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. 


Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_251_-_In_Conversation_3.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 7:20pm PST

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.



Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_250-_Thomas_Allen_Harris.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

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. 


Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_249_-_Michael_Grecco.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:15am PST

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.


Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_248_-_Wyatt_Nuemann.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:30pm PST

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.


Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_247_-_Bill_Pierce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm PST





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