Sam Abell has been a photographer for over 40 years and has been largely known for his work with National Geographic. His career has revolved largely through his many long-term projects for magazines and books. He is also an author, artist and teacher. 

He has published several books including The Photographic Life, Seeing Gardens and The Life of a Photograph which provide wonderful collections of his body of work. 

Sam's ability to compose layered compositions have helped him to create images that are considered some of the best photographs ever made. He shares his insights in his workshops through the Julia Dean Photographic Workshops and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

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Celebrated photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has worked with some of the top names in entertainment today including Haile Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Jamie Fox, Michael Jordan and Oprah Winfrey. 

Matthew’s love of photography and people stretches far beyond his commissioned work and has given birth to several personal projects including two books. The first book entitled Lost and Found and sponsored by Microsoft focuses on missing and exploited children and is endorsed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. His other book includes Sepia Dreams which features portraits and interviews with accomplished African Americans. 

A native of New York City, Matthew has taught at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. He is also an active volunteer with several art schools including Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and RIT. He is a board member of Kids with a Cause Europe and APA/LA.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_213_-_Matthew_Jordan_Smith.mp3
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With Effortless Beauty, Julie DuBose brings a new perspective to photography. She talks in an intimate way not just about how we express our experience with our camera, but about a whole new and fresh way to experience our visual world altogether. She guides us through the process of seeing without our usual habitual ways of experiencing what we see, so that we can have vivid, mind-stopping visual perceptions, and express those perceptions exactly as we see them. 

Julie DuBose has been a practitioner of Miksang Contemplative Photography since 1998.  She studied with Michael Wood, the founder of the Miksang Training course of study and practice, and began teaching courses with him in 2005. Together they have developed the Miksang Training curriculum and have taught in North America and Europe.

In 2009 Julie co-founded The Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to courses held in various locations in the US and Canada, each summer The Miksang Institute hosts a three week intensive course of study on the principles and practice of contemplative photography. 

Miksang Publications was founded in 2010 to produce print and digital books on the practice of Miksang Contemplative Photography and related art forms. Effortless Beauty is the first offering of Miksang Publications.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_212_-_Julie_DuBose_V.2.mp3
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Rob Lutter is a  photographer, designer & writer from England. In 2011 he left his home in London to begin a photographic journey & global expedition attempt to cycle around the world. He  put the UK film industry behind him to embark on a creative, physical & psychological adventure across 4 world continents & more than 40 countries. His passion is in discovering & creating stories through film, word or photography & his  work aims to capture unique cultures & landscapes, to learn from them & share their lives & his  own with the world, inspiring others through tales of human endeavor.

This journey is many things. Primarily, it’s a photographic & literary travel project that aims to tell a universal story, about the need for change, adventure & happiness. Secondly, it’s a charity event that aims to raise £20,000 for mental health organisations – for every mile cycled a pound can be raised to help others struggling through life, as he has & still is, troubled by the mind. The trip is also just sheer escape – a way out of the office, out of the routines & constraints of daily life. A chance to create a fresh start & a name for himself in an unusual, exciting, cheap & unpredictable way. The unknown is a place where good things can happen, where something at all can happen.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_211_-_Rob_Lutter.mp3
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Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, then emigrated to the US, via France, with his family in 1939. As a teenager living in Hollywood, he developed an interest in photography and worked in a commercial darkroom before experimenting with photography at Los Angeles City College. In 1948 he moved to New York and exchanged janitorial work for film classes at the New School for Social Research.

Erwitt traveled in France and Italy in 1949 with his trusty Rolleiflex camera. In 1951 he was drafted for military service and undertook various photographic duties while serving in a unit of the Army Signal Corps in Germany and France.

While in New York, Erwitt met Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker, the former head of the Farm Security Administration. Stryker initially hired Erwitt to work for the Standard Oil Company, where he was building up a photographic library for the company, and subsequently commissioned him to undertake a project documenting the city of Pittsburgh.

In 1953 Erwitt joined Magnum Photos and worked as a freelance photographer for Collier's, Look, Life, Holiday and other luminaries in that golden period for illustrated magazines. To this day he is for hire and continues to work for a variety of journalistic and commercial outfits.

In the late 1960s Erwitt served as Magnum's president for three years. He then turned to film: in the 1970s he produced several noted documentaries and in the 1980s eighteen comedy films for Home Box Office. Erwitt became known for benevolent irony, and for a humanistic sensibility traditional to the spirit of Magnum.

