TCF Ep. 312 - Michelle Groskopf

Michelle Groskopf is a street photographer based in Los Angeles. She's made a practice of shooting the world around her almost daily for the past 20 years. Her work has been featured in The British Journal Of Photography, American Photo Magazine,Capricious Magazine, FLAUNT Magazine, Dazed and Confused,, Trip Magazine, Booooooom,  The Heavy Collective, Fotografia Magazine, The Magenta Foundation, It's Nice That, The Daily Mail,  Conde Nast Traveler

Michelle is an ongoing contributor to

Her themes revolve around tween / teen culture, girlhood and suburban ideology / iconography.

"I grew up in the suburbs of Toronto surrounded by shopping carts and old ladies in headscarves. That’s all I knew for the longest time. Housing developments, strip malls, backyards and Jewish summer camp. It was comforting, one of those good childhoods and I loved it. As I got older I caught the notion of other things, other places I wanted to see. I fled straight for the city, and then kept going till I managed to get as far away I could. At some point I started taking photos. Photos of shopping carts and old ladies in headscarves, people wandering around strip malls. It didn’t matter what city I was in, I’d find them, these people that seemed so familiar to me. I’d get so close to them with my camera they would be forced to talk to me. They’d ask me why and I would tell them that I thought they were beautiful."




Michelle Groskopf


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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David H. Wells recommends the work of Harry Callahan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alexandra Avakian recommends the work of Susan Meiselas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Varina Patel is a nature and landscape photographer who believes that there is nothing more remarkable than the power of nature. Along with her husband and fellow photographer, Jay Patel, she explores the natural world whether it’s the expansive landscape or the stunning details of the macro world. She is generous in sharing her passion for photography via workshops, e-books and her blog.

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Robert Larson is a freelance photographer and writer living in Los Angeles. He is working on a long-term project entitled, Waiting for Haiti. In this self-assigned photo project, he is documenting the continuing impact of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 

In his blog, he writes about the stories behind the images in his project as well as speaking frankly about the challenges, he's faced trying to start a career as a photographer. You can discover more about Robert and his work by visiting his portfolio website and the Waiting for Haiti website. You can also discover more by visiting his blog

Robert Larson recommends the work of David Carol

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Jacquelyn Martin is a staff photojournalist with the Associated Press, Washington DC bureau, where she covers a diverse range of topics from the President and Congress to the National Spelling Bee and the Occupy movement. 

Her work has been honored with awards from the White House News Photographer’s Association, NPPA, and the Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW), a non-profit that educates the public about the work of female photojournalists, where she has served as Secretary and Vice President.

When not on assignment for the AP she can be found around the world working on personal projects, or salsa dancing.

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Bruce Dorn  has enjoyed a rich and varied career as a Director, Cameraman, and Photographer, his formal training is in Design. Bruce spent four years as an Associate Professor of Design at Indiana University where he taught advanced courses in both Photography and Design.

As a Mechanical Designer, Bruce has earned acclaim as a builder of custom motorcycles and racing cars. His efforts have been featured in mainstream enthusiast magazines such as Hot Bike and Hot Rod. Insiders credit Bruce with the inspiration of the hugely popular Harley Davidson Fat Boy that appeared shortly after one of his clients, Willie G. Davidson, spent hours pouring over the details of one of Bruce’s pet projects.

Bruce who is also a Canon Explorer of Light has also designed accessories for using HDSLRs for video. Under the IDC Photo Video brand, the products are the result of his relentless pursuit of minimalist functionality.

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 Emilio Banuelos has worked as an editorial photographer and consultant for newspapers in Mexico, Panama and the United States. His documentary work earned him fellowships from the Poynter Institute, The Marty Forscher Fellowship for Humanistic Photography and an award from EnFoco Inc. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Emilio teaches documentary photography for the Academy of Art University, and has conducted workshops for the University of California Santa Cruz-Extension, the University of Coahuila and Black Boots Inc.

