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Because we are interested in people's story, and not what type of gear they use, we introduce a new much needed podcast in the world of photography and cinematography. Featuring in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading photographers, filmmakers, and other visual revolutionaries, we are bringing you the backstory on how some of your favorite artists got to where they are today.

Visual Revolutionary www.visualrevolutionary.com

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 141 Ratings

Because we are interested in people's story, and not what type of gear they use, we introduce a new much needed podcast in the world of photography and cinematography. Featuring in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading photographers, filmmakers, and other visual revolutionaries, we are bringing you the backstory on how some of your favorite artists got to where they are today.

    Episode #247: Sven Martin / Photographer

    Episode #247: Sven Martin / Photographer

    Renowned mountain bike photographer Sven Martin joins the podcast to talk about the journey from his early days as a pro skateboarder, to racing downhill mountain bikes, to transitioning into a full time photographer and all the adventures in between.  Growing up in South Africa, Sven's father had a camera in his hand at an early age and helped him develop a skillset, along with his mother's keen eye for composition, that would serve him well as he moved through his own passion for surfing, skateboarding, and eventually mountain biking.  During our conversation Sven tells stories of skateboarding with Tony Hawk and Ed Templeton, as well as his early photography work for Thrasher Magazine and how his girlfriend (now wife) Anka would eventually lead him towards the mountain bike world, what his schedule is like covering the world cup race circuit, how things have changed over the years with the advent of new technology and so many more shooters on the scene, how he has managed to stay so stoked on the sport after all these years, and the advice he gives to others rising up through the ranks of actions sports photography.  
    To Learn More About Sven Martin Visit:
    https://www.instagram.com/svenmartinphoto/
    To Watch the Short Film About Sven Visit:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d0lBJiowAY
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode #246: David Donnelly / Filmmaker

    Episode #246: David Donnelly / Filmmaker

    Filmmaker and artist David Donnelly joins the podcast to talk about his newest documentary film "The Cost of Convenience" that sheds light on the pervasive impact of surveillance capitalism on our privacy, autonomy, and democracy.  David has spent many years creating documentary films in the classical music realm, but when Covid came along and shut down the live performance spaces he was so accustomed to, he found himself exploring the exponential rise in the dependence of social media platforms and other spaces that exploded during the pandemic. When he set out with a goal of documenting our addiction to this technology, he had no idea of the massive story that would begin to unfold of the other nefarious aspects hiding in plane site, and how his film would adapt to try and tell a much broader story over years of work and countless days of travel.  During our conversation we discuss the last analog generation that we both come from, the inability for people to just be bored and how that is affecting creativity, the conversation that needs to be had about the future of social media, and so much more.  
    To Learn More About David Donnelly Visit:
    https://theculturemonster.com
    To Learn More About the Film "The Cost of Convenience" Visit:
    https://costofconvenience.film
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
    And YouTube At:
    www.youtube.com/@visualrevolutionary

    • 55 min
    Episode #245: Alison Conklin / Photographer

    Episode #245: Alison Conklin / Photographer

    Photographer and Fujifilm Ambassador Alison Conklin joins the show to tell her inspiring story of perseverance after a doctor gave her the news that she had 6 months to live if she didn't get a new heart, and the transplant surgery that would soon follow and give her a new lease on life and a new appreciation for the selfless kindness of strangers.  During our conversation Alison tells me how the tragic death of her mom at age 14 would end up leading her into a love of photography that she shared with her father, how she built her career as an amazing wedding photographer, how all the challenging events in her life have given her a true appreciation for the present moment, and the advice she gives to others trying to find their own path.  It's a beautiful story that will inspire you to appreciate all the things you already have.  
    To Learn More About Alison Conklin Visit:
    https://www.alisonconklin.com
    And Follow Her On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/alisonconklin/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode #244: Alex Potter / Photographer / Journalist

    Episode #244: Alex Potter / Photographer / Journalist

    Photographer, journalist, trauma nurse, wildland firefighter, and all around badass Alex Pottter joins the podcast to talk about her journey from growing up in a small town in the midwest to living and working in Yemen and throughout the middle east as a photojournalist, to working as a trauma nurse on the front lines of the war in Mosul, to her years as a wildland firefighter and all the adventures in between.  During our conversation Alex tells me what it was like traveling through the middle east as a young woman and the purpose she found in the region, the tragic loss of her husband Pete Reed who she met and worked alongside in Mosul, the importance of being present with the ones you love, and the advice she gives to others looking to find their own purpose and adventure. 
    To Learn More About Alex Potter Visit:
    https://www.alexkaypotter.com/#1
    And Follow Her On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/alexkpotter/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
    And YouTube At:
    www.youtube.com/@visualrevolutionary
     
     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode #243: Krystle Wright Returns / Photographer / Director

    Episode #243: Krystle Wright Returns / Photographer / Director

    Photographer/Director Krystle Wright returns to the podcast to talk about the new National Geographic series "Photographer" premiering on March 18th where she is featured alongside an amazing list of other photographers.  We also catch up on what she's been up to since she was last on the show, talk honestly and openly about her financial struggles in the last year and how that had her questioning her future in photography, why she is so drawn to storm chasing, what was behind her award winning photo for the Red Bull Illume contest, her thoughts towards AI and social media, and so much more.  
    To Learn More About Krystle Wright Visit:
    https://www.krystlewright.com
    And Follow Her On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/krystlejwright/
    To Watch Her Short Film for Leica Visit:
    https://vimeo.com/815244399
    To Learn More About National Geographic's "Photographer" Visit:
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/shows/photographer
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
    And YouTube At:
    www.youtube.com/@visualrevolutionary
     

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Best Of VR: Ed Templeton / Skateboarder / Photographer / Artist

    Best Of VR: Ed Templeton / Skateboarder / Photographer / Artist

    Ed Templeton joins the podcast to talk about how he went from being one of the most influential street skaters of his generation to showcasing his paintings and photography in highly respected galleries and collections.  Although Ed's story has been told many times in some great interviews and documentaries, I get the chance to trace his history of growing up in Orange County in a fairly tough family situation and how that eventually led him to skateboarding.  For those who aren't familiar with Ed Templeton, his influence to the world of skateboarding is undeniable and in 2016 he was inducted into the skateboarding hall of fame.  But this conversation dives into how his skate career led him into the world of painting and photography and some of the early relationships with people like Aaron Rose and Alleged Gallery that would help push him into the national spotlight as an artist.  During our talk I get the chance to ask Ed what attracts him so much to the daily habit of street photography and constantly chasing another image, what he's learned about the human condition after years of closely observing others, what it is about skateboarding that leads so many to a creative life, and the advice he gives to those out there chasing their own dreams of living creatively. So sit back and enjoy this conversation with one of the most requested guests I've had.  
    To Learn More About Ed Templeton Visit:
    http://ed-templeton.com
    And Follow Him on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/ed.templeton/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    http://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     

    • 2 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

C.Green223 ,

Great content.

So thankful for the content on this show.
Both entertaining and very motivating Ric provides insight into other creatives life stories thus giving the listeners perspective and perhaps even some guidance. Oh , great sound quality too.
Thanks Ric!

Jmny1661 ,

Has potential

Host has great guests and insightful conversations, but talks about himself way too much while talking to high profile guests. I’m not listening to hear about the host, only about the guests. The host is trying to relate to the guests but often ends up on minutes long tangents.

Prophotog10000 ,

One of the best shows for creatives

Such a great show!

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