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Dan (Dano) Steinhardt has over three decades of business experience in photography. In addition to national academic achievement, Steinhardt was first recognized for his photography when Scholastic Magazine awarded him the Grand Prize as the best high school photographer in North America. As Marketing Manager at Epson America, Inc. Steinhardt's responsibilities help position Epson as a key player in the photographic industry to professional and amateur photo markets. 

Steinhardt was fortunate to have attended Reseda High School in Los Angeles, CA studying under the legendary Warren King. While still in high school, Steinhardt began assisting professional photographers in Hollywood, CA. Because of his background at Reseda High and experience as a photo assistant, Steinhardt was awarded advance standing at Brooks Insitute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA where he double majored in Advertising/Illustration and Industrial/Scientific photography graduating with a Bachelors degree at the age of 20.  

After graduation from Brooks Institute, Steinhardt operated his own commercial photography studio in Chicago, IL, specializing for eight years in advertising photography for national clients. During this time, Steinhardt worked in large format table-top product and food photography and was voted by American Photographer Magazine as, "New face in advertising photography". 

Before joining Epson, Steinhardt was a marketing director in the Professional Division at Eastman Kodak Company and held a variety of positions at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY and New York City including strategic marketing director, market segment manager and professional imaging specialist. 

In addition to a bachelor's degree with honors from Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA, he has completed additional studies in the business schools of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

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Chris Gampat is the founder of The Phoblographer and he manages all of the daily tasks. He has worked for Photography Bay,  PCMag,, Magnum Photos, B&H Photo Video and MAC Group amongst others. He specializes in content development and Social Media marketing campaigns for the creative industry. Chris also freelances for many other publications such as Digital Camera Review, Gear Patrol, Imaging Resource, and Resource Magazine.

The Phoblographer is a site dedicated to the practice of photography with reviews that are rooted within the real-world use of equipment and software. It also includes features on photographers, helpful tips and humorist articles revolving around the world of photography.

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 ‚ÄčKevin McCollister is a Los Angeles based photographer who has been sharing images on his blog East of West LA since 2006. In his blog and his book by the same title, he explores parts of the city of Angeles not frequently explored in film and television. His photographs of Los Angeles, reveal the mash-up up the past and the present with images that often reflect how buildings and spaces have been continually adapted with each generation of Angelenos, particularly immigrants. His night photographs reveal a Los Angeles which seems virtually abandoned upon nightfall, but which still reveal glimpses of the people and the communities that work and exist there during daylight hours.

Born in Ohio, McCollister worked as a deckhand on the Mississippi River for several years after which he lived in Cambridge, MA where he attended Harvard University Extension School.  He has lived in Los Angeles longer than he has lived in any other city.

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David H. Wells a free-lance photographer affiliated with Aurora Photos and photo educator in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives.

His work has been featured in one-person exhibits at Brown University, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University. His work has been part of group exhibitions at the Houston FotoFest and the Visa pour l'Image Festival in Perpignan, France. He has been an Artist in residence at the Visual Studies Workshop and the Light Works Photography Center.

He has taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania and workshops at the International Center for Photography in NYC and Maine Media Workshops. He was featured in Photo District News as one of "The Best Workshop Instructors."

His photo-essays have been funded by fellowships from Nikon/NPPA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation's Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation. His project on the pesticide poisoning of California farm workers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

As an Olympus Visionary, Wells has been contracted by the camera company to produce images and provide feedback on new product lines.

You can find out more about David H. Wells and his work by visiting his site or his blog or follow him on Tumblr at or Twitter at

David H. Wells recommends the work of Harry Callahan.

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A special announcement about a dedicated phone and tablet app for The Candid Frame photography podcast. 

We are hoping you would consider donating just $10 towards making the app available for free for all listeners of the show. 

If you and 23 other listeners do this, we will be able to provide a free pathway to the great content we offer at The Candid Frame.

Here is the link for the TCF Donate site

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Mark and Holly Jansen of Mark Jansen Photography and Jansen Photo Expeditions have been displaying their art as well as teaching and guiding photographic workshops since 2005.  They take their clients on photographic dream tours throughout the American West and the world.  Jansen Photo Expeditions workshops include DSLR workshops, iPhone photography classes, and online classes in basic photography, Photoshop, and Macro Photography.  

Mark Jansen is a native of Los Angeles, CA, and the founder of Mark Jansen Photography and Jansen Photo Expeditions.  He was educated at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA, in Commercial Design and Photography.  Mark participates regularly in photographic continuing education programs and trade shows, so he's always on the cutting edge of our rapidity changing photographic world.  Mark is personally involved in every project and workshop he holds and puts his personal stamp of excellence on everything he does.  Mark has lived and breathed photography all his life. His childhood passion for tinkering with video and film cameras  and other gadgets has turned into a successful visual arts career.  Many of his works are in private and corporate collections such as State Farm Insurance and Sysco Food Services Corporate offices in California as well as large format murals in the Waypoint Cafe in Camarillo, and the Santa Maria Airport in Santa Maria, CA. 

