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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
    • 4.9 • 156 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 #188: Jody MacDonald / Photographer / Adventurer

    Episode #188: Jody MacDonald / Photographer / Adventurer

    On this episode of the podcast I'm joined by National Geographic photographer and adventurer Jody MacDonald where we talk about a life well lived, with so much more she still wants to experience.  From her early years as a Canadian growing up in Saudi  Arabia, to her days as a river guide in Alaska, to the tragic story of losing her boyfriend in a paragliding accident and being reminded of her own impermanence, to sailing around the world twice, to hopping trains in the Sahara Desert, we cover some of the many amazing adventures that are a recurring theme in her life.  During our conversation Jody talks about being open and present for where the adventure takes you and how that makes a more compelling photo and story in the long run, what it was like to circumnavigate the globe on a sailboat, how she fell in love with photography and how her career began to take off, the problems she sees with social media creating too much of the same, and the advice she gives to others out there wanting live out their own creative adventures.  
    To Learn More About Jody MacDonald Visit:
    https://jodymacdonaldphotography.com
    And Follow Her On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/jodymacdonaldphoto/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
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    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode #187: Justin Bettman / Photographer / Director

    Episode #187: Justin Bettman / Photographer / Director

    Photographer and director Justin Bettman joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up outside the Bay Area with a passion for music and the scene surrounding it would go on to start his own clothing brand in high school, which would slowly lead him to the world of photography and the advertising business around it.  During our conversation Justin talks about his early days working in an ad agency and what he learned on all sides of the photo industry, how he came up with the idea to start shooting the personal project "Set in the Street" and how that would help him achieve recognition as well a build an aesthetic and passion for personal projects, where he draws the most creative inspiration from, how he maintains a drive for shooting personal work in the midst of so much paid work, and the advice he gives to others out there chasing their own  creative dreams.  
    To Learn More About Justin Bettman Visit:
    https://www.justinbettman.com
    And Follow Him on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/justinbettman/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode #186: Alex Gagne / Photographer / Host of The Photo Banter Podcast

    Episode #186: Alex Gagne / Photographer / Host of The Photo Banter Podcast

    Editorial and commercial photographer and host of The Photo Banter Podcast Alex Gagne joins the show to talk about growing up outside of Boston with a love of skateboarding and photography and how he chased that dream to California first before deciding to pursue an eduction in the medium at RIT and slowly start carving out a place for himself in the photo business.  During our conversation we talk about all the personal projects that he pursues and maintains and how that has helped him to never burn out on taking photos, what made him start his own podcast and what he's learned from talking to some of the legendary shooters he has had the opportunity to have on his show, what it's like dealing with the roller coaster ride that it can sometimes feel like in the professional photography business, and the advice he gives to others chasing their own dreams.  
    To Learn More About Alex Gagne Visit:
    https://www.alexgagnephoto.com
    And Follow Him On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/alexgagnephoto/
    To Listen to the Photo Banter Podcast Visit:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-photo-banter/id1315846850?mt=2
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com/#visual
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode #185: Susan Goldberg / National Geographic Editor In Chief

    Episode #185: Susan Goldberg / National Geographic Editor In Chief

    National Geographic Editor In Chief Susan Goldberg joins the show to talk about the beautiful new book "The 21st Century: Photographs from the Image Collection" and the process of trying to visually tell the story of the last 21 years through the stunning photography that National Geographic is known for.  During our conversation Susan and I reminisce on some of the iconic images that you find inside the pages of the book and how they marked the passage of time that was sometimes wrought with anxiety.  We also talk about the undertaking of trying to narrow down the right images, what it's like to view the physical image archive in DC, how she got her start in journalism and built the career she is known for today, how she feels about the future of print media, and the advice she gives to young photographers, writers, and creatives who dream of one day seeing their work inside the iconic yellow frame.  
    To Get Your Copy of "The 21st Century: Photographs From The Image Collection" Visit:
    https://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-21st-Century-Photographs/dp/1426222378
    To Learn More About National Geographic Visit:
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com
    And Follow Susan on Twitter At:
    https://twitter.com/susanbgoldberg?lang=en
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     
     

    • 52 min
    Episode #184: Tyler Shields / Photographer / Director / Artist

    Episode #184: Tyler Shields / Photographer / Director / Artist

    Well known and sometimes controversial fine art photographer, director, and visual provocateur Tyler Shields joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in Jacksonville, Florida under the watchful eye of a military father with high expectations of always putting your best foot forward, to becoming a professional in-line skater at age 12, dropping out of middle school to tour the world as a skater, falling in love with making films, shooting music videos for people like Ghostface Killah, booking his first national photo campaign before he actually owned a camera, to finally finding his voice as an artist and his footing in the gallery world he is known for today.  During our conversation Tyler talks about the sacrifice and work ethic he was and is still willing to put into chasing his dreams, one of the biggest mistakes some artists make that keeps them from having longevity in the art world, and the advice he gives to others seeking their own creative existence.
    To Learn More About Tyler Shields Visit:
    https://www.tylershields.com
    And Follow Him on Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/thetylershields/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
     
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/ 

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode #183: Donald Miralle / Photographer / Videographer

    Episode #183: Donald Miralle / Photographer / Videographer

    Award winning commercial and editorial sports photographer Donald Miralle joins the podcast to talk about his journey from competitive swimmer to shooting his 10th Olympic Games in Tokyo and how he went about creating a long lasting and successful career as a well known figure in sports photography on both the commercial and editorial sides of the industry.  During our conversation Donald talks about his early love of art and the water as a kid, and how both of those passions led him to UCLA where he competed as a collegiate swimmer and eventually found his way to the art side of the campus.  We also talk about how he feels he has maintained a true passion for shooting after all these years, some of the practices he has put into place in his life that he feels support that longevity, and the advice he gives to others pursuing their own creative life and careers. 
    To Learn More About Donald Miralle Visit:
    https://donaldmiralle.com
    And Follow Him On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/donaldmiralle/
    To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit:
    https://www.visualrevolutionary.com
    And Follow On Instagram At:
    https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
     

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 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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