40 episodes

Welcome to Chasing Clarity, a conversational podcast about Ocean Imagery with the artists that create it.
In each episode I explorer why an artist does what they do, how they do it and what equipment they do it with.
We discuss difficulties, experiences and knowledge they can pass on to you, the listener.
Creating from the land, air or sea, follow a relatable journey as we all chase the ever elusive clarity.

Chasing Clarity Odell Harris

    • Visual Arts

Welcome to Chasing Clarity, a conversational podcast about Ocean Imagery with the artists that create it.
In each episode I explorer why an artist does what they do, how they do it and what equipment they do it with.
We discuss difficulties, experiences and knowledge they can pass on to you, the listener.
Creating from the land, air or sea, follow a relatable journey as we all chase the ever elusive clarity.

    Ep.40 - Covid 19. Odell, Jake, Travis talk the virus, how to stay creative, how to deal with change and what they are learning.

    Ep.40 - Covid 19. Odell, Jake, Travis talk the virus, how to stay creative, how to deal with change and what they are learning.

    Its 9pm on a Saturday evening, generally I'd be fading fast from a full day of adventure and readying myself for the daybreak of the next morning. Not on this evening. On this evening I'm on a conference call with my two creative friends and team mates of Chasing Clarity. The world has changed and as much as I said it wouldn't change the show...it kind of has!
    In this episode all three of us discuss how Covid 19, the Corona Virus has affected us, what are we doing in the midst of a lock down and how we've come to adjust and adapt.
    We want to keep pumping out positive vibes and content to keep you frothing on Ocean Imagery.

    To keep you creative Chasing Clarity in conjunction with GoPro and Gold Coast Prints is running a competition.

    1st Prize : GoPro Hero 8 from GoPro
    2nd Prize: $200 cash form me.
    Patreon Prize: $100 Print Voucher from Gold Coast Prints

    To Enter:

    • Subscribe to Chasing Clarity Podcast
    • Submit 1 piece of content (image, clip, painting) on your Insta and hashtag #2020chasingclaritycomp #gopronz
    • Include in your description how your work has improved.Top 20 to be judged by legendary surf photographer Joli

    Winner - GP 8
    Runner Up - $200

    Patreon only:
    Submit 1 piece of content on your Insta and hashtag #2020ccpatreon #gcprints
    Judged by Troy from Gold Coast Prints

    Winner - $100 voucher

    The competition in alignment with the podcast is al about improving your craft. Please accompany your submission, a description of how your work has improved. This description will form part of the submission.

    I'd love to see your work and hear your thoughts about my show 'Chasing Clarity' Please get in touch via Instagram - @senseiodell
    If you want to help the show grow it's awesome to subscribe, great to rate on your podcast player BUT amazing if you share the show with someone, your stories or a group.
    Want to suggest a guest or be a guest? Hit me on the Gram...I will ask you about yourself and what the listeners can learn from you.

    If you'd like to support the show for less than a cup of coffee a month you can search the show on Patreon or use the link below:

    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15926773

    The Chasing Clarity crew are you and:

    Odell Harris - https://www.instagram.com/senseiodell/
    Travis Johnson - https://www.instagram.com/travdonjohnson/
    Jake Brereton - https://www.instagram.com/_jakebrereton_images/

    • 37 min
    Ep.39 - Peter Joli Wilson. A pioneer of Australian Surf Photography.

    Ep.39 - Peter Joli Wilson. A pioneer of Australian Surf Photography.

    Travis and I walk the elevated driveway to the legendary Peter Joli Wilson's residents. Perched atop a hill we overlook the distant waters of the Gold Coast. "Please, come in." Joli greets us and invites us in. "I've never done a podcast before!" He smiles as we sit at the family dinning table. "Don't worry mate" I reply..."I've done a few."
    Joli as he prefers to be called is in the upper echelon of Australian Surf Photography, a good friend of previous guest Ted Grambeau, he's credited as a pioneer in the industry. With over four decades of experience, this is an episode full of learnings and not to be missed. From tales of photographing my favourite surfer Kelly Slater, how the industry has changed, to being subscripted into the Vietnam war, theres not too many topics we didn't cover. We conversed for over two hours so I've made this episode into a two parter.

