Sophia Nahli Allison is  a visual journalist at the community level and a media arts educator. Born in 1987 + a native of South Central Los Angeles, she is passionate about stories that humanize the black and LGBT communities. She believes storytelling is a tool for social change.

This spring she will be a video journalist with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute and during the summer will be an intern at The Seattle Times.

She recently completed a summer visual journalism internship at the The Tampa Bay Times and has interned at The Chicago Reporter. She participated in the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, the 2014 New York Times Lens Blog Portfolio Review and NABJ's student multimedia projects fellowship.  She taught photo and video to youth in Chicago and Los Angeles and is a grateful recipient of the Chicago 3Arts Award for teaching artist.

She is currently a Roy H. Park Fellow at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a master's degree in visual communication.




Sophia Nahli Allison

Roy DeCarava

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Photographer Sarah Takako Skinner created the HOPE IS PROJECT as a way to understand the nature of Hope and inspire others to find it.

Takako has traveled the world, interviewing subjects and handing them a Holga camera and a roll of film, providing them with one simple instruction: photograph hope.

With the collaboration of a team of influencers, the project seeks to place cameras in the hands of many people, challenging them to share their stories and capture images embodying hope. This will capture the continuation of Takako's journey, and can become one of the largest and most influential art exhibits in history -- true partnership between art and purpose.

It is a project of transformation and impact focused on the understanding, discovery, and harnessing of the power of hope through the vehicle of an inspiring photographic process. The mission is to engage the power of photography along with a process of exploration, storytelling, and self-reflection to widely inspire hope, effect lasting and meaningful change, and contribute to growth and development in fields of social work, medicine, mental health, tolerance, rehabilitation and recovery.




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Marc Raco


Fred Elms


Francesca Woodman


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TCF Ep. 302 - Wasim Muklashy

Wasim Muklashy is a media professional involved in everything from print publications to video production. He began his career writing for various Primedia and Conde Nast publications before founding a national newsstand print publication featuring everyone from Hunter S Thompson’s renown artist Ralph Steadman to influential political and philanthropic personalities including Congressman Henry Waxman and The Sierra Club’s founder Carl Pope.

His attentive eye for detail and keen editorial sense led him to spend several years as a Senior Editor and Creative Director, producing and editing award-winning marketing and commercial videos and corporate media packages for Fortune 500 companies including Gap, Mattel, and Warner Brothers, featuring everyone from Heidi Klum and Tiger Woods to Common & Beyonce.

In addition to his property photography business Pro Property Photos, Wasim currently creates photography and video assets for clients including VectorMount for GoPro,, Airbnb, Drift101, Citizine.Tv, the World Forestry Center, and the PTTOW influencer marketing summit, an annual event bringing together global power players from Quincy Jones to the Dalai Lama to the executives behind X-Prize, Quicksilver, Red Bull, and VICE Media. He is also one of 50 official Samsung Camera Imageloggers, making him a brand ambassador for one of today’s most innovative lines of mirrorless interchangeable lens camera systems, and is the creator and lead of popular social media platform Ello's official Outside Community, ElloOutside.

He devotes much of his time to various humanitarian and environmental causes, currently serving as a volunteer docent in the California State Park System, where he has self-tasked himself to develop original multimedia assets to help bring more attention to our underfunded protected public spaces. He spends whatever time he has left documenting the state’s surrounding parks and landscapes and open spaces through photography.

Wasim currently resides in Topanga Canyon, California.



Wasim Muklashy

Mohammed Salem

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Juan Jose Reyes is an avid street photographer who helped to found the Miami Street Photography Festival held every year in December.

The MSPF© is an international photography festival  showcasing the best of contemporary Street Photography viewed through the eyes of emerging photographers in this genre.  The goal of the Festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other events.

‚ÄčThis Festival is a collaborative effort to advance the work of photographers who pay attention to everyday life in order to capture the world around us.‚Äč

Street photographers use their keen sense of observation to capture compelling candid moments in the everyday life of strangers, whether it be a gesture, facial expression, action or scene. Their method is often likened to a mirror held up to reflects reality. There is no set-up involved, no manipulation of the scene and very little or no post-processing of the image. This realism has provided an accurate and insightful record of street culture throughout the world. With images portraying everything from the ugly, gritty side of life to more humorous situations, they are moments that unless captured, might otherwise go unnoticed.

