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Portrait photographer, Kelvin Bulluck has always been interested in what makes people tick. In 2010, shortly after discovering his passion for photography, he began to wonder about high performing photographers and what it takes to reach the highest levels of success within the realms of fashion photography, editorial photography and commercial photography. Ten years later, this podcast was born to answer that very question for new and more experienced photographers alike. What Makes You Click podcast is a series of conversations between Kelvin and some of the most successful photographers in the business. Listen in while they share insights and stories about the highs and lows that lead them to where they are today.

What Makes You Click with Kelvin Bulluck Kelvin Bulluck

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Portrait photographer, Kelvin Bulluck has always been interested in what makes people tick. In 2010, shortly after discovering his passion for photography, he began to wonder about high performing photographers and what it takes to reach the highest levels of success within the realms of fashion photography, editorial photography and commercial photography. Ten years later, this podcast was born to answer that very question for new and more experienced photographers alike. What Makes You Click podcast is a series of conversations between Kelvin and some of the most successful photographers in the business. Listen in while they share insights and stories about the highs and lows that lead them to where they are today.

    Andrew Eccles

    Andrew Eccles

    On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Andrew Eccles, an award-winning photographer that has been shooting celebrities, models, athletes, politicians, musicians, and dancers for over three decades. Listen in as Andrew sheds light on some of the most powerful, career-defining projects of his life, along with his candid thoughts on the profound connection between the photographer and their subject and the loss of the “very magical process” of being a photographer.
    Having somehow landed the position as Annie Leibovitz’s assistant in the 80s, Andrew takes us back in time to his odd international upbringing and his journey in discovering the intricacy of photography. Andrew and Kelvin reflect on what it means for photography to be “clean”, how to overcome complacency and burn out in your career, and the impactful differences between film and digital. 
    Plus, Andrew shares what he would do differently and what he would do the same if he started his artistic career over again!
     
    About the Guest:
    Andrew Eccles was born in England and grew up in Toronto, Canada. His family moved to Hawaii when he was twelve where he attended high school for two years before returning to Vancouver and graduating there. He spent three years at The Ontario College of Art followed by two years in Texas before eventually settling in New York City. It was there that he began to pursue photography seriously.
    Within four months Andrew landed an apprenticeship with Annie Leibovitz lasting three years. That was followed by brief stints working alongside Robert Mapplethorpe and Steven Meisel.
    In 1987, Andrew became a professional photographer himself and has been shooting celebrities, models, athletes, politicians, musicians, and dancers ever since.
    Over the past 33 years his work has appeared on the covers of countless magazines worldwide. He has also created an abundance of Advertising images for the Film, Television, Broadway, and Music Industries for use domestically and abroad.
     
    Connect with Andrew Eccles:
    Visit his website: www.andreweccles.com/overview 
    Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/eccles 
     
    Connect with What Makes You Click:
    Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com 
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast 
    Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick 
     
    People + Resources Mentioned:
    Annie Leibovitz: www.artnet.com/artists/annie-leibovitz 
    Eiko Ishioka: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiko_Ishioka 
    Steven Meisel: www.artnet.com/artists/steven-meisel 
    Albert Watson: www.albertwatson.net 
    Scott Kelby: www.scottkelby.com 
    Robert Mapplethorpe: www.mapplethorpe.org 
    Frank Ockenfels: www.fwo3.com 
    Herb Ritts: www.herbritts.com 
    Stephen Wilkes: www.stephenwilkes.com
    Richard Avedon: www.avedonfoundation.org

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Nick Rasmussen

    Nick Rasmussen

    On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Nick Rasmussen, a photographer and filmmaker based in NY and LA. Nick shares insight into his journey with self-awareness and introspection and how that impacts his creative process, along with why he only shoots film, not digital. 
    From dreaming of being a cartoonist to making movies instead of writing school papers, Nick has always walked to the beat of his own drum. He talks about his journey into film-making, photography, and even improv comedy, shedding light on how his love for comedy turned into shooting artists and people of interest in Los Angeles and New York. Nick then shares what he has learned from becoming a professional photographer, detailing clever ways to communicate with your subjects and capture candid, more natural-looking portraits. 
    You’ll learn how Nick uses other photographers and filmmakers as inspiration for learning new skills and discovering his unique aesthetic. Plus, Kelvin and Nick speak on how they’re staying creative during the pandemic and why it’s so important to take breaks for rest.

     About the Guest:
    Nick Rasmussen is a photographer and filmmaker in LA/NY, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He started photographing people in the Los Angeles improv comedy scene, while training with the Upright Citizens Brigade for some years. He used photography to get close to comedians he admired, eventually turning his camera on many of LA/NY's artists & people of interest.
    Nick relies on his instinctive perception of his subjects to create narrative and emotion within his portrait, editorial and fashion work.
     
    Connect with Nick Rasmussen:
    Visit his website: www.bynickrasmussen.com 
    Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/bynickrasmussen 
     
    Connect with What Makes You Click:
    Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com 
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast 
    Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick 
     
    People + Resources Mentioned:
    Armchair Expert Podcast: www.armchairexpertpod.com 
    Upright Citizens Brigade: www.losangeles.ucbtrainingcenter.com 
    The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron: https://bit.ly/2Vu5OZd
    Tim Walker: www.timwalkerphotography.com 
    Annie Leibovitz: www.artnet.com/artists/annie-leibovitz 
    Sarah Moon: www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-moon 

    • 55 min
    Maciek Jasik

    Maciek Jasik

    On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Maciek Jasik, an award-winning photographer based in NYC and LA that critiques Western society’s relationship with nature and identity. Maciek and Kelvin have a very grounded discussion speaking on the personal experiences and psychology that is often behind photography and other forms of artistic expression, noting Maciek’s opinion on the most important aspect of creating art. 
    You’ll gain insight into Maciek’s Polish upbringing, the forming of his identity while integrating with American society, and the mindset of an immigrant that inspires a powerful work ethic. 
    He sheds light on how his love for political science and art converged early in his life, how his time spent living in Japan inspired his photography, and the overwhelm and FOMO that exists in being a professional photographer. Maciek even shares the most important lessons he’s learned from shooting portraits, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other notable figures.
     
    About the Guest:
    Maciek Jasik is a photographer based in NYC/LA, critiquing Western society's relationship with Nature and exploring ideas of identity, representation and the self while employing color and distortion to re-imagine accepted norms.
     
    Connect with Maciek Jasik:
    Visit his website: www.maciekjasik.com 
    Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/maciekjasik 
     
    Connect with What Makes You Click:
    Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com 
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast 
    Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick 
     
    People + Resources Mentioned:
    Gary Winogrand: www.fraenkelgallery.com/artists/garry-winogrand 
    Alex Webb: www.webbnorriswebb.co 
    Daniel Arnold: www.daniel-arnold.org 
    Nobuyoshi Araki: https://ocula.com/artists/nobuyoshi-araki/
    Gregory Crewdson: www.gagosian.com/artists/gregory-crewdson
    Philip-Lorca diCorcia: www.artnet.com/artists/philip-lorca-dicorcia 
    Watch Nomadland on Hulu: www.hulu.com/nomadland-movie
    Francis Bacon: www.francis-bacon.com 
    Deeply-Ordered Chaos: www.maciekjasik.com/Deeply-Ordered-Chaos 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Dana Kinlaw

    Dana Kinlaw

    On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Dana Kinlaw, an award-winning Art Director with over 13+ years of experience in the entertainment industry, specializing in motion graphics VFX and photography. Dana breaks down what an art director does and how they work with photographers to create stunning images and videos. He also speaks on why he’s taking the leap and pursuing his ultimate entrepreneurial vision for his photography and art directing career. 
     
    You’ll gain insight into Dana’s childhood and what shaped him into a hardworking creative, as well as how he started expressing himself through art as a kid. He sheds light on how photography has been a huge part of his family’s history, what it was like to discover graphic design on an old-school computer, and why he took photography classes in community college. Dana then talks about what it was like to work and develop his skills as a staff designer for Comedy Central and his transition from staff designer to art director, landing a leading role rebranding BET Networks. 
    Plus, he talks about what it means to “shoot for the gallery” and his candid thoughts when someone says people of color are “hard to shoot”. 


    About the Guest:
    Dana got his start as a freelance motion designer, then became a staff designer with Comedy Central. After five incredible years, Dana moved on to BET Networks to play a leading role in its on-air creative rebrand. In 2012, he was promoted to Art Director and has since overseen the various promo campaigns, pitches, and tent poles including the network Upfront, BET Awards, Hip Hop Awards and record-breaking original programming. 
    He's still hands-on, continually sharpening his eye for design, animation, and composition while capturing the world through his photography.
     
    Connect with Dana Kinlaw:
    Visit his website: www.danakinlaw.com 
    Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/Dana_Kinlaw 
     
    Connect with What Makes You Click:
    Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com 
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast 
    Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick 
     
    People + Resources Mentioned:

    American Photography Competition: https://www.ai-ap.com/about/

    Chris Sorensen Episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/8071873

    Melanie Dunea Episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/8032640

    Maurice Marable: www.instagram.com/mothedirector 
    Boomerang on BET: www.instagram.com/p/Bs1C7MwAXoP & www.instagram.com/p/B9HsycXJayo 
    Erik Umphery: www.erikumphery.com 
    Episode with Kareem Black: www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/7530406 
    Episode with Derek Reed: www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/8645321-derek-reed 
    Joshua Kissi: www.instagram.com/joshuakissi 
    Albert Watson: www.albertwatson.net 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Macey J. Foronda

    Macey J. Foronda

    On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Macey J. Foronda, an editorial and commercial photographer based in New York and Los Angeles. Listen in as she talks about what it was like to be raised in the Midwest by an artistic family of traveling musical theater actors, as well as her experience moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography as a young adult. Macey sheds light on the power of knowing what you want to pursue in life, taking risks, being playful, and asking for what you really want, like a job title change.
    You’ll gain insight into the photography portfolio Macey submitted to Pratt Institute, how body image has inspired her artwork, and the photographers and styles that have impacted her photography over the years. She also talks about how she decided curation wasn’t her ideal career, what she learned from interning at Rolling Stone Magazine and working at Buzzfeed, and the project she’s currently working on through Art of Freelance. 
    Plus, she shares her candid thoughts on what the deal with the citrus is (if you know, you know)!


     About the Guest:
    Macey is an editorial and commercial photographer working in LA + NY. She was raised in the Midwest by a family of traveling musical theater actors.
     
    Connect with Macey J. Foronda:
    Visit his website: www.maceyjforonda.com 
    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/maceyjforonda 
     
    Connect with What Makes You Click:
    Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com 
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast 
    Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick 
     
    People + Resources Mentioned:
    Derek Reed: www.derekreed.com 
    John Ellis: www.instagram.com/john___ellis/ 
    Trevor Godinho: www.trevorgodinho.com
    Diane Arbus: www.artnet.com/artists/diane-arbus 
    Cindy Sherman: www.moma.org/artists/5392 
    Francesca Woodman: www.artnet.com/artists/francesca-woodman 
    Art of Freelance: www.artoffreelance.com 

    • 58 min
    Derek Reed

    Derek Reed

    On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Derek Reed, a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. Listen in as Derek tells the story of how he got his first solo show and sold his first prints as a senior in college in Louisiana, what it’s really like to be a photo editor, and how he was able to pursue photography and develop a successful career as a photographer in New York City.
     You’ll gain insight into how Derek was introduced to photography as a child, noting some of the incredible family photos his grandfather shot in the 50s, as well as how he branched out and found inspiration for his photography while growing up in a military base. Derek talks about one of the most successful sets he’s ever done, which happens to be his first celebrity shoot, then shares powerful pieces of advice for aspiring photographers and photo editors. Plus, he shares the awe-some stories of photographing Alan Rickman and DMX before they passed.


     About the Guest:
    Derek is a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. Working with some of the best known actors and models in both the fashion and entertainment industries. 


     Connect with Derek Reed:
    Visit his website: www.derekreed.com
    Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/dereklreed


     Connect with What Makes You Click:
    Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast
    Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick


     People + Resources Mentioned:
    The Luupe’s website: www.theluupe.com
    John Ellis: www.instagram.com/john___ellis/ 
    Tracey Woods: www.traceywoods.com/about-1 
    Jim Henson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Henson
    Gordon Parks: www.gordonparksfoundation.org 
    The Black Archives: www.instagram.com/blackarchives.co
    Separate, But Equal by Henry Clay Anderson: www.amazon.com/Separate-But-Equal-Mississippi-Photographs/dp/1586480928/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3HUDTZX6EM6RP&dchild=1&keywords=separate+but+equal&qid=1622827596&s=books&sprefix=Separate+but+equal%2Caps%2C154&sr=1-4
    Peter Lindbergh: http://peterlindbergh.obys.agency
    Robert Mapplethorpe: www.mapplethorpe.org 
    Herb Ritts: www.herbritts.com 
    Photoplus: www.photoplusexpo.com 
    Richard Avedon: www.avedonfoundation.org 

    • 1 hr 15 min

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