Holly Higbee-Jansen has a life long passion for photography and loves to share her art and knowledge with her clients .  For the past 40 years, Holly has been exploring her fascination with light through photography since her family attended workshops with Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley as a young child.  Holly has degrees in Business and Environmental and Interior Design.  Holly honed her photographic skills through years of traveling the world and photographing natural landscapes and displaying her work along with her husband Mark in galleries and art shows throughout Southern California.  Eventually, this love of light expanded into teaching workshops throughout the west and the world with Jansen Photo Expeditions.  Currently, Holly's photographic work has expanded to include women's glamour portraits, the exploration of the beauty of women in natural light.

Photographer Websites:

The Candid Frame

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Influenced by both fashion photographers and internet bloggers, New York native photographer Chloe Rice gives photojournalism a unique editorial feel.

But in addition to specific artists and authors, it is easy to see from her photos that she could acknowledge the entire world as her inspiration.

Chloe sees trees as “bird umbrellas” and rain clouds as “just parts of the sky that like to laugh until they cry”. In her mind cars all smile and “everything looks prettier with eyelashes". Luckily, Chloe has a series of cameras to capture all of this imagination that she sees.

Chloe’s photos both ask you to remain innovative and inspired, to infinity and beyond!

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_204_-_Chloe_Rice.mp3
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James Carbone’s life is a study of cultures that’s expressed through his passion for photography. Carbone was born in Los Angeles, Calif. From an early age Carbone read through the books of great photographers: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Mary Ellen Mark. “Seeing all those great images started my obsession with photography,” Carbone says.

For the past ten years Carbone has studied under Mary Ellen Mark, a world-renown documentary photographer. The two started working together at Rockport College in Maine and have continued at Pacific Center Northwest in Seattle and El Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. Since 2000, he has documented the day-to-day life of the Lopez family, pepenadores (literally “sorters”) who struggle to survive by scavenging plastic bottles in a garbage dump. He is currently collecting the photos for an upcoming book.

His work continues with a chain of newspapers and magazines in Los Angeles and in the San Bernardino Counties. In every picture, Carbone uses composition to interpret reality and capture it in an image that resonates with his audience. “Every time I shoot I try to create an instant connection,” Carbone said. “I like to get close to people. When I’m right next to them, there’s a connection. They trust me, and that’s how I can build a really true image of their humanity.”

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_203_-_James_Carbone.mp3
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Don Giannatti has been a photographer for nearly 40 years, and has had studios in Phoenix, Chicago and New York. He was a fashion and beauty shooter for the first half of his photographic career, and now adds "Americana" portraiture and travel work to his diverse subjects. He has written three photography books for Amherst Media (avail on Amazon) and taught two highly acclaimed workshops on CreativeLIVE. He lives in Arizona and travels extensively throughout the West and Northwest. He is also a designer who specializes in working with small businesses and photographers.

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John Perello (Jon One) was born in New York's Harlem neighborhood to parents from the Dominican Republic. Growing up in Harlem, his introduction to street art began at an early age, when he would see graffiti and tags on subway cars and city walls. When he was 17 he entered the world of graffiti with his childhood friend "White Man," tagging his name Jon with the numbers 156 on walls and trains in his neighborhood. He said, "The subway is a museum that runs through the city."

In 1984, he founded the graffiti group 156 All Starz, in order to bring together their passion for painting trains at night and to help forget about their problems, including drug use. At this time, he met the artist Bando, who was living in New York. Following an invitation from Bando, JonOne moved to Paris in 1987.

He began his work as a painter on canvas in a workshop at the Hospital Ephemeral, a literal hospital building that became a squatting place for artists, located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. Here, he painted with the artists A-One, Sharp, Ash, and Jayone Skki. Soon, he made a name for himself in Parisian artistic circles through his work on canvas and the exhibitions he held, including one in 1990 at Gallery 45 Gleditsch in Berlin and the exhibition Graffiti Paris, at rue Chapon in Paris.

At an Artcurial auction on June 6, 2007, Match Point, a large canvas by JonOne made at the Hospital Ephemeral in 1993, was bought by a New York collector for €24,800, a record sale for the artist. This auction was also the highest bid ever obtained in France for a work of graffiti art.