At the heart of street photography is the 'decisive moment'. This is the split second when an image becomes complete in its composition - when each element of the image is in balance, in context and essential to the scene. This is when the shutter is released and the moment is captured forever.




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In her exuberant and explosive pictures, Lois Greenfield captures not just the lithe and acrobatic forms of dancers performing their art, but the purity and exhilaration of movement itself. Without tricks or manipulation of any kind, she catches fleeting and impossible moments in a style that is both lyrical and graphic. Greenfield has been compared with Eadweard Muybridge for his exploration of human locomotion and with Henri Cartier-Bresson for capturing the decisive moment. Unlike her predecessors however, her images depict but don’t refer to the “real” world. They are documents of her imagination.

Beginning her career as a photojournalist, Greenfield covered the experimental dance movement scene for the Village Voice from 1973 to the mid 90’s. In 1982 she decided to open her own studio where she could control the lighting, and work with dancers in a collaborative environment.

Her exploration of the expressive possibilities of photographed movement and her unique approach to photographing the human form in motion has radically redefined the genre and influenced a generation of photographers.

Greenfield has created signature images for countless contemporary dance companies as well as commercial clients.  Her photographs have been featured in many magazines worldwide and exhibited internationally. She frequently gives lectures and offers workshops.

Since 2014 Greenfield has been an Artist in Residence at NYU/Tisch Department of Dance and New Media. In 2015, She was honored with the Dance in Focus award in recognition of her ground-breaking contributions to the field. Her third book, “Lois Greenfield:Moving Still”, (Thames & Hudson, UK & Chronicle Books, USA) will be released in Fall 2015.


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Lois Greenfield


Sebastião Salgado

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Brian Ach is a New York-based photographer who blurs the lines between editorial and commercial photography by telling moving stories––with still pictures.

From traveling with Prince as his European tour photographer, to location and studio portraiture with top celebrities, Brian's low-key presence allows him to dissolve into the story with unparalleled access, while commercial clients appreciate his innovative problem-solving ideas, honed through his work as a leading editorial photographer with Getty Images, WireImage, and AP Images.

Equally adept behind-the-scenes, on location or in the studio, his work has been seen in Rolling Stone, People, Time, Entertainment Weekly, The NY Times, Travel and Leisure, and major newspapers and magazines around the world.



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John Strazza


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TCF Ep. 298 - Sandro Miller

Sandro has been photographing people for over thirty years. He became interested in photography at the age of sixteen upon seeing the work of Irving Penn and has since devoted his life to creating expressive images.


With numerous award-winning campaigns to his credit, Sandro is one of today's foremost photographers. He has photographed many national advertising campaigns for a long list of clients including: Allstate Insurance, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, BMW, Dove, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, Honda, Pepsi, Milk, Nikon, Microsoft, Miller/Coors, Motorola, Nike, Adidas, Pony, UPS, Champion, and the US Army.


In 2001 Sandro was invited by the Cuban government to photograph that country's greatest national treasure – its athletes. This project was the first US/Cuban collaboration since the trade embargo was imposed in 1960. Sandro's editorial work has been featured in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Russian Esquire, Time, Forbes, Details, Stern, Wired, Newsweek, Vibe, Communication Arts, Graphis, New York Magazine, Eyemazing, and ESPN Magazine and has been exhibited worldwide.


Sandro has a working relationship with the camera giant Nikon and is responsible for introducing the latest technology to the professional photographic world. He has worked on many award-winning projects with Nikon including a portrait session with actor John Malkovich in Croatia, a series of motorcycle racing shots in Brainerd, Minnesota, a still and video shoot of the roller derby team "The Windy City Rollers", a video of the world-renowned high-wire artist Philippe Petit, and most recently, a short cinematic video entitled "Joy Ride", featuring a motorcyclist racing through the early morning streets of Chicago on a mysterious mission.