    I'd love to see your work and hear your thoughts about my show 'Chasing Clarity' Please get in touch via Instagram - @senseiodell
    If you want to help the show grow it's awesome to subscribe, great to rate on your podcast player BUT amazing if you share the show with someone, your stories or a group.
    Want to suggest a guest or be a guest? Hit me on the Gram...I will ask you about yourself and what the listeners can learn from you.

    If you'd like to support the show for less than a cup of coffee a month you can search the show on Patreon or use the link below:

    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15926773

    The Chasing Clarity crew are you and:

    Odell Harris - https://www.instagram.com/senseiodell/
    Travis Johnson - https://www.instagram.com/travdonjohnson/
    Jake Brereton - https://www.instagram.com/_jakebrereton_images/

    Peter Joli Wilson:
    www.joliphotos.com

    • 58 min
    Ep.38 - Dylan Brayshaw. Adventure film maker, Surf Photography, Selling a TV series, and 6 million views on YouTube.

    Ep.38 - Dylan Brayshaw. Adventure film maker, Surf Photography, Selling a TV series, and 6 million views on YouTube.

    Dylan re-assures me that we should paddle out here....I dont agree, I've surfed this place for 20 years....a bomb set washes through the keyhole further up where I'm pointing...."Ok, we'll go out here I say".
    Dylan's already 20 meters away, paddling out...I'm arguing alone.lol.
    I've been trying to have a conversation with Dylan for over a year, his Youtube clips would inspire me when feeling flat to get in the drink. On this day I not only got to record with Dylan...but I got to shoot a heaving cyclone swell with him.

    Theres weird things happening in the world at the moment. Stay Humble Stay Kind Stay Smiling.

    I'd love to see your work and hear your thoughts about my show 'Chasing Clarity' Please get in touch via Instagram - @senseiodell
    If you want to help the show grow it's awesome to subscribe, great to rate on your podcast player BUT amazing if you share the show with someone, your stories or a group.
    Want to suggest a guest or be a guest? Hit me on the Gram...I will ask you about yourself and what the listeners can learn from you.

    If you'd like to support the show for less than a cup of coffee a month you can search the show on Patreon or use the link below:

    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15926773

    The Chasing Clarity crew are you and:

    Odell Harris - https://www.instagram.com/senseiodell/
    Travis Johnson - https://www.instagram.com/travdonjohnson/
    Jake Brereton - https://www.instagram.com/_jakebrereton_images/

    To see Dylan's work:
    https://www.dylanbrayshaw.com/

    • 53 min
    Ep.37 - Talon Clemow. Award winning film maker, Big Wave Hunter, Adventurer + Owner of One Palm Media.

    Ep.37 - Talon Clemow. Award winning film maker, Big Wave Hunter, Adventurer + Owner of One Palm Media.

    Thundercloud...a surf documentary about MASSIVE waves at a life threatening location...this was Talon's pinnacle of his craft at the time...independent film making. Talon's an award winning Cinema film maker that's humble enough to only mention it after pressing him.
    In this Episode we talk about his experience working in the TV industry, being head of audio/visual for Billabong at the height of the industry and his drive to make surf movies since being a teenager.
    We discuss his love of travel and adventure and what it's like to release a film to the world....spoiler alert....its stressful and rewarding!lol.
    Just a heads up...the C bomb is dropped as a quote once in this Ep.
    There's so many learnings in this Ep, I especially like how Talon discusses the value of footage and how there's time pressures with each new swell.

    I'd love to see your work and hear your thoughts about my show 'Chasing Clarity' Please get in touch via Instagram - @senseiodell
    If you want to help the show grow it's awesome to subscribe, great to rate on your podcast player BUT amazing if you share the show with someone, your stories or a group.
    Want to suggest a guest or be a guest? Hit me on the Gram...I will ask you about yourself and what the listeners can learn from you.

