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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 11: Emily Polar / Photographer

10/10/2019
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My good friend, and bad ass photographer, Emily Polar returns to the show to have an honest conversation about what it looks like to truly value and honor your time, the issues she has with the conventional model of the the role of an advertising photographer, what it was like to live and study in Nepal for the last three years, the influence Buddhism and daily meditation has on her life, how she manages her money and lives with almost no overhead in order to stay on the move, and the plans...

Duration:00:48:11

Episode 112: Glenna Gordon / Photojournalist, Documentary Photographer, and Teacher

10/8/2019
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Documentary photographer, respected photojournalist, and educator Glenna Gordon joins the show to talk about how she went from a kid growing up in suburban Orange County, to living in West Africa covering everything from Boko Haram to Muslim women who write romance novels. Although Glenna was raised in a loving home and in a sheltered community, she was no stranger to stories of tragedy and hardship and was brought up with the intimate knowledge of what true suffering and sacrifice can look...

Duration:01:44:08

Episode 111: Clay Cook / Fashion, Lifestyle, & Commercial Photographer

9/27/2019
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Editorial and Commercial fashion/lifestyle photographer and educator Clay Cook joins the podcast from his studio in Louisville, KY to talk about how he went from years on the road as a guitar player in a popular hard rock band, to shooting fashion editorials and commercial campaigns across the country. Although Clay was very influenced by movies at an early age and loved trying to create his own short films, at 16 years old he joined a band that would alter the trajectory of his life and...

Duration:01:59:29

Episode 110: Darren McCullough / Anthill Films CoFounder / Filmmaker

9/11/2019
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Action Sports and Commercial Filmmaker, and one of the co-founders of Anthill Films, Darren McCullough joins the podcast to talk about the crew's latest film "Return to Earth" and how he went from being a kid growing up in the small town of Lions Bay BC to becoming part of a filmmaking team making some of the most cutting edge mountain bike films available. As a kid growing up in a small town with access to both the mountain lifestyle and the ocean, Darren had an early love for skiing and...

Duration:01:32:59

Episode 108: Matt Porteous / Photographer and Filmmaker / Portrait, Wedding, & Adventure Lifestyle

8/22/2019
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On this episode of the podcast Matt Porteous drops in to talk about how he went from creating a successful business as a stone mason to becoming one of the go to portrait photographers for the Royal Family, building his own successful commercial studio, and creating a staggering amount of personal photography and film projects as well as multiple outlets to showcase them in. Matt grew up on the small island of Jersey in the U.K. It was there that he fell in love with the ocean and the...

Duration:01:58:41

Episode 108: Jeff Stockwell / Automotive and Lifestyle Photographer and Director

8/14/2019
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On this episode of the podcast I sit down with automotive and lifestyle photographer and commercial director Jeff Stockwell to talk about how he turned a professional career as a rollerblader into becoming a sought after photographer working with some of the biggest car companies in the world. Growing up in San Clemente Jeff always felt like an outsider because the things he was most passionate about seemed to be outside the norm of those around him. Although he lived in a beach town, he had...

Duration:01:14:01

Episode 107: Sam Jones / Renowned Photographer, Filmmaker, and Host of Off Camera

8/7/2019
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Renowned celebrity portrait photographer, documentary filmmaker, host of the popular show "Off Camera", and man of many creative pursuits Sam Jones joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in Fullerton, CA with a focus on skateboarding and punk rock, to creating a very successful career as a photographer and filmmaker. During his younger years Sam always had a lot of outlets for creativity. Whether he was playing music in many of the bands he was in, drawing cartoons...

Duration:01:50:03

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