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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.




Episode 84: Jon Glassberg / Director / Photographer / Professional Climber

Professional climber, filmmaker, and photographer Jon Glassberg joins the podcast to talk about his production company Louder Than 11 and how he went from getting recognized by his talents on the rock to working behind the camera producing films and content for some of the biggest names in the climbing industry. Growing up in central Virginia, Jon was introduced to rock climbing at a young age during a summer camp he attended and fell in love with it instantly. Although photography would...


Episode 83: Dave Swift / Renowned Skateboard Photographer and Magazine Editor

Renowned skateboard photographer and magazine editor Dave Swift joins the show to talk about his long history with skateboarding, the early days of the Del Mar Skate Ranch, his many years as editor in chief of Transworld Skateboarding, and cofounding the Skateboard Mag. Although Dave grew up a short drive from the beaches of San Diego, his small town felt more like a ranching community and his days were filled with baseball and football until the age of 13 when skateboarding entered his...


Episode 82: Randal Ford / Award Winning Portrait and Commercial Photographer

Award winning portrait and commercial photographer Randal Ford joins the podcast to talk about his new book "Animal Kingdom" and to tell the story of how he went from a business major to quickly establishing himself as an accomplished editorial and advertising photographer at what many would consider a young age. Although Randal fell in love with photography early on his high school years, he would go to study business at Texas A&M without much consideration of a possible future as a...


Episode 81: Joe McNally / Photographer / Director / Educator / Nikon Ambassador

Photographer, director, Nikon ambassador, and educator Joe McNally joins the show to talk about his legendary career, shooting for everyone from National Geographic to being Life Magazine's final staff photographer. Although Joe says there wasn't much creativity in his early years, he remembers a book of war photography his father gave him that definitely put a seed in his mind of what visual story telling could look like. He was always fascinated with good story telling and ended up going...


Episode 80: Dean Bradshaw / Commercial and Lifestyle Photographer and Director

On this episode of the podcast we are joined by commercial and lifestyle photographer and filmmaker Dean Bradshaw who talks about making the career leap from zoologist to photographer/director and how he's continued to evolve his aesthetic as an artist to reflect his own maturing taste and stay relevant in an ever changing industry. Growing up in Perth Australia, Dean always loved the outdoors and the vast array of reptiles Australia is famous for. This interest would soon have him...


Episode 79: Joe Salinas / Documentary and Commercial Filmmaker

On this episode of the podcast documentary filmmaker Joe Salinas talks about what it was like growing up as a skateboarder in a small town in Texas, his years as a touring musician, how he ended up working as a corrections officer and in gang intelligence in the prison system for years, and how acting would finally lead him to his current roll as a filmmaker. Although Joe was influenced at an early age by skateboard films like the Bones Brigade and John Hughes films at his local two screen...


Episode 78: Becca Skinner / Photographer / Writer / National Geographic Explorer

Photographer, writer, conservationist, National Geographic explorer, and many other titles, Becca Skinner joins the podcast to talk about how she went from aspirations of a life in climbing, to chasing adventures behind the lens, to settling down in a sustainable lifestyle in the mountains of Montana. Growing up in Colorado to a family of climbers, Becca was no stranger to living an outdoor lifestyle and adventures into the mountains, but it was when a tragic accident with her uncle...


Episode 77: Troy Plota / Photographer, Entrepreneur, and Creator of the Plotaverse

Photographer, entrepreneur, and mastermind behind the Plotaverse Troy Plota joins the podcast to talk about how he went from being a sought after photographer in the fashion world and running a top dollar studio, to becoming a tech entrepreneur and creating what would become known as the plotagraph. From his earliest beginnings as a beach kid in Florida, Troy had a love for photography. After convincing his Dad to give him his camera so he could use it in a school class, Troy fell in love...


VR Shorts Episode #7 / Meg Loeks / Photographer and Sigma Ambassador

Photographer, instructor, and Sigma ambassador Meg Loeks joins the podcast to talk about how she reinvigorated her passion for photography with the birth of her first child and how, as her family grew so did her desire to archive their daily existence and find her voice as a photographer. It would be her ability to capture those everyday moments in an artful way that would soon lead her to working with companies like Sigma and Profoto and building a loyal social media following. During our...


Episode 76: Jake Stangel / Lifestyle and Advertising Photographer

Lifestyle/advertising photographer, and all around nice guy, Jake Stangel joins the podcast to talk about growing up as a creative kid in the suburbs of Maryland and the early influence photography had on his life. It was an 8th grade general art class that Jake discovered a passion for photography that would set him down a path to enrolling at NYU's Tish school and continuing his education in fine art and photography. But after growing up in a small town, Jake was overwhelmed by the...


