by Skip Cohen
Rick Sammon joins on this month's "Mind Your Own Business" podcast. Rick's a photographer, author, educator, musician, podcaster, and a good buddy to so many of us in the industry. His new book, Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom – Discovering the Power of Pictures went straight to five-star reviews when it was released just a few weeks ago!
Rick's one of the most diverse artists in professional photography. I pulled a few of my favorite images of Rick's for the mini-gallery below. If you visit his website you'll see how difficult it is to choose!
I've written this so many times, but it's so relevant - the best thing about our industry isn't really about photography but the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft. Rick and I go back to my early Hasselblad days. And like so many photographers, we share a lot of mutual friends and companies we both work with.
Rick is traveling almost non-stop, and ALWAYS with a camera. He's the industry's non-stop Ambassador of Imaging. In fact, on his recent trip to China, he captured the portrait on the right, using his Platypod.
Rick shares a lot of great insight into his passion for imaging. We started with his background story. Then the conversation grew into thoughts on avoiding burnout, imagery and writing, the discipline to write a book, and diversity in photography. We wrapped up the conversation with one of our favorite questions - advice for photographers just getting starting.
A BIG thanks to Rick for standing still long enough to join us on "Mind Your Own Business." Check out his website with a click on any image below and tune in to one of the best podcast series in imaging with Rick and Larry Becker, the Picturing Success Podcast.
Images copyright Rick Sammon. All rights reserved.
ClickCon 2020 Circle the Dates!!
It's rare that a first year conference has the power that ClickCon brought to the industry this past August.
The dates have been announced for 2020 at the Palmer House in Chicago. August 11-14!
What a kick!
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.