The whole secret to being an artist and building a career is just being prolific. I’ve been thinking lately about creative momentum, and how important it is. It’s something I talked about with this week’s guest, Eric Ray Davidson. He’s a brilliant photographer who has been showing up more and more in the last few years, and he’s photographing hugely talented people. He’s constantly shooting for GQ, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and more. Listen in to hear how Eric got
Time and age and growth are great assets to one’s brain. When you pay attention to do what you do, and you do it well, people will take notice. That’s one of the things Christopher Makos taught me during our conversation, and I can’t wait for you to hear the rest of the amazing advice he has. Christopher Makos is a legendary photographer who has published over 30 books, has photos published in Interview Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and had
Last week was impactful. Not only on me, but waves were made in the world. Historic waves. Very rare is it that you see such a big artist step into activism and create a song performed and listen to by millions of people about a subject like Social Injustice. If you haven’t heard Usher’s new song CHAINS, it’s a strong one, but beyond the sound is the message it’s carrying. The song is meant to make the public aware of the
I love photographing beautiful talented people. Rachel is one of them, and absolutely sexy at that. We shot on the rooftop of her art studio in the arts district of Downtown LA. She’s a newly signed Playmate. Shot a few rolls Kodak Portra 400 and Ilford Delta 3200 on the Mamiya 7II. These photos are her prepping her canvases in the blistering mid day heat of LA. Rachel’s work is very abstract and beautiful. You can check it out here.
I took one of my favorite pictures of all time with just myself and the subject, and that’s something I’m always trying to chase to get back to. Today on the show I’m talking to one of my favorite photographers of all time, Jeff Lipsky. Jeff and I met when one day I just hit him up and asked him to get coffee. Since then we’ve become friends and I admire his work a lot. Jeff is an awesome, personable
It’s great to have been relevant back then and to still be going right now. Relationships are important. Nurturing your relationships and being reliable and creative can help you create an empire. It certainly helped D-Nice do just that. He started out his career as a musician in the 90s just as the rap and hip hop scene was coming up. But when he wanted to make a change, it was the people that he knew that allowed him to
The Makins Hat Factory has a 40 year old history, and has produced hats for many celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Brad Pitt, and snoop dog to name a few. I had a lot of fun shooting this lookbook for the brand with Satya Twena.