When Chamira Young and I were asked to consider doing a podcast for PhotoShelter, while we knew it would be fun, we had no idea what we'd learn, or the incredible artists we'd meet along the way. Each artist has had a different background and story to share about their journey. They've also shared some incredible insight into ideas to help you build a stronger business and brand awareness.
Christian Vizl joins us in this new episode, and it's special for two reasons. First, he's our first overseas guest being interviewed while in the U.K. and proving that between the Internet and Skype the world is getting to be a tiny place! Second, I got hooked (obsessed) with scuba diving in the 90's and learned early on; it's not a hobby but a sickness. LOL At the time Hasselblad had an underwater housing, so I convinced myself there was a logical connection between my career and underwater photography. As a result, I have an incredible appreciation for Christian's images as both a diver and an artist. His work is remarkable.
There's one more fun aspect to this podcast. The photographic industry is very small, but even smaller when you specialize in underwater photography. Christian just recently returned from a trip with Ernie Brooks, who many of you know from Brooks Institute, his speaking engagements over the years, his books and images. I remember Ernie telling me years ago, I should learn to get every image I wanted underwater with one A-12 magazine rather than the seventy exposure rolls where I was struggling to get a handful of acceptable images.
As I wandered through Christian's galleries, I had a difficult time picking out my favorite images. Each one was stunning, so I did my best to give you a good representation of his work and hope you'll visit his site and check them out for yourself. Click on any image below to visit Christian's website.
A BIG thanks to Christian for taking the time to join us on "Beyond Technique." And, these podcasts would not exist without the support of PhotoShelter. As Christian mentions in the podcast, the PhotoShelter team makes it so easy to show your images the way they deserve to be seen!
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