Posts Tagged ‘profile’

Denton Camera Exchange: The Only Camera Retail Outlet in Denton, Texas

Here’s a nice little 5-minute profile of a man named Armand Kohandani and his store, Denton Camera Exchange. It’s the only camera retail outlet in Denton, Texas, a city of around 110,000 people and the 27th most populous city in Texas.

Kohandani talks about how he started the store by buying some inventory with a loan from his father, and how he’s trying to preserve the unique history of film photography. “There’s lots of folks out there that don’t even know that film is still available, and it surprises them that I still carry it,” he says.

(via The Vision Beautiful via ISO 1200)

Shooting the Streets of SF with Photographer Travis Jensen

Here’s a 4.5-minute profile of street photographer Travis Jensen, a man who documents life on the sidewalks of San Francisco. It’s a look at how Jensen approaches his photography and people on the streets. (Warning: there’s some strong language.)
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A Look Into the Life and Work of Surf Photographer Zak Noyle

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Zak Noyle is a surf photographer based out of Oahu, Hawaii who’s considered to be one of the best in the business. He became the senior staff photographer of Surfer Magazine when he was just 25 years old, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines (e.g. ESPN, SI, Nat Geo) and advertisements (e.g. Billabong, Chanel).
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Brooklyn Street Photographer Andre D. Wagner Talks Us Through His Photographic Process

Here’s a short, inspiring video profile of Brooklyn-based street photographer Andre D. Wagner. We’re offered a glimpse into Wagner’s mind as he talks about his process for creating images, from how he approaches photographing people on sidewalks with a Leica 35mm film rangefinder to his love of making photos with his hands in his darkroom.

On his website, Wagner writes that his “love and true desire to capture his subject using traditional film is not solely based on the tangible textures and grains that’s visible in the final shot, but also the reality of shooting individuals from different backgrounds that are just as unpredictable as film can be.”

(via Leica Rumors via Reframe)

Video Profile of Mark Gee, 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

2013 was a fantastic year for astrophotographer Mark Gee. First, barely one month into the year, he went from amateur photographer to Internet sensation when his gorgeous video “Full Moon Silhouettes” went viral. And then, to finish out the year, he took home the top prize at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 competition with his beautiful “Guiding Light” photograph.

In the video profile above by New Zealand’s The Learning Connection, we get to know Mark and his history, hear about his meteoric (pardon the pun) rise to astrophotography stardom (there’s another one), and pick up a little bit of inspiration on the way. If you have 17 minutes to spare and you love astrophotography, you won’t regret spending them this way.

Gorgeous Video Captures a Day in the Life of Wildlife Photographer Asgeir Helgestad

It takes more than nice gear and a healthy dose of luck to be a good wildlife photographer, as Norwegian photographer Asgeir Helgestad knows all too well. “You have got to be a little bit [of an] animal psychologist,” he says, explaining that you have to understand how the animals will act, anticipate what they’re going to do, and know where they’re going to be.

Put together as part of a video series by RED, called RED Collective, this absolutely stunning five-minute video takes a bit of a behind the scenes look at why Helgestad became so enamored with wildlife photography and what it his he tries to share through his imagery. Read more…

Behind the Scenes with Pro Skateboarder Turned Photographer Arto Saari

Arto Saari is one of professional skateboarding’s legends, but Saari has another passion as well: photography. In the video above, Oakley takes us behind the scenes on Saari’s first skateboarding trip where he was hired specifically to take photos of people doing gnarly tricks, instead of performing them himself. Read more…

Short Inspirational Profile of Large Format Photographer Marty Knapp

This video, put together as a personal project by Logan Kelsey of Vertical Online, tells the inspirational story of large format photographer Marty Knapp from the first time he ever picked up a camera to his current work capturing the landscapes of Northern California and the surrounding areas near Point Reyes. Read more…

How One Photographer Rediscovered His Passion After Going Legally Blind

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Photographer Gary Albertson calls himself “the luckiest unlucky guy in the world.” In 2010, after decades spent shooting the outdoors, he developed a rare form of glaucoma that has left him with little more than a circle of peripheral vision in each eye. But after some time away from the camera he’s come back stronger than ever, creating photography so stunning he’s attracted the attention of a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. Read more…

Behind the Scenes with One of Canada’s Most Renowned Portrait Photographers

Call it the an energy, call it an artist’s personality, call it whatever you want, Canadian portrait photographer Christopher Wahl has it. One of the best and best-known portrait photographers from the Great White North, his pictures have been published in every major magazine in his own country, and many beyond its borders.

And in this short segment, television program 16×9 goes behind the scenes at his studio and gives us a peek at one of the most energetic and passionate masters in the business. Read more…