Emilio recommends the work of Donna Ferrato (

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Joel Meyerowitz is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He was born in New York in 1938. He began photographing in 1962. He is a “street photographer” in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, although he works exclusively in color. As an early advocate of color photography (mid-60’s), Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance. His first book, Cape Light, is considered a classic work of color photography and has sold more than 100,000 copies during its 30-year life. He is the author of 17 other books, including the newly released book by Aperture,Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks.You can find out more about Joel and his work by visiting his website at

Joel recommends the work of Paul Strand ( and Alex Soth (

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Jeff Sedlik is a photographer, director, educator, publisher, expert witness and consultant. A leading authority on image licensing, copyright and the business of image licensing, Sedlik is President of the PLUS Coalition, past President of the APA, and a Professor at  the Art Center College of Design. You can discover more about the Plus Coalition and register for free by visiting its website

Jeff Sedlik recommends the work of Herman Leonard

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Susan and Neil Silverman forever seek "the Image, the Light and the Moment" through their camera lens. Together they teach workshops, photograph a multitude of subject matter: people, nature, landscape, weddings, travel, commercial and industrial sites.

Their work is represented by stock agencies both national and international and has appeared in a variety of publications including the cover of Outdoor Photography,, Elle Magazine, Sierra Club, Microsoft, Pacific Rim Magazine, Cure Magazine, der Spiegel, Tamrac International Catalogue Cover, Nikon World, The Wooden boat, Sierra Club, Nikon International Catalogue, and Proceedings among many others. You can find out more about them and their work and workshops by visiting their website. 

Neil and Susan Silverman recommend the works of W. Eugene Smith and Richard Avedon. 

This episode is sponsored by Adobe Lightroom. Perfect Your Photography from shoot to finish with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 software. Find out more by visiting their website.

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Alan Hess is a San Diego-based commercial photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. He has photographed hundreds of concerts three songs at a time. From small club shows to big arenas, Alan enjoys the fast pace of shooting on the fly, the rush of the house lights going down, and the drive to capture the “show” in the images of the first three songs.

The wide variety of bands that Alan has shot include: Billy Idol, Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Hornsby, The Dead, Death Cab for Cutie, Derek Trucks Band, The Grateful Dead, Jackie Greene, John Legend, Marilyn Manson, Robin Williams, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Steel Pulse, Widespread Panic, Willie Nelson and many others.?Alan’s work has been published in a variety of online and print outlets, including the following:,,, Poughkeepsie Journal, Mill Valley Herald,,, Photoshop User,, Relix Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine.

His images have been used for various CDs and other promotional work. Alan is currently the house photographer for a large concert venue in Southern California and when he isn’t out shooting concerts he is writing books.

Alan is the author of six photography books and three books about getting the most from your iPad. He has been the technical editor or content advisor on 12 other titles and continues to write and edit books when not out shooting.

Alan has been part of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team since 2009

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Aline Smithson is a fine-art photographer whose work has been exhibited widely in exhibitions in venues such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Lishui Festival in China and the Tagomago in Barcelona and Paris. Her images have also been published in PDN (Photo District News), Communication Arts Photo Annual, Lenswork Extended and Silvershotz magazines. 

In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. Aline founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition.

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Brian Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who for the past thirty years has created iconic portraits of famous athletes, celebrities, politicians and business people. His images have appeared in countless books and magazines, not least of which are Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Elle and British GQ. 

He won the Pulitzer for Spot News Photography for his photography of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He was also won awards from both World Press Photo and the Picture of the Year competitions for his image of Greg Louganis hitting his head on the diving board at the Seoul Olympics. His personal project have included images of Burlesque performers from today and the past. He is also the author Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Pictures of the Famous and the Infamous.

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Nicole Young is a full-time photographer and author. She specializes in food and stock photography and licenses her images through iStockphoto and Getty Images. Nicole is an accredited Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop and is a “Help Desk Specialist” with the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). She is author of the books Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, EOS Canon 60D: From Snapshots to Great Shots and Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots published by Peachpit Press, along with eBooks published through Craft&Vision. 

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Ibarionex and Jerod Foster took the stage at the Peachpit Booth at Photoshop World 2012 in Las Vegas. During this presentation, they discussed their unique approaches to photography inspired by choosing their favorite of the other photographer's images. The discussion which was recorded live  provides an insight into how each photographer uses light, story telling, gesture and more to make effective and strong photographs. 

You can find the images that we discussed during the presentation by visiting the website at 

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Valerie Jardin is a versatile photographer who shoots interiors and architecture where the details tell the story. She also photographs food and loves working with culinary artists on location. Portraiture work gives her the opportunity to photograph people in their environment and capture their true personality.

She also has a passion for street photography, writing and educating other photographers. Her articles appear regularly in the Digital Photography School online magazine and she teaches workshops including a street photography through the street of Paris.