Throughout Sandro's career, each year he has contributed his talents to both community based and national charitable organizations by creating powerful imagery and compelling campaigns soliciting contributions for such organizations as the American Heart Association, Food Depository of Chicago, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Milwaukee, Evans Life Foundation, Arts for Life, Dance for Life, AIDS Chicago, AIDS New Jersey, and The Good City.


At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in July 2011, Sandro was acknowledged with a Saatchi & Saatchi Best New Director Award for his short video "Butterflies" featuring John Malkovich.


For the past five years, in juried competition within the industry, Sandro has been voted one of the top 200 advertising photographers in the world.




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Danny Lyons


Jim Nachtwey

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Jonathan Alcorn is a Los Angeles based photojournalist who has documented events and personalities both big and small for over two decades.

He currently works as both an editorial and corporate photographer. His clientele includes Reuters, Getty Images, Agence France Press, European Pressphoto Agency, Zuma Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Greenpeace, Yahoo, Samsung Camera US, and Sony Pictures Television.

Career highlights include having the lead photos of the LA Times 1994 Pulitzer Prize winning Northridge earthquake edition and curating a photography project by dementia patients benefitting the Alzheimer's Association. He started my career as a staff photographer at the Pasadena Star News in 1988.



Jonathan Alcorn


Genaro Molina



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Kiliii Fish is an indigenous photographer and adventurer who specializes in indigenous peoples and global wilderness conservation. He formerly guided survival expeditions and continues to teach the traditional skill of Native kayak-building. He works on documentary projects that tell the stories of people and wilderness alongside commercial imagery that makes adventure accessible.

Kiliii’s award-winning work has been featured among others, by Communication Arts and The Annenberg Space for Photography. He is a public speaker on issues of wilderness and Native peoples, and recently spoke at PIX2015. His clients include REI and the Nature Conservancy; he is currently at work on two multi-year projects for National Geographic Magazine.

Kiliii spends the majority of his time in the Arctic or near the ocean and is on the road ten months a year photographing at the edges of our world.





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Wyman Meinzer is the only official State Photographer of Texas, named so in 1997 by the Texas State Legislature and then Gov. George W. Bush, an honor he still holds today. He was raised on the League Ranch, a 27,000-acre ranch in the rolling plains of Texas. Since then, he has traveled to every corner of this great state and all points in between in search of the first and last rays of sunlight in its magnificent sweep across the Texas landscape. Meinzer graduated from Texas Tech in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management and was voted Outstanding Alumnus in 1987 by the department of Range and Wildlife Management at Texas Tech University. He also received the Distinguished Alumnus award in 1995 from the School of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.


In august of 1999, Meinzer was honored to give the graduation commencement address at his alma matter Texas Tech University. During his 12 years as adjunct instructor in communications at Texas Tech University, Wyman was selected as Agriculture Communications Teacher of the Year in 2005. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Alumnus award from Texas Tech University in recognition of outstanding achievement and dedicated service. Post graduation Wyman spent five years as a professional predator hunter on the big ranches of the rolling plains.


During this period he worked to perfect his photographic skills and now, after 33 years as a professional photographer, Wyman has photographed and /or written 24 large format books, and his images have appeared on more than 250 magazine covers throughout America. His images have appeared in Smithsonian, National Geographic Books, Natural History, Ebony, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Audubon, Sports Afield, Field and Stream, Outdoor life, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Highways, Korea GEO, German GEO, Das Tier, Airone, Horzu, BBC Wildlife, and a host others. Honors include: Official State Photographer of Texas by the 75th Texas State Legislature, the John Ben Sheppard Jr. Award from the Texas State Historical Foundation for contributing to the preservation of Texas History through writing and photography, 1997 National Literary Award for the book, “Texas Lost: Vanishing Heritage” (with author Andrew Sansom), the San Antonio Conservation Award for the natural history book, “Roadrunner”, the 2003 “Star of Texas Award”, from the Gillespie County Historical Society with author John Graves for their collaborative work, “Texas Hill Country”, and in 2011 the dual awards of “Texas Heroes Hall of Honor”, from the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas, and The A.C. Green Literary Award, presented to a distinguished Texas author for lifetime achievement.




