The Photo Brigade Podcast

On this episode Robert sat down for a chat last month with his friends Matt Slaby and Kevin German of the visual agency LUCEO. They've worked to build a brand for their visual style offering everything from stills, filmmaking, production, and more. With a background in law, Matt splits his time between New York and Denver. Kevin has a background in newspaper photography which he left to moved to Vietnam for years and is now currently based in Paris. They're both constantly traveling the world to provide high-end visuals to their clients. They talk about the use of social medial, the terms of service, the recent controversy revolving around press access to the White House, copyright, LUCEO's annual student award, Slaby's Carhart fashion, his colorblindness, and much, much, more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 032_-_LUCEO_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with his good friend Vincent Laforet whose photojournalism work caught Robert's eye over a decade ago when he was a college student at Ohio University. Lately Vincent is known mostly for his work in the film industry, a transition he's made over the past 6 years, and now many don't realize his background began in journalism. Straight out of college he spent over 300 days per year covering sporting events for Allsport, which later became Getty. He was later hired as a New York Times staff photographer where he shared a Pulitzer prize for his work in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2002. They talk about his background from the age of 15 when his father first  put a camera in his hands, to working his way through college at Northwestern University, his internships, and his transition from a top photojournalist into a successful film director who just completed his first big-time campaign with Nike. Oh, he also just wrecked his right arm shattering it in a dune buggy accident in the deserts of Dubai. Robert took advantage of Vincent's fragile state as he recovered a few blocks from Robert's apartment in Manhattan. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 031_-_Vincent_Laforet_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:11am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chat with his friend, the Pulitzer prize-winning, veteran staff photographer for the New York Times, James Estrin. He's a mentor to many, including Robert ever since his first day as an intern at the New York Times in 2005. He's also co-editor and co-founder of the Times' LENS Blog, a hugely popular photography blog sharing the work of photographic legends, newcomers, and all those in-between. They talk about how the LENS Blog came to exist and how James's daily life has changed from shooting full-time, to splitting his time between shooting, editing, and even writing content for LENS. They also chat about his humble background, how he got his position at the NY Times in the early-80's after freelancing for a number of years, portfolio reviews, photo contests, ethics of digital manipulation, the use of Instagram and Social Media, and he gives his advice to photographers looking to follow in his footsteps. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 030a_-_James_Estrin_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:23am EST

On this episode Robert chat with his long-time friend and mentor, Doral Chenoweth III who is a full-time videographer for the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus OH. Robert interned at The Dispatch during college about 12 years ago when Doral was working as a still photographer and photo editor. He started his career in 5th Grade by taking photos to accompany his mother's articles for a small paper in Logan, OH. After graduating from Ohio State, he interned at the The Dispatch, took a job in south Carolina, before being hired full-time at The Dispatch where he's been taking beautiful photos and videos ever since. They talk about his transition from stills to video, life working for a daily publication, and his amazing personal projects he's produced by regularly traveling to Africa with his family donating his labor and photography skills to an orphanage and Habitat for Humanity. Simply put, Doral is a good man. Sit Back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 029_-_Doral_Chenowedth_III_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:21am EST