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Because we are interested in people's story, and not what type of gear they use, we introduce a new much needed podcast in the world of photography and cinematography. Featuring in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading photographers, filmmakers, and other visual revolutionaries, we are bringing you the backstory on how some of your favorite artists got to where they are today.

Because we are interested in people's story, and not what type of gear they use, we introduce a new much needed podcast in the world of photography and cinematography. Featuring in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading photographers, filmmakers, and other visual revolutionaries, we are bringing you the backstory on how some of your favorite artists got to where they are today.
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Because we are interested in people's story, and not what type of gear they use, we introduce a new much needed podcast in the world of photography and cinematography. Featuring in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading photographers, filmmakers, and other visual revolutionaries, we are bringing you the backstory on how some of your favorite artists got to where they are today.

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English


Episodes

VR Shorts Episode 10: Krystle Wright / Photographer, Director, Canon Ambassador

6/28/2019
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Adventure photographer, director, filmmaker, Canon ambassador, and all around bad ass Krystle Wright returns to the podcast to talk about her three most current short films "Chasing Monsters", "In Perpetual Motion", and "A Restless Peace" (Links Below). Make sure to check out Krystle's original appearance on the show back on episode #52 to hear the story of how she got started. During this conversation we discuss what it was like trying to create three new films for Canon over the course of...

Duration:00:53:04

Episode 106: Nick Moir / Photojournalist / Storm Chaser

6/27/2019
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Award winning photojournalist and renowned storm chaser Nick Moir joins the show to talk about what it's like facing down every type of severe weather you could imagine and how he has continued to evolve as a photographer, journalist, and creative after years in the field working with the Sydney Morning Herald. You can get a brief glimpse into what the fast paced world of storm chasing looks like in Krystle Wright's new film "Chasing Monsters" which features Nick and his work. Growing up in...

Duration:01:49:43

Episode 105: Jonathan Mehring / Commercial and Skateboard Photographer / Director / World Traveler

6/21/2019
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On this episode I sit down with Jonathan Mehring to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in a holler in Virginia in a log home his "return to the land" parents built with no concrete in sight, to a skateboard enthusiast and one of the most well traveled skateboard photographers in the world, and finally the way that would lead him to working with National Geographic on his book "Skate the World" to help spread the global message of skateboard culture. As a kid growing up in a rural...

Duration:01:54:22

Episode 104: Jussi Grznar / Commercial, Action Sports, and Fine Art Photographer

6/20/2019
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Commercial, action sports, and fine art photographer Jussi Grznar joins the show to talk about growing up in former Czechoslovakia and watching the fall of communist leadership and repression, and how that led him to chasing his dreams not only for himself, but for his parents that never had the same opportunity. At an early age Jussi's parents always encouraged him and his sister to let themselves be influenced by travel, music, and whatever other culture they could absorb. At age 10, when...

Duration:02:02:17

Episode 103: Mike Lewis / Aquatic Sports and Commercial Photographer

6/13/2019
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Mike Lewis, aka @mike2swim, joins the show to talk about how he went from being a collegiate swimmer, to working at the executive level for the Olympic Canoe/Kayak and Water Polo teams, to finally deciding to focus on photography and find himself back in the pool with the athletes he knew best. Growing up in southern California, Mike gravitated towards the water at an early age and quickly became an accomplished swimmer. It would become a sport that would help him have a drive and focus...

Duration:01:38:23

Episode 102: Joey L. / Photographer / Director

6/3/2019
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Award winning photographer/director Joey Lawrence (aka Joey L.) joins the show to talk about how he went from photographing his musician friends in high school, to shooting portraits of celebrities like Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, to traveling the globe extensively in the pursuit of some of the most ambitious personal projects ever discussed on this podcast. Although he's now old enough to not be the youngest person on his sets anymore, Joey L. is still a young face in the...

Duration:01:22:06

Episode 101: Steve Rokks / Filmmaker / Commercial DP / Photographer

5/23/2019
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Filmmaker, Commercial DP, Photographer, Adventurer, and man of many talents Steve Rokks joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in Long Island with a fascination for jazz drumming, to dreams of a Navy Seal career, to working as an engineer, to a job in the music industry in Dallas working with labels like Def Jam and artists like Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, to editing videos on the side for a filmmaker friend, to finally finding himself behind the camera focused on his...

Duration:01:43:12

Episode 100: Ric Stovall / My Story / With Special Guest Host Kenna Klosterman

4/24/2019
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We finally made it to episode 100 of the podcast, and to celebrate I'm joined by special guest host Kenna Klosterman to help lead me through telling my own life story. You might know Kenna as the host of Creative Live, or from her own great photography podcast "We Are Photographers", so she seemed like the perfect person to come in and take over hosting the Visual Revolutionary Podcast. Kenna has also been a guest on this show before so make sure to check out Episode 64 to hear her story....

Duration:01:21:27

VR Shorts Episode #9: Sean Boggs / Commercial Photographer

4/23/2019
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My good friend Sean Boggs returns to the show to talk about his recent personal project working with the Ninash Foundation, where he traveled through India to document people from all walks of life and captured some of the amazing changes Ninash has made in their lives and the lives of others. During our conversation we talk about taking on personal projects and giving back by donating your services to non profit organizations, how he went about planning and executing this project, the...

