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Podcast by Alex Gagne

The Photo Banter Alex Gagne

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 69 Ratings

Podcast by Alex Gagne

    William Albert Allard

    William Albert Allard

    On today’s podcast I speak with photographer William Albert Allard. Bill started his career at National Geographic in 1964 and has contributed to 44 Geographic articles as a staff, freelance, and contract photographer & writer. In this interview I speak to Bill about his first assignment for Nat Geo documenting Amish culture in rural Pennsylvania as well as his approach to gaining the trust of his subjects. Bill is well known for his photos of the American west documenting cowboys, ranchers, and the rural culture of places such as Montana, Wyoming ,and Nevada. I’ve always enjoyed Bill’s work for the richness in color and his ability to really immerse himself into whatever subject he’s photographing. William Albert Allard was recently awarded the lifetime achievement award from the National Geographic society and is largely regarded as one of the greatest living photographers working today. I was really pumped to get the chance to speak with Bill so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Gabriela Herman

    Gabriela Herman

    On today’s podcast I speak with photographer Gabriela Herman. She has worked with clients such as The New York Times, WIRED, Air BNB, and Google to name a few. In this interview I speak to Gabriela about how she discovered photography, photographing farms on Martha’s Vineyard, and how she approaches marketing her work. I also speak to Gabriela about what she’s been working on recently during this pandemic as well as some of her personal projects. Gabriela is someone who’s work I discovered on instagram so I was interested to hear more about her journey with photography so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.

    www.gabrielaherman.com

    @gab

    • 1 hr 2 min
    John Kenney

    John Kenney

    On today’s podcast I speak with photographic Agent John Kenney. John is the co founder of John X Ed a firm representing commercial photographers and directors. In this interview I speak to John about how he discovered photography, studying at the Parsons school of Design, and how he first got into representing commercial photographers. I also speak to John about what he looks for when bringing on a new photographer to their roster as well as what advice he has for photographers looking to pursue commercial photography. John is someone who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the photo industry so I was excited to get a chance to speak with him so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.

    www.johnxed.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Greg Hunt

    Greg Hunt

    On today’s podcast I speak with photographer and Director Greg Hunt. Greg Hunt has worked with brands such as Vans Footwear, DC Shoes, Levi’s , Alien Workshop skateboards , and Patagonia to name a few. Greg has directed and produced some of the most influential skateboard videos of all time such as Transworld’s Sight Unseen, The DC Video, Mindfield, and Vans first full length video Propeller. He has also directed music videos for artist Cat Power as well as showcasing his work in the Leica Galleries. I grew up watching the skate videos that Greg produced so I was really pumped to get a chance to speak with Greg about his journey with photography, so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!

    www.huntfilmwork.com

    @huntfilmwork

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Jason Lee

    Jason Lee

    On today’s podcast I speak with photographer, actor, and former pro skateboarder Jason Lee. In today’s podcast I speak to Jason about his new book titled “In the Gold Dust Rush” published by Stanley Barker featuring a selection of Lee’s unpublished B&W film photographs of the American Landscape. I also speak to Jason about his career as a professional skateboarder having appeared in the legendary skate film titled “Blind Video Days”. Beyond photography Jason has been a working actor having stared in films and TV shows such as Mallrats , Almost Famous, and My Name is Earl. All of Jason’s photography is shot on film and in this interview I speak to Jason about his love of photo road trips and exploring the American landscape with his camera. Jason is someone who I grew up watching in skate videos so I was excited to talk with him about his interesting career path and creative endeavors so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!

    www.jasonleefilm.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dan Winters

    Dan Winters

    On today’s podcast I welcome back returning guest photographer Dan Winters. Dan has worked with clients such as TIME Magazine, Netflix, WIRED, National Geographic, and Smithsonian magazine to name a few. He has photographed everyone from Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Brad Pitt, and Bernie Sanders to name a few. Dan has published several books including “Road to Seeing” where he shares his journey to becoming a photographer and his approach to work and creativity which I highly recommend. Dan is someone who’s work I’ve looked up to for a long time and I have great admiration for Dan’s knowledge and respect for the history of the photographic medium as well as his work ethic. I was happy to get a chance to speak with Dan about what he’s been working on recently so I hope you enjoy and thanks for
    listening!

    www.danwintersphoto.com

    @danwintersphoto

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Slow Baja ,

Good insights into the “real world” of photographers!

Love the candor and insights into the real lives of working photographers!
Keep up the good work.

monseygirlmama ,

Great guests however...

...be aware that the host curses like he breathes, so this is not a podcast you’ll want to listen to with kids around. It should be labeled explicit but it isn’t. I hope he learns to control his mouth bc it doesn’t sound professional and often is at odds with the much more polished presentation of his guests’ side of the conversation.

Bgrax ,

Thanks Alex G...

Great show! Real world photography working freelancers taking you through thier work efforts. How they got to where they are, the serindipity of connections, mistakes, the shinny side and the underbelly. Stuff colleges are AFRAID to teach. Bill Gray

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