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Ernst Haas


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Take Kayo is a Vancouver based street photographer and camera reviewer. Starting his career in photography as a weekend warrior wedding, commercial and sports photographer in the mid 1990's, Take worked for Kodak-Phototrader from 1996 to 2005. During that time he worked with all the local commercial labs and professional photographers in town and understood the 'business' of photography... and wasn't happy.


Leaving the photo industry, Take spent the next 5 years figuring out how to re-introduce photography back into his career along a path that was different than most of his fellow photographers. Starting his Bigheadtaco blog as an experiment in 2010, he continued posting pictures and eventually incorporating camera reviews.


He currently works closely with Fujifilm Canada, Leica North America, and Ricoh Imaging Canada. Take discovered Instagram in 2013 and considers his Instagram photography his primary portfolio, using mostly his iPhone camera. In 2014 Take started his own YouTube channel with his wife Camera Girl as his videographer. In 2015 Take added a producer to the team, and the rest is history.




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A great street portrait is more than just a photograph of a stranger. In many ways that person being photographed and the photographer enter a collaboration. The subject is choosing to open themselves to being revealed and interpreted by the photographer. And the photographer, if he’s adept enough, is communicating what they find fascinating and beautiful about that subject. And in the hands of a really good photographer, they reveal something about the community and the culture they exist in.


Shawn Theodore is just such a photographer. Known as @_xST on Instagram, the photographer who calls Philadelphia home has been creating a remarkable series of portraits largely of African American men and women of various generations against the colorful backdrops that exist in rapidly changing urban communities. His work is as much a chronicler of a people at a specific time as it is a bold statement of what it means to be black, to be beautiful and be visible.


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We all live such ordinary lives. We get up each morning, take a shower, brush our teeth, get ready for work or get the kids ready for school. We go through each day in activities that are very similar to the ones that we’ve done the day before and the day before that, making the time seem like some kind of homogenous blur. We don’t think of those moments as being especially interesting or even memorable.


Yet, in the hands of the right photographer those very same moments can be fodder for something interesting, beautiful and even poignant. Moments that are both familiar and ordinary can take on a quality that reveals something about ourselves and each other that we often miss in the blur that is our lives.


Photographer, Susan Rosenberg Jones is a photographer who is able to do that, whether she is photographing her neighbors in her New York apartment complex or her husband during the private and intimate moments of their lives together. Susan demonstrates that there is nothing that is too ordinary or undeserving of our attention, when it is observed with curiosity, respect and love. 





Susan Rosenberg Jones



Karen Marshall



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Once you’ve made the decision to practice photography and after you’ve made the investment in a camera and software, well, that’s when the real challenge begins. The questions becomes how you get from being yet another guy or gal with a camera to one that actually produces work that is unique, beautiful and hopefully personal.


Yet, as difficult and challenging as that might be, we see examples of ordinary people make work that stuns and inspires, using the vary same tools that we readily have access to. Jaime Ibarra is one such photographer.


Jaime Ibarra is a self-taught photographer whose creative life began as a musician, then a graphic designer and eventually a photographer. But even though photography came later in his life, he used the skills he he had developed teaching himself music to teach himself how to do extraordinary things with a one camera, one lens and Photoshop.




Jaime Ibarra






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There are different stories about what leads a person to pick up a camera to do more than just making snapshots. Some of these stories begin high school course, or when they have their first child or when they look at somebody else’s work and think to themselves, “I could do that”.


For this week’s guest Michelle Rick, her decision to begin practicing photography came from frustrations with another art form, writing. She had always considered herself a storyteller and had earned an MFA in creative writing at the New School, but when she struggled to make the transition for writing short stories to a novel, she struggled. She soon found an outlet for frustration and anxiety with a camera.  Within a short time, she found herself exploring her creativity on the streets of New York.


Within a short period of time, she has become adept at using light, color and the theater of the street to make beautiful photographs of the city that she loves. She is continually challenging herself, not satisfied to merely produce images that look pleasing, but that reveal something of herself.




Michelle Rick


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Roderick Lyons began his journey as a photographer while serving in Vietnam as a member of the Air Force. However, his desire to be a creative person and have unique experiences was born his his early years growing in South Los Angeles.

Inspired by the likes of Roy DeCarava and Gordon Parks, pursued his passion for photography in many forms which included portraiture, photojournalism and street photography.

