TCF Ep. 261 - Karen Hutton

Karen Hutton has worked as an actress, a horse trainer, a voice over artist as well as a photographer. Her versatility revolves around her passion for telling stories. 

Her life-long love for photography has always been part of her life, but in recent years she has created her own personal space in the photographic community, helping to inspire others with her work and generosity. 

Her work is driven by a passion for light. As she says, ‘Life is Light isn’t a tagline. It’s me’. 



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TCF Ep. 260 - David duChemin

David duChemin is an assignment photographer based in Vancouver. He has extensive international assignment experience on six continents.

David duChemin’s idealism doesn’t seem to be fading any. In fact it looks like it’s settling in for the long haul. He still wants to use his powers for good (and not for evil); he still wants to save the world and be a resource to others who would do the same. As such, his main client work is serving the international NGO community.





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TCF Ep. 259 - Frederick Van Johnson

Frederick Van Johnson is the host of the very popular podcast, This Week in Photo, also known as TWiP. It is a show where he and a few other photographers, or other industry professionals get together to discuss what has been happening over the past week in the world of technology, politics, art and science as they apply to photography. TWiP is a free show that is recorded weekly using Google+ Hangouts. 

He is also an accomplished photographer, marketer, public speaker and producer. He has specialized as a photography and marketing coach. As the founder of Mediabytes, he shares his knowledge of marketing with photographers and creative professionals. 




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TCF Ep. 258 - Jeff Rojas

Jeff Rojas is an American Photographer based in New York City. After a stint working in corporate America, he left to pursue his passion for photography full time. Now his primary body of work includes Portrait and Fashion Photography, although he’s directed misc. fashion films and commercials. Rojas also frequents as a photography instructor and has taught on various photographic platforms including: CreativeLIVE, WPPI, PhotoPlus Expo, Gulf Photo Plus and APA.










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TCF Ep. 257 - Jamel Shabazz

Jamel Shabazz has been documenting the ‘Urban Life’ for over 30 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he picked up his first camera at the age of 15 and proceeded to record the world around him. Jamel has drawn inspiration from the great James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, Robert Capa, Chester Higgins and Eli Reed. 

He is the author of 3 monographs, ‘Back in the Days’, ‘The Last Sunday in June’ and ‘A Time Before Crack, Jamel is presently working on his fourth book, entitled ‘The 90’s'.

Jamel is dedicated to mentoring youth, both in the field of photography and career planning. Shabazz is a volunteer with the Rush Arts Philanthroicp Foundation, which is an organization that is geared toward exposing inner city youth to the arts.




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TCF Ep. 256 - Corwin Hiebert

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  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.

He has released the Business Action Planner, a 300+ page PDF, which walks photographers through the process of creating a successful photographic business. 





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TCF Ep. 255 - Hugo Passarello Luna

Hugo Passarello Luna is a photographer and a multimedia journalist. His "Unexpected Photo Essay on Cortazar, his readers and Paris" was exhibited in several locations in Paris and was mentioned by media all over Latin America. The story is a series of portraits taken in Paris of friends and readers of Argentine writer, Jorge Cortazar. The project seeks to create a hopscotch of images that weaves together the personal stories of participants with Cortazar and Paris.

Each of the participants had to choose a passage of the book Hopscotch that mentions a place in Paris. Passarello then photographed them in the chosen site and asked them to briefly explain why they preferred it over others.

He transforms the traditional photo essay into a participative and playful project, where the people portrayed and the audience get to write and rewrite the story by playing around with the images.




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TCF Ep. 254 - Ryan Muirhead

Ryan Muirhead is a portrait and fashion photographer who has created a unique and consistent body of work that is born as a normal extension of his life. As dedicated shooter of film, his photographs that take full advantage of the medium for a distinctive and very personal look. 

He was one of a trio of photographers that were profiled in the Film web-series, which was one of the best produce series revolving around photography. It helped to create a greater awareness of Ryan's work as well provide him some important opportunities that have helped transform his career.  




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Kevin Mullins is a Wiltshire wedding photographer who practices a black and white documentary photography style. Since 2007, he has developed a successful business based on a clear vision of his personal approach to photography. He is busy photographing weddings in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Kevin’s photography has earned him numerous awards including honors from The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP), Society of Wedding Portrait Photographers and the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalist Association. He is also an in-demand speaker as well as conducts workshops on wedding photojournalism. 



