The Photo Brigade Podcast

On this episode Robert chats with his good friend Al Bello, who’s been a staff sports photographer with Getty Images for over two decades. On top of being one of the greatest sports photographers, Al is one of the nicest photographers you could ever meet in our industry. Al and Robert connected at this year’s Eddie Adams Workshop in Upstate New York where they both led the orange sports team along with Brad Smith of Sports Illustrated. Tehy talk about how he got into sports photography as a “darkroom boy” for a  magazine called The Ring, his lengthy career at Getty, the difficulty of balancing a career traveling the world and family life, his advice to the next generation of photographers, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our pond-side chat on this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast! 

Direct download: 051_-_Al_Bello_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

For our 50th episode, we're bringing you something special. This past weekend Robert was a producer at the Eddie Adams Workshop where he sat down with the legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nick Ut. His photo from Vietnam of a 9-year-old girl running naked down a road after being severely burnt by a napalm bomb captivated the world and helped bring the war to an end. He's closing in on 50 years as a staff photographer with Associated press and is now based in LA. They discuss the day in 1972 when he took the infamous picture, how war has affected him on many levels, as well as the loss of numerous friends, colleagues, and how he followed in the footsteps of his his older brother, a photojournalist who was killed while covering the war. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this 50th episode of The photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 050_-_Nick_Ut_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:51am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Mr Weird Sports himself, Sol Neelman. They discuss the process of publishing his book series, Weird Sports, from conception, pitching the concept to publishers at a book fair in Germany, to launching not one, but two books! They also talk about Sol's reign as a staff photographer at The Oregonian and his decision to move on from that post and join the world of freelancers. Sol is a great example of one putting himself in the position to succeed through collaboration, sharing ideas, and down right perseverance. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 049_-_Sol_Neelman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:37am EST