His personal journey as a photographer has led him to take several different paths including work as a freelance photojournalist, as an editor and now as an adjunct professor of photography and journalism at Los Angeles Valley College in Southern California.  




Roderick Lyons


Aaron Bryant


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The beauty of the landscape is experienced in a unique and beautiful way when it is captured as a black and white photograph. Without the presence of color, the natural world is revealed using a very personal point of view, that of the photographer.. Shades of gray reveal the subtle nuances that are not immediately obvious when we see the world in full color. 


Photographer Gary Wagner began exploring this world on film using a large-format camera and chemistry, but he has embraced the flexibility and control that digital provides, especially with his black and white imagery. 


In his new book Digital Black and White Landscape Photography: Fine Art Techniques from Camera to Print, Gary shares how he sees a scene, captures it with his camera and uses post-processing to complete his vision. 




Gary Wagner


Michael Kenna


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The last nine years of producing The Candid Frame have included hundreds of special and memorable conversations with great photographers. It’s also provided me not only unique insight into what it means to pursue one’s passion for making photographs, but also what it means to make the choice to lead a creative life.

So, when my friend and fellow-photographer Bill Wadman posed the question as to what I’ve learned from all these conversations, we thought it a good idea to record our discussion and share it with you.

Bill Wadman is the cohost along with Jeffery Saddoris of On Taking Pictures, a weekly podcast that examines many of the idea and themes that we touch on The Candid Frame. I highly recommend their show. Check it out. I think you’ll like what you hear.





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When it comes to portraits, people who are being their unique selves can result in the best photographs. In a world where digitally enhanced versions of ourselves are displayed everywhere, it’s refreshing to see images where real people are themselves. It’s made all the better when people who take pride in their uniqueness present themselves in front of the photographer’s lens.

Muir Vidler is a editorial/commercial photographer who makes the most of such opportunities in all of his work. You can see it showcased especially well in his project, Rebels Without a Pause where he photographs some of Britain’s aging rebels and Mavericks.

Vidler’s work possesses its own uniques by adeptly using color and setting to produce wonderful photographs. He is also a great example of a photographer who allows his curiosity to inspire his photography.




Muir Vidler



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The culture of the Mississippi Delta is a wealthy one. Just as its land has been a rich source for cotton and soybean, the people of the Delta have been ripe for stories, both written and visual. Whether it’s William Faulkner with a typewriter or William Eggleston with his camera, each artist has proven the Delta as an endless source of inspiration. It’s a place that has lured many a photographer.

But it’s a place filled with contradictions. As rich as it is for the creative artist, the existence of poverty, economic disparity and the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow is not far behind. It makes it hard to idealize or demonize a place and its people. To know the place, you have to go deeper.

And that is what photographer, Magdalena Sole does in her book, New Delta Rising. It’s beautiful, stunning photographs provide an insightful view of the Delta, both good and bad. But most importantly, it allows the people in her images to tell their own stories in a collection of essays that compliments the photographs. If a book that reveal the soul of a place, this one is it.




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TCF Ep. 284 - Matt Sweeney

Hollywood is a town that has been defined more by its myths than its realities. It's a town built on fiction and endless aspirations. 

So, photographs that are free from the influence of publicists and marketing teams can seem jarring and surprising. But that can be a good thing.

That's what Matt Sweeney's photographs do. They show an unexpected and beautiful side of Hollywood in the early eighties, where the 1-mile stretch between Hollywood and Vine and Hollywood and Highland was a setting of public theater with every kind of character, both big and small. 

Taken during his early twenties using a Nikon SLR with Kodachrome film, his images of Los Angeles capture a unique time in a way that's rare and wonderful. 




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Ibarionex shared the stage with curator and writer Colin Westerbeck (Bystander: A History of Street Photography) and photographer and educator Julia Dean (Los Angeles Center of Photography) discussing the topic of street photography. 

Held at the DNJ Gallery the panel held in front of a live audience focuses on the street photography's history, the impact of smart phones and the qualities that make a good image a great photograph. 

Julia and Colin have both been guest on TCF. Click on the links below to listen to their respective appearances. 