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Ralph Gibson is a photographer whose high-contrast images are recognized for their exploration of the geometric forms and the human gesture. He apprenticed with Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, but he has created his own singular vision which often moves beyond the traditions of documentary and portraiture.

He has produced numerous books of his photography starting with his classic The Somnambulist, which have helped define his particular vision. It has also inspired many photographers to see books as the means by which they can control and further their own unique passion for photography. His recent book, Mono marks the photographer’s earliest explorations with digital photography after years of producing his signature body of work on film.

A current exhibition of his work is on exhibit on exhibit at the Leica Gallery LA thru October 26th, 2014. 



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TCF Ep. #251 - In Conversation #3

In this special conversation, Ibarionex speaks directly to listeners spurred by a letter received by a fan of TCF. In it, he touches on the struggles and challenges, he faced when he left a full-time job to begin a career as a freelance writer, photographer and podcaster. He discusses some of his recent challenges as well, all with the hope of inspiring and encouraging others to seek their own creative path. 


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TCF Ep. 250 - Thomas Allen Harris

Thomas Allen Harris, an award-winning Director, is the President of Chimpanzee Productions, a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences including feature length films, performances and multimedia productions. Chimpanzee’s innovative and acclaimed films - Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (2005), E Minha Cara/That’s My Face (2001), VINTAGE – Families of Value (1995), - have received critical acclaim at international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Frameline, FESPACO, Outfest, and Sithengi/Cape Town and have been broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, ARTE, as well as CBC, Swedish broadcasting Network and New Zealand Television. Reviews of Harris’ work have appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Jay Z’s Life and Times, Variety The Advocate, among others. 

Harris' performance-based videos have been featured at prestigious museums including: the MoMA, Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial, Corcoran Gallery, Reina Sophia, the Long Beach Museum of Art and London Institute of the Arts. A graduate of Harvard College, Harris began his career producing for public television, where he was nominated for two Emmy Awards.  Since then, he has received numerous awards including an Africa Movie Academy Award, Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award, Tribeca All Access Nelson Mandela Award, United States Artist Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Fellowship, as well as CPB/PBS and Sundance Directors Fellowships. 

Harris has taught and lectured widely on film and multimedia and has served on a number of juries, including: Tribeca Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, POV American Documentary, and Full Frame.  In 2009 Harris launched Digital Diaspora Family Reunion, an innovative transmedia project that combines film, photography, social media and oral histories in a live touring event. Digital Diaspora has held 18 Roadshows in 9-cities, with over 800 participants, 3,000 live audience participants and received over 40,000 “Likes” and in excess of 10 million media impressions.



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TCF Ep. 249 - Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco is an award-winning and internationally renowned photographer of celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial commissions, private collections and fine art. 

One of the most sought-out visual storytellers in the world, his artistic conceptual vision and signature dramatic lighting create incomparable distinctive images that are famously dramatic, evocative, sophisticated, ironic and comedic.  Known for his high-concept imagery, Grecco is also famed for his innate ability to connect with each subject. 

On the pulse point of still and motion technology and innovation, Grecco is a regular expert and celebrated speaker on creativity, photography and his signature lighting and directorial technique worldwide. Having been termed a "Master of Light" by his peers, Grecco wholeheartedly admits his fascination with light and its effect on each and every photograph he takes. "Light is something that I've studied, played with, and have been captivated by for decades. I find magic in its qualities. I have an immense passion for 'molding light' in order to create the shot that immortalizes a moment and induces an emotion. A reaction."

Michael Grecco is based in Los Angeles. In his rare spare time, he can be found hanging with his three fantastic children, friends and fellow photographers, collaborating with others or exploring his hometown subcultures on his vintage Triumph motorcycle. 


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TCF Ep. 248 - Wyatt Neumann

When photographer Wyatt Neumann was 8-years-old his mother gave him Kodachrome 110 camera and told him he could shoot as much as he wanted as long he paid for film and developing. He cut a lot of lawns and delivered a lot papers, eventually turning his new toy into a profession. Wyatt now shoots on a variety of formats ranging from his 120 Mamiya to his iPhone, and his work has been recognized and awarded internationally.


