Starting this past January, working together with PhotoShelter, Chamira Young and I have been hosting a great little podcast series called Beyond Technique. While the response has been terrific with each new episode, the real fun of the project is meeting new artists and introducing you to their work; how they got started, and their insight into imaging and business.
At the same time, I started running a PhotoShelter spotlight series featuring a new artist with each post. I've found a whole series of hidden gems in their New Member Shoutouts. Each Shoutout features a new member of the "family," and it's the perfect reminder of how much they all share the passion for the craft.
One of the things I've enjoyed the most is talking with every photographer I've featured and reading/hearing about their backgrounds. This week I found Ron Wash. Based in Los Angeles his passion in photography is about people and fashion, but there's a twist.
Ron came out of the fashion industry as a designer. He's an apparel designer turned photographer. Photography was his first love, graduating from USC with a BFA in fine art specializing in photography. So, from fashion to photography, spend two minutes on the phone with him, and there's no question about his love for the craft but it doesn't stop there. He's also an educator and designed a course for college students interested in fashion to develop a more real-world approach to the garment industry.
In his "About" section I found one of my most favorite quotes from a contemporary photographer to date:
" You don't need to reinvent the wheel...just create a better one".
To see more of Ron's work, check out his website with a click on any of the images above. And check out PhotoShelter.
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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.