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Laurie Rubin is an international award-winning photographer specializing in nature and aerial photography. Her passion for photography includes a career working in the Education departments of software companies such as Nik Software, Google+ Photos, and Macphun. She is currently working with ViewBug and as an inception Master for Trey Ratcliff’s The Arcanum. 

Most recently, one of her aerial images was selected to be on a worldwide tour with DJI’s SkyPixel Perspective Gallery. She won 1st place in the Winsland Smith Rice International Awards for the Zoo & Aquarium category. Her image was in the 2013 Fall Awards issue of Nature’s Best and was displayed at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.




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TCF Ep. 281 - Pat Pattison

Pat Pattison is an expert on career re-invention, not only because he has conducted extensive research on the topic but because he has successfully done it himself. He is a Hudson Institute certified transition and career coach specializing in helping professional creative people.

A former Walt Disney Studios executive, Pat was asked to teach a night class on “The Business of Art” at a Los Angeles community college about six years ago. Every semester he noticed that fully a third of his class were people 45+ who wanted to start more creative and fulfilling new lives. That was the genesis of his “Creative YOU Turn” program, coaching, workshops and book. 

Pat has been a Hollywood, toy Industry, and advertising executive for most of his career. He served as VP of marketing for the Metromedia (now Fox) TV stations and VP of creative services at Disney (Buena Vista) Television as well as creative services at Disneyland. 

Among the many successful films, television shows, and celebrities he has marketed: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, the Super Bowl, the Emmy Awards, the 2012 Olympics, Rachel Ray, and Carlos Santana.

A few years ago Pat “remade” himself by becoming a TV host, commercial actor, and print model. His passion now is to help others successfully remake their own lives. 

Pat interviews other successful re-inventors on his cable TV show, Pat Pattison’s Remade in America. He is also an executive transition coach and teacher, and frequently appears on other television outlets as a self-reinvention expert. 



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TCF Ep. 280 - Hatnim Lee

Hatnim Lee is a Korean-American editorial photographer who has shot everying from fashion to weddings. Her personal project focuses on her family's liquor store in the Washington DC area. The resulting images, which were recently showcased in PDN magazine, capture a unique perspective that reveals both a family and a community. 




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TCF Ep. 279 - Jake Niece

Jake Niece is a wildlife firefighter who is also a passionate photographer. He has documented his work and that of his fellow firefighters. The results are unique photographs the captures a personal perspective on wildfires and the people who fight them. After a career as an engineer, he has transitioned to working as a photographer who also captures images of snow and motor sports. 




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Doug Hyun has made a career of making great still photographs for some of the best television and motion picture productions including Spiderman, Deadwood, Carnival, Six-Feet Under, Nip/Tuck and Curb Your Enthusiasm. 




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TCF Ep. 277 - Niko J. Kallianiotis

Niko Kallianiotis is an educator and photographer based in Pennsylvania. He started his career as a newspaper photographer, first as a freelancer at The Times Leader, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and then as a staff photographer at The Coshocton Tribune in Coshocton, Ohio, and The Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, New York. 


He is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Marywood University in Scranton, PA and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is also a contributing photographer for The New York Times. His work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally.


He holds a B.F.A. and M.A. in photography from Marywood University and an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, in New York. 





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Colin Westerbeck is a writer, curator, and teacher of the history of photography. He is also the co-author along with Joel Meyerowitz of Bystander: A History of Street Photography. 

This special two-part interview which delves into an in-depth conversation of street photography then and now.



Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_276_-_Colin_Westerbeck_-_Pt._2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am PDT

Colin Westerbeck is a writer, curator, and teacher of the history of photography. He is also the co-author along with Joel Meyerowitz of Bystander: A History of Street Photography. 

This special two-part interview which delves into an in-depth conversation of street photography then and now. 




Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_275_-_Colin_Westerbeck_Pt._1.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:47pm PDT

TCF Ep. 274 - Jenna Close

Jenna Close is half of the duo P2. She and her partner Jon got their start shooting for the alternative energy industry and have now branched into still and motion projects for industrial and advertising clients. They’ve worked for some fun people like NBC San Diego, Sierra Club, Beta Engineering and The Cincinnati Zoo. 

