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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

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9 • 146 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 #155: Mark O. McInnis / Photographer

    Episode #155: Mark O. McInnis / Photographer

    Surf and commercial lifestyle and travel photographer Mark O. McInnis joins the podcast to talk about growing up in a small town in Oregon and his love of snowboarding, skateboarding, and later surfing, that would end up pushing him toward the goal of making a career capturing the moments surrounding him.  Moving into the Thanksgiving holiday here in the states, it's also a beautiful conversation about loss, adversity, and keeping a since of gratitude in the midst of it all.  During our conversation Mark talks about the tragic wildfire that recently burned down his house and all his belongings and his slow rebuilding of life after that, how losing both the amazing men that raised him taught him about chasing his dreams in life and being in the present moment, how he managed to build a career based around the ocean and lifestyle he loved so much, and the advice he gives to those out there trying to live their best lives.  
    To Learn More About Mark Visit:
    https://www.markmcinnis.com
    And Follow Him on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/markomcinnis/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    http://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     
     

    • 1 hr 39 min
    VR Shorts #22: Michael Christopher Brown Returns / Photographer / Documentarian

    VR Shorts #22: Michael Christopher Brown Returns / Photographer / Documentarian

    Respected photojournalist and documentarian Michael Christopher Brown returns to the podcast to talk about his journey in overcoming trauma and PTSD, and the different modalities that have helped him achieve that goal.  We also discuss the recent backlash to some of his work on Skid Row for National Geographic and his thoughts on how we need to come together as a creative community and lift each other up instead of promoting more division.  Make sure to check out Michael's original full length biographical story (Episode #58) to hear about his journey.  During this conversation we have an open and honest discussion about how cancel culture has made it's way into the photography community, the level of civil discourse and communication that is needed today more than ever to truly understand each other's motivations, and the hope he has for this country as we move forward.  
    To Learn More About Michael Christopher Brown Visit:
    https://michaelchristopherbrown.com
    And Follow Him on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/michaelchristopherbrown/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    http://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode #154: Keena / Photographer / Commercial Director

    Episode #154: Keena / Photographer / Commercial Director

    Commercial lifestyle photographer and director Keena joins me to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in a small town in Massachusetts with a love of skateboarding and music, to slowly creating a name for himself in the world of Boston commercial photography, to traveling across the world multiple times in search of the best natural photographic moments, to moving to San Francisco and finally finding his voice as an artist and an agent and clients who wanted to invest in it, to his move to Colorado to raise his kids and continue to grow his client roster.  During our conversation we talk about his most recent shoot for Converse in New York and what the current Covid restrictions looked like and how they have affected his work process, how he continues to stay relevant and inspired in the world of youth culture, what brands are currently looking for in the world of advertising imagery, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own visual dreams.  
    To Learn More About Keena Visit:
    http://www.keenaphoto.com
    And Follow Him on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/keenaphoto/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    http://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/ 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    VR Shorts #21: Michael Grecco Returns / Photographer/Director

    VR Shorts #21: Michael Grecco Returns / Photographer/Director

    Photographer/Director Michael Grecco returns to the show to talk about his new book "Punk Post Punk New Wave.....Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face 1978-1991" where he presents a never before seen archive of his years shooting the exploding punk scene of Boston, and all the familiar faces that made their way in front of his camera.  Make sure to check out Michael's original episode of the podcast (back on episode #62) to hear the whole story of his career.  During this conversation we talk about what made him finally want to create this book, what it felt like to be a young photographer experiencing a moment of music history, how punk affected the music industry and youth culture for years to come, and the amount of work that went into putting together this beautiful visual presentation.  
    To Learn More About the Book Visit:
    https://daysofpunk.com/#
    To Learn More About Michael Grecco Visit:
    https://michaelgrecco.com
    And Follow Him On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/michaelgrecco/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    http://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     

    • 40 min
    Episode #153: Hannu Salonen & Felix Cramer / Filmmakers

    Episode #153: Hannu Salonen & Felix Cramer / Filmmakers

    Director Hannu Salonen and Director of Photography Felix Cramer from Netflix's new show "Oktoberfest Beer and Blood" join the podcast to talk about their journey from film students in Germany to building a career in film and television that would lead to working together on this beautiful visual presentation of historical fiction.  During our conversation we talk about what they are currently working on and how it's been effected by Covid, how they went about creating some of the amazing long one take shots that help to set Oktoberfest apart from other shows, where they draw creative inspiration from and how they keep from getting burned out, and the advice they give to others hoping to one day tell their own stories.  
    To Learn More About Oktoberfest Beer and Blood Visit:
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81249469
    To Learn More About Hannu Salonen Visit:
    http://www.hannusalonen.com
    To Learn More About Felix Cramer Visit:
    https://www.felixcramer.de
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    http://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    VR Shorts #20: Sinuhe Xavier Returns / Commercial Director / Photographer

    VR Shorts #20: Sinuhe Xavier Returns / Commercial Director / Photographer

    Commercial director, filmmaker, photographer, and friend of the show, Sinuhe Xavier returns to make an in person appearance at the Visual Revolutionary studio and have a discussion about why he's made the decision to start splitting up his time in LA to a more personally satisfying existence in the mountains of Colorado, how he's been affected by the current commercial production regulations and protocols, and what he's been up to since we last spoke.  Make sure to check out Sinuhe's full biographical story way back on Episode #11, but during this conversation we talk about his return to a more personal approach to shooting photos, how he continues to stay relevant in an ever changing commercial industry, the changes the pandemic might bring to the way we shoot and where we are based out of, and the advice he gives to others out there trying to re-inspire themselves in uncertain times.  
    To Learn More About Sinuhe Xavier Visit:
    https://www.sinuhexavier.com
    And Follow Him on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/sinuhexavier/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    http://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

michaelmorrisimages ,

Excellent

Erudite and engaging, this is one of the best photography interview podcasts that I've found. Mr. Stovall makes every conversation feel as though he's talking to a friend.

jimmybowron ,

Only creative podcast I can listen to

Ric does an amazing job of having the conversations with all these tallented photographers/creators that we would all love to have. It's the same conversations I would have if I ran into one of these guests in person. Keep up the great work, Ric!
PS. It's refreshing to hear a podcast host NOT trying to figure out how all the photographers make money but, what shaped them into the professional they are today.

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Rick, host of the Visual Revolutionary podcast, highlights all aspects of photography, cinematography and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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