Travis Dove swears he didn’t intend to become a photographer — particularly when he was working freelance assignments in North Carolina for $30/day. Earning his Master’s degree from Ohio University and winning both the College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) in 2007 and a World Press Photo award helped him acquire clients, but he still needed a kick in the pants from his accountant to start planning the growth of his business. We had a chance to speak with Travis (really nice guy!) on the phone.
Matt Eich was studying photography in college when he and his girlfriend had a baby at 21 years of age. As you can imagine, this forced him to be much more deliberate about growing his photography business and he started freelancing while in college. His vision as a photographer led him the 2006 College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) award, and he also co-founded Luceo Images, which is one of the bright stars to emerge in the photography collective world.
While researching our latest guide “Starting a Photography Business,” I had the chance to speak with Greg Smith, who helped develop the NPPA’s Cost of Doing Business calculator while servicing on the Business Practices committee in 2003. He had a lot of tough advice for people starting out in the business, and some of what we talked about echoed John Harrington’s advice about day rates.
an interview taped Tuesday with combat photographers Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, both of whom have been seriously injured in the field.
Marinovich: “Just seeing someone — especially a mother over a young child or a young fighter or a young civilian who’s being killed — and that look they give you as you come to photograph them, while you’re kind of apologizing about photographing,” he says. “And people want you photographing to show what’s happened, but that look of hatred — that sometimes you get from a mother — is just so disturbing.”
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Listen to the audio from his talk below while viewing a slideshow of his work.
During his recent talk with the HOST Gallery, Simon Roberts discussed the different methods and strategies he employed when photographing the political life and various campaigns during the 2010 General Election campaign.
The illustrious Chris Steele-Perkins presented England, My England, his new book, to a full house at HOST Gallery. He took the opportunity to show design layouts and discuss the editing process he used in this and many of his previous book projects.
Narelle Autio describes in this Floor Talk podcast how she hit on the idea for her new project and how her family got involved despite the growing stench of rotting sealife in her garden shed.
Ed Kashi was at HOST Gallery speaking in conversation with Jacobson about the various projects that have shaped his career, in particular, work on Northern Ireland, Kurdistan, aging in America and the Niger Delta.
Link: Ed Kashi, Host podcast
In the following audio interview Dana Popa talks about Not Natasha and her photographic process. It was recorded at Photofusion, London last year while Not Natasha was on show and it’s just under an hour long, so be warned. As it is a large file, the interview should be downloaded.
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Chris Anderson visited HOST gallery in at the end of last year to launch his new book, Capitolio, in London.
He spoke about being a photographer and how his photography and desire to explore new ways of telling stories has developed over recent years, culminating in the book based on his experiences in Venezuela.
Listen to this really wonderful 18 minute interview with photographer Roy DeCarava on Fresh Air from 1996. DeCarava died October 27 at age 89. What a soulful, sweet, articulate man.
Photographer Ami Vitale is featured in the latest Nikon USA podcast. As with earlier podcasts, the interview with Vitale intermingles advertorial content with interesting insights into her approach to shooting of both stills and digital SLR video.
David Smith recalls the South African photographers who documented the township violence of the apartheid era
Ron Haviv: Saving film from Serbian warlord Arkan | RESOLVE — the liveBooks photo blog:
This month we have a story from Ron Haviv about an encounter with the Serbian paramilitary leader Arkan (at right) while he was covering the Bosnian War during the 1990s. With a little smoke and mirrors, Ron saved his revealing images from confiscation and helped share the horrors of ethnic cleansing he saw with the world. Much of the work is collected in his book, Blood and Honey.