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I started this series to introduce you to some of the most talented artists in contemporary photography, and today's episode of "Why?" is unique. It's a little outside the way I usually share these posts.
Brian Malloy joins me today. We've been friends for a long time, first meeting many years ago at WPPI. I first saw his image above when it won top honors in an exhibition in St. Petersburg, Florida. Brian was the Camera USA 2017 National Award recipient for this image, and between 2017-2018 the image traveled the US hanging on museum and art gallery walls in 9 states. In 2017 the image was entered into PPA's International Photographic Competition and was selected to be part of PPA's General Collection and its esteemed Loan Collection - the best of the best.
Almost two years ago, a month or two after the St. Petersburg event, we recorded this episode, but it was too long, as Brian and I talked about exhibitions, his business and just about anything that seemed to come up. I suggested we re-record it, and then life got in the way. The original recording got moved to the back burner, and I forgot about it. Yesterday, going through some files, it pretty much screamed at me to clean it up and share it. Two hours later I had it edited down to being relevant and ready to post.
Based out of the Boston area, Brian's core specialty for many years has been wedding photography, but his passion for outside projects is legendary, especially when it comes to street photography and people. He shares some terrific insight into the importance of staying focused on your passion.
He also introduces us to John Free. I love John's YouTube rant in the short video below. You can find out more about John with a click to his website. And, check out his workshop schedule - he's got one coming up in NYC in April and another in Paris, scheduled for May.
To my good buddy Brian, you're always watching my back, and I sure do appreciate our friendship. Sorry this post was lost in the black hole of editing for so long. And, for all of you, check out more of Brian's work with a click on his award-winning image.
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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.