Duration:00:39:52

Episode 99: Jeff Lipsky / Celebrity, Fashion, Lifestyle Photographer

4/11/2019
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Celebrity and lifestyle photographer Jeff Lipsky joins the podcast to talk about how he went from working as a fly fishing guide in Telluride, CO and trying to see how many days a year he could snowboard, to shooting some of the most well known celebrities in the world and working on ad campaigns for companies like Verizon, Eddie Bauer, Warner Brothers, and many others. Although Jeff was turned on to photography at a fairly early age, it would be his passion for skiing and snowboarding that...

Duration:01:34:56

Episode 98: Tyler Sharp/Photographer, Director, Writer, & Editor-in-Chief of Modern Huntsman Magazine

4/8/2019
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On this episode of the podcast we are joined by outdoor photographer, director, writer, creative director and the co-founder/editor-in-chief of Modern Huntsman magazine Tyler Sharp. Tyler takes us through his story of growing up outside of Austin Texas, studying photography and filmmaking at USC, and how that would eventually lead to him living in Tanzania filming Safari expeditions as his first job out of college. After developing a taste for travel, expeditions, hunting culture, and an...

Duration:01:54:39

VR Shorts Episode #8 / Bo Bridges / Renowned Advertising, Actions Sports, and Fine Art Photographer

3/29/2019
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Renowned action sports, advertising, and fine art photographer/director and friend of the show Bo Bridges returns to the podcast to talk about his recent collaboration with Marvel Comics, what it's like shooting in the impact zone of big wave surfing productions, and the challenges of running a brick and mortar gallery in today's retail climate. Bo was one of Visual Revolutionary's original guests, so make sure to check out his full biographical story on episode #3 of the podcast. During...

Duration:00:43:03

Episode 97: Christopher Michel / Photographer / Entrepreneur

3/13/2019
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On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Christopher Michel to hear about how he went from being a naval flight officer, to working at the Pentagon, to Harvard business school, to creating multiple companies in the tech world, to his current life as a world traveling photographer documenting some of the harshest conditions on the planet and working with everyone from leading publications to research teams along the way. As we learn on the show, it's hard to pinpoint where Christopher...

Duration:01:15:20

Episode 96: Arto Saari / Photographer / Professional Skateboarder

3/6/2019
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Professional skateboarder, photographer, and frequently requested guest Arto Saari joins the show to talk about how he went from a small rural town in Finland, to leaving the country as a young teenager to go on tour with Danny Way and start an adventure that's continued ever since. Like many people from a certain generation, Arto had his young mind blown by films like Thrashin', Gleaming the Cube, and even Back to the Future's skate scenes, but it would be an old board left behind by his...

Duration:01:25:02

Episode 95: Matthew Jordan Smith / Renowned Fashion and Celebrity Photographer & Nikon Ambassador

2/22/2019
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Renowned fashion and celebrity photographer and Nikon ambassador Matthew Jordan Smith joins the show from his home in Tokyo to talk about how he went from the son of a preacher in a small town in the south to a very successful career in photography and the set of America's Next Top Model to work with his friend and frequent collaborator Tyra Banks. Although Matthew was born in Brooklyn, he moved to the south at the age of 7 when his anesthesiologist father decided he wanted to pursue his...

Duration:01:40:32

Episode 94: Aaron Rose / Artist, Director, Writer, Curator

2/14/2019
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Director, artist, writer, and exhibition curator Aaron Rose joins the show to talk about how he found himself in the midst of an amazing group of artists in the early 90s in New York and formed what would become the famed Alleged Gallery in the lower east side, how he set about capturing that era in the documentary film "Beautiful Losers", and the evolution of a long career as a creative working with some of the biggest companies in the world as well as continuing to make films, personal...

Duration:01:31:47

Episode 93: Mark Mann / Celebrity & Advertising Photographer / Leica Ambassador

2/7/2019
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On this episode of the podcast I catch up with celebrity & advertising photographer and Leica Ambassador Mark Mann in the midst of an insane travel schedule of shooting. We talk about how a chance encounter with a beautiful girl on a train when he was a teenager would make him decide to study photography, what it's like to sit face to face with the President of the United States, and how he formed a relationship with Leica. Growing up in Glasgow, Mark was always a creative kid, but it...

Duration:01:34:12

Episode 92: Justin Rosenberg / Fine Art & Experimental Portrait Photographer

1/31/2019
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Fine art and experimental portrait photographer Justin Rosenberg joins the podcast to trace how his journey went from chasing a masters degree in evolutionary psychology, to living in a rehab center in LA, to falling in love with photography and using it to reconnect with his new sober self. Although Justin was born in New York, he spent most of his life in Florida and we talk about what it was like growing up there and his early love for music, the counter culture scene, and eventually...

Duration:01:40:44

Episode 91: Ed Templeton/ Pro Skateboarder, Photographer, Painter, & Graphic Designer

12/26/2018
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Ed Templeton joins the podcast to talk about his latest photography book "Tangentially Parenthetical" (link below) and how he from being one of the most influential street skaters of his generation to showcasing his paintings and photography in highly respected galleries and collections. Although Ed's story has been told many times in some great interviews and documentaries, I get the chance to trace his history of growing up in Orange County in a fairly tough family situation and how that...

Duration:02:13:17

Episode 90: Samuel Elkins: Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

12/21/2018
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Lifestyle and portrait photographer Samuel Elkins joins the show to talk about how, at the age of 22, he's already had years of professional experience shooting for some of the biggest companies in the country and what's next for him as he continues to evolve as an artist and a brand. Sam grew up outside of Seattle Washington. As someone who is now 6'8, he was always one of the tallest kids in his class and naturally moved towards a love of basketball. But at the age of 15 he would stumble...

Duration:01:20:16