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After studying photography in Southern California, Dan Winters  finished his formal education at the film school of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. He began his career in photography as a photo journalist in his home town in Ventura County, California. After winning several regional awards for his work, he moved to New York City, where magazine assignments came rapidly. 

Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, he is widely recognized for his unusual celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, photo illustrations, drawings and photojournalistic stories. Dan has won over one hundred national and international awards from American Photography, Communications Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, PDN, The Art Director's Club of New York, Life Magazine, and won the world press photo award in the portrait category, among others. He was also awarded the prestigious, Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he was honored by Kodak as a photo "Icon" in their biographical "Legends" series. 

He has had four exhibitions of his personal work in galleries In New York and Los Angeles and had a book of his magazine work entitled Dan Winters: Periodical Photographs published in 2009 by Aperture. In addition, he has photos in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin and the Wittliff Collection at the Jepson Center for the ARts/Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA.

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"From Africa to New York, Brazil to the  Texas Hill Country, Sarah Brooke Lyons strives to capture the essence of people and  culture through photography.   A Texas native with roots in the city of San Antonio,  her aesthetic style is most evident when immersed within a subculture or engaged with a subject, allowing her to present an uncommon perspective of their story. Sarah’s desire is to continue her focus on finding the allure in every moment and with every person through her faith in God, entrepreneurial drive, and artistic spirit."

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David Strick has worked as an editorial, advertising and corporate photographer whose interest in the entertainment world has led him to originate documentary behind-the-scenes print and web features for major media companies, including eleven years of producing a monthly photo column for Premiere Magazine entitled “David Strick’s Hollywood,” 2 ½ years of originating and photographing a web/print feature called “David Strick’s Hollywood Backlot” for the Los Angeles Times, and a web/print feature for The Hollywood Reporter, entitled “David Strick’s Hollywood.”

He has taught at Art Center College of Design, lectured at
 UCLA Extension, and the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. He has served on the board of APA/Editorial Photographers, and as an honorary member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers.

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Zack Arias is an Atlanta-based commercial and editorial photographer who specializes in portraiture, music and street photography. He is the author of Photography Q & A: Real Questions. Real Answers. He provides a frank, unique and honest choice to what it means to create and maintain a career as a professional, working photographer.

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Sam (Whittier Sam) Smotherman is narrative street photographer from Los Angeles, who believes in the power of dialogue and that is what he tries to create through his images. Not just a dialogue between observers but within the whole process. He is not removed from his pictures, but chooses instead to speak where subjects often have no voice, making sure to give articulation to those who have not only shared their image, but their words. Photography helps him to define and connect him with the world and his surroundings in a way it does not when he is not shooting. It is not just about the seeing or feeling an image; he wants to be compelled to think. Conveying truth in his images is important and he looks for the beauty in the broken because that is often where the truth lies. Working to show the conditions of life on the margins, he wants all people to feel they can help make the human condition better by working for social justice and spiritual grace.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_196_-_Whittier_Sam.mp3
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Lindsay Adler is a professional fashion and portrait photographer based in New York. Her work has been featured in several international fashion magazines and photography magazines including Sublime Magazine, Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, Shutterbug, Rangefinder Magazine and dozens more. Her visual artwork crosses many disciplines within photography as well as video. 

Lindsay teaches photography workshops at major conferences and seminars worldwide. Each year she reaches thousands of photographers through her classes, gallery shows and DVDs. She has many major industry sponsors and teachers for companies including B&H, Calumet and Unique Photo.

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Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Her images of our world's diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. Her portrayals of Mother Teresa, Indian circuses, and brothels in Bombay were the product of many years of work in India. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the academy award nominated film STREETWISE, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell.

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John Ellis and Laura Preston left their lives in New York City on February 1st, 2013 to spend a year traveling around the United States in a 34 foot Airstream trailer. But instead of choosing their own destinations, they crowd-sourced the itinerary, letting the internet decide where they go. John, a freelance web developer, designed and built a website where people can suggest any place in the country for the couple to visit. The suggestions can then be voted upon; John and Laura visit the places with the most votes. They share photos and stories about their experiences on their blog and various social medias. 

Both John and Laura come from artistic backgrounds. John went to school in Atlanta to study photography and worked for legendary photographer Jay Maisel for a number of years in Manhattan. Laura is a painter and studied art history and studio art at New York University.

Jonathan Lucas Auch was born in New York City in 1984. He studied painting at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. Upon returning to New York City, and training as darkroom printer, Jonathan worked for 3 years as the exhibition printer and assistant for photojournalist James Nachtwey, where he was responsible for all print production used in exhibits, periodicals, galleries and museums.

