by Skip Cohen
As I've written so many times in the past, the best thing about our industry has very little to do with imaging, but the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft. This post is especially fun for me because it brings together two good buddies of mine - Denis Reggie, who I've been hanging out with since I joined Hasselblad in the late 80s and Steve Brazill who I just met a few months ago.
While I've only known Steve for a short time, thanks to a couple of marathon phone calls, we've got great chemistry. I first talked with him after he interviewed Dr. T, founder of Platypod. Then we did an episode of "Why?" together, and he shared so much insight into being a music photographer. From that point, the friendship took off. Now, the most fun aspect is thinking about catching up with each other LIVE in the not so distant future at any of the 2020 conventions.
Steve gave me one of the nicest compliments about SCU and my "Why?" series, describing it as a mini-version of his Behind the Shot program. My purpose with "Why?" was to introduce you to some of the most respected artists in imaging. Steve's taken the concept so much further. He's getting inside the heads of each artist, and talking about some of the most iconic photographs in the world.
Denis Reggie and I first met back in my early Hasselblad days. While most people know him as one of the finest photographers in the world, he's also responsible for changing the way wedding photographers think about their work. Denis helped change an entire industry in the 90s as he talked about the value of the wedding album. Think about it, the dress will never be worn again, the food is gone, the band's gone home, the flowers will die, but the photographs captured become the first family heirloom of a new family.
Together, Denis and Steve share a lot of terrific insight into technique, your skillset, relationship building, the importance of storytelling, and even copyright protection. Regardless of your specialty in photography, there's a lot you'll learn and enjoy in this new podcast.
Follow Steve with a click on the "Behind the Shot" thumbnail on the right. Every podcast is jam-packed with relevant content.
At a time when we're flooded with Internet content - this is a site that needs to be on your radar. And, you'll never regret a minute of the time you spend with Steve Brazill and his guests.
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.