    If you'd like to support the show for less than a cup of coffee a month you can search the show on Patreon or use the link below:

    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15926773

    The Chasing Clarity crew are you and:

    Odell Harris - https://www.instagram.com/senseiodell/
    Travis Johnson - https://www.instagram.com/travdonjohnson/
    Jake Brereton - https://www.instagram.com/_jakebrereton_images/

    Go watch Talon's film here:
    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thundercloud
    And check out his production house:
    http://www.onepalmmedia.com/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep.36 - Hannah Prewitt. Marine Biologist, professional creative. Moving from UK to Noosa and traveling to tropical destinations.

    Ep.36 - Hannah Prewitt. Marine Biologist, professional creative. Moving from UK to Noosa and traveling to tropical destinations.

    Hannah Prewitt a former marine biologist, sits with me over looking a beautiful morning on the shores of Dicky Beach. In this Episode of Chasing Clarity she tells me of her world wide travels, being mentored by famous surf photographer Joli, moving to Noosa and the trials and tribulations of going pro in her creative passion. There's plenty of learnings in this one including some advice on gear.

    I'd love to see your work and hear your thoughts about my show 'Chasing Clarity' Please get in touch via Instagram - @senseiodell
    If you want to help the show grow it's awesome to subscribe, great to rate on your podcast player BUT amazing if you share the show with someone, your stories or a group.
    Want to suggest a guest or be a guest? Hit me on the Gram...I will ask you about yourself and what the listeners can learn from you.

    If you'd like to support the show for less than a cup of coffee a month you can search the show on Patreon or use the link below:

    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15926773

    The Chasing Clarity crew are you and:

    Odell Harris - https://www.instagram.com/senseiodell/
    Travis Johnson - https://www.instagram.com/travdonjohnson/
    Jake Brereton - https://www.instagram.com/_jakebrereton_images/

    Hannah Prewitt - https://www.hannahprewitt.com/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hannahprewittphotography/

    • 49 min
    Ep.35 - Bonus Episode. Cyclone Uesi

    Ep.35 - Bonus Episode. Cyclone Uesi

    An impromptu, bonus episode about Cyclone Uesi. Travis suggested we have a discussion about the pumping swell, swimming in it and any insight we could give you to further refine your craft...
    I had the recording gear, needed a break from the water before another session and was also keen to offer any learnings. We touch on a few topics out side the cyclone but generally its about this swell and how we differently go about getting creative in it.
    Join us and listen in on this unplanned, unedited conversation about what we love to do.

    I'd love to see your work and hear your thoughts about my show 'Chasing Clarity' Please get in touch via Instagram - @senseiodell
    If you want to help the show grow it's awesome to subscribe, great to rate on your podcast player BUT amazing if you share the show with someone, your stories or a group.
    Want to suggest a guest or be a guest? Hit me on the Gram...I will ask you about yourself and what the listeners can learn from you.

    If you'd like to support the show for less than a cup of coffee a month you can search the show on Patreon or use the link below:

    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15926773

    The Chasing Clarity crew are you and:

    Odell Harris - https://www.instagram.com/senseiodell/
    Travis Johnson - https://www.instagram.com/travdonjohnson/
    Jake Brereton - https://www.instagram.com/_jakebrereton_images/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

geniustheatre ,

My favorite podcast!

I'm new-ish to surf photography and have spent the last year scourging the internet looking for resources to learn more about the craft, and grabbed little bits and pieces here and there, but kept feeling frustrated with the lack of solid info out there. Then I found this podcast and BOOM! Episodes are just a perfect blend of exciting and sometimes touching stories, include tons of techincal info about all the various aspects of ocean imagery (photography, video, shooting from land, from sea, DSLR vs. GoPro, etc, etc, etc), and are really well thought out and produced. The host, Odell, has a great conversational style, and does a fantastic job of guiding the interviews through really vast territory, often diving into powerful personal stories that even folks with no interest in ocean imagery can appreciate, but always making sure to include enough technical chat to leave me feeling like I often learn more from these episodes than from anything else I've found online. Truly an incredible resource on all levels, much gratitude to Odell and to the artists who've been on the show so far. Keep it up!

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