As a freelance photographer, Jonathan works both on the street and producing photo/video reportage on a variety of stories which focus on; political, cultural and emotional isolation, alienation, loneliness, racism and discrimination.

Jonathan Lucas Auch was born in New York City in 1984. He studied painting at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. Upon returning to New York City, and training as darkroom printer, Jonathan worked for 3 years as the exhibition printer and assistant for photojournalist James Nachtwey, where he was responsible for all print production used in exhibits, periodicals, galleries and museums.

As a freelance photographer, Jonathan works both on the street and producing photo/video reportage on a variety of stories which focus on; political, cultural and emotional isolation, alienation, loneliness, racism and discrimination.

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's recent exhibitions include the Newark Art Museum, Newark, NJ, Light Work, Syracuse, NY, Sepia International, New York City, the RISD Museum, the 2006 Noorderlicht Photo Festival in Netherlands and the 2005 Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal Photo Biennale in Canada.


In 2007, Matthew was the first of three artists to be awarded the 2007 MacColl Johnson Fellowship in Visual Arts. Among the list of other grants recently supporting Matthew's work include the John Gutmann Fellowship, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Fellowship and the American Institute of Indian Studies Creative Arts fellowship. She was recently an artist in residence at the Yaddo Colony, Saratoga Springs, NY and the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH. Her work can be found in the collection of the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, and the RISD Museum, Providence, RI, among others.

Matthew's work is included in the book BLINK from Phaidon, that according to the publisher celebrates the quality and vision of today's 100 most exciting international contemporary photographers.


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the URI Council for the Humanities. She is represented by Sepia International Inc., New York City & Tasveer Gallery, India. 

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Sarah Allegra is a Los Angeles-based fine art photographer specializing in conceptual and self-portrait imagery. A self-taught photographer, she has also indulged in other forms of artistic expression – from painting to songwriting – since she could first hold a crayon. Her photography is darkly ethereal, deeply symbolic and other-worldly. Drawing inspiration from music, books, fairy tales and her own personal demons, she creates visual poetry through her work.

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Walter Plotnick is a photo-based artist who lives and works in the Philadelphia area. He received his MFA from University of the Arts and BFA from Tyler School of Art.

My current work is a hybrid of wet photography and digital process. I am influenced by the work of Bauhaus, Constructivist and Surrealist Photographers from the 1920s through the 1930s.

I make photographs and photograms by constructing temporary still lifes, using vintage found objects and images on top of photographic paper in the darkroom. By manipulating a variety of light sources, then digitally combining, repeating or adding images, I am able to visually explore an abstract environment with objects and light, creating movement, form and tension.

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After a short-lived tenure as a junior high school teacher and coach, then a flirtation with filmmaking, Will Jacks finally settled in on a career as a photographer. Eager to get started, he left Journalism graduate school in 1996, even though he was only a few hours shy of receiving his degree. His business has grown to serve a diverse clientele of commercial and editorial clients throughout the southeast, and his personal work is represented in several galleries in the region. In addition, his documentary work of the Mississippi Delta is a prominent part of the Viking Range permanent archives.

Will is also active in the photographic and arts communities, serving as a past executive board member for the Delta Arts Alliance, a governor-appointed board member of the Mississippi Blues Commission, and as a judge for the ShootQ Grant, among others. He also owns and operates a small photography gallery focusing on imagery from the Mississippi Delta, and just this spring has re-enrolled at the University of Mississippi in order to finally complete his Master’s Degree.

He and his wife Jamie, as well as their two pound puppies, Sam and Homer, live part-time in the Mississippi Delta and part-time in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

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Joshua Mann Pailet was born in New Orleans in 1950 and raised in Baton Rouge, LA.  He graduated from Rice University in 1972 and 1973 with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Accounting. 

In 1973 Pailet founded A Gallery for Fine Photography to create a venue to collect, display and sell 19th and 20th Century photographs. He taught at Louisiana State University (Spring 1977).

Though he has photographed locations across the country, the greater body of his work revolves around the city of New Orleans, which has allowed him to document life there for the last several decades, especially the years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. You can discover more about Joshua, his gallery and his own work by visiting his website. 

Joshua Mann Pailet recommends the work of Josephine Sacabo and Louviere + Vanessa. 

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Corwin Hiebert is a management and marketing consultant to creative entrepreneurs (like world-renowned photographer and best-selling author David duChemin). He is the author of the new book Living the Dream: Putting Your Creativity to Work [and Getting Paid] and he's the business development instructor at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. His company is called Taendem Agency. He doesn't blog, he delivers.

