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The Process is an interview series exploring the process of survival as a creative. Though season four focuses on the music industry, we typically converse with creatives from a variety of backgrounds about money, mental health, relationships, the creative process itself, and how they make it all work.

The Process Podcast - interviews exploring survival as a creative Shannon Byrne

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The Process is an interview series exploring the process of survival as a creative. Though season four focuses on the music industry, we typically converse with creatives from a variety of backgrounds about money, mental health, relationships, the creative process itself, and how they make it all work.

    85: Joni Sternbach on perseverance, spontaneity + the wet plate process

    85: Joni Sternbach on perseverance, spontaneity + the wet plate process

    Joni Sternbach is a native New Yorker. She holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MA from New York University/International Center of Photography. She uses both large format film and early photographic processes to explore the present-day landscape and to make environmental portraits. Her work centers on our relationship with water, contrasting some of the most desolate deserts in the American West to iconic surf beaches around the world.

    Joni’s work is included in many public collections with recent acquisitions from the Joslyn Art Museum, Harn Museum, MOCA, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. She is the recipient of several grants and prizes including the Clarence John Laughlin Award, NYFA and second prize winner in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize competition 2016. Her monograph, Surf Site Tin Type was published by Damiani Editore in March 2015.

    In this episode, we talk about capturing emotional landscapes, the wet plate process, the importance of taking a chance and finding a community, the value of making books, what feminism in art means to her, and more.

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    • 55 min
    84: Trevor Peterson of Fire Talk records on balancing family & entrepreneurship

    84: Trevor Peterson of Fire Talk records on balancing family & entrepreneurship

    Trevor Peterson is the founder and owner of Fire Talk records, an independent record label representing artists spanning genres and styles. Fire Talk celebrated its ten year anniversary in 2019 and represent artists and bands such as Deeper, Dehd, Fran, Corey Flood, Dark Tea, Patio, Media Jeweler, Weeping Icon, among many others. Trevor was also in the band, Woodsman for many years dedicating most of his professional life to music.

    In this episode, we talked about the balance of being a parent and business owner in the music industry and NYC, the realities of running a music label today, placing efforts between digital and physical music distribution, what it takes to grow a record label, switching focus from band to label, advice for those interested in starting a label, and way more.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    83: Danielle Devereux of damolade on designing an optimized life

    83: Danielle Devereux of damolade on designing an optimized life

    Danielle Devereux is the founder of damolade, a digital strategy consultancy in Austin, TX. Originally from Brooklyn, NY with 15 years of experience in marketing, she started damolade ten years go. She works with agencies, nonprofits, and startups on brand, content, SEO, and social media strategies, along with anything to help build awareness among their ideal audience. She’s worked with brands like Red Nose Day (Comic Relief), Austin Women’s Health Center, Presario Ventures, among others.

    Before becoming a marketer, she worked in the arts as a museum docent and an assistant director in the film industry in New York City. She also ran her own children’s clothing company in which she hand-embroidered on each piece for five years.

    In this episode, Danielle shares how she’s designed a life optimized around running her business and being a present mom and partner, tips for digital marketing and SEO, how and why she went from the arts world into the marketing industry, how we all need to calm down and be patient with ourselves because everything will be ok, and more.

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    • 1 hr
    82: Artist Massimo Mongiardo on finding a distinctive voice without getting bored

    82: Artist Massimo Mongiardo on finding a distinctive voice without getting bored

    Massimo Mongiardo is an artist specializing in painting, illustration, and murals. He’s worked with skateboard and apparel companies and has completed murals for esteemed organizations such as Win Son Bakery, Maiden Lane, and The Grand Street Settlement in New York, as well as for aWall Mural Projects during Art Basel in Miami, and many more.

    In this conversation, he shares his winding path, how he has developed a distinctive style without getting bored or gimmicky, the challenges of pricing and valuing your art, his road to better planning, technical tricks for mural painting, and more.

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    • 42 min
    81: Cole Barash on balancing personal + commissioned work

    81: Cole Barash on balancing personal + commissioned work

    Cole Barash is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Working in the mediums of digital, analog, and archival photography, he often focuses on the conversation of color and composition between two objects or moments. Well acquainted with international subcultures, Cole seeks “subjects where the boundaries are more open and not as seasoned.” Using an organic approach, his portraiture and still lifes became known for their candid and spontaneous sense of intimacy.

    I'm a huge fan of Cole's work. It's emotive and powerful, providing unique perspectives across works from abstract landscapes to portraits to snapshots of everyday life. He has published several books, exhibited his work across the globe, and has been hired by leading publications including the New York Times, the New Yorker, W Magazine, and many more.

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    • 57 min
    80: Horse Jumper of Love on stress-reducing organization

    80: Horse Jumper of Love on stress-reducing organization

    Dimitri Giannopoulos, John Margaris, and Jamie Vadala-Doran are Horse Jumper of Love. Formed in 2013, the Boston, MA-based band has released two full-length records and a demo anthology, and is working on a third LP. They tour often and have shared bills with bands such as Duster, Spirit of the Beehive, and many more. I’m personally a huge fan of their music and was excited to sit down with them.

    Their label, Run For Cover describes their music as: “Like abstract collages, their songs jumble richly detailed scenes and vivid imagery, papering over one moment with the next until each string of seemingly unrelated thoughts coalesces into a breathtaking work of art, one that reveals deep truths about ourselves and our psyches.”

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    • 32 min

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