Posts Tagged ‘interview’

An Interview with Eric Draper, George W. Bush’s Presidential Photographer

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If you haven’t been living under the rock for the past ten years, chances are you’ve seen a photo captured by Eric Draper. That’s because he was the official photographer of former U.S. President George W. Bush.

Draper’s eight years in the White House were nothing short of intriguing. From capturing the now-iconic photos of President Bush on September 11th to the handing over of leadership to Barack Obama in 2009. His unfettered access to the Presidency gave us some insight as to what life is like in the “bubble.” Read more…

A Conversation with Jeff Widener

A chat with the photographer behind 'Tank Man,' a photo that is widely considered one of the iconic images of the 20th century.

Eric Calouro · Jun 21, 2013 · 7 Comments » ·

Interview with Jim Mortram of Small Town Inertia

A conversation with a photographer who dedicates himself to shooting long form, documentary-style photos that portray the lives of those living on the fringe of society.

Bill Lytton · Jun 18, 2013 · 5 Comments » ·

Skateboard Photographer Talks Travelling the World with Camera and Board in Tow

It started with a trip to Hong Kong. That’s what got skateboard photographer Jonathan Mehring hooked on travelling. But while there are a lot of photographers that travel the world capturing different cultures, Mehring was more interested in answering the question: “is it even possible to skate some of these places?”

This short interview was put together by The Photographer Series, a site by multimedia storyteller Andrew Norton that dedicates itself to telling the stories behind some of skateboarding’s coolest images — and Mehring has captured some awesome images. Read more…

Photojournalist Bill Eppridge Discusses the Importance of the Still Image

At last year’s Fall Photography at the Summit, the folks at the Summit Series of Workshops got a chance to sit down and speak with legendary photojournalist Bill Eppridge. They asked him about “the importance of the still image,” and Eppridge responded by sharing the wise views on photography he has spent a lifetime acquiring. Read more…

Portraitist Miller Mobley on Hard Work and What it Takes to Make It … Twice

Portraitist Miller Mobley is a successful photographer twice over. As a college student, he built a successful photography business in Tuscaloosa, AL, working for both local and regional clients. Later, he and his wife picked up their entire life and moved to New York City, where the now 24-year-old Mobley has managed to land all of his dream clients one after the other. Read more…

A Conversation with Martin Schoeller

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Flip through the pages of any major magazine published in the last few years and it’s likely you’ve seen a picture snapped by Martin Schoeller therein. The German-born award-winning photographer got off to a rough start upon moving to the United States in the early 1990s, only to find himself as an in-demand iconic picture taker today.

He’s covered every major celebrity you can imagine with his trademark close-up portraiture and fashion photos alike (though, he admits fashion isn’t quite his bag). From Paris Hilton to Barack Obama, Schoeller has worked with Hollywood’s elite and America’s most influential politicians. He’s seen it all.
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Interview with Shane Lavalette, The New Director of Light Work

Shane Lavalette is an American photographer who currently lives in Upstate New York. He is the founding publisher and editor of the independent publisher Lay Flat, and is the new director of Light Work, an influential non-profit photo organization.


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PetaPixel: First, please tell us a bit about yourself and your background in photography.

Shane Lavalette: I’ve been interested in photography since I was a child but I got serious about it as art as a teenager, starting in the black and white darkroom.
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Interview with Jeff Lombardo, Ne-Yo’s Personal Photographer

Jeff Lombardo is the personal photographer and videographer for Ne-Yo. Visit his website here, his Facebook page here, and his Instagram account here.


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PetaPixel: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Jeff Lombardo: For the past 16 years I’ve been working as an independent contractor in the entertainment industry as a digital artist. During those 16 years I’ve worked at many of the top ad agencies, motion picture studios and television studios in Hollywood such as, NBC, Universal Studios, MGM, FOX, Disney, and Warner Brothers.
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Interview with Texas Sports Photographer Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell at the Kentucky Derby

The idea of being a sports photographer to many enthusiasts seems glamorous and exciting. Free and seemingly unfettered access to major league games with a view just meters away from live action. Akin to a soldier on a battleground armed with the latest gear, carefully and methodically (yet rapidly) shooting his subjects with the aim to make a publish-worthy photograph in the midst of chaos.

But what is it really like out there in the trenches? Is it all it’s cracked up to be? More importantly: in a society where the almighty dollar is king, is it a viable source of income for a professional photographer?
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