You can learn more about Corwin and his work by visiting his website or contact to him directly if you are interested having him serve as a consultant to your business.

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Ken Light is a social documentary photographer, and educator, whose work has appeared in books, magazines, catalogues, on-line media and exhibitions. He is the author of eight books including his most recent book, Valley of Shadows and Dreams (published by Heyday, 2012). Additional books include Coal Hollow, published in 2006 by The University of California Press, his text Witness In Our Time; Working Lives of Documentary Photographers was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in October 2000 and in a revised second edition in 2010. His photo book Texas Death Row University Press of Mississippi was published in the fall of 1997. Texas Death Row is a look at life inside the death house as the condemned wait to be executed in Americas largest and most active Death Row.

He is a professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California Berkeley and 2012 Laventhol Visiting Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has taught workshops at the ICP in New York City, The Missouri Workshop, Anderson Ranch, the S.F. Art Institute and the School for Photographic Studies in Prague. He was editor of the university of California Press series on contemporary photography and a founder of the International Fund for Documentary Photography which awarded grants to photographers internationally and anon-profit documentary organization based In San Francisco, California. He is associated with the editorial photo agency Contact Press Images in New York City.

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Jerry Monkman is an outdoor photographer and film maker who specializes in conservation issue affecting the Northeastern U.S.  His work has been used in publications around the world and his images have been used in more than 100 land conservation projects since 2000. He is also the author of 9 books, including The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography, which won a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_184_-_Jerry_Monkman.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:48pm PDT

Don Komarechka is a Barrie, Canada based nature & landscape photographer with a passion for photographing the unseen world. From abandoned buildings to swirling stars, lightning to snowflakes, Don’s images convey a sense of curiosity and wonder.

Active in the photographic community, Don is a teacher, author and explorer. Writing a regular column in Outdoor Photography Canada and teaching many nature photography workshops, he’s always willing to share his knowledge and secrets. 

Seeing the world beyond visual perception is a driving force is Don’s photography. His latest project is an in-depth study of snowflakes. From a photographic perspective and with a scientific mind, the images offer a compelling look into a subject we rarely appreciate. Technically challenging and time-consuming to create, Don’s images illustrate that exploring new worlds can happen two feet from your door.

Discover the beauty of these images and the science behind them in Don’s upcoming book “Sky Crystals: Unraveling the Mysteries of Snowflakes” ( ). The book is being crowd-funded until April 30th 2013 – help make the project an even greater success! You can also see more of Don’s work on his website ( )

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_183_-_Dom_Komarechka.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:37pm PDT

Angelo Merendino is an Akron native who has lived in Nashville, Taos and most recently Manhattan. When his wife of 5 months was diagnosed with breast cancer Angelo found that the most effective way to communicate and share their daily challenges was with his camera. The resulting body of work was first exhibited in Cleveland, OH, and has since been shown in New York City, Brooklyn, Rome and Washington DC.

Angelo’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, The USA Today and La Repubblica. Online features include The Huffington Post, The New Yorker’s PhotoBooth,’s Photo Blog and

Look at the images from the project by visiting My Wife's Fight With Breast Cancer

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_182_-_Angelo_Merendino.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:08pm PDT

Photojournalist Alexandra Avakian has been published in National Geographic, Time, LIFE, The New York Times Magazine and more. Her photographic and written memoir, Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World, was named as one of American Photo’s year-end 

Her work is currently part of the War/Photography Exhibit being exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. 

Alexandra Avakian recommends the work of Susan Meiselas

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_181_-_Alexandra_Avakian.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:34am PDT

Kirk Tuck is an Austin-based commercial photographer, author and creator of the popular photography blog, The Visual Science Lab. His photographic business has served numerous clients including IBM, Dell, Texas Monthly Magazine, The Arts Council of Texas and Time Warner. He is also the author of several books on photography and the business of photography including Minimalist Lighting and the Commercial Photography Handbook published by Amherst Press. You can discover more about Kirk and his work by visiting his website and his blog. 

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_180_-_Kirk_Tuck.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:49am PDT

Alison Turner was born and raised in Southern California. She learned early on that freedom consisted of long family road trips in a wood paneled station wagon. After college graduation, she started her journey of climbing the corporate ladder thinking it would lead me to a better life.

 Years passed by and I as she made it to the top steps of the ladder, she wasn’t fulfilled.  Instead, she felt trapped and uninspired.  She decided to give it all up to find her creative soul that was lost along the way. In order to do that, she packed up everything she needed in her car and began to wander across the United States looking for something.  What she found was a new appreciation of what is important in life.  Shy by nature, having a camera is her excuse to talk to strangers.  Because of meeting and talking to strangers, she has met the most interesting folks and has had the chance to do things all because of holding a camera, smiling and saying “hello.”