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TCF Ep. 247 - Bill Pierce

Bill Pierce's photojournalistic work has been published in Time, Life, Stern, Newsweek, U.S. News, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, New York Magazine, L'Express, Paris Match, and many other news publications.  Assignments in the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Poland, Czechoslovkia, Australia, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, Lebanon, Egypt, Mozambique.

His major awards include Overseas Press Best Photoreporting from Abroad, World Press Budapest Award and the Leica Medal of Excellence.  He is in the permanent collections of Nat’l. Portrait Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institute, International Center of Photography, New York Public Library, The Center for Creative Photography, Princeton University and private collectors.


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TCF Ep. 246 - Andi Schreiber

Andi Schreiber is a fine art and documentary photographer.  A lifelong New Yorker, Andi was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and currently lives in suburban Westchester County with her husband and sons.

 In her prior life she was a photojournalist and also worked as a magazine and newspaper picture editor in New York City.  In 2013 Andi was a Critical Mass finalist and her photographs were recently exhibited at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon.  Her work has been featured on the New York Times Lens Blog, Slate France, Feature Shoot and The Huffington Post.





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TCF Ep. 245 - Patrick Joust

Patrick Joust lives in Baltimore with his wife Amy and his son Llewelyn. Born in Oroville, California, Patrick has gone back and forth between both coasts of the United States, before settling permanently in Baltimore in 2006 where he works as a reference librarian. He takes pictures whenever he can.

The people and places of Baltimore have played a central role in his photography, influencing how and where he points his camera both within and outside the city limits.

During the day he can often be found engaging Baltimore’s people on the streets, while at night he enjoys capturing urban/suburban landscapes and scenes.


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TCF Ep. 244 - Jo Farrell

Jo Farrell is an award-winning black and white documentary photographer and culture anthropologist, born in London, England. Her work has been published in numerous places including: the BBC news website, SilkRoad (Cathay Pacific), Huffington Post, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out HK, Creative Quarterly, and 50 other publications that can be viewed on her website Her latest interview was with CNN on her Living History project. Awards include: Black & White Spider Award, Women in Photography Award, Centre for Fine Art Photography, and a Jacob Riis Award. Her work has been exhibited in London, New York, LA, Hong Kong, Denver CO and San Francisco. Each silver gelatin print is a limited edition piece.



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TCF Ep. 243 - Jay Bartlett

Jay Bartlett is a Los Angeles-based commercial photographer who has been shooting for over 10 years. A grass-roots photographer who in his early stages of his career pounded the pavement by cold calling and doing door to door advertising for new prospective clients. 

He started out during his last year of his enlistment in the U.S. Airforce taking battlefield pictures while on active duty in Desert Shield. Honorably discharged, he then worked for a medical company honing his business skills for several years before he decided to go and launch his commercial photography business 5 years ago. 

His attention to detail and his ability to create a positive client experience is why his current clients and the new continue to pursue his work. His lighting is very clean, technical. and distinctive to what we see in the commercial industry of images.  

Today he fills his calendar by shooting environmental portraits and clothing for editorial, advertising, and fashion accounts and have worked for such illustrious commercial and corporate clients as Triumph Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Home Shopping Network, and Margaritaville Apparel Group. He is also the go to person for a sports management firm who represents top sports professionals in the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB today. 



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TCF Ep. 242 - Damon Casarez

Damon Casarez is an emerging documentary and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles county. His recent project, "Boomerang Kids," that was pitched to the New York Times Magazine, has brought up a lot of conversation about the factors recent college graduates face as soon as they leave school. The cinematic environmental portraits put a face to the stories of thousands of recent college grads who are buried in student loan debt and cannot support themselves, something he went through himself after leaving school. His personal projects are often

Damon graduated from Art Center College of Design in August of 2012, where he had a very rigorous and technical photography education, which he applied to his conceptual projects about his suburban upbringing. Most of his education in commercial photography would be learned while interning for a photo agency and under a photo editor, where he was taught about the business and marketing side of photography as well as seeing the inner workings of a magazine. While in school and after school, he began assisting under commercial and editorial photographers in L.A. while taking editorial assignments and marketing his work. His assignments appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Pacific Standard Magazine.


