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
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
Glyn chats to Adrian Sommeling, a commercial photographer from the Netherlands. He create advertising images for big and smaller companies all over the world. In his free time he creates fun and surreal images together with his son as the model.
If you haven’t heard of PixImperfect’s Unmesh Dinda on YouTube then you should, with over 360 FREE tutorials and over 450k subscribers, Unmesh has become on of the people to watch for Photoshop tips on the internet….and he’s only 21! We chat to him about his background, how to grow and how to deal with negativity. Unmesh was a pleasure to interview, you’ll be seeing more of him in the coming months and years! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMrvLMUITAImCHMOhX88PYQ http://instagram.com/piximperfect
Glyn and Dave talk to designer, photographer, teacher, family man and businessman about the work/life balance and how to look for the warning signs when going too far. Mark runs a successful business with his wife in his own studio and tells us his story about how hard work and adaptability is critical in maintaining a healthy home and work balance.
Dave and Glyn have a midweek catchup and discuss the new Instagram TV launched this week PLUS some helpful start up business tips around buying web domains, social media and collaboration with others to get you started. If you’d like to hear more about that then please leave us a message below with your questions.
Glyn and Dave sat and had a chat with ex-Disney animator of 20+ years, Aaron Blaise. Aaron has become a great friend and it was so nice to sit and chat about life, work, Disney, photography and business.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/AaronBlaiseArt
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/AaronBlaiseArt
Website – www.creatureartteacher.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com/AaronBlaiseArt
This week the chaps teamed up with renowned photographer, Rick Sammon and devilishly handsome business guru, photographer, videographer, Larry Becker for a four way chat on their Picturing Success Podcast. They talk about how they got started, how they find the business now and the worlds they have in common. And some laughs!
Check out The Picturing Success Podcast
Rick Sammon’s Website
Larry Becker’s Website
Rick’s latest book Route 66
Larry’s FREE E-book
Rick on Social Media Twitter Instagram
Larry on Social Media Twitter Instagram
Glyn and Dave have a catch up after 2 weeks of interviews, they discuss authenticity in your approach to your work, how to get good advice, the Royal Wedding photographs and what’s coming up including the launch of the new website http://heshootshedraws.com.
Photoshop Toolbox https://amzn.to/2J4lnyP //
No Name Photo Show http://nonamephotoshow.libsyn.com //
Prince Philip Swears Clip https://youtu.be/N05CApWqp_M //
Scotty Russell https://perspective-collective.com //
Diane Gibbs Podcast https://rechargingyou.com/the-show/ //
Thomas Heaton https://youtu.be/0PrWxztRpn4 //
Photoshop World https://photoshopworld.com