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_179_-_Alison_Turner.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:53am PDT

In this episode of The Candid Frame, Ibarionex shares some insights he's learned from the many interviews that he's conducted for the podcast, books and magazine articles. He shares how he's come to see his own creativity through the practices of some of the world's best photographers.

He discusses the idea how he has come to face fear, anxiety and self-doubt when it comes to taking on new projects.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_178_-_Lessons_Learned.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:21am PDT

Martine Roch was in mid-life, living in Dijon, France, when she started getting serious about photography. It was 2004, and she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She dove into photography and Photoshop to take her mind off the disease. She was passionate about her new art form and learned quickly.

One day, while looking at a daguerreotype of a 19th-century lady that she had scanned into Photoshop, Roch looked down at her dog, a golden Labrador Retriever named Boudi. Suddenly, something clicked in her head.

“Let’s try to dress you as a lady,” she said aloud.

And thus was a career born. Roch created dozens of these whimsical hybrids, 

then started posting them on the social-networking site Flickr. They became an immediate Internet sensation. A French publisher asked if she would license her photos for reproduction on notebooks and postcards. Soon, a German publisher came calling. Today, her notebooks and postcards are sold worldwide.

People don’t give animals enough credit for being intelligent, Roch believes.

“They think animals are like objects,” Roch says, “but they have feelings and emotions. They have their own way of thinking and reacting to what they see and feel.”

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_177_-_Martine_Roch.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:46pm PDT

Matt Blum (lead photographer) and Katy Kessler (editor/art director), 31, live and work in Minneapolis, MN. Matt started the Nu Project in 2005, and Katy became the project editor in 2009. To date, it includes 150 women from North and South America. This fall, they will travel to Spain and Portugal to photograph more volunteers in their homes.To participate, sign up at To find out more about Matt + Katy's work please visit

Direct download: 09_The_Candid_Frame_176_-_Matt_Blum.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:53am PDT

Brooke Shaden was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the "Amish Country" until attending Temple University. Brooke was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with two degrees: film and English. She now resides in Los Angeles, CA, USA with her husband and two cats. 

She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait artist. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she attempts to place herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible. 

Brooke works to create new worlds within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements. Brooke's photography questions the definition of what it means to be alive.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_175_-_Brooke_Shaden.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:21am PDT

Jonathan Hanson is a freelance photographer based in Baltimore, MD. His passion for culture, exploration and storytelling inspired him to leave his Midwestern roots for the East coast. His work is inspired by color, light and the relationships photography can often forge. He has travelled through Southeast Asia, Africa, Mexico and Canada. He received dual BA’s in Journalism and Creative Writing from Drake University.  In 2010, he was selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop and was named one of the top emerging photographers in the U.S. by The Magenta Foundation.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_174_-_Jonathon_Hanson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm PDT

Travel photographer Tom Carter (1973) was born and raised in the City of San Francisco and graduated with a degree in Political Science from the American University in Washington, D.C. Following a political career with a number of high-profile state and national campaigns, Tom decided to "peek over the fence" and subsequently spent 18 months backpacking down the length of Mexico, Cuba and Central America. Tom later spent one year in Japan, one year in India, and four years in the People's Republic of China, traveling extensively throughout the country's 33 provinces and autonomous regions. The result was his first book, CHINA: Portrait of a People, hailed as the most comprehensive book of photography on modern China ever published by a single author.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_173_-_Tom_Carter.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:52am PDT

Winifred Whitfield has embraced a rich and varied life. After receiving Masters Degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Social Work she became a Vice President on Wall Street.  Seeking a different life style, she moved from New York to the Northwest, purchased a little farm and thrived – though she continued to provide financial services to client.  

She took a photography class when she needed photos of her llamas for her website and fell in love with this artistic expression. Her expertise grew quickly, competing successfully international print competitions.  She judged print competitions at the international level and taught Master Classes. After several years as a classic portrait photographer Winifred has become a passionate digital painter, with painting expertise in Corel Painter and Photoshop. 

She is an educator, with an online store offering personalized painting workshops, “Almost One To One” and portrait painting tutorials, in addition to more than 50 painting tutorials on YouTube. She has received the Accolade of Lifetime Achievement from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, the highest level of achievement granted by that organization, a Kodak Gallery Award, and a Perfect Print Award amongst others.  Her expertise is primarily in portrait painting, commissioned by her clients, but she enjoys fine art painting as well.