Jon and Jenna were early adopters of remote controlled aerial photography, they particularly enjoy making composite images and they spend a fair amount of time on their surfboards. Jenna is currently a director on the national board of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) where she works to promote sustainable business practices and encourage a supportive environment for ASMP members and the photographic community at large.




Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_274_-_Jenna_Close.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:09pm PDT

Blake Andrews is a street photographer who is a member of the street photography collective In-Public. Based in the American Northwest, his invidiual images and personal projects strive to move beyond the rigidity of genre and to express something unique and personal with a camera. 




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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_273_-_Blake_Andrews.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:20pm PDT

Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, and Smithsonian.

Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award, among many others.

She has been working most recently with Ripple Effect Images, an organization of well-known scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers with a mission of creating powerful and persuasive films and stories illustrating the very specific problems women in developing countries face and the programs that can help them. In 2010, Ami was a Senior Producer for Multimedia, at the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami School of Communication where she got her Masters and worked on a project on women’s pregnancy and infant mortality in Sierra Leone and a feature film about migration and climate change in Bangladesh. She has been the subject of the five-part documentary series “Over the Islands of Africa” and a featured speaker and judge in more than 20 countries from China to Chile. She is on the board of the Alexia Foundation and frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.




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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_272_-_Ami_Vitale_updated.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:05pm PDT

Born in 1974, Matt Stuart was raised in the leafy suburbs of Harrow, North West London. He admits to a less than distinguished school career, but was called upon aged 11 to play a trumpet solo in front of the Queen Mother. Her Majesty’s reaction is not recorded.

A little later, in 1986, Matt discovered skateboarding after watching the film “Back to the Future”. Skating occupied his every waking moment until 1994, when he looked up from the half-pipe and noticed that girls had got a lot more interesting. He also indulged in a brief, ill-advised affair with Kung Fu.

Matt’s father, keenly aware that his son would never be the next Bruce Lee, introduced him to photography, handing over books by Robert Frank & Henri Cartier-Bresson. Ever since then, photography has been Matt’s overriding passion, although he’s still quite interested in skateboards and girls. (But thankfully not Kung Fu).



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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_271_-_Matt_Stuart.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT

TCF Ep. 270 - John Free

John Free is a social documentary/street photographer who lives in Los Angeles. His photographic essays have ranged from railroad tramps in California to automobile abstracts to Paris street life. 

John has been inspiring to photographers of all ages of all skill levels for many years through teaching sold-out classes and workshops on street photography in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and London. Part stand-up and part evangelist, he speaks from the heart to inspire new generations of photographers.  He is also involved with several non-profit organizations teaching inner-city kids the excitement and power that they can get being dedicated photographers. 




Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_270_-_John_Free.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 7:44am PDT

TCF Ep. 269 - Andrew Tomasino

Andrew Tomasino is a portrait and street photographer who often crosses the lines between both bodies of work, creating interesting narratives within the world he sees. His ongoing personal project, "Queen City", which peels back the curtain of Drag Performers in his home town, was recently featured at the Art Directors Club in New York City. 


Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_269_-_Andrew_Tomasino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT

Acuity Press creates exceptionally curated, print on demand, fine-art books, that illuminate the work of both established and talented emerging artists. Through our exquisitely made books, collectors, museums and galleries gain access to undiscovered and under represented talent. 

They are dedicated to the creation of an elegant, refined and self-directed discovery of new art, that will celebrate the singular vision of the artist and cater to the most discerning of collectors. 

Acuity Press was founded by photographers and educators Everard Williams and Dennis Keeley. 



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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_268_-_Acuity_Press.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Joe Aguirre is a San Francisco based photographer currently spending his time focused on personal documentary and lyrical narrative projects. Joe lives among his subjects; he uses the street aesthetic to create candid, nude, and conceptual portraiture.  Dividing his time between art and street photography, Joe is searching for a way to communicate his work to the world in a singular presentation.




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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_267_-_Joe_Aguirre.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:06am PDT

TCF Ep. 266 - Natalia Martinez & Bill Parsons

Bill Parsons and Natalia Martinez are the team behind Northern California-based Photo Lab Pet Photography and Design Lab Creative Studio (soon to be merged into The Labs & Co.).

