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.
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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 //
It’s an absolute pleasure this week to chat to our old friend Moose Peterson. Who is Moose you may ask? Well, Moose’s true passion has always been and remains photographing the life history of our endangered wildlife and wild places. Since 1981 he and his wife Sharon have dedicated their lives to this pursuit. In recent years Moose has added aviation photography to his pursuits with the same goal of preserving our flying history, pictorial and oral for future generations. He shares his knowledge through his writing, being published in over 133 magazines worldwide, author of 29 books including Taking Flight, his best seller Captured and most recently, Take Off. He also has 25 classes on KelbyOne. And a he’s a bloody lovely bloke too!!
http://www.moosepeterson.com // https://members.kelbyone.com/author/moosepeterson/ //
On social media just search for Moose Peterson, you’ll find him 😉
Glyn and Dave chat to the incredible Stacy Pearsall – Former aerial combat photojournalist and two-time Military Photographer of the Year Stacy L. Pearsall documented stories in over 41 countries and attended the Military Photojournalism Program at Syracuse University during her ten-year Air Force career. Though combat disabled, and retired from military service, Pearsall has not let her disabilities hold her back. With her service animal, America’s VetDogs Charlie, by her side, she continues to work worldwide as an independent photographer, and is an author, educator, military consultant, BRAVO748 public speaker, founder of the Veterans Portrait Project and Nikon Ambassador. Her work has been exhibited at the Woodruff Arts Center and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and is presently exhibited at the Pentagon, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery among other sites nationwide. http://stacypearsall.com // http://www.veteransportraitproject.com
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