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TCF Ep. 241 - Ola Billmont

Ola Billmont is a full-time entrepreneur but who has managed to create a strong body of work as a street photographer. He is a photographer who favors film and passes it through 35mm, medium format and large format cameras. His use of flash and close-working distance results in distinctive look to his photographs of people and life on the streets. He considers himself an enthuastic amatuer, but his work demonstrates a professional work-ethic and commitment to his craft. 


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TCF Ep. 240 - Zun Lee

Zun Lee a self-taught photographer who picked up a camera in 2009. He has been an artist and storyteller since he was little but then life got in the way. Making pictures is his way of reclaiming his artistic side.

He is the quintessential nomad. He was born and raised in Germany, has lived in various parts of the USA and is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

That sense of wanderlust, of being uprooted, has never left him. He doesn't anchor his concept of “home” to a familiar physical space – home is a state of mind I enter wherever he's inspired to create the work he wants, or when he's surrounded by people he cares about.

As a clinician, he is trained to work with people at their most vulnerable who grant him permission to invade their privacy. As a result, he has always had an intense interest in the dynamics of trust and control when it comes to that interaction. At best, it can reveal a unique connection, a kind of truth that would otherwise not be foregrounded.

When a human being connects with another and - even if for a split second - relinquishes a certain level of control, it is fascinating that complete strangers can share an alternate truth about themselves that was hidden not only to others, but perhaps even to themselves. It is in these moments that individual emotion transcends the personal realm and gains universally understood context.

As a photographer, these are the moments he is after. Stories of connection that reveal themselves in a single glance or over a period of years.


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TCF Ep. 239 - Arthur Grace

Arthur Grace began his professional career in 1973 as a staff photographer for United Press International. During his award-winning career in photojournalism spanning three decades, he covered stories around the globe as a contract photographer for Time magazine and a staff photographer for Newsweek magazine. His photographs have appeared in leading publications worldwide, including on the covers of Life, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, Paris Match and Stern.

Over the past twenty-five years, Mr. Grace has published four critically-acclaimed photographic books: Choose Me: Portraits of a Presidential Race, Comedians,State Fair, and his latest book, America 101. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally with a recent solo exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Mr. Grace’s photographs are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the High Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography. His photojournalism archives are housed at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas in Austin.



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SARA JANE BOYERS is a California fine art photographer who, after successful careers in both the music and publishing industries, has returned to a serious focus on her photography.  In her work Boyers searches for that iconic element of ordinary experience that defines the whole, choosing to render it subtly and with a sense of beauty that is provocative and demanding. 

FINDING CHINATOWN: An American Story, showcasing her decade+ exploration of the Chinatowns of the United States & Canada had a solo exhibition at the Craig Krull Gallery in Los Angeles and was critically acclaimed.  GRIDLOCK, a series of photographs shot from Boyers' car window while stuck in traffic, was recently exhibited at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles. Other work has been included in museums, galleries and photo festivals including a GETTY PST exhibition at the Vincent Price Art Museum; Western Australia's FOTOFREO Biennial; DESIGN/REACTION at the Pasadena Museum of California Museum of Art.  WATER TO PAPER: PAINT TO SKY just closed at SF's Walt Disney Family Museum, to open Spring 2015 at NYC's Museum of Chinese in America.  SUMMER MIX, a group exhibition of a community of photographers was co-curated by Boyers for LACMA's Wallis Annenberg Photography Department.

Other continuing projects include DETROIT: DEFINITION, a study of her birth city as it again arises; SACRED, SILENT & WAITING, a contemplation of light, empty space and presence; and REVISIT_RENEW_NEW, an architectural exploration that also includes the 747 HOUSE, an architecturally significant experiment in repurposing. 

Her photographs reside in public and private collections and are published in magazines, books and respected online media.  Her books and poetry are published by well-recognized publishers and award-winning.


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Eric Tenin is a photographer and the creator of the influential Paris Daily Photo blog. He was one of the first photographers that dedicated a daily blog of photographs of his home-city, eventually creating a network of photo blogs from all over the world. Entering it's 10th year, Paris Daily Photo has inspired many photographers to pursue their own passion for photography. 


