A photography-focused podcast that delves into the creative process, and the trials and tribulations of bringing lasting value to your artwork, regardless of the medium. I will discuss a range of topics including: interviews with creators, self-publishing books and zines, great photo books, exhibitions, unsung heroes, being true to your creative self... and so much more. Hosted by Nick Tauro Jr.
ENCORE: Joan Liftin: A Life In Photography
An encore presentation celebrating the life of Joan Liftin, who passed away earlier this year. We had a wonderful conversation back in season one. Sharing this as the dust settles from my recent trip to Paris Photo 2023.
Joan Liftin had an illustrious career in photography. Besides being a photographer with three monographs under her belt, Joan spent many years as a teacher at the ICP and a photo editor at the esteemed Magnum Photos. Plus, she was married to photographer Charles Harbutt. I really enjoyed this conversation, I hope you do, too.
Joan Liftin at the ICP
Charles Harbutt at Artnet
Penumbra Foundation: Alternative Processes
This episode I welcome the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and self-described iconoclast, Geoffrey Berliner to the podcast. We have a lively chat about photography's past (as well as its present and future), alternative processes and putting artists first!
Penumbra Foundation website
Sally Mann Tintypes article
Geoffrey Berliner upcoming exhibition (with Romualdas Pozerskis)
Yolanda Cuomo: Design Revelations
A fun, New Jersey style chat with book designer and creative force of nature, Yolanda "Yo" Cuomo. We discuss her start in the publishing world, her work with Marvin Israel, and her stellar photo book design work for Paolo Pellegrin, Sylvia Plachy, Edward Keating and Diane Arbus. Lots to dig into here!
Yolanda Cuomo website
Diane Arbus: Revelations
Revelations Book (Amazon)
Marvin Israel video
Sylvia Plachy: Unguided Tour
Brian Griffin: Heaven Up Here
Legendary British photographer Brian Griffin joins me for an enjoyable chat about his career, especially his music / album cover work with such luminaries as Depeche Mode and Echo & The Bunnymen. My music geekery comes out in full force on this one; it brings back fond memories of hours spent listing to my vinyl albums back in 1980s New Jersey! What an honor to speak with a living legend of music photography.
Brian Griffin website
Depeche Mode: A Broken Frame photo
Echo and the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain photo
Giancarlo Roma: Life in a Photographic Family
My guest for this episode is writer Giancarlo Roma. Not only is he the son of noted photographer Thomas Roma, and the grandson of Lee Friedlander, he also manages the photo book imprint Haywire Press. A fun conversation about growing up surrounded by photography!
Friedlander First Fifty book (written / compiled by Giancarlo Roma)
Thomas Roma website
Tim Carpenter: Photographic Digressions
A nice conversation with photographer and writer Tim Carpenter. Tim's book "To Photograph Is To Learn How To Die" is available now and is well worth the read. This episode is for all the existential photographers out there... you know who you are.
The Ice Plant: publisher of Tim's book; buy it here
Tim Carpenter website
A Perceptive Take on Different Photographers
This podcast provides a good platform for photographers to provide insight into their photo taking motivations. Always insightful.
Intelligent and inspiring
I really love this podcast. Nick Tauro Jr. brings an insightful perspective to other photographers and their work, personal interviews with his guests and shares his personal approach to his art. Always an interesting listen.
About the paintings and painters, not about the brushes
A really nice podcast about photographs and photographers and the process of art making in this medium, not about the tools used. Nick has depth and insight, a relatable and easygoing manner, and clearly a love for art.