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
In this episode Dave talks to Glyn about some of the pitfalls and solutions he’s encountered as a professional photographer, how important it is to learn from mistakes and understanding how to fine tune your business to suit your lifestyle.
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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
You are in for a treat in this episode. Glyn and Dave have a chat with photographer/artist Joel Grimes about photography, business, training, understanding the craft of photography, the work life balance and a ton of other information!! Join us for an hour of solid gold advice from one of the best and nicest guys in the business. https://www.joelgrimesworkshops.com
Glyn and Dave follow up episode 9 “And The Award Goes To…” by talking to a proper award winning UK photographer, Terry Donnelly. Terry explains how, what and why he enters. He has won local fellowships, international awards and also judges competitions. Now we understand the world of awards we hope you find a way to improve your photography and career by understanding the process.
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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.