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TCF Ep. 236 - David Brommer

David George Brommer is a New York City based photographer specialized in alternative culture. In the mid-90′s David was the creative mind behind Suspect Photography, a studio-gallery acclaimed for exhibiting maverick and emerging photographers. David’s fascination with dark subject matter and the use of religious and mythological elements in his compositions resulted in an aesthetically unique body of work. He is well versed in techniques ranging from pixels to platinum and enjoys using a wide range of camera gear to obtain the final image. During the past two decades, his extensive oeuvre has been widely shown across the country in several solo and collective exhibitions. In recent years, David has become a sought-after speaker on matters of contemporary photography as well as technical teaching. Among others, David has taught seminars at the International Center of Photography, The Maine Media Workshops, and nationwide industry conventions. Currently David is the director of the B&H Photo Event Space overseeing and developing the educational content for customers of B&H Photo.


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TCF Ep. 235 - Michael Stern

Michael E. Stern is a commercial photographer who specializes in time-lapse photography. He uses the technique to serve numerous commercial clients who are in need of both short-term and long-term projects. His career has also included work as a corporate portrait photographer.  


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After successful careers as a jazz musician/educator, and professional magician, Tony Sweet settled on photography as his chosen means for personal expression. Beginning as a film photographer, Tony has become facile in image editing software and plugins and is an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on creativity in the digital age. 

Tony and Susan Milestone conduct Visual Artistry photography location workshops in the US, Canada and Iceland. Tony maintains an active speaking schedule to photography organizations, industry trade shows and PPA schools across the continental US and Canada. 


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James Maher is a street, architecture, and portrait photographer and a lifelong New Yorker. The diverse people, cultures, stories, and history of the city inspire his work.  James authored the e-books The Essentials of Street Photography and Street Photography Conversations and runs popular photography tours of New York. 

Of James’ notable work was a three-year project documenting changing neighborhoods of New York through portraits and interviews with residents for the NY Daily News. He is currently working on an ongoing two-year portrait and interview project documenting the longtime residents, artists, musicians, and creatives of the East Village neighborhood of New York, known for its eclectic past and population.


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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.


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Craig Semetko is a Los Angeles based photographer known for the sense of humor running through his work. The foreword for his first book, UNPOSED, was written by Magnum Photos icon Elliott Erwitt, who wrote of Semetko “...he is the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen.” Semetko was selected as one of 10 photographers worldwide to be a part of Leica Camera’s 10 x10 exhibition in honor of its 100 year anniversary and grand opening of its new manufacturing and cultural complex in May, 2014, in  Wetzlar, Germany. Over 50 of his prints are currently showing through May 25th, 2014 at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles, and his work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Denver, Durango, Colorado and Washington, D.C. His prints hang in private collections in the US, Europe and Asia. He spent the fall of 2013 traveling throughout India, resulting in his just released new book, INDIA UNPOSED, available at



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Julia Gunther was born in Berlin, Germany, and studied Film & Video at the University of the Arts in London, UK. After 7 years of working on feature films, commercials and music videos in Berlin, London, Amsterdam and Cape Town, she decided to shift gears and concentrate solely on photography.

Her body of work includes Proud Women of Africa which is a collection of short visual stories that portrays the daily lives of remarkable women living or working in Africa. Remarkable because they fought, survived, overcame or simply ignored the obstacles that life has thrown at them.

Remarkable because they never gave up. All of the women in her pictures have suffered in some way: they’ve been ostracized by society, are desperately poor, or have experienced terrible injustice. But they are also all still proud. Proud of who they are, of their lives and the love they represent.

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TCF Ep. 229 - John Keatley

John Keatley has swapped photography stories with Annie Leibovitz, taken geography lessons from Sarah Palin, and learned to craft the perfect cocktail with the best bartender in the country.  He’ll climb a tree, fight off a snow monster, or bury someone in kitty litter; all in the name of getting the perfect shot, and that’s just before breakfast.  John is known for putting even the most camera-shy individual completely at ease in front of the lens.  His quick sense of humor and down-to-earth outlook are what allow him to connect with his subjects and create dramatic images.

