In this episode, photographer Tim Soter joins us to talk about his new book about Duane Michals, his future book with Arthur Tress, electronic music in NYC in the 90s, obsessions in photography, transitioning from photo editor to commercial photography, plus a few brilliant books!
I’ve run into Tim a few over the years at various photo events. This year I learned about his Duane Michals project and was able to look at his books at a photobooks gathering. We were excited to finally speak to him about his projects. He’s a natural on the microphone and has more stories to tell than we could fit into the show, but we’re sure you’ll enjoy hearing to what we did capture.
For the photobook segment, we discussed Thank you by Robert Frank, Arthur Tress: Fantastic Voyage : Photographs 1956-2000, and Now Becoming Then, DUANE MICHALS.
Tim Soter is known for his active search for interesting environments as well as his photographic sense of humor. He was raised in a log cabin, studied photography in Pennsylvania and in 1994 moved to Brooklyn, NY. He immediately began a personal project documenting the underground electronic music scene for a period of seven years. Tim moved on to editorial and commercial photography and his clients include Starbucks, Ford, Vogue, Maxim, Spin and Rolling Stone as well as EmblemHealth, Adidas and Coca-Cola. He has photographed the President of Syria, spent the afternoon at Slash’s house, and once had nine seconds to shoot Daft Punk eating corn on the cob.
To view the book spreads and behind the scenes photos, visit blog.lpvshow.com
Recorded April 10th, 2016 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn
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