Though Winifred sold her farm 2 years ago, she continues to own and operate Winifred’s Portrait & Fine Art Gallery near Seattle, Washington.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_172_-_Winifred_Whitfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm PDT

Dean West, “one of the world’s best emerging photographers” (AFTER CAPTURE MAGAZINE), has a highly conceptual and thought-provoking style of contemporary portraiture. His body of work has been featured in top photography magazines, art galleries, and received numerous international awards.

Born in small-town rural Australia in 1983, Dean’s love for photography began in his high school’s darkroom- one of the largest darkrooms in the country at the time- and blossomed at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.   

After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Photography with majors in visual culture and advertising, Dean formed a partnership, Berg+West, which won nationwide acclaim as a high-end photography and post-production studio. Through clients like the QLD Government and SONY, Dean quickly learned to transform stick figure sketches into intricate composited photographs with immense detail and clarity.  

In 2008, Dean was included in Saatchi & Saatchi’s collection of the world’s top 100 emerging photographers and went on to win Advertising Photographer of the Year at the International Aperture Awards. With success in advertising and a growing list of collectors- Dean decided to dedicate more of his time to the world of art. 

In the following years, his series ‘Fabricate’ received worldwide recognition from top photography competitions, including: the International Colour Awards, the Lucie Awards, the Loupe Awards, and in 2009, Dean was the winner of the IV International Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy. This final award being the most prestigious for emerging artists with over 5,000 applicants gunning for the top prize in 

photography, sculpture and painting. Zoom Magazine quickly nominated Dean in the ‘New Talent’ issue of 2010 and the Magenta Foundation awarded Dean an emerging Photographer of Canada. 

Dean’s body of work is now being collected by a growing number of sophisticated art collectors in Australia, Italy, and Canada.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_171_-_Dean_West.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

Colby Brown is a professional photographer, photo educator and author based out of Denver, Colorado. He specializes in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography. Throughout his work one can see that he combines his love of the natural world with his fascination of the world’s diverse cultures. Each of his photographs tells a story of life on this planet. 

While specializing in landscape and travel photography, Colby Brown, also does freelance photojournalism and donates his time to many Non Profit organizations while out in the field. He is a citizen of both the US and Canada, a certified PADI Master Diver and Wilderness First Responder.  He has worked as a photography instructor for National Geographic Student Expeditions and is currently focusing much of his time and energy on Humanitarian efforts around the globe. 

Colby’s latest book, Google+ for Photographers, is now available at nearly all major retailers and most independent book stores. It focuses on showing you not only the nuts and bolts of Google+, but how to use its features to build an online following and grow your photography business in this new age of digital personable interaction.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_170_-_Colby_Brown.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm PDT

Michele Zack has been a writer/journalist for 25+ years.

In 2011, she joined the The Huntington-USC Instititute on California and the West (ICW) as Senior Advisor, Local History and K-12 Outreach. ICW pairs a great research university (USC) with a great research library (The Huntington) for a number of projects in doctoral education, public outreach, and thematic and innovative investigations of Western History.

Her appointment followed years of work with ICW director Bill Deverell on three federal Teaching American History grants that provide professional development for k-12 history teachers.

Her book Altadena: Between Wilderness and City was recognized in 2005 for excellence by the American Association of State and Local History, and in 2006 she received the Donald Pflueger Award from the Historical Society of Southern California.

Currently, she's working on several new projects and writing for Altadenablog.In addition, she serves on the board of directors for Altadena Heritage.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_169_-_Michele_Zack.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:01am PDT

David duChemin is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, digital publisher, and international workshop leader whose nomadic and adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. Based in Vancouver, Canada, when he’s home, David leads a nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents.

When on assignment David creates powerful images that convey the hope and dignity of children, the vulnerable and oppressed for the international NGO community. When creating the art he so passionately shares, David strives to capture the beauty of the natural world.

David’s travel has taken him through winters in Russia and Mongolia, a summer on the Amazon, spending time among nomads in the Indian Himalayan and remote Northern Kenya. He’s done assignment work in Ecuador, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ethiopia, Malawi, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Bangladesh, among others, and pursued personal work in places like Iceland, Antarctica, Tunisia, Cuba, Vietnam, Kenya, and Italy.

Drawing on a previous career in comedy, David is a dynamic and engaging itinerant presenter and educator. A driven artist, creative professional, entrepreneur and life-long adventurer, David educates and inspires through stunning visuals and hilarious travel stories, and insights, from a life spent outside and abroad.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_168_-_David_duChemin.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:02am PDT





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