His celebrity portraits and advertising campaigns are balanced with his wide range of personal projects as well as his work on international awareness campaigns, such as a recent trip to Liberia to work on a clean water initiative.  John’s work is regularly recognized for awards, including American Photography, the PDN, and Communication Arts Photography Annuals.


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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marissa Roth is an internationally published freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer. She has worked on assignment for various prestigious publications including The New York Times, and was part of The Los Angeles Times photography staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News Coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. 

Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and a number of images are in museum, corporate and private collections. A commissioned portrait project by The Museum of Tolerance/ Simon Wiesenthal Center, to photograph the Holocaust survivors who volunteer there, “Witness to Truth,” is on permanent exhibition at the museum. “One Person Crying: Women and War”, Roth’s 29-year personal photo essay that addresses the immediate and lingering impact of war on women in different countries and cultures around the world, is currently a traveling exhibition. 

“Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet” is also a current project, and the book - with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama - will be released in April 2014.

She has 3 additional books to her credit, “Burning Heart: A Portrait of The Philippines”, “Real City: Downtown Los Angeles Inside/Out”, and “Come the Morning”, a children’s book about homelessness. 

Marissa Roth is based in Los Angeles.

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Karen Beard is a photographer and co-founder of Shestock, a new photo agency which focuses better ways to use stock images and photo assignments to connect to women. Created as an alternative to traditional photo agencies, this organization hopes to redefine the kinds of images that represent women in editorial, commercial and stock imagery. 


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A professional photographer for more than a decade, Robert L. Cunningham has photographed 9 heads of state, 12 prime ministers, 3 governors, multiple astronauts, cosmonauts, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, renowned actors, musicians, and professional race car drivers, as well as service members from 15 different nations. His work has taken him aboard underway US Navy submarines, into zero-gravity in low earth orbit, and to more than 450 cities in 25 countries. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum features a permanent display of his work. He has documented 132 missions as an embed photographer with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Cheryl Dunn is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who was born in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Art History. After moving to NYC in the mid 80's, she spent a large part of her career documenting city streets; and the people who strive to leave their mark there from graffiti writers, artists, skaters, boxers, bikers, protesters, and assorted characters. 

In the late 90's she began to focus on filmmaking, creating classic films about artists of her generation who have influenced the realities of urban life through their own work. Her films have played at numerous film festivals including, Tribeca, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Hotdocs, Los Angeles, Havana, and on PBS. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums including The Tate Modern in London, Deitch Projects in New York, and the “Art in the Streets "exhibition at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA. Cheryl was one of the subjects in the documentary, book, & traveling museum exhibition "Beautiful Losers". She has had two books of her photographs published; Bicycle Gangs of New York, and Some Kinda Vocation. 

Her  feature documentary “Everybody Street, New york City“ is about photographers who have used New York City streets as a major subject in their work, world-premiered at HotDocs in Toronto in spring 2013. The film includes legends of the field including Bruce Davidson, Jill Freedman, Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce Gilden, Mary Ellen Mark, Jamel Shabazz, Ricky Powell, Martha Cooper, Elliot Erwitt, Rebecca Lepkoff, Boogie, Clayton Patterson, Jeff Mermelstein with Max Kozloff and Luc Santé.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_225_-_Cheryl_Dunn.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:37pm PDT

Deborah Sandidge is a professional photographer specializing in travel and freelance work.  Deborah enjoys sharing her insight and creative ideas through workshops, seminars and writing. She is highly respected for her ability to simplify challenging technical issues for her students and workshop/seminar attendees. 

Deborah is frequently requested as a guest speaker for her unique ability to blend both the technical and artistic aspects of photography, and to enthusiastically share her knowledge with others.  She is the author of Digital Infrared Photography, published by Wiley. Deborah teaches long exposure creativity, infrared photography, and creative techniques for the passionate photographer.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_224_-_DeborahSandidge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm PDT

Ellen Jacob is a photographer and artist. Her work focuses on people and their relationships that powerfully affect life and largely go unnoticed. Her images are about the things that seem natural but aren't.

