Podcast by Alex Gagne
On today’s podcast I speak with photographer Sam Jones. Sam has worked with clients such as Vanity Fair, Men’s Journal, Fortune, and Rolling Stone to name a few. In this interview I speak with Sam about growing up skateboarding in California and what led him to pursue a career in photography. I also speak to Sam about his popular Netflix show titled “Off Camera” where he sits down with the likes of Robert Downey Jr. , Jeff Bridges, Cindy Crawford, and Tony Hawk to discuss their respective journeys. I also speak to Sam about photographing Bob Dylan for the cover of Rolling Stone of Rolling Stone and his approach to portraiture. Sam has accomplished a lot within photography so I was interested to get a chance to speak with him so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.
On today’s podcast I speak with photographer Nolwen Cifuentes. Nolwen has worked with clients such as Rolling Stone, TIME magazine,Wired, and Airbnb to name a few. In this interview I speak to Nolwen about a recent assignment for Rolling Stone and how she approaches editorial portrait shoots. I also speak to Nolwen about her experience photographing weddings and how she went on to pursuing a career working with magazines and commercial clients. In this interview I also speak to Nolwen about her recent cover shoot for Entertainment Weekly with actor Sacha Baron Cohen. Nolwen was honored as one of The 30 New & Emerging photographers to watch in 2020 so I was happy to get a chance to speak with Nolwen about her journey with photography so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.
On today’s podcast I speak with photographer Yana Yatsuk. Yana has worked with clients such as Rolling Stone, Flaunt , Billboard, Google, and Nike to name a few. In this interview I speak to Yana about how she discovered photography through her interest in Pokemon as a kid as well as photographing her friends bands and live shows early on. I also speak to Yana about her experience photographing both Ringo Starr and Dave Grohl for the cover of Rolling Stone and how she approaches editorial portraiture. I’ve been following Yana’s work for awhile now and really enjoy her approach to portraiture so I was excited to get a chance to speak with her about her journey with photography so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.
On today’s podcast I speak with photographer Mark Peterson. Mark has worked with clients such as The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker to name a few. Mark is well known for his work covering politics for which he published a book titled “Political Theatre”. In this interview I speak to Mark about his experience photographing the January 6th insurrection from inside the Capital and how he approached photographing such a chaotic event. I also speak to Mark about his approach to utilizing flash and how he approaches photographing politics. Mark is someone who’s work I have great respect for so I was really pumped to hear about his journey with photography so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!
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For my 200th episode I welcome a photographer that I’ve been looking forward to speaking with for years by the name of Arto Saari. Arto is originally from Seinajoki,Finland and currently resides in Hawaii. Arto has worked with clients such as Vogue, Men’s Health,New Balance, Nixon watches, Volcom, and Juice Magazine to name a few. In this interview I speak to Arto about how he first discovered photography while touring the world as a professional skateboarder and I also speak to Arto about some of his recent work photographing surfing on the North Shore of Hawaii. Beyond being an accomplished and talented photographer Arto spent nearly 2 decades as one of the worlds top professional skateboarders having been awarded Thrasher Magazines 2001 Skater of the year. I grew up watching Arto’s skating in legendary videos such as Menekmati and Flip’s Sorry video. I was really pumped to have Arto on for my 200th episode to hear about his journey with photography and also everything he’s been working on lately so I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!
On today’s podcast I speak with David Deal who is an intellectual property attorney specializing in copyright infringement matters on behalf of photographers and businesses throughout the US and Europe. Prior to becoming a lawyer David spent nearly 20 years working as a freelance photographer working with top publications and newspapers so he has a deep understanding of copyright issues that professional photographers deal with running a business. In this interview I speak to David about what lead him to a career in law and ways photographers can best protect their work from copyright infringement. I also speak to David about his work on the case of the late photographer Vivian Maier that he’s been working on for years. Copyright infringement is something that most photographers will deal with at some point in their careers so I was happy to get a chance to speak with a legal expert about ways to protect our work so I hope you enjoy this conversation and thanks for listening.
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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.
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.
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