They Bailed But They’re Back
In this week’s episode, we speak with photographers Brody Dezember and David Salomone about their roller coaster relationship with Pictage. We examine all the ups and downs of that relationship in our investigation of how a company can cast off past failings and regain the trust of its displaced evangelists.
About Brody Dezember
Brody is a Utah native, but dreams of living someplace in Montana. There is something about the rivers and mountains that makes him love being there.
He stepped into photography when he was an early teen and has loved photographing everything from landscapes to some of the most outrageous weddings all over the country. Over the past 7 years he has grown his business to being one of the most sought after studios in the state, but it hasn’t always been easy. In the beginning he worked overnight shifts at a retail job and spent the days in the studio’s first location in Roy. It wasn’t until the birth of his one and only son that finally made him realize that photography was what he wanted to do with his life.
About David Salomone
David Salomone, co-owner of The Studio Photographers, is a second generation photographer in the NY/NJ area.
Starting at the age of fourteen, David has crafted a style of his own with a flair for bridal fashion portraits and emotional photojournalistic images. Davidʼs talent has created a tremendous following in his area. This has made referrals from past clients his number one source of new business.
Still keeping a family owned environment with his father, Frank, and wife, Tami, the business has now grown to three locations targeting the high end wedding market.
His images have now appeared in many publications including multiple cover images for local bridal magazines, but he is most proud of being fortunate enough to have photographed a live televised wedding for the CBS Early Show. Recently, David was honored to photograph his first celebrity wedding of Discovery Channel star, Paul Tuetel Jr. of American Chopper whose images were televised by TMZ.
Photos below courtesy of Brody Dezember and David Salomone.
The center diptych represents an image from each photographer.
About the Host – Travis Schreer
Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. When he realized wool socks weren’t enough, it was on to Portland, Oregon where he endeavors to make The Photo Life a powerful resource on the virtual airwaves. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Irving Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.
Photo of Travis courtesy of Jessica Hill Photography.