Ellen started her career as an art director for the advertising agencies BBDO and Grey. She was a creative lead in children’s publishing and head of her own book design and packaging company, creating books and apps for HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and many others. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, the Art Director’s Club, the Webby Awards and other organizations. 

Ellen is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Grant and a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association. Her photography has been featured on the Voice of America, Slate, Huffington Post, The Daily Mail and appeared in Harvard’s Nieman Reports, selected by The Center for Fine Art Photography juried Family show, selected by f-stop documentary juried issue, and been highlighted as a Jen Beckman HotShot Contender. She holds a BFA with honors from Pratt Institute.

Ellen exhibits at the Soho Photo Gallery and lives in New York City.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_223_-_Ellen_Jacob.mp3
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TCF Ep. 222 - Dennis Manarchy

Dennis Manarchy was raised in Rockford, Illinois. He grew a love for photography at an early age and won a scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon graduation he was fortunate to serve an apprenticeship for legendary photographer, Irving Penn. It was a highly disciplined and uncompromising environment. Penn became simultaneously a mentor due to his amazing talent and meticulous nature, and a nemesis because it took years for Dennis to break from his influence and develop his own style.

Dennis was drafted in the army in 1968. After serving as Lieutenant in the Vietnam War, he returned home disillusioned. He met a Lumbee Indian chief in a North Caroline bookstore, and after sharing his story he was invited to move in with the Tribe. Dennis spent 6 months readjusting while immersing himself in their daily life. It was a pivotal experience.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_222_-_Dennis_Manarchy.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 5:56pm PDT

Ted Forbes is currently the Manager of Multimedia for the Dallas Museum of Art. He creates works in a variety of mediums including photography, documentary video, interactive design and other forms.

 He is the host and producer of The Art of Photography YouTube Channel and podcast, in which he speaks passionately about photography, often showcasing the work of great photographers including Gordon Parks, Saul Leiter and Fred Herzog. 

You can find out more about Ted and his work by visiting his photography website and the blog for the Art of Photography.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_221_-_Ted_Forbes.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 4:16pm PDT

TCF Ep. 220 - Seth Hancock

Seth Hancock is a commercial portrait and editorial photographer in New York City and Los Angeles. He works with clients ranging from magazines to advertising. His style is playful and dynamic, and his focus is making his subjects the hero.

February 9, 2004 is the day when his life dramatically changed forever. It was the day he threw away every necktie he ever owned and walked away from a life in advertising and marketing to become what he was born to be... a photographer!

He was born in Indiana but calls Detroit, MI his hometown. It was in Detroit where he became the person he is today… strong, diverse, driven, passionate and always ready to deliver great results. This is also where he started to develop his photographic style and vision. He has a passion for people and getting the very best from any given situation.

Currently, he spends his time between New York City and Los Angeles with his wife and their Doberman Pinscher, Albert.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_220_-_Seth_Hancock.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 1:34pm PDT

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher and a 20-year contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic.

Joe’s assignments have taken him to every continent and to the world’s most beautiful and challenging environments, from the High Arctic to the Antarctic.

Simply put, Joel is on a mission to document endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving.

His interest in nature started in childhood, when he learned about the very last passenger pigeon from one of his mother’s Time-Life books. He has since been chased by a wide variety of species including wolves, grizzlies, musk oxen, lions, elephants and polar bears.

His first National Geographic assignment introduced him to nature photography, and also allowed him to see human impact on the environment first-hand.

In his words, “It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we’re actually saving ourselves.”

In addition to his work he has done for National Geographic, Joel has contributed to Audubon Magazine, Geo, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and numerous book project. Joel and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts including National Geographic’s Explorer, The NBC Nightly NEws, NPR’s Weekend Edition and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range. His also a contributor to the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_219_-_Joel_Sartore.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:39pm PDT

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Category:photography -- posted at: 11:54am PDT

Dawn Bowery is a British photographer residing in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. She has always had a passion for photography, preferring to document life visually rather than through the written word. Through her travels she developed a love for street photography in far away places like China, Cuba and Morocco where she took an intensive photography course with Creative Escapes. This allowed her the opportunity to develop her skills and gave her the confidence to take her photography to the next level. She was rewarded by having one of her fine art prints from Morocco exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in their Summer Exhibition 2009 and went on to have several exhibitions in London selling fine art prints to collectors around the world. 

