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by Skip Cohen
In March of 2017, Chamira Young, and I did our first podcast together. Now, close to 150 podcasts later, the podcasts, topics and our guests just seem to be getting better and better.
Steve Brazill, aka the Razz on KCAL FM in California, joined us for this new conversation. He's not just a well-respected radio personality but an outstanding event photographer, artist, educator, and host to one of the best podcasts in imaging, Behind the Shot TV.
As I've written so many times before, the best thing about this industry isn't really about photography but the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft. I first met Steve at IUSA several years ago when he interviewed Platypod's founder, Dr. Larry Tiefenbrunn. That's where the friendship kicked off and continued. Unfortunately, with the impact of the pandemic on conventions over the last couple of years, we haven't caught up LIVE in a long time, but that hasn't changed the respect or appreciation I have for his skillset or our friendship.
Steve is a storyteller…
"My goal with every show is to try to combine my love of music & photography to tell a viewer the story of a show. To help them remember it, or wish they had been there. I try to show them moments that bring the show to life, those defining moments that happen on-stage or behind-the-scenes."
Like all of the "Mind Your Own Business" podcasts, we went into the conversation without any actual script, except for our opening and closing questions - How did you get started, and what advice would you give a new photographer just starting out? True to form of never disappointing, Steve was the perfect guest to talk about the challenges today, fine-tuning his skills through the pandemic and the excitement in the industry he's observed as things slowly come back to a new normal.
Wandering through his website, I picked a few of my favorites shown below, from various events, but he also shares some great work in his personal portfolio too. Just click on any image below to visit his website.
You'll also find a lot of great content on his YouTube channel. For example, he recently interviewed Larry T. in a great conversation about black and white photography. Just click on the thumbnail to the right to watch/listen to the show.
A BIG thanks to Steve for joining us and, as always, to Photofocus.com and their support of an industry we all love so dearly. There's a never-ending flow of great content on their website covering virtually every topic in imaging!
Images copyright Steve Brazill. All rights reserved.
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.