist Bijan Sabet. Bijan is Co-founder and General Partner at Spark Capital where he has become an early stage investor in some of the most impactful technology companies including Tumblr, Oculus, and Twitter. As a film photographer, Bijan’s street and landscape work covers a breadth of subjects as he travels the world with a camera in hand. We get a chance to hear Bijan’s unique perspective on the creative...

Duration:00:51:50

@PositivelyPresent | Being Mindful with the Founder of Positively Present Dani DiPirro

3/14/2019
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we had the pleasure of speaking with the founder and sole designer of the brand Positively Present amassing an avid following of over 350,000 people. Dani walks us through how she took her negative disposition and turned her pursuit of positivity into an impactful brand. Building Positively Present over the last ten years, Dani has launched multiple books, a blog and countless pieces of art that have been featured in Forbes, Glamour, Teen Vogue and...

Duration:00:41:59