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Robert Rodriguez Jr. was trained as a musician, Robert graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 1990 and was a music producer for 12 years before transitioning to landscape photography and the desire to spend as much time in nature.

With visual story telling,  he discovered the potential to express a more creative and personal vision. Focusing on the Hudson Valley allowed Robert to discover not only beautiful landscapes often taken for granted, but the changing mood and character of the region. Seeking to capture the beauty, or convey the emotional qualities of a place or moment in nature, his images have elicited responses ranging from evocative, to spiritual and breathtaking. He frequently travels beyond in search of other dramatic and unique locations, including New England, the southwest, and Canada.

Robert takes pride in a hands on approach to creating his expressive prints, working on every stage, from the initial exposure and processing, to printing and framing. His prints have been purchased by private collectors and commercial clients throughout North America.

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Jasmine DeFoore is a photo consultant who knows first hand what busy editorial and commercial clients are looking for when it comes to finding photographers. She infuses her consulting projects with energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. Her approach integrates social media marketing with traditional promotional efforts and relationship building.

Jasmine launched her consulting business in 2010 and continues to be an active member of the photo community. Whether reviewing portfolios at international photo festivals, judging contests, blogging, lecturing at universities or mentoring young photographers, Jasmine keeps her love of photography at the forefront. 

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Tony Di Zinno is a photographer whose assignments have led him to six continents in over 58 countries. Easily at home on Hollywood's studio back lots and on the foothills of the Himalaya, this self proclaimed 'photo-sherpa' has made his bones on propaganda by producing iconic images for Nike, Adidas and The North Face among others. Now as a faculty member at the Art Center College of Design, near Los Angeles, CA (his alma mater, PHO 89), Tony teaches various hybrid classes multi-discipline in nature. 
 Tony was invited on the board of Mountain to Mountain, a non-profit foundation working on projects in Central Asia, (Pakistan and Afghanistan). Previously, he had worked with M2M curating for a traveling photo exhibit called the 'Views of the Himalaya' benefiting a village in Nepal. The focus is on the education of young journalists in Kabul (video, radio and photo) with an emphasis on young women in the roles previously prohibited by Taliban extremists. He will soon be returning to that country as part of his work with M2M.
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Mike Moats is an award winning, professional nature photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Her started as a hobbyist in 2001 but it quickly grew into a full time business. He  has published articles and images in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, PC Photo Magazine, Natures Best Magazine, Nature Photographer Magazine, Photolife and Tamron’s “Angle of View” Blog. He has won numerous local and international awards, and in 2006 was asked to join the Fuji Pro Talent Team and in 2009 was added to the Tamron Lenses website as one of their ”Macro Masters”. In 2006 he started offering Close-Up/Macro Photography Workshops. He is also a moderator of the macro gallery at,

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Jay Patel is an exceptional landscape photographer whose passion for the outdoors began with his family travels in his country of origin,  India. Since picking up a digital camera a little more than a decade ago, he has developed both a keen eye and a mastery of the technical to create stunning images of the natural world. Along with his wife, Varina, another passionate photographer, they share their experience and extensive knowledge of photography and the natural world through workshops, e-books, blogs and an active presence in various social networks.,

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Mathieu Young is a commercial photographer as well as a socially conscious photojournalist whose work has taken him all over the world. His entertainment work includes production images for such popular programs such as So You Think You Can Dance? and Glee. His journalistic and personal projects have focused on deforestation in Cambodia, the ongoing struggles of Haitians following the devastation of an earthquake and the personalities that make up the Tea Party Movement. His work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines. He is a good example of a photographer who uses the funds earned by his commercial work to help fund his personal projects, which not only satisfy his desire to make a difference with a camera, but at times can also earn him greater professional opportunities.

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Bruce Smith is a fashion photographer who has been working professionally for over three decades. In this second conversation with the Liverpool-based photographer, we discuss what's involved in sustaining a long-term career as a photographer. His commercial and advertising work has been published in publications throughout the world. His sensitivity and rapport with his models extends to his clients, which reflects one of the reasons for his continued success in the highly-competitive field of fashion photography. He is also a generous teacher and offers his years of experience and talent though his international series of photographic workshops. 

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Rebecca Jackrel is a freelance photographer based in San Francisco, California, who shares her love of wild creatures and places through her photography. In the last few years she has been involved in using her photography to help environmental causes and organizations like the Ethiopian Wolf Project and has raised funds to finance this project through KickStarter.


