Episode 536: Today I talk to L.A. photographer, Steven Bower about his new project: taking pictures of the people who live on Skid Row. He talks about the people he met, which includes a very enterprising homeless population, how he was promised protection by a gang member, and why they feel forgotten.
Episode 535: Today I talk to Ohio artist, Melodie Thompson about her current exhibition, Rosebud, at the Sarah Gormley Gallery. We talk about creating the pieces for this show, pivoting from landscapes to people, her recent magazine feature, & the transforming power of art.
Episode 534: Today I talk to pastry chef Jason Lemon of Lemonchouxfor the first time in 20 years. He creates the best kind of art…the kind you can eat. We talk about why he calls what he does a craft as opposed to an art, why consistency is so important, how he handles the business side of things & how he lets off steam playing music.
Episode 536: Today I talk art with photographer, curator, & editor of the No Name Collective magazine, Vanessa Ruscis. The No Name Collective features emerging artists. We will actually be working together to build a bridge of sorts from the US to Europe. She is indulging me with an audio interview. She was really nervous about her English, but I think she did great! Enjoy!
Episode 534:Today I chat with sales and marketing coach and author, Elie Castonguay, all the way in Canada! He helps artists make a living from their art on his podcast, Living From Your Art, as well as his newly released book, Living From Your Art. He is also also the co-founder of The Puppet Podcast.
Episode 533: Today I talk with UK-based dancer, choreographer, photographer, model, Cody Choi about his fabulous dance photography at Cody’s Moving Group. Just a side note: there is another Cody Choi who is also an artist…but nowhere as good as this one. We talk about is latest exhibition, why he feels he feels being a dancer is an advantage to his photography career, why he is a choreographer, and why he lives in London.
Episode 531: Listen to my chat with Hudson Valley artist, Ryan Cronin, whose Obama, Big Left painting just got included into the permanent art collection of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. He’s been painting for a long time. In fact, he was actually the first artist I contacted when I started this podcast 6 years ago. We talk about his vision, his inspirations, running a business, and of course, his most recent honor.
Episode 530: Listen as I actually get to CHAT with illustrator and designer Yi Wang. I’m super excited about this one, because I really can’t believe I pulled this off. Yi only communicates by American Sign Language. We talked on a really magical machine that translated for us both. We talk about her Starbucks mugs, her journey from Beijing to the US, working in highly political DC and the challenges a she experiences, and why she doesn’t call herself an artist.