With a shared passion for animals, their work centers around photographing them in a natural environment and letting their individuality shine. They work with commercial and private clients and volunteer services to shelters and rescue organizations as proud members of HeARTs Speak. They are honored to be favorites of a variety of companies, organizations and publications including Bark Magazine. 

They live in Petaluma, California, supported by their two dogs and two cats. 




Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_266_-_Natalia_Martinez__Bill_Parsons.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:41pm PDT

TCF Ep. 265 - Kale Friesen

Kale Friesen was born into the expansive vistas of Saskatchewan in 1981. At a very young age Kale became immersed in art and knew that he was destined to work in the arts. Kale spent his entire youth painting, drawing and playing music, and it wasn’t until he discovered photography that Kale understood how best he could realize his aesthetic vision. 

In 2001 Kale headed west to Vancouver BC where he continued my love of arts, music and skateboarding. 

A hunger to see the world and be inspired, Kale moved to Paris, France in 2006 to focus on his artistic pursuits. After visiting the Fondation Cartier-Bresson on a summer afternoon in 2007 he knew in that instant that the only thing he wanted to do was make photographs. The people and architecture of Paris became Kale’s photography school. 

While in living in Europe Kale began shooting on the streets of Paris every day and traveling to abandoned spaces in France and Belgium, experimenting with Fine Art photography and street photography. 

After returning to Vancouver in 2009 Kale changed direction and photographic focus on fashion photography and portraiture. The genius and originality of photographers of Helmut Newton, Nick Knight and Solve Sundsbo opened Kale’s mind and guided his path towards becoming a fashion photographer.

Kale photographs emote a somber mood with a strong sense of colour, design and movement. 

Kale currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC as a fashion, beauty photographer, and still carries a camera every day. 



Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_265_-_Kale_Friesen.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:34am PDT

TCF Ep. 264 - Ugo Cei

Ugo Cei is an Italian IT professional that caught the bug of photography and now spends every free minute he has taking photos and uses every business trip or vacation as an opportunity to create new images of foreign cities and natural landscapes.

 He loves to travel and show the beauty of the world and its inhabitants to everybody. He believes that this is really an amazing planet we live on and every place and every culture possesses beauty that deserves to be shown.




Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_264_-_Ugo_Cei.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 4:56pm PDT

TCF Ep. 263 - Christopher Cushman

Christopher Cushman was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Growing up in Detroit in the 60's and 70's gave him a unique perspective on people, which is central to and has informed his work to this day. He received his degree in Design and Illustration from Ferris State University. He began his career in photography during the 80's attracted to portraiture as a means to understand the human condition.

Christopher has had showings at galleries in Detroit and at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto's and has been extensively published. Christopher has specialized in dance photography and has photographed dancers from Alvin Ailey, and Garth Fagen in New York as well as Toronto's Ballet Creole.   He has published a book on Dance in 2008 entitled "Dance Through Life" and is completing two new volumes, one of portraiture Called BLACKBOOK30 a critical response to the work of Robert Mapplethorpe and a documentary piece entitled FIERCE! Being Black, Being Gay. Christopher has resided in Toronto for the last 17 years.



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Category:photography -- posted at: 11:50pm PDT

TCF Ep. 262 - Nancy Lehrer

Nancy Lehrer sets out to capture daily life and interactions. These life events are sometimes celebratory but more often commonplace. They are made up of simple conversations and actions – calling out from a balcony, telling a secret, praying, or just engaging with the neighbors on a warm afternoon. She is an observer, seeking to find and record a bit of culture and community.

Nancy Lehrer has been using photography to capture her unique world-view for most of her life. Her earliest photojournalist recognition came at a summer camp at the young age of 10 where, armed with her father’s Kodak Brownie camera, she earned the position of camp-photographer documenting the summer’s activities. Although she holds Masters degrees in Music and Computer Science, she has always held on to her passion for photography. She has studied photography from several American photography masters including Jay Maisel, Sam Abell, and Gerd Ludwig. She has received several local awards and lectures on photography in the Ventura County area.



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Direct download: The_Candid_Frame_262_-_Nancy_Lehrer.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:46pm PDT





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