This week Glyn interviewed a friend from his school days, Nathan Black. Nathan was the kid that everyone wanted to be: good looking, tough, he had muscle, all the girls chased him..he had it all. However in later life has had serious physical and medical illness and it’s through his strength of character and positivity he’s alive today! No matter what you’re experiencing in life have faith that it will work out. Good times are ahead, just stick in there as Nathan has because through darkness there is light!
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This week Glyn and Dave chat to photographer Peter Hurley – the headshot guy who created “The Peter Hurley Look”, “The Squinch” and of course SHABANG! We chat to Peter how a schoolkid with little confidence starts of sailing and ends up with a modelling career with Ralph Lauren / Polo and ends up being a successful photographer, teacher and author….and still a decent sailor!
http://instagram.com/peter_hurley http://www.youtube.com/user/peterhurleyphoto https://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/03/style/a-sailor-finds-his-angel.html
Following on from the Lenny Terenzi episode, Dave and Glyn got chatting about friendship and relationships in business and life and how to make sure you know how to balance and manage them to the best possible outcome. Not all decisions in life are a ‘yes’ but quite often the ‘no’ isn’t always a negative. Hopefully after listening you’ll find a way of making sure your friendships stay strong and your business continues to grow with their support and help.
This week we speak to a man we both admire as a professional and a friend, Jason Levine. Many of you may know Jason in his role as Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe Creative Cloud and seen him presenting at many of the Worldwide Adobe events, dubbed by some as Adobe Jesus! Jason tells us about his beginnings and what the role means to him.
Jason Levine, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, travels the globe inspiring and educating users about Creative Cloud, focusing on video, audio and mobile workflows. Levine has conducted training sessions for many top broadcast corporations in Europe and Asia including BBC, RTL and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. Shortly thereafter, in combining years of songwriting and performance, he began laying down the foundation for a children’s music project entitled Just Play Music™. Since 2003, Jason has presented to more than 400,000 people, from Syracuse to Singapore and everywhere in between.
https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/author/jason-levine/ // https://twitter.com/Beatlejase // Jason’s music on Spotify https://t.co/zTEb8Q8HDn // Article referred to in the interview https://qz.com/1166041/known-to-fans-as-adobe-jesus-technology-evangelist-jason-levine-takes-software-training-to-a-higher-level/
Dave chats to HeyDesign’s Lenny Terenzi. Dave met Lenny earlier this year at Creative South and as they kept in touch Dave saw Lenny post a heartfelt and very honest blog post about the struggles of running your own business and how to break out of that bad situation. It’s honest, frank and full of great advice! About Lenny – “I’m 45. A Designer, illustrator, educator, screen printer, community builder. A lot of hats, one head. I am a dreamer, blue sky thinker. ENFP-A on the Myers Briggs scale. I thrive in group activities and social interaction. Probably stemming from my days as a touring musician. Blues and Classic R&B if you are curious though my youth was spent with long hair and headbanging to the Sunset Strip.” … “After 15 years of working for myself in a home office, I felt like it was time to think bigger, be bigger. Believe in myself and plant a flag in the ground. So in August of 2014 I signed a lease on a 1700 sq. ft. warehouse space in the bustling and bursting mecca of Durham, North Carolina. A design studio, a print shop, a creative experience where anyone can get energized and inspired to reignite into the best version of themselves.”
https://www.heymonkeydesign.com // http://www.twitter.com/heymonkeydesign // http://www.instagram.com/heymonkeydesign // http://www.facebook.com/heymonkeydesign // https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenny-terenzi
This week Glyn decided to interview Dave about his background in graphic design and why he thinks it is awesome. They spoke about Dave’s unorthodox entry into the industry via a mix of very different, non design related jobs. This is part one of what will be a two part interview, the second to follow soon. If you want to know what makes Dave tick – this is the episode for you!
link Derren Brown Experiment https://youtu.be/YQXe1CokWqQ
Glyn sat down with David Edmonson and his son, Luke, both incredible photographers for a very personal chat about life and photography but it’s more than that for both of them. David has over 40 years in the industry and is truly a ‘Master Photographer’. Join Glyn, David and Luke for a very intimate conversation.
