Chris Bailey, author of The productivity Project is my guest this week. Listen to the tips Chris shares on the show to become more productive and find more time to pursue your passion for photography.Read More
My guest today is Terry Gydesen, a documentary photographer whose images tell stories of some of Minnesota's political figures and celebrities. But today we are not going to talk about celebrities, we are going to talk about a project that hit much closer to home for Terry.
The project is titled "Transitions, a Daughter’s Journey” and it is a collection of 30 large color photographs that represent four years of documenting her father’s decline from Alzheimer’s. The series was on exhibit in Minneapolis recently and left no one untouched.
Please enjoy this touching and important conversation with Terry and leave a message in the comments below if you have a minute or two!
Terry Gydesen is a freelance photographer based in Minneapolis. Her passion for documenting political campaigns started in 1988 when she was hired by Jesse Jackson to document his Presidential campaign. With the support of various grants and fellowships, Terry has documented political campaigns both locally and nationally for the last 20 years.
Terry has been commissioned for several projects which include documenting Prince’s 1993 New Power Generation Tour in Europe which resulted in the book, Prince presents the sacrifice of Victor. She was one of twelve photographers commissioned by the Minnesota History Center to document life in Minnesota at the turn of the 21st century. Her “Snowbirds” project followed Minnesota’s retired seniors during their winter life in Florida and Arizona.
Target commissioned Terry for their “Story Telling” campaign, showing how Target’s philanthropic contributions make a difference in communities across the country. Most recently she has been retained by the Girl Scouts making portraits of leaders in the Community in their “Where Girl Scouts Can Take You” campaign.
Her work has also been published in various publications including the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Washington Post.
Grants and Fellowships
Terry is a three time recipient of the McKnight Photography fellowship. She has also received grants from the Minnesota State Arts board, the Jerome Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. the 2017 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship.
Video interview during the exhibit
My guest today is Iwona Pinkowicz. She tells us about her street portrait project 'chasing Dreams' as well as her own dreams in her pursuit of being a full time photographer.Read More
The week on Hit The Streets I sit down with award winning marketer, author, content creator and photographer C.C. Chapman. We discuss key media strategies for photographers, how to grow an audience, how to prepare for what comes next and much more!Read More
This week on Hit The Streets my guest co-host is Ryan Katsanes. Together we answer questions about our photographic influences, camera gadgets and how to get your street photography to the next level.Read More
This week on Hit The Streets, I am joined by photographers Meri Kukkavaara and Bjorn Moerman as they discuss participating in the 24 Hour Project in their respective cities and how you can too.Read More
This week my good friend Ian MacDonald is sitting in for me and interviews LA based photographer Rinzi Ruiz.Read More
This week I answer questions that you sent me via the FB group. It's a monologue and it happened to be 33 minutes long by chance on the 33rd episode!
The questions I answer are the following:
Andy Shields: "We all miss shots from time to time but I'm curious if there has been one that stuck with you? 'The one that got away', so to speak."
Till l'Espiègle - Nicolas: "Comment décidez-vous si vous utilisez votre X100 ou votre XPro 2 ? (voire votre X70 !) Chacun correspond-il à un type de photo particulier ? N'êtes-vous pas frustrée par votre X100 alors que vous avez le XPro 2 à disposition ? D'ailleurs, faites-vous aussi de la street photography avec ce XPro 2 ?"
Jens Krauer: "After years of street shooting, thousands of images and miles, how has your self expectation changed? How has your process of managing your expectations ahead of the travel changed over the years? Did you find your Zen state when it comes to producing results and self indicated pressure? And how do you deal with not matching your own expectations and pulling yourself up in case it does impacts you? And maybe to round this up: do you set yourself any goals before embarking into a week of shooting in any city, do you have shots that you absolutely want to get?"
Steve Cole: "It is quite evident you love what you do ... but do you ever take a break (couple days or perhaps a week) to "refresh the photographic side of your brain" by not having a camera and just walk about to absorb your surroundings without the intent to make photos?"
Link to the blog post about starting drawing lessons: Going Beyond The Stickman
This week I have the pleasure to share my conversation with humanitarian photographer, author and adventurer David duChemin. Through selected quotes from his book A Beautiful Anarchy, we talk about living a creative life. You will love David's wisdom. Enjoy!Read More
This week is a new Q&A and Photo challenge episode, Cannadian photographer Elizabeth Gray is my guest co-host.
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Elizabeth Gray Elizabeth Gray is a photographer located in Vancouver, British Columbia. While transferred to the southern United States for five years, she decided to combine her passion for teaching and love of photography. Elizabeth now teaches a variety of photography classes and workshops. Her photography covers a broad range of subjects including landscape, nature, architectural and urban images. Elizabeth is currently focusing on street photography and capturing unique perspectives on everyday life. You can see more of Elizabeth’s images and find out about her classes on her website, or follow her latest work on Instagram.
Website link: http://photographybyelizabethgray.com
Together we answer questions about whether or not people need to be included in the frame to qualify as street photography, how to handle a confrontational subject on the streets and how to know if you are ready to make money with your photography. The questions were sent by Pierre Pichot, Marvin Girbig and Mark Everett Sanders.
Winners of the 'Eye Contact' photo challenge:
Both winners will receive a camera strap from our friends at SailorStrap and I thank them for their support of the show!
Next Photo Challenge:
The next street challenge is The IDEA OF PEOPLE/IMPLIED PEOPLE on the streets without people present in the shot. Listen to the episode to get some tips and enter your best shot in the comments below by May 18.