Episode 75: Corey Nickols / Award Winning Celebrity & People Photographer

Award winning celebrity and people photographer Corey Nickols joins the show to talk about how he created a name for himself in one of the most competitive genres of photography, while also sharing a very honest and compelling story of overcoming his battle with bipolar disorder and how he continues to nurture a healthy mind with a healthy diet. Growing up in a rural area of California, Corey always felt like an outsider to what was around him. Although he found photography at a very early...


Episode 74: Quin Schrock / Adventure, Travel, & Lifestyle Photographer

Adventure, Travel, and Lifestyle Photographer Quin Schrock (aka: @everchanginghorizons ) joins the show to talk about the journey that brought him from a soon to be CPA, to traveling the world non stop with a huge Instagram following and an ever expanding photography portfolio. As we dive through Quin's past, we talk about his desire to want to stand out and go against the grain at an early age and how that would become a lot of the foundation for a future in creative expression and...


Episode 73: Blake Jorgenson / Action, Adventure, and Commercial Photographer

******Donate To The Podcast and Help Support the Show******** Award winning action sports and commercial photographer Blake Jorgenson joins the show to talk about the life of a ski bum in Whistler in the 90s and how that evolved into a successful career in photography. Growing up in Toronto, Blake was always inspired by art. Painting and drawing kept him occupied and entertained in a place he didn't draw that much inspiration from. But at the...


Episode 72: Drew Gurian / Music, Celebrity, and Lifestyle Photographer

Music, celebrity, and lifestyle photographer Drew Gurian joins the podcast to talk about the evolution of his career and how he went from first assistant under Joe McNally, to building his own successful brand and client base as a photographer. From an early age Drew was drawn to photography and music, and before long started combining his passions by shooting live shows he was attending as well as playing drums in a band. While studying photography and graphic design, Drew got the chance...


Episode 71: Matthew Jones / Lifestyle, Motorcycle, & Automotive Photographer

Lifestyle, motorcycle, and automotive photographer Matthew Jones joins the podcast to talk about how he managed to create a recognizable aesthetic and grow a brand for himself by shooting what he was most passionate about. He's become known for his editorial work with niche magazines like Iron and Air, as well as shooting big commercial projects with companies ranging from Harley Davidson to Infiniti USA. Growing up in Florida, Matt found photography at an early age through the world of...


Episode 70: Sandro Miller / Renowned Photographer / Director / & Nikon Ambassador

Renowned photographer/director and Nikon ambassador Sandro Miller joins the podcast to talk about a storied career in photography and filmmaking, and the odds he overcame and sacrifices he made along the way to create a legendary body of work. As a child growing up in Illinois, Sandro lost his father at the early age of four years old and was forced to grow up quicker than most and take on responsibilities that other kids didn't have to deal with. Although this caused him to act out in many...


Episode 69: Jay Blakesberg / Renowned Music Photographer

Renowned music photographer Jay Blakesberg joins the podcast to talk about 40 years of music photography, photographing everything from years with the Grateful Dead to the birth of Alternative Rock. Raised in New Jersey, Jay was a product of the 70s youth culture, spending his time partying with his friends and seeing concerts. But it was when he borrowed his Dad's camera at age 16 to shoot pictures at a Grateful Dead show that he would get a glimpse into what the future would hold....


Episode 68: Jason M Peterson / Photographer / Chief Creative Officer

Photographer, chief creative officer, and advertising master mind Jason M. Peterson joins the show for an interesting conversation about where advertising is heading and what that means for creators of all types. You might know Jason from his popular Instagram account where he showcases some of his beautiful black and white compositions, but he's had a long career in the creative world dating back to his early days in a punk band and leading to a successful run in the ad world. Growing up...


VR Shorts Episode #6: Sean Boggs / Commercial Photographer

My friend and fellow local commercial photographer Sean Boggs stops by on this episode of the podcast to talk about building a business and a brand in a small market. Although I might need to get rid of the word "shorts" in this new series, as I have trouble not ending up talking for almost an hour anyway, I enjoyed this conversation where Sean and I dove in to a topic that rarely gets explored. We discuss the difference in a small town market compared to a larger market and how he went...


VR Shorts Episode #5: Scott Serfas / Snowboard & Action Sports Photographer

Snowboard and action sports photographer Scott Serfas comes back on the podcast to talk about the issues he has faced with clients not wanting to pay advertising rates for social media images, what that might mean for the future of his niche in photography, and where we go from here. Make sure to check out Scott's original biographical episode to hear his backstory (Episode #36). During this conversation we talk about what we've both seen with clients wanting to use images for free on their...