Before becoming a professional photographer Dawn enjoyed a long and successful career as a visual effects artist for film and television working for Rhythm and Hues Studios in Los Angeles and more recently for Sky TV in London. Her visual effects background clearly influences her photography and is evident in her contemporary color treatment and post production. This combined with her natural empathy for her subject and classic sense of composition result in stunning portraiture that tells a story.  In 2010 Dawn decided to make the leap and return to Los Angeles to pursue photography full time. The combination of her love of portrait photography and curiosity about what brought her fellow Brits to the City of Angels resulted in the idea for her upcoming coffee table book "California Dreaming:Real life stories of Brits in LA". The book has been a labour of love for almost three year and features stunning portraits of an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life, some are celebrities, others are everyday people, but all are inspirational of people following their dreams. Those featured include Nigel Lythgoe ( TV exec ), Audley Harrison ( Olympic boxer ), Ioan Gruffudd ( Actor ), Steve Sidelnyk ( Drummer ), Alan Selka ( Butler ) and The Atherton Twins ( Cirque Du Soleil acrobats ). She is currently running an indieGoGo campaign for the book which is due to be released in the spring.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_218_-_Dawn_Bowery.mp3
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George Lange’s work as a photographer is known all over the world. He grew up in Pittsburgh and now lives in Boulder, Colorado, though his career has taken him just about everywhere. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, he worked for the legendary photographers Duane Michals and Annie Leibovitz before going out on his own. Since then, his work has appeared on movie posters; billboards; in numerous platforms for many major corporations; newspapers, including The New York Times,The Chicago Tribune  and USA Weekend; and in almost every major magazine, ranging from O: The Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, People, ADWEEK, Esquire, Glamour, Parade, and GQ to Self and Sports Illustrated. 

Lange has photographed everyone from Jim Carrey to Honey Boo Boo; from latex glove factories in Thailand to ice cream production in Columbus, Ohio; from the cast of Seinfeld to Cake Boss; from choreographers to jewelers. Lange is also an accomplished director, working on projects for One Kings Lane, Merrill Lynch and Jeni’s Ice Cream. His work is guided by one simple truth: an unforgettable photograph is not about what the image looks like, but what it feels like. Lange believes that when we do what we love and take pictures from the heart,  “all we’re doing is putting love out into the world” - a line heard by all subjects who have been in front of Lange’s camera.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_217_-_George_Lange.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm PDT

New York artist Xiomáro (SEE-oh-MAH-ro) breathes life into iconic American figures and historical events to make them relevant in the 21st century.  After recovering from cancer, he transitioned from a varied career as a musician, entertainment industry attorney and artist manager into the field of art photography.  Inspired by the example of photographers like Eadweard Muybridge, Carleton Watkins and Ansel Adams, he seeks to create artistic images that also promote the appreciation, conservation and visitation of America’s parks and historical sites.

Xio is frequently commissioned by the National Park Service.  His career began as an Artist-in-Residence at Connecticut's Weir Farm National Historic Site ,where he is now a Visiting Artist.  His collections are exhibited nationally at institutions like Harvard University and have been purchased for permanent art collections such as the one at Brigham Young University in Utah.  Xio’s work has been covered by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur and many other newspapers, magazines, radio programs and internet sources.

Artist in Residence:

Weir Farm National Historic Site:

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Short Video:

Miroslav Tichy:

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_216_-_Xiomoro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

Mark Hemmings is a professional photographer and commercial filmmaker. He is Director of Photography at Hemmings House Pictures, an international media company that specializes in TV production, documentaries, commercial films, advertising/architectural photography and audio recording. Mark got his start in the photography and movie industry when he lived in Japan in 2000. He signed a contract with a photography agency in Tokyo which lead to a career traveling around the world capturing images for magazines, travel guidebooks, and commercial clients. These travels have given Mark a great love for street photography, and meeting new people from different cultures.

Mark is also a professional photography instructor, and he has taught photography workshops around the world: Japan, Korea, England, Hungary, Transylvania/Romania, and Mexico. His primary annual workshop is held every February in the Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_215_-_Mark_Hemmings.mp3
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