David Edmonson has been called a “Master Photographer to Master Photographers” and with good reason. With over 40 years in the industry, the indelible impact David Edmonson leaves with clients, students and peers around the world is remarkable. No doubt, his signature style is unmistakable. But it’s his “Iron-Sharpens-Iron” philosophy that has fueled his art and professional success.
A relentless pursuit of excellence through competition. Selfless mentorship. A hands-on benevolence with his passionate charities. Simply put, the “Edmonson Way” means that giving is a both a privilege and a path to self-improvement; for himself and those he encounters. David, is a Grand Master Photographer of WPPI, was bestowed with WPPI’s Lifetime Achievement the organizations highest honor. It’s often said that Art Imitates Life. If you’ve ever seen the work of David Edmonson, this is clearly true: “Profound with dimensionality, ingrained with emotion and compelling in their beauty.”
In 2015, Luke, a Double Master of WPPI, presented his father David with WPPI’s Lifetime Achievement the organizations highest honor. Luke is al-so one of the three founders and and a graduate of WPPI’s Certification Program for Wedding & Portrait Photographers, the first ever of its kind.
…This is the Edmonson Way.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidedmonson Instagram: https://instagram.com/davidedmonson/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.edmonson1 Website: http://www.davidedmonson.com Website: http://www.edmonsonweddings.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lukeedmonson Instagram: https://instagram.com/lukeedmonson/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lukeedmonson Website: http://www.lukeedmonson.com Website: http://www.edmonsonweddings.com
Glyn and Dave chatted to UKs very own Hannah Couzens. Hannah is an absolute powerhouse of a business person, photographer and all round lovely person. We first met Hannah at The Photography Show and have both followed her career for a few years, she chats about how she made a very focused start in her business at the young age of 19 and how she’s worked damn hard to build that and maintain it.
This week I got to have an awesome chat with the man behind Recapturist and the best selling book ‘Junk Type’, Bill Rose. Bill has spent over a decade travelling around America capturing the lost roadside treasures of the USA. Neon signs, logo design, junk type, shop fronts and anything that catches his eye to preserve in a photograph. Check out Bill’s site recapturist.com to see his collection and his map of treasure! This interview was an absolute joy!
Recapturist is Bill Rose. Bill Rose documents the aesthetics of vintage American design. The most visually pleasing parts of American design are fading away. The glorious neon signs that once lined our roadsides are nearly extinct. Mid-Century modern architecture is increasingly hard to find among non-residential structures. And products that used to come branded with machine-stamped chrome badges and hand-drawn typographical elements are now made overseas and marked with plastic decals.
This tragic state of affairs is widening the gap between the golden age of design and the present day. So Bill has spent the last decade-plus on a mission to capture the finest examples of what’s left. He travels the back roads of America looking for neon signs, junkyards, yard sales, antique stores, estate sales–anywhere evidence of these endangered designs can still be found. The result is a graphic collection of design and typography from an era that predates the computers and specialized software used by modern-day designers. These images depict forms that were conceived, created, and produced manually on a drawing table using tools and techniques that are nearly obsolete today. These designers were true craftsmen. Bill’s hope is that his site http://www.recapturist.com can serve as a reference guide–a resource that helps bridge the design and typographic styles of the past with those of today–and perhaps even be a source of inspiration for whatever comes next. https://twitter.com/recapturist // https://www.instagram.com/recapturist/ // https://www.instagram.com/junktype // https://www.facebook.com/recapturist // http://www.pinterest.com/recapturist
Going it alone even when you believe in your abilities is always a risk. We speak to Matt Kloskowski, formerly of KelbyOne and OnOne, and now founder of Matt Kloskowski Photography and Training. He specializes in outdoor, landscape, and nature photography along with editing with Photoshop, Lightroom, and ON1 apps. Matt was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2014 and is the best-selling author of over 20 books. Matt loves to educate others and spends much of his time teaching seminars around the world. We first met Matt during our NAPP days and when it comes to training, you won’t find much better than Matt in terms of content and business knowledge. // https://mattk.com/courses/ // https://mattk.com/about/ // https://members.kelbyone.com/author/kloskowskimatt/ // https://twitter.com/mattkloskowski //