Rebecca has been honored with several awards including the 2010 Nature's Best Photography Awards and the 2008 Art Wolfe International Conservation Photography.


Rebecca is a member of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association), ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) and PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and lectures on nature photography and environmental issues. 

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Rinzi Ruiz is a Los Angeles-based street photographer who picked up a camera only two years ago. In that brief time, he has developed a keen eye for capturing beautiful and poignant images on the street. His rapid development as a photographer is informed from a commitment to make time for his art, as well as developing a critical eye for what works and what doesn't. Inspired by both contemporary and master photographers, his understanding of the tradition of street photography is helping him to develop a distinct voice in the genre.  You can discover more about Rinzi and his work by visiting his website and his blog.

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In this episode, the table is turned on Ibarionex Perello as the show's editor Martin Taylor takes control of the microphone to ask the questions of the host of The Candid Frame. In this follow-up to a conversation that aired last year with Jeffery Saddoris, this episode discusses photography, podcasting and the continuing challenges of leading a creative life.

Recorded in San Francisco, the conversation provides a glimpse where Ibarionex is today, but provides him the opportunity for him to discuss how the show has changed his life and his photography.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:13pm PDT

Lauri Lyons is  a photographer who's photographic range has enabled her to shoot celebrity portraits, ad campaigns and documentaries. She has worked in Africa, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Mexico and the United States. Her photographs have appeared in such publications as The London Observer, Stern, The Fader and Art Forum. She is the first Black woman to shoot the cover of Fortune magazine.

Lauri is the author of two acclaimed books; Flag:An American Story (2001) and Flag International (2008). She was the commissioned portrait photographer for the book INSPIRATION: Portraits of Black Women Changing Our World (2012).

Lauri is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of the online publication Nomads Magazine. She is also a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and her essays have also appeared in The Wall Street and U.S.A

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:20am PDT

Barbara Bordnick is a renowned photographer recognized for her fashion, portrait and fine-art work. Her career began in Europe, but quickly began to be recognized around the world when she began being published in Harper's Bazaar. She has been the recipient of many awards including Clios for film and print, Missouri School of Journalism Award and the International Film Festival Gold Medal. Her fine-art photography has built on her unique sensibility and her approach in photography and has made her a popular instructor.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:11pm PDT

Bill Frakes is a Sports Illustrated Staff Photographer based in Florida. He has worked in more than 100 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients. His advertising clients include Nike, CocaCola, Champion, Isleworth, Stryker, IBM, Nikon, Kodak,Canon, and Reebok. 

Editorially his work has appeared in virtually every major general interest publication in the world. Bill won the coveted Newspaper Photographer of the Year award in the prestigious Pictures of the Year competition. He was a member of the Miami Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Andrew . He has also been honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for reporting on the disadvantaged and by the Overseas Press club for distinguished foreign reporting.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Gerd Ludwig is a National Geographic photographer who is best known for his long-term work documenting the impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident in the former Soviet Union. This personal project has allowed him to the tell the story of the human toll on the people decades after the initial, dramatic events of the accident itself. For decades, he has also been working on assignments focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe, which has held a personal fascination for him. His book, Broken Empire: After the Fall of the USSR is an incredible visual telling of a country struggling to redefine itself.
He has recently released an iPad App which showcases his work on Chernobyl with still, video and audio commentary. The Long Shadow of Chernobyl provides a unique method for telling the 25-years story of the accident and its long term impact on a country and a people.
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Qiana Mestrich is a photographer and the creator of the popular Dodge and Burn blog, a site dedicated to work of photographers of color. Since she fell in love with photography since she picks up a camera at the age of 16. Her professional career helping other professional to use social networking as a marketing tool. But it's her love for photography and the work on her blog that has helped to inspire her to return to school at earn her master's degree in photography at the International School of Photography in New York, where she is working to develop her own distinct photographic vision.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT

Ophelia Chong is an accomplished illustrator. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design, she has worked exclusively for Raygun Magazine and David Carson. As a creative director of The Workbook, she garnered five design awards for print by hiring talent and challenging them with a limited budget, but offering them an open field to create. She is represented by W+S+W/NYC for her illustration which has been in over six gallery shows and been published worldwide.

She is a savvy user of social networking from flickr, Twitter and Facebook and has used these as important tools for marketing her work and creating professional opportunities for herself and others. 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm PDT

Juan Pons is a nature and wildlife photographer who was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He is a strong supporter of wildlife and natural habitat conservation and is a member of several conservation organizations. As well as selling his prints to private collectors, he also donates his images to non-profit organizations with nature and wildlife preservation missions. He is an instructor and workshop leader as well as being the co-host along with Rick Sammon of the popular podcast, The Digital Photo Experience.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:42pm PDT

Warren Keating’s latest works in the Overview series, are the result of collecting photographs and video of unwitting subjects from balconies in France, digitizing them on computer and painting them on canvas. Born in New Orleans in 1965, Keating won several regional awards in oil and watercolor painting and received more than a half-dozen commissions before reaching the age of 18. His work now reflects the culmination of 25 years of painting both the figure and the landscape.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:12pm PDT

Martin Bailey is a Tokyo based nature, wildlife and portrait photographer. He is the host and producer of the Martin Bailey Photography podcast, which supports a popular blog and forum. He also conducts workshops and photographic tours in Japan and abroad.

Born in London, England he immigrated to Japan and in 2010 became a Japanese citizen.

His journey to becoming a full-time working professional photographer was chronicled through his podcast as was his recent health challenges. His professional and personal journey as well as his beautiful and stunning photographs are a source of great inspiration to photographers from all over the world.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:01pm PDT

Jerod Foster is a Texas-based magazine/editorial and travel photographer. His photographic efforts focus on environmental portraiture and natural history, where he is able to devote visual resources to telling individual stories through the photographic medium and multimedia concerted projects. His background growing up in rural ranch country partially inspires him to seek through stories out among his surrounding cultural environment.,

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Vincent Versace is a renowned photographer and educator. His work has appeared in countless publications and he is the author of Welcome to OZ 2.0. He is a popular instructor who expertise using available light and Photoshop have earned him honors and admiration of photographers from all over the world., 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Tony Luna is founder and president of Tony Luna Creative Services, a Creative Consultancy, which he formed in 1971. As a Creative Consultant he has assisted over a thousand entrepreneurs and hundreds of businesses to start or reinvent their endeavors in photography, film, and graphic design. Mr. Luna is an Adjunct Professor and has been an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in the field of business for the creative entrepreneur since 1985. He also teaches a series of highly regarded career reinvention classes titled, Crafting a Meaningful Career- Parts One, Two, and Three to mid-career professionals who are looking to take their careers to the next level.,

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Gary Phillips is a mystery writer of the popular Ivan Monk novels set in Los Angeles. He is also written graphic novels and served as an editor on several anthologies.,

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Penny De Los Santos is a travel and food culture photographer whose work as appeared in National Geographic, Savuer and Texas Monthly magazines. She has a special eye for reveal the beauty of culture but the special relationship that people and communities have around food., 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Russell Preston Brown is a photographer who holds the unique position of educating photographers everywhere in the use of Photoshop. In his role as Senior Creative Director at Adobe, he has helped to teach people on the many creative possibilities available in this image-editing software. But it’s his role as guest-curator for the new exhibit, Digital Darkroom, which opens in December 2011 at the Annenberg Space for Photography that has inspired this conversation about an exceptional exhibit of photography.,

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:53am PDT

Michael Freeman is an editorial and commercial photographer as well as an author of numerous photographic books. He has traveled around the world making images, which he has shared with his clients and the many readers of his titles, which include The Photographer's Vision. The Photographer's Eye and Top Digital Photography Tips.,

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm PDT

Ryan Libre is a documentary and travel photographer who focuses his concerned lens on the region of Southeast Asia. His work has been showcased in numerous galleries and he is the recipient of the 2010 Nikon Inspiration Award. He often works on his own self-assignments when not working on editorial or commercial assignments in Asia. You can discover more about him and his work by visiting his website at,

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:07pm PDT

RC Concepcion is Tampa/New York based photographer working as a Content Developer for Kelby Media Group, writer for Photoshop User Magazine, co-host of DTown TV. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom has over 10 years in the I.T. and e-commerce industry and spends his days developing content for all applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. He is the author of several best-selling books including Get Your Photography on the Web: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Show and Sell Your Work and the HDR Book: Unlocking the Pro's Hottest Post-Processing Techniques.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:52pm PDT





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