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Over two years ago I started this series to introduce you to the movers and shakers in professional photography. The idea was to keep it simple - share an image from each artist and include a short podcast talking about why the picture was one of their most favorite. Well, I completely underestimated the information each photographer would share and their ability to not only help us understand their mind's eye visions but how they define their passion for the craft.
Robert Vanelli, AKA "V" and for many of us "Vanelli" is one of those artists, writers, and educators who never stops giving back. He joins me with a great backstory about one of his favorite images.
His career started in Karate as a three-time Triple Crown champion in the mid-80's, but lucky for all of us he had a love for photography and today is a contributing editor for Photofocus.com, a speaker, and educator for Skylum and a great photographer. I heard somebody say, "You don't just meet Vanelli, you experience him!"
It's a kick to have him join me on this episode of "Why?" and if you see him at any upcoming conference, go over and introduce yourself. You couldn't ask for a better new buddy and somebody who needs to be on your radar.
Click on any image in this post to link to Vanelli's posts on Photofocus.com - He's always sharing great content!
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.