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The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Lisa Lefkowitz

Silver Halides Know Best In this week’s episode of The Photo Life, San Francisco based photographer Lisa Lefkowitz shares her thoughts about the enduring beauty of an image captured on film as well as advice to help other professionals distinguish themselves from the ever-increasing industry pack. About Lisa Lefkowitz Based in San Francisco, Lisa has been photographing weddings for the past ten years, earning national recognition for her fresh, lifestyle images. She specializes in film photography and brings a Fine Art sensibility to her weddings. Lisa’s work is frequently featured in magazines and on blogs, and has been seen in Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, and Style Me Pretty among many others. Her work has been on the cover of PDN and been featured in an ad for Fujifilm,

The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Mike Adrian

Inside the Green Room In this week’s episode of The Photo Life, we speak with Hawaii photographer Mike Adrian about the challenges and rewards of building a community in a competitive industry as well as how he manages to balance a life devoted to family, work and personal reflection. About Mike Adrian Specializing in photographing destination weddings worldwide, Mike Adrian works with his clients to capture their best moments on the wedding day. His work has been featured in national wedding publications, and he has worked and taught alongside some of the industries most talented wedding photographers. In a few short years, he has become a leader within the professional photography community. Mike Adrian is based in Hawaii. Photos by Mike Adrian About the Host

The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Mike Davis

Peeling the Onion In this episode of the Photo Life we speak with Mike Davis, former photo editor for The White House and National Geographic Magazine, about the role editing plays in making a powerful and cohesive story from a body of work. He also shares some of the secrets of the editing game that have kept his eyes in demand with award winning photographers for over 20 years. About Mike Davis Mike Davis is a photography consultant, picture editor and photographer who works with photographers around the world to elevate their photography. He was most recently a picture editor at the Oregonian and has also directed photographic coverages and their presentation as a visual editor at The White House, National Geographic magazine and newspapers

The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Craig Strong

The Dash of the Millennium Falcon In this episode of the Photo Life we speak with Craig Strong, photographer and co-founder of Lensbaby, about the photo gear that makes all of our art possible as well as the challenges and rewards of dreaming of tomorrow’s photo industry. About Craig Strong After working as an intern, staff photographer and contractor for news services and daily and weekly newspapers followed by 9 years as a freelance photojournalist, in 2002, Craig Strong invented the Lensbaby. Now, over seven years after introducing the Original Lensbaby at a trade show in Las Vegas, Strong serves as the Chief Creative Officer heading up research and development at Lensbaby, LLC in Portland, Oregon. Bio picture courtesy of Kevin Kubota. Photos below courtesy of Lensbaby. About the Host- Travis

The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Aaron Huey

The Black Hills Are Not For Sale In this episode of the Photo Life we speak with photojournalist Aaron Huey about the lessons he learned during his coast-to-coast walk across America, about his mission to bring attention to the generational suffering of the Lakota people and his dream that America will finally cast apathy aside and begin amending the horrors of its history. About Aaron Huey Aaron Huey is a photojournalist who freelances regularly for The National Geographic magazines, The Smithsonian Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, GEO and dozens of others. Huey is currently a Contributing Editor (photographer) for Harper’s Magazine, the oldest general interest magazine in America. He is only the second photographer ever to appear on the 160 year old

The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Mukesh Patel

Turn on the Magic of Colored Light In this episode of the Photo Life we speak with Mukesh Patel, Director of Operations for the Pictage print lab and 20 year veteran of the photo printing community, about his faith in the power of the printed image and his excitement and enthusiasm for the future of photography. Mukesh is not only enthusiastic about the photography industry, but specifically about the photographers that he gets to work with. As technology advances, he can’t help but notice, and be saddened by, the loss of connection between photographer and printer. He invites you to connect with him and his team. Delve into their world as an extension of yours- you will come out on the other side with great

The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Paul Gero

Family Guy In this week’s episode, we speak with Paul Gero about the importance of knowing yourself as a photographer before getting to know your client as well as his year-long project focusing on the the most important and often overlooked subjects in his life. About Paul Gero Photographer Paul F. Gero loves to tell stories with photographs and has been since picking up a camera as a kid growing up in Wisconsin. His daily journalism career spanned nearly 20 years and he worked for both The Chicago Tribune and The Arizona Republic (where he has has photographed Presidents, politicians, star athletes, business executives and regular folks) before launching Paul F. Gero Photography in 2002. Paul now photographs commissioned events and portraits for clients in California and

The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Deanne Fitzmaurice

One Woman Band In this week’s episode, we speak with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice about her experience documenting the Khalaf family tragedy of the two sons mistaking an undetonated bomb for a toy in their home country of Iraq. We also take a moment to examine the future of storytelling, with a discussion about the evolving world of multimedia communication. About Deanne Fitzmaurice Deanne Fitzmaurice is a San Francisco based photojournalist and multimedia storyteller who won the Pulitzer Prize for her photography in 2005. Her work has been published in Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated, and her multimedia work has been featured on MSNBC. She also creates multimedia projects for Foundations and non-profits. According to journalist Ethan G. Salwen, Deanne “focuses on creating

The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Jessica Ferber

The Labours of Love In this week’s episode we meet Robert James Campbell. While documenting the New York City jazz scene in the 50’s and 60’s, he witnessed the birth of a new era from behind the lens. Despite his arresting photographs of people who would shape the American landscape, Robert Campbell passed away impoverished and alone. Until Jessica Ferber, the Hawaii based photographer who shares this story, stepped in to restore the boxes of photographs and negatives that were left behind and recover the story of an exceptional talent, crippled by circumstance and nearly forgotten. Here is the story of her ongoing struggle to bring Robert Campbell’s life and work into the light of day. About Jessica Ferber Jessica Ferber was born and raised

The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Eric Laurits

Emotions Are Not Trendy In this week’s episode of The Photo Life, we speak with Eric Laurits about why music or theater classes might impact your images more than the next photography workshop to pass through town and how to go about breaking free from the boxes of your industry. About Eric Laurits Eric Laurits enjoys the following things: volleyball, the bari sax, writing about himself in the third person, strawberry shortcake, verbosity, kisses, old beat-up red pickups, waterskiing, The Redwall Series, blueberry muffins, yoga, dorky humor, purple, A&J King Artisan Bakers, vocal percussion, The Waldstein Sonata, Ginny Weasley, the West Wing, the East Coast, snow, apple pie, cycling, honesty, cross country skiing, The Flatbread Company, sunrises, hot lemonade